• 2021 AsMA Meeting - Denver, CO

    91st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association is now scheduled for August 29 - September 2, 2021 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. Meeting Registration & Room Reservation is now OPEN. 


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  • Aviation-Related COVID-19 Information

    The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) forms Collaborative Arrangement for the Prevention and Management of Public Health Events in Civil Avaition (CAPSCA) to coordinate aviation-related response to COVID-19.


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  • POSTPONED - 1st International Conference in Aerospace Medicine 2022

    Join us for the 1st International Conference in Aerospace Medicine, Paris, France, 22-24 September 2022


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  • This is Aerospace Medicine!

    Learn about the history and mission of Aerospace Medicine by watching the professionals making it happen!


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  • Aerospace Medicine in General Aviation

    General aviation aircraft present unique Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance problems.  Human Performance factors continue to be leading causes of General Aviation mishaps.


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  • Aerospace Medicine in Commercial Aviation

    Commercial aviation presents Aerospace Medicine problems for the aircrew, ground support crews, and the passengers they serve.


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  • Aerospace Medicine in Military Aviation

    Military aviation operations present numerous unique Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance issues.  Sustained acceleration, fatigue, orientation problems, and attention management issues are just a few.


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  • Space Medicine

    Human participation in space operations presents some of the most interesting and challenging Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance problems.  Microgravity, bone density and muscle atrophy issues, radiation exposure, and thermal stressors are just some of the space medicine problems.


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  • Human Performance

    The ability for humans to perform under extreme environmental conditions poses challenging problems for Aerospace Medicine professionals.  Altitude, thermal issues, fatigue, acceleration, and numerous other environmental stressors must be appropriately managed to ensure optimized human performance.  Managing the mission environment through technology requires a process of human-centered design and acquisition known as Human Systems Integration.


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The Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. It is the largest, most-representative professional membership organization in the fields of aerospace medicine and human performance.

AsMA is a scientific forum providing a setting for many different disciplines to come together and share their expertise for the benefit of all persons involved in air and space travel. The Association has provided its expertise to a multitude of Federal and international agencies on a broad range of issues, including aviation and space medical standards, the aging pilot, and physiological stresses of flight. AsMA's membership includes aerospace medicine specialists, flight nurses, physiologists, psychologists, human factors specialists, physician assistants, and researchers in this field. Most are with industry, civil aviation regulatory agencies, departments of defense and military services, the airlines, space programs, and universities.

Approximately 30% of the membership originate from outside the United States.

Through the efforts of the AsMA members, safety in flight and man's overall adaptation to adverse environments have been more nearly achieved.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 2:00 PM

Military Pilot Optimization

The Society of US Naval Aerospace & Operation Physiologists (SUSNAOP), in conjuction with the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), is sponsoring a lecture series on Military... Read More

Sunday, August 29, 2021 7:00 AM

91st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association

Aerospace medicine is truly multi-disciplinary and international. Our presentations come from diverse experts who will enhance the world’s knowledge and understanding of the current challenge... Read More

Sunday, August 29, 2021 8:00 AM

AsMA Council Meeting

The AsMA Council will meet (in person) to manage the business of the Aerospace Medical Association on Sunday, August 29, 2021. Read More

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 8:00 AM

AOHP 2021 National Conference

The primary purpose of the AOHP Annual conference is to educate Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare with the principles and practices of Occupational Health and Medicine, advocating for... Read More

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 5:00 PM

ACOEM Virtual Career Fair

Join the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Virtual Career Fair October 6, 2021 from 5-8pm Eastern Time Read More

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The Official Journal of the Aerospace Medical Association

The peer-reviewed monthly journal provides contact with physicians, life scientists, bioengineers, and medical specialists working in both basic medical research and in its clinical applications...

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July 28, 2021

Scholarship Winners Announced

The winners of AsMA's scholarships have been announced.

July 28, 2021

Denver Meeting App Available

The meeting app for the 91st Annual Scientific Meeting in Denver, Colorado is now available for download.

July 28, 2021

August President's Page

Looking Forward to Gender Neutrality
James R. De Voll, M.D., M.P.H.

July 14, 2021

New Aerospace Medicine Exhibit on Display

The Seattle Museum of Flight recently opened an exhibit on aerospace medicine.

July 09, 2021

2021 Class of Fellows Announced

The following AsMA members have achieved Fellow status and were approved by the Executive Committee:

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Benefits of Membership

  • Join a Joint Effort Toward a Universal Goal
  • Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Monthly Professional Journal
  • Continuing Professional Education


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Announcements

TRISH Scholarship for Nursing Student - Short Notice

A one-time award of $750 to be provided by TRISH to help support awardee’s AsMA Annual Conference 2021 registration/travel. 
 
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June & July Journals Delayed

A Note Regarding the Online Journal

The online version of the June issue of Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance (AMHP) is delayed. The July issue will also be delayed. These del...
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Passenger Travel Info

The Aerospace Medical Association offers free information publications for passengers preparing for commercial airline travel.  We also offer more detailed medical guidelines for physicians that can be used to advise patients with preexisting illness planning to travel by air.

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Question of the Day

A 28 y/o aircraft mechanic was using a hammer on a metal cotter pin when he experienced a mild pain in his right eye. He continued to feel as if there was something in his eye so he reported to your office. You found his vision to be 20/20, but in addition there was a small area of the cornea which stained with fluorescein. The most appropriate action for you to take is:

a. instill ophthalmic antibiotic drops.
b. patch the eye for 24 hrs.
c. refer the patient to an ophthalmologist.
d. check his intraocular pressure.
e. obtain x-rays.

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