88th Annual Scientific Meeting
The 88th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association, April 30 - May 4, 2017 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, Colorado.
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63rd Louis H. Bauer Lecture
Dr. Michael R. Barratt, US Astronaut & Physician will provide the 63rd Louis H. Bauer Lecture on Monday, May 1, 2017 during the 88th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association
4th Reinartz Memorial Lecture
Dr. Michael A. Berry, US FAA Federal Air Surgeon, will present the 4th Eugen G. Reinartz Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 during the 88th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association
52nd Armstrong Lecture
Dr. Kevin Fong, UK Physician and Futurist, will present the 52nd Harry G. Armstrong Lecture on Thursday, May 4, 2017 during the 88th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association
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.
Aerospace Medicine in Commercial Aviation
Commercial aviation presents Aerospace Medicine problems for the aircrew, ground support crews, and the passengers they serve.
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.
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.
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.
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 an umbrella group providing a forum 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, October 03, 2017 9:00 AM
Aviation Health Conference
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March 24, 2017
April Presidents Page
To Publish, Publish, and Publish Again
David P. Gradwell, B.Sc., Ph.D., M.B.Ch.B., D.Av.Med., FRCP, FRCP Edin., FRAeS, FAsMA
March 24, 2017
Associate Fellows Elected
The following members of the Aerospace Medical Association have achieved Associate Fellow status and were approved by the Executive Committee:
March 23, 2017
Scholarship Winners Announced
The recipients of the Anita Mantri Memorial Scholarship, the Jeffrey R. Davis, M.D., International Scholarship, and the Jeffrey R. Davis, M.D., Aerospace Medicine Endowed Scholarship have been anno...
February 28, 2017
March Presidents Page
The Abstract Edition
David P. Gradwell, B.Sc., Ph.D., M.B.Ch.B, D.Av.Med., FRCP, FRCP Edin., FRAeS, FAsMA
February 23, 2017
In Memoriam - Dick Trumbo
We are deeply saddened to report that Richard B. “Dick” Trumbo has passed away at the age of 84.
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