• 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Lunar Mission

    15-minute video dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar mission opened the Apollo 11 panel at the meeting. The panel was moderated by Dr. Mike Barratt with panelists Dr. Bill Carpentier, Gerald Griffin, and Milt Heflin. Click on the button below for video of the panel. 


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  • 1st International Conference in Aerospace Medicine 2020

    Join us for the 1st International Conference in Aerospace Medicine, Paris, France, 24-26 September 2020


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  • 65th Annual Louis H. Bauer Lecture

    Johann-Dietrich 'Jan' Worner, Director General of the European Space Agency, gave the 65th Annual Louis H. Bauer Lecture, entitled "Human Exploration ... and Its Consequences."


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  • 6th Eugen Reinartz Memorial Lecture

    Prof. dr. Floris Wuyts, Ph.D., Faculty of Sciences, Antwerp University Research Institute for Equilibrium and Aerospace, gave the 6th Annual Eugen Reinartz Memorial Lecture, entitled "The Impact of Microgravity and Hypergravity on the Human Brain Studies with Advanced MRI Methods."


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  • 54th Annual Harry G. Armstrong Lecture

    Adriaan Heerbaart, European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol), gave the 54th Annual Harry G. Armstrong Lecture, entiltled "Navigating the European Skies: Money Makes the World Fly Safer!"


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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:00 AM

AsMA Council & Scientific Program Committee Meetings

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:00 AM

FAA - Arvind Chaturvedi Colloquium on Postmortem Forensic Toxicology in Aviation

This event will cover a broad spectrum of topics in forensic toxicology, including a keynote presentation by Dr. Marilyn Huestis, world renowned scientist known for her years of research in drug me... Read More

Sunday, May 17, 2020 9:00 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

Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:30 AM

1st International Conference in Aerospace Medicine

ICAM 2020 will be the first International forum to bring together the entire civilian and military specialists involved in Aerospace Medicine, Airlines medical doctors, Repatriation, and Occupation... 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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November 14, 2019

Changes to Allied Membership

AsMA published the list of Lower Middle and Lower Income countries according to a 2018 report from the UN in November.

November 04, 2019

In Memoriam - Henry Taylor

AsMA Headquarters staff were saddened to learn that Henry ‘Hank’ L. Taylor has died.

October 25, 2019

AsMA Members Attend International Meeting

AsMA's President and several members attended the 7th User Congress in mid-September in Debrecen, Hungary.

October 25, 2019

AsMA Announces Allied Membership

In November’s President’s Page [Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2019; 90(11):915–916], Dr. Ortega announced a...

October 25, 2019

November's President's Page

International Meetings: Global Partnerships
Hernando J. “Joe” Ortega, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., FAsMA

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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

NASA Workshop Registration Now Open!

Registration for the NASA Human Research Program (HRP) Investigator Workshop is now open. This conference is held annually in January at the Galveston Convention Center and includes recent res...
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ABPM Announces Expanded Eligibility Requirements

American Board of Preventive Medicine and the American Osteopathic Association Announce Expanded Eligibility Requirements for Three Subspecialties

Expanded Eligibili...
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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

The death rate per 100 million person-miles traveled for motorcycles is more than:

a. 10 times that of cars
b. 25 times that of cars
c. 35 times that of cars
d. 50 times that of cars
e. 75 times that of cars

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