• 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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 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.

Monday, September 12, 2016 9:00 AM

2nd International Conference on Influenza

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Thursday, September 15, 2016 6:00 PM

5th European Congress of Aerospace Medicine (ECAM)

Jointly sponsored by the European Society of Aerospace Medicine, Norwegian Association of Aerospace Medicine, and the Aerospace Medical Association. The 5th European Congress of Aerospace Medi... Read More

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:15 AM

Aviation Health Conference

Organized by Quaynote Communications, Consultants Aeromed and IATA. The program is conceived to update the attendants on current medical topics in the commercial aviation industry. Read More

Monday, October 03, 2016 9:00 AM

4th International Conference on Geriatrics and Gerontology London, UK

Geriatrics Conferences| Gerontology Meetings| Elderly Care Events | Geriatric Care Conferences Conference Series LLC, USA extend a warm welcome to the distinguished Nobel laureates, speakers, deleg... Read More

Monday, October 10, 2016 12:00 AM

International Conference on Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology 2016 aims to shed focus on the translational nature of biotechnological research, with emphasis on both the basic science as well as its applications in industry and academia. Lat... 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 25, 2016

August Presidents Page

How Is AsMA Run?
David P. Gradwell, B.Sc., Ph.D., M.B.Ch.B., D.Av.Med., FRCP, FRCP Edin., FRAeS, FAsMA

July 14, 2016

Speed Mentoring and the RAM Bowl

A speed mentoring and networking session was held the morning of Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at Harrah's Resort Hotel. The RAM Bowl was held that afternoon.

July 13, 2016

Martindale Becomes President-Elect

Valerie E. Martindale, PhD, CAsP, FAsMA, has been elected President-Elect of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA).

July 13, 2016

Honors Night 2016 Awards

Atlantic City, NJ, April 28, 2016

July 13, 2016

Abridged Minutes of the Aerospace Medical Association 87th Annual Business Meeting

Tuesday, April 26, 2016; Harrah's Resort Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ

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  • Annual Scientific Meeting
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FAA Forensic Toxicology Colloqium 2016

Arvind Chaturvedi Colloquium On Postmortem Forensic Toxicology In Aviation
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New Safety Recommendations from NTSB

Improving Pilot and Aviation Medical Examiner Knowledge of Cataract Hazards

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is providing the following information to...
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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

In handling the air evacuation of patients with orthopedic problems, which of the following actions is NOT necessary prior to evacuating the patient?

a. Hanging weight traction must be removed and replace with constant tension (Collins) spring traction.
b. Recently applied casts should be bivalved and taped in place.
c. Casts should be removed and replaced with firmly inflated air splints to prevent the vibration of the aircraft from causing abrasions and chafing and to aid in emergency evacuation of the aircraft, if necessary.
d. Patients with mandibular immobilization must have provision for rapidly removing the fixation, either with a "ripcord" device or with wire cutters at the bedside.
e. Patients soon after vascular repair should have their casts windowed over the site of the repair.

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