• 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 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 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, March 27, 2019 12:00 AM

International Conference on Lifestyle Diseases and Management

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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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December 06, 2018

In Memoriam - Nathaniel Villaire

AsMA was saddened to learn of the death of Nathaniel E. “Nat” Villaire, who was a Fellow of AsMA and a Professor Emeritus at the College of Aeronautics at Florida Tech.

November 26, 2018

December Presidents Page

The AsMA Global Connection Story with IAC
Roland Vermeiren, M.D., FAsMA

November 26, 2018

Finding AMHP Articles Online

So you’re looking online for a particular article from Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance (AMHP). How do you find it?

November 13, 2018

In Memoriam - Edward Antosek

AsMA’s staff were deeply saddened to hear of the death of L. Edward Antosek, M.D.

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

Bright Future for Application of Aerospace Human Factors to Space Missions

The Aerospace Human Factors Association (AsHFA) President, Dr. Annette Sobel, has published a visioning statement related to the application of Aerospace Human Factors to Space Missions. Read more

TRISH Funding Opportunities

The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) is offering several funding opportunities:

Call for 2019 TRISH Postdoctoral Fellowships – Now open! Read more

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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

Evidenced-based medicine involves integrating current best evidence with clinical expertise, pathophysiological knowledge and patient preferences in making decisions about the care of individual patients. Evidence-based disease management may encourage effective practice and discourage ineffective practice, thereby improving the process of care while optimizing health outcomes and controlling costs. Nevertheless, many concerns exist about disease management programs. Concern(s) regarding this process include:

a. inclusion of too many disciplines to reach an agreement on appropriate care-plans.
b. feeling of an assembly line approach to medicine.
c. poor patient compliance and disruption of continuity in caring for patients.
d. deterioration in clinician's decision-making skills.
e. c & d

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