The 2020 AsMA Annual Scientific Meeting is CANCELLED due to COVID-19 conditions in Atlanta, Georgia and travel restrictions.

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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 2020

    Join us for the 1st International Conference in Aerospace Medicine, Paris, France, 23-25 September 2021

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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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  • 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 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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  • 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.

Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:00 PM

ESAM Academy Online Workshop - Effects of COVID-19 on Aviation

The Academy of the European Society of Aerospace Medicine is hosting an online workshop on the Effects of COVID-19 on Aviation. All interested are encouraged to join the workshop. Read More

Monday, March 22, 2021 9:00 AM

NATO Aerospace Medicine Summit

NATO Aerospace Medicine Summit and NATO Science and Technology Organisation (STO) Technical Course will be held 22 -26 Mar 2021 in Garmisch Partenkirchen Germany. Read More

Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:00 AM

105th American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC 2021)

The American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC) is the premier professional meeting for physicians and other health professionals who have an interest in the fields of occupational and environme... Read More

Thursday, September 23, 2021 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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September 25, 2020

October President's Page

Aeromedical Research and COVID-19
Charles DeJohn, D.O., M.P.H.

September 22, 2020

Ellingson Award Winner Announced

The Associate Fellows Group is pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 Ellingson Award for scholarly articles published during 2019 in "Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance" (AMHP).

August 26, 2020

September President's Page

Focus on: The Sleep/Wake Research Centre, Massey University, New Zealand
Charles DeJohn , D.O., M.P.H.

August 26, 2020

Louis H. Bauer Founders Award

Royce Moser, Jr., M.D., M.P.H.

August 26, 2020

Admiral John C. Adams Award

Susan E. Northrup, M.D., M.P.H.

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Abstract Submission Site Open

The abstract submission site is now open for the 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting! The deadline is November 1, 2020---NO exceptions! Please go to Read more

IATA - Restoring Aviation During COVID-19 Medical Strategies

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Medical Advisory Group published an updated document titled "Restoring Aviation During COVID-19 - Medical Evidence for Possible Strategies.&q...
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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

Testicular cancer is of aeromedical significance because it is common and occurs primarily in the pilot age group; the peak age of occurrence is ________. The decision to give a waiver should be based on the fact that progression occurs first in the central nervous system _____.

a. 20 - 50; very commonly
b. 20 - 35; very commonly
c. 20 - 35; very rarely
d. 35 - 50; very rarely
e. 35 - 50; about half the time

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