• 63rd Louis H. Bauer Lecture

    Dr. Michael R. Barratt, US Astronaut & Physician presented the 63rd Louis H. Bauer Lecture on Monday, May 1, 2017 during the 88th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association
     


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  • 4th Reinartz Memorial Lecture

    Dr. Michael A. Berry, US FAA Federal Air Surgeon, presented the 4th Eugen G. Reinartz Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 during the 88th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association


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  • 52nd Armstrong Lecture

    Dr. Kevin Fong, UK Physician and Futurist, presented the 52nd Harry G. Armstrong Lecture on Thursday, May 4, 2017 during the 88th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association


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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 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.

Friday, September 15, 2017 7:30 PM

6th User Congress - Advances in Flight Physiology Training

The 6th User Congress will review current and future techniques for preparing military personnel to perform their duties at the highest possible level. Current and future training modalities will b... Read More

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 9:00 AM

Aviation Health Conference

The conference will offer an unparalleled opportunity for delegates to hear from leading aviation health experts and to network with their professional peers. Chaired by: Claude Thibeault, Med... 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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June 23, 2017

Bauer Award - Estrella Forster

This award was established to honor Louis H. Bauer, M.D., founder of the Aerospace Medical Association. It is given annually for the most significant contribution in aerospace medicine. It is s...

June 23, 2017

Adams Award - Daniel Lestage

This award was established by the Society of U.S. Naval Flight Surgeons in honor of Admiral John C. Adams the award is given annually for the most significant contributions to operational Aeros...

June 23, 2017

Boothby-Edwards Award - Philip Scarpa & the AsMA PMHWG

Established in memory of Walter M. Boothby, M.D., pioneer aviation medicine researcher, and Howard K. Edwards, M.D., clinical practitioner of aviation medicine, this award is presented annually for...

June 23, 2017

Ernsting Award - David McLoughlin

Established and sponsored by Environmental Tectonics Corporation in memory of Professor Ernsting. It is given for outstanding research in altitude physiology, and/or longstanding exceptional pe...

June 23, 2017

Gillingham Award - Stephen Véronneau

This award was established and sponsored by the AMST Group of Companies in Austria and the United Kingdom to honor the memory of Kent K. Gillingham, M.D., Ph.D. The award is presented annually ...

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Benefits of Membership

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


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Baylor's TRI Offering Postdoctoral Fellowships

Funding Opportunity: Postdoctoral fellowships to safeguard astronaut health and performance during deep space exploration
 
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AsMA Denver Meeting Proceedings Available

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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

You are involved in the investigation of a general aviation, light airplane crash. Your findings reveal that the crash forces were minimal, and certainly survivable, and yet the pilot received a fatal injury due to head trauma. You conclude that a shoulder restraint would have prevented this injury and recommend that all light aircraft built from this day on should be equipped with shoulder harnesses. How many years would it be before all aircraft would have shoulder restraints (what is the serviceable average life of general aviation aircraft already in the fleet)?

a. 5 years
b. 10 years
c. 15 years
d. 20 years

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