• AsMA Annual Scientific Meeting - Chicago!

    The AsMA 94th Annual Scientific Meeting will be held May 5 - 9, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel. Meeting registration and room reservations are now open. Please join us in Chicago.

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  • Keynote Sessions Set for Chicago Meeting

    Speakers and Panelists are set for the keynote sessions during the AsMA 94th Annual Scientific Meeting. Unquestionably, attendees of the Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago are in store for an outstanding set of keynote presentations!

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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 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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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.
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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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April 12, 2024

Aerospace News Highlights

The following are news items that have come out in the past week that we think our members, subscribers, and readers might be interested in:

March 28, 2024

April President's Page

AsMA and UHMS ... from Sea to Air to Space
Joseph Dervay, M.D., M.P.H., MMS, FACEP, FAsMA, FUHM

March 28, 2024

2024 Scholarship Winners Announced

The winners of the Mantri, AsMA International, Mohler, Davis, and Scarpa scholarships have been announced. 

March 28, 2024

April Wing News

Greetings Wing Family and accompanying guests of AsMA members!

March 28, 2024

2024 Associate Fellows Announced

The following members of the Aerospace Medical Association have achieved Associate Fellow status and were approved by the Executive Committee:

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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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Research Assistance Requested

Dr. Christopher Brooks, an Emeritus member of AsMA, has been wondering if there is any connection between Diver's DCS and Alzheimers. Please contact him at the email below if you can assist wit...
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2023 AsMA Fellows Scholarship Winners

The AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce their selection of the 2023 scholarship winners. The 1st Place Winner was Dr. Joseph Keith Bri...
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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

A common cause of foodborne illness inflight is due to:

a. delays in serving meals.
b. infected food handlers.
c. contaminated gravies.
d. nonpotable water.
e. improperly cleaned utensils.

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