• 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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  • Advance Registration is Now Open!

    Advance registrations for AsMA's 91st Annual Scientific Meeting is now OPEN. Advance registration runs from February 1, 2020 through October 9, 2020.


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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.

Saturday, September 26, 2020 7:00 PM

2020 National Aviation Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony & Dinner

The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) Class of 2020, who will be inducted at the 58th Enshrinement Dinner & Ceremony on September 26, 2020 in Dayt... Read More

Sunday, October 11, 2020 9:00 AM

91st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association

Aerospace medicine is truly multi-disciplinary and international. Our presentations come from diverse experts who will enhance the world’s knowledge and understanding of the current challenge... 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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May 01, 2020

In Memoriam - Laurence Blackburn

AsMA Staff were saddened to hear of the passing of Laurence H. Blackburn, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., AsMA Associate Fellow, in late April.

May 01, 2020

Igor Borisovich Goncharov Has Died

The Russian and international space medicine community is saddened by the recent loss of Dr. Igor Borisovich Goncharov, a renowned Soviet and Russian scientist-physician and an eminent figure in th...

April 29, 2020

ICAM 2020 Postponed

ICAM 2020 in Paris, France, has been postponed until September 23–25, 2021.

April 29, 2020

News of Members

Marion Venus, Mag. rer.nat., has had an article about her Ph.D. topic published. 

April 29, 2020

May President's Page

Beginnings and Endings on Interstate 10
Hernando J. "Joe" Ortega, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., FAsMA

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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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Announcements

2020 AsMA Slate of Officers Approved

Based upon AsMA member voting, the 2020 AsMA Slate of Officers is approved. 

The following newly elected officers will assume their AsMA offices on Friday, May ...
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ABPM Seeks At-Large Specialty Director

The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) is seeking nominations to fill the newly-approved At-Large Specialty Director position on its Board of Directors. Nominees must hold current certifi...
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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

Which of the following findings may commonly be seen with third-degree heart block?

1. Widened QRS
2. Ventricular rate < 45
3. Absent ventricular rate response to exercise
4. Widened pulse pressure and diminished venous pulsations in the neck
5. Complaints of weakness, dyspnea, fatigue and syncope

a. 1, 2, 3, 4
b. 2, 3, 4, 5
c. 1, 2, 3, 5
d. 1, 2, 4, 5
e. 2,3, 5

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