• 88th Annual Scientific Meeting

    The 88th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association, April 30 - May 4, 2017 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, Colorado.

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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.

Thursday, February 02, 2017 10:00 AM

European Pilot Peer Support Initiative – EPPSI

European Pilot Peer Support Initiative (EPPSI) invites you to discuss Peer Support Programmes 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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January 09, 2017

In Memoriam - Roy DeHart

AsMA was saddened to hear of the death of Roy L. DeHart, M.D., M.P.H., Col., USAF(Ret.), this past December.

December 23, 2016

January 2017 Presidents Page

Opening the Doors
David P. Gradwell , B.Sc., Ph.D., MB.Ch.B., D.Av.Med., FRCP, FRCP Edin., FRAeS, FAsMA

December 22, 2016

New Award and Change to Award Rules

A new award has been approved by the Council of the Aerospace Medical Association:

December 05, 2016

Winner of the 2016 AsMA Fellows Scholarship

The AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce their selection of the winner of the 2016 scholarship.  Karina Marshall Goebel, Ph.D. won the scholarship for her presentation and...

December 01, 2016

In Memoriam - Don White

AsMA was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Col. Donald J. White, USAF (Ret.), FRAeS, FAsHFA, FAsMA.

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Applications for NASA Radiation Summer School Available

NASA is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2017 NASA Space Radiation Summer School.  The deadline for app...
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Early Bird Registration Now Open!

Early Bird Registration for the AsMA 88th Annual Scientific Meeting is now open. Early Bird Registration rates will be available through January 31, 2017. Advance Registration rates will begin on F...
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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

Aeromedical disposition of the head injured aviation personnel is based on:

a. absence of neurologic deficit- motor or sensory (vision, hearing) function.
b. absence of post traumatic syndrome.
c. acceptable risk of post traumatic epilepsy.
d. normal cognitive function.
e. all of the above.

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