• 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.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 2:00 PM

XXIX National Congress of AIMAS

The national AIMAS meeting is addressed to flight surgeon, AME, flight nurses, human factor experts working into aerospace field. Read More

Monday, September 12, 2016 9:00 AM

2nd International Conference on Influenza

Conferenceseries. LLC is pleased to announce its annual conferences in 2016 and 2017. One of the premier annual conferences is Influenza meeting. Conferenceseries. LLC organizes 1000+ Global events... Read More

Thursday, September 15, 2016 6:00 PM

5th European Congress of Aerospace Medicine (ECAM)

Jointly sponsored by the European Society of Aerospace Medicine, Norwegian Association of Aerospace Medicine, and the Aerospace Medical Association. The 5th European Congress of Aerospace Medi... Read More

Monday, October 03, 2016 9:00 AM

4th International Conference on Geriatrics and Gerontology London, UK

Geriatrics Conferences| Gerontology Meetings| Elderly Care Events | Geriatric Care Conferences Conference Series LLC, USA extend a warm welcome to the distinguished Nobel laureates, speakers, deleg... Read More

Monday, October 10, 2016 12:00 AM

International Conference on Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology 2016 aims to shed focus on the translational nature of biotechnological research, with emphasis on both the basic science as well as its applications in industry and academia. Lat... 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 03, 2016

Alves Quoted on In-Flight Delivery

Paulo Alves, M.D., a Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association, was recently quoted in a New York Times Magazine article about delivering babies mid-air.

April 21, 2016

May 2016 Presidents Page

Kris M. Belland , D.O., MBA, M.P.H., MSS, CPE, FAsMA
David P. Gradwell , B.Sc., Ph.D., M.B.Ch.B., D.Av.Med., FRCP, FRCP Edin., FRAeS, 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
  • Mentorship Program


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Announcements

BEA Germanwings 9525 Final Report Released

The Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses pour la sécurité de l’aviation civile (BEA) released the final report on their investigation of the Germanwings Flight 9525 that cras...
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Zika Virus Disease Information for Travelers

A recent meeting by an Emergency Committee at WHO concluded that there is no justification for restrictions on travel or trade to prevent the spread of Zika Virus.

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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

An attempt was made to measure the effects of ethyl alcohol on vision. This was done by placing electrodes in thalamic visual areas of pigeon brains. The study revealed:

a. it is impossible to measure individual cell function in a pigeon's thalamus.
b. alcohol above 0.4 mg/kg killed the pigeons.
c. alcohol levels of 0.05 mg/kg had no effect on the pigeons.
d. small doses of alcohol exert differential effects on discrete portions of the brain which affect vision.
e. doses of alcohol above 0.4 mg/kg were required to completely block spontaneous activity.be/

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