• Early Bird Registration is Now Open!

    Early Bird registrations for AsMA's 91st Annual Scientific Meeting is now OPEN. Early Bird registration runs from January 1, 2020 through January 31, 2020.


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  • 1st International Conference in Aerospace Medicine 2020

    Join us for the 1st International Conference in Aerospace Medicine, Paris, France, 24-26 September 2020


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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 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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  • 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 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.

Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:00 AM

European-American Flight Forum 2020

North Texas is at the epicenter of transformational design in both the aerospace and automotive industries with Urban Air Mobility front and center. Texas is ranked #2 for aerospace with 17 of the ... Read More

Saturday, March 14, 2020 7:05 AM

2020 Trauma Anesthesia & Resuscitation Conference

This activity will provide participants with the latest advances in trauma care for patients in a variety of situations including the battlefield, mass casualty events... Read More

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:00 AM

FAA - Arvind Chaturvedi Colloquium on Postmortem Forensic Toxicology in Aviation

This event will cover a broad spectrum of topics in forensic toxicology, including a keynote presentation by Dr. Marilyn Huestis, world renowned scientist known for her years of research in drug me... Read More

Sunday, May 17, 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 24, 2020 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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February 11, 2020

AsMA Makes Recommendations for EMKs to FAA

In June 2019, the Aerospace Medical Association’s (AsMA’s) Air Transport Medicine Committee released a Guidance Document that included a recommendation that the Federal Aviation Adminis...

January 27, 2020

Bimonthly Publishing Survey

It seems there is always a new project or new way to look at things on the horizon, like offering an open access option for Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance (AMHP), which beg...

January 27, 2020

February President's Page

Fellowship in Perspective
Hernando J.“Joe” Ortega, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., FAsMA

January 23, 2020

In Memoriam - Robert Kennedy

AsMA Headquarters staff were saddened to hear that Robert S. Kennedy, Ph.D., died in December.

January 22, 2020

Proposed Amendment to AsMA Bylaws


In accordance with Article XVI (Amendments) of the Bylaws of the Aerospace Medical Association, the following proposed amendment to the Bylaws is made available for AsMA member review.

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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

Proposed Amendment to AsMA Bylaws

In accordance with Article XVI (Amendments) of the Bylaws of the Aerospace Medical Association, a proposed amendment to the AsMA Bylaws is now available for member review.  The amendment ...
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ABPM Announces Requirements for Transition from MOC to CCP

The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) today announced the requirements for its Diplomates to maintain ABPM Certification during the transitional period from the current Maintenance of Ce...
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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

The following statements concerning the use of positive pressure breathing (PPB) for G-protection (PBG) are true EXCEPT:

a. PBG can aggravate arm pain in some seat configurations.
b. PBG can approximately double the duration of G-exposure that a pilot can tolerate.
c. PBG is effective in preventing G-LOC when used without anti-G trousers.
d. Chest counterpressure increases pilot comfort and allows for the use of higher levels of PPB.

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