• 87th Annual Scientific Meeting

    The 87th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association, April 24 - 28, 2016 at the Harrah's Resort Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ.

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  • Harrah's Resort Hotel Reservations Open

    Room Reservations for the AsMA 87th Annual Scientific Meeting at the Harrah's Resort Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ can now be made.

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  • 62nd Louis H. Bauer Lecture

    Lt Gen (ret) Douglas Robb, First Director of the Defense Health Agency, will provide the 62nd Louis H. Bauer Lecture as part of the Opening Ceremonies for the 87th Annual Scientific Meeting.  His lecture will be titled "Aerospace Medicine: Adapt or Perish"

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  • 3rd Reinartz Memorial Lecture

    Dr. Frank K. Butler, Jr., Chairman of the Department of Defense Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care will present the 3rd Eugen G. Reinartz Memorial Lecture titled "The Top 10 Lifesaving Advances in Aeromedical Evacuation from 14 Years of Conflict"

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  • 51st Armstrong Lecture

    Mr. Arnaud Desjardin, Deputy Head of the Investigations Department, Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses pour la Sécurité de l’Aviation civile (BEA), will present the final report of the March 2015 Germanwings Flight 9525 accident that occurred in the French Alps.

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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.

Tuesday, March 08, 2016 9:00 AM

Infectious Diseases, Air and Space Travel

The annual RAeS Aerospace Medicine symposium will explore a variety of issues related to infectious diseases including aeromedical evacuation, airline passengers and space. It will provide a unique... 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 25, 2016

February Corporate News Bites

These are shorter stories about some of our Corporate & Sustaining Members.

January 25, 2016

Air Canada Airlifts Syrian Refugees to Canada

With the arrival of flight AC1999 in early January from Amman, Jordan, at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, Air Canada completed the first of five flights to be operated on behalf of t...

January 25, 2016

AOPA Urges Comment on Proposed Temporary MOA

AOPA urged pilots to review and submit comments to the FAA by Feburary 1 on an Air Force proposal to establish a temporary military operations area (MOA) near Lima, OH.

January 25, 2016

NIOSH Examines Safe Handling Practices for AD Administration

A new article from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) looks at predictors of adherence to recommended safe handling practices for administration of antineoplastic dru...

January 25, 2016

ETC Unveils New Training Scenarios for Schools

Environmental Tectonics Corporation’s (ETC’s) Simulation Division, located in Orlando, FL, has unveiled an active shooter scenario for the Advanced Disaster Management Simulator (ADMS).

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  • Join a Joint Effort Toward a Universal Goal
  • Annual Scientific Meeting
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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.

The CDC additional...
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MEDX Event Announcement

The Space Medicine Explorers Association, an aerospace medicine student interest group at University of Vermont College of Medicine, is hosting a guest speaker event with STS-90 Neurolab mission as...
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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

Local fallout is defined as that radioactive material which is deposited on the earth's surface within 24 hours after detonation. Depending on many factors, the local fallout pattern can extend far beyond the area immediately affected by a nuclear detonation. This local fallout is worsened (intensified) as a result of:

a. a high altitude detonation, strong jet stream winds, thick cloud cover.
b. an air-burst (under 1,000 feet-fireball does not touch earth's surface),moderately strong surface winds, absent cloud cover.
c. a surface burst (fireball above and touching earth's surface), mild surface winds, heavy cloud cover with rain or snow.
d. a surface burst (fireball above and touching earth's surface), mild surface winds, absent cloud cover.

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