• Abstract Submission Now Open!

    The NEW abstract submission site for AsMA's 90th Annual Scientific Meeting is now OPEN. Visit the Submission page for more information. The deadline is November 1, 2018. NO EXCEPTIONS!


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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 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 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.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 8:00 AM

AsMA Council & Scientific Program Committee Meetings

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019 12:00 AM

International Conference on Lifestyle Diseases and Management

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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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September 25, 2018

October Corporate News Bites

These are shorter stories about some of AsMA's Corporate & Sustaining Members.

September 25, 2018

SAA Partners with NetFlorist

South African Airways (SAA), announced a new partnership for SAA Voyager, a frequent flyer loyalty program, with NetFlorist, South Africa's largest floral gifting service.

September 25, 2018

Mayo Clinic Reports on Resident Burnout

Resident physician burnout in the U.S. is widespread, with the highest rates concentrated in certain specialties, according to research from Mayo Clinic, OHSU, and collaborators.

September 25, 2018

KBRwyle Employees Honored by NASA

NASA recently recognized numerous KBRwyle employees during 2018 Honor Awards ceremonies at its Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, TX, on Aug. 28 and Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, ...

September 25, 2018

NIOSH Seeks Nominations for STC

The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program, administered by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), is requesting nominations for candidates to serve on the Scientific/T...

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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

Cave Rescue Panel at ICASM Bangkok

The 2018 International Congress of Aviation and Space Medicine (ICASM) will be held 13-16 November 2018, at the Millennium Hilton in Bangkok, Thailand. Along with a varied program of aerospace medi...
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ABPM Establishes Diplomate MOC Fee

The American Board of Preventive Medicine Responds to its Diplomates’ preference by Establishing an Annual Maintenance of Certification Fee for those Diplomates Certified in the Specialties o...
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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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