• Aviation-Related COVID-19 Information

    The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) forms Collaborative Arrangement for the Prevention and Management of Public Health Events in Civil Avaition (CAPSCA) to coordinate aviation-related response to COVID-19.


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  • POSTPONED - 1st International Conference in Aerospace Medicine 2022

    Join us for the 1st International Conference in Aerospace Medicine, Paris, France, 22-24 September 2022


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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 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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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.

Monday, November 8, 2021 10:00 AM

NASA's Spaceflight for Everyone

The purpose of the Spaceflight for Everybody Symposium is to communicate the current state of NASA spaceflight health knowledge. Speakers will highlight NASA’s operational medicine and bio... Read More

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 9:00 AM

AsMA Council Meeting

The AsMA Council will meet (in person) to manage the business of the Aerospace Medical Association on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. Read More

Sunday, May 1, 2022 7:30 AM

American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC)

The American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC) is the premier professional meeting for physicians and other health professionals who have an interest in the fields of occupational and environme... Read More

Thursday, September 22, 2022 7:30 AM

1st International Conference in Aerospace Medicine

ICAM 2022 will be the first International forum to bring together civilian and military specialists involved in Aerospace Medicine, airline medical operations, repatriation, and Occupational Health... 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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September 29, 2021

Mayo Clinic Leads on Long-Term COVID-19 Biorepository

Mayo Clinic research is dedicated to finding solutions for patients who were infected with COVID-19 and the many affected by the long-term symptoms of COVID-19---what the National Institutes of Hea...

September 29, 2021

AOPA Releases Weather Survey Results

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) released the results of its annual survey of how pilots use aviation weather resources, noting new insights, trends, and some challenges in moderni...

September 29, 2021

ALPA Contributes to Non-Profits Honoring 9-11 Pilots

The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l. (ALPA), recently announced contributions to four non-profit organizations that honor the legacy of the four ALPA pilots who were among those who lost t...

September 29, 2021

NIOSH Announces New Centers of Excellence

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has funded 10 Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health.

September 29, 2021

KBR Team Participates in Project:Hack 10

Three members of KBR’s Advisory Consulting team recently spent a weekend taking on Project:Hack 10, a hackathon-style event bringing together analysts, engineers, and industry professionals 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


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Announcements

2022 AsMA Meeting Call for Papers

Submit an abstract for the 2022 Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) Annual Scientific Meeting.
The 92nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association ...
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AMSRO Has New Membership Option

AMSRO would like to introduce a new Associate Membership option! The Associate Membership is for those who are past their students and resident days, but would like to stay in the loop on AMSRO act...
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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

A common cause of foodborne illness inflight is due to:

a. delays in serving meals.
b. infected food handlers.
c. contaminated gravies.
d. nonpotable water.
e. improperly cleaned utensils.

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