• 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.
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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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November 28, 2017

NIOSH Presents Innovations Awards to Three Mining Companies

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Mining Program, in conjunction with the National Mining Association (NMA), recognized the efforts of Peabody Energy Corp., Kinross ...

November 28, 2017

ETC Announces Contract from European Auto Maker

Environmental Tectonics Corporation’s (ETC’s) Environmental Testing and Simulations Systems (ETSS) business unit announced the award of a contract to supply full vehicle test chambers t...

November 28, 2017

Human Solutions Presents VR Room for Collection Coordination

ZReality GmbH and Assyst, a company of the Human Solutions Group, have developed the globally unique Digital Showroom (VR), a virtual meeting place for all those involved in collection development.

November 28, 2017

KBRwyle Providing Astronaut Medical Services for ESA

KBR, Inc. announced that KBR’s global government services business, KBRwyle, will provide astronaut medical support services for the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) European Astro...

November 28, 2017

Mayo Clinic Studies Age in Neurosurgeons

In a new Mayo Clinic Proceeings study on how old is too old to perform neurosurgery, most neurosurgeons disagreed with an absolute age cutoff, but half favored additional testing for neuro...

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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

Fellows Scholarship Winners Announced

The AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce their selection of the 2017 scholarship winners. The AsMA Fellows Scholarship is funded by the AsMA Foundation and is presented annuall...
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ABPM Announces New Executive Director

The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has named Christopher J. Ondrula, JD, as its new Executive Director. Mr. Ondrula was chosen after a national search and was formerly Strategic Busin...
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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

Evidenced-based medicine involves integrating current best evidence with clinical expertise, pathophysiological knowledge and patient preferences in making decisions about the care of individual patients. Evidence-based disease management may encourage effective practice and discourage ineffective practice, thereby improving the process of care while optimizing health outcomes and controlling costs. Nevertheless, many concerns exist about disease management programs. Concern(s) regarding this process include:

a. inclusion of too many disciplines to reach an agreement on appropriate care-plans.
b. feeling of an assembly line approach to medicine.
c. poor patient compliance and disruption of continuity in caring for patients.
d. deterioration in clinician's decision-making skills.
e. c & d

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