• 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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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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February 04, 2019

February Corporate News Bites

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

February 04, 2019

KBRwyle Helps Marines Maintain Combat Readiness

KBR, Inc., announced that its global government services business, KBRwyle, has been awarded a 6-month contract extension by the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) to continue to provide prepositioning and l...

February 04, 2019

Mayo Clinic Finds AI Detects Silent Heart Disease

A Mayo Clinic study finds that applying artificial intelligence (AI) to a widely available, inexpensive test—the electrocardiogram (EKG)—results in a simple, affordable early indicator ...

February 04, 2019

NIOSH Reminds Workers of Cold Safety

With winter in full-swing nationwide, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reminds workers whose job requires them to work outdoors in cold, wet, icy, or snowy conditio...

February 04, 2019

SAA Partners with South African Racing Team

South African Airways Cargo (SAA Cargo) is proud to be the official airfreight partner of the Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa Team at the 2019 Dakar Rally.

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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

Job Openings - Epidemiologist

The National Commission on Military Aviation Safety will be opening for about a year at the end of the current government shutdown.  The Commission needs three published epidemiologists, prefe...
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CME & MOC Included in Meeting Registration

The cost of CME and MOC credits are now included in the registration cost for the annual meeting. Attendees will receive a survey after the meeting which will ask if they wish to claim CME or MOC c...
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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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