• 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, October 03, 2017 9:00 AM

Aviation Health Conference

The conference will offer an unparalleled opportunity for delegates to hear from leading aviation health experts and to network with their professional peers. Chaired by: Claude Thibeault, Med... 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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April 25, 2017

May 2017 Corporate News Bites

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

April 25, 2017

AOPA Promotes Aviation Careers

The Air Craft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) recently sent their Central Southwest Regional Manager to the annual conference of the Iowa Public Airports Association.

April 25, 2017

NIOSH Appoints New Division Director

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has appointed Ryan Hill, M.P.H. (CDR, USPHS) as director of its Western States Division (WSD).

April 25, 2017

Mayo Clinic Recognized for Environmental Stewardship

Mayo Clinic campuses in Jacksonville, FL; Rochester; Eau Claire, WI; and La Crosse, WI, have been awarded for their sustainability efforts by Practice Green-health, a national organization dedicate...

April 25, 2017

SAA Announces Wine Awards

South African Airways (SAA) announced its annual Wine of the Year Awards at a gala dinner held at Southern Sun Cape Sun hotel in April.

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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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Volunteers Needed for 45-Day HERA Study

NASA-JSC Test Subject Screenin...
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Winner of the 2016 AsMA Fellows Scholarship

The AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce their selection of the winner of the 2016 scholarship.  Karina Marshall Goebel, Ph.D. won the scholarship for her presentation and...
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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

In patients with chronic obstructive airway disease:

a. the safety of air transportation is improved if supplementary oxygen is available.
b. respiratory status may decline if 100% oxygen is given.
c. pulmonary function tests provide a useful indication of likely inflight problems
d. flight is contraindicated if there is dyspnea at rest.
e. all of the above are correct.

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