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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 will be held in 2022 in Reno, Nevada, USA. This year’s theme is “Scientia ex Machina" (Knowledge from the Machine). For more information, please see the Call for Papers or visit the Abstract Submission page for directions and templates. The site opened on September 1 and will remain open until November 1. The deadline for submission is November 1, 2021. NO EXCEPTIONS!


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 activities and opportunities. It is a great way to give back to the community, offer support and mentorship, and get involved in shaping the next generation of Aerospace Medicine Professionals! Associate Membership dues are $10 a year, and sign up can be found at https://www.amsro.org/membership.


June Meeting Issue Delayed

The June issue of Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance (AMHP) will be delayed. The delay is due to disruptions from COVID-19 at the India-based typesetters and a change to a new typesetting company used by our publishing company.  We and our publishing company are doing everything possible to get the June 2021 issue published quickly.  Subsequent issues may also experience some delays. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience during these difficult times. 


ABPM Announces Requirements for Transition from MOC to CCP

The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) today announced the requirements for its Diplomates to maintain ABPM Certification during the transitional period from the current Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program to a new and innovative Continuing Certification Program (CCP).  The transitional period will begin February 1, 2020 and continue through December 31, 2022 (Transitional Period).

The objective of ABPM’s Transition Plan is to provide Diplomates with a thoughtful, simple, well-organized and orderly transition from the current MOC requirements to the more flexible and relevant requirements of the new CCP.

“Although the updated ABMS Standards for CCP may not be finalized for another year, we are already engaged in the planning process for our CCP which will be developed based on recommendations of the Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission (Commission), not the least of which will include ABPM moving away from the every 10-year examination to an innovative longitudinal assessment model,” said Hernando “Joe” Ortega, Jr., MD, MPH, ABPM Board Chair.

Details can be found on the ABPM website.


2019 Fellows Scholarship Winners Announced

The AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce their selection of the 2019 scholarship winners. Lonnie G. Petersen, M.D. was the 1st Place winner ($2,000) for her presentation and publication of a manuscript on "Mobile Lower Body Negative Pressure Suit as an Integrative Countermeasure for Spaceflight”. The 2nd Place winner ($1,000) was Jordan B. Dixon for his presentation and publication of a manuscript on "Integration of a Vestibular Model for Disorientation Research Device Motion Algorithm Application”.