AsMA News

On this page, you can find news about AsMA, its Members, the Annual Meeting, and AsMA's Constituent and Affiliate Groups.

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August 10, 2018

In Memoriam - Karl Klein

AsMA was saddened to hear of the death of Prof. Karl E. Klein, Dr. med., in late July.

August 09, 2018

Snyder Interviewed by Washington Post

Dr. Quay Snyder, AsMA Fellow and President and CEO of Aviation Medicine Advisory Service (AMAS), was interviewed for an article in the Washington Post about staying healthy while flying.

August 08, 2018

In Memoriam: Robert Fassold

AsMA was saddened to learn of the death of M.Gen.(Ret.) Robert W. Fassold, CSTJ, CD, BSC, DPH, M.D., former Surgeon General of the Canadian Forces, and Past President of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA).

July 25, 2018

2018 Meeting Photo Wrap-up

Below are links to photos taken at the 89th Annual Scientific Meeting in Dallas. For more photos, please visit the Photo Gallery.

July 25, 2018

Society of NASA Flight Surgeons 2018 Awards

The Society of NASA Flight Surgeons held their luncheon and meeting on Wednesday, May 9.

July 25, 2018

Space Medicine Association Scholarships

The Space Medicine Association gave out scholarships at its Thursday luncheon and meeting.

July 25, 2018

Space Medicine Association 2018 Awards

The Space Medicine Association (SMA) held its luncheon and meeting on Thursday, May 10.

July 24, 2018

SMA Young Investigators Award

The Space Medicine Association (SMA) Jeff Myers (JM) Young Investigators Award (YIA) is a competition intended for those making their first major efforts into Aerospace Medicine Research.

July 24, 2018

Speed Mentoring

Two sessions of speed mentoring took place during the Annual Scientific Meeting.

July 24, 2018

Trivial Pursuit and RAM Bowl Winners

A Trivial Pursuit Team Battle was held during the 100th Anniversary of Aerospace Medicine celebration on Tuesday, May 7. The RAM Bowl was held Wednesday, May 8.

July 24, 2018

2018 Trumbo 5K Run-Walk

The 2018 Richard “Dick” Trumbo 5K Preventive Medicine Run/Walk was held the morning of Monday, May 7.

July 24, 2018

President's Reception & Women of AsMA

The President's Reception was held Wednesday evening.

July 24, 2018

89th Annual Business Meeting Minutes

The 89th Annual Business Meeting took place Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, Dallas, TX.

July 24, 2018

Scholarship Winners

Those scholarship winners who were able to be at the meeting received their scholarships during the week.

July 24, 2018

Plenary Lectures

During the Annual Scientific Meeting, there were three plenary lectures: the Bauer, the Reinhartz, and the Armstrong.

July 24, 2018

50-Year Pins

Members who have been in the Association for 50 years receive a special pin.

July 24, 2018

President's Citation, Pin, and Gift

During Honors Night on Thursday, May 10, President Valerie Martindale gave out a President's Citation. Once she stepped down and handed the presidency over to Roland Vermeiren, she received the Past President's Pin and Gift.

July 24, 2018

Ortega is President-Elect

Vermeiren Installed as President

July 24, 2018

August 2018 Presidents Page

The AsMA Global Connection story with ESAM
Roland Vermeiren, M.D., FAsMA

July 16, 2018

In Memoriam - James Brinkley

AsMA was saddened to learn that James W. Brinkley died in July 2018. A Fellow of AsMA and recipient of both the 1982 Eric Liljencrantz Award and the 1995 John Paul Stapp Award, Mr. Brinkley also received the 2004 Louis H. Bauer Founders Award.

July 09, 2018

Charles Joins Space Center Houston

John B. Charles, Ph.D., a Fellow of AsMA, has become Space Center Houston’s first scientist in residence.

June 26, 2018

Kent K. Gillingham Award

Lt. Col. Brian Musselman, USAF
   This award was established and sponsored by the AMST Group of Companies in Austria and the United Kingdom to honor the memory of Kent K. Gillingham, M.D., Ph.D. The award is presented annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution in the field of spatial disorientation and situational awareness related to flight.