January 2019 Corporate News Bites

December 27, 2018

January 2019 Corporate News Bites

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

NeuroKinetics: NeuroKinetics’ I-Portal technology, including the I-PAS, were used to diagnose the U.S. diplomats who were serving in Cuba and reported a mysterious illness. The diplomats were found to have inner ear damage. While not considered a traumatic brain injury, doctors are now confident they can treat it, though there are no theories as to cause. Please visit to read more about this.

AMAS: Dr. Quay Snyder, CEO and President of the Aviation Medicine Advisory Service (AMAS), is a Director of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine (IAASM) and gave a presentation on emerging best practices for pilot peer support groups at IAASM’s annual scientific congress in mid-November. Please see for this and other AMAS news.

APA: Allied Pilots Association (APA) recently voiced support for a joint business venture between American Airlines and Qantas. They are requesting the U.S. Department of Transportation to approve the venture as they feel it will have a beneficial impact on the two airlines and their customers. They also feel it will be beneficial to the pilots APA represents. Please visit to read more about this.

ALPA: The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), International, recently commended Transport Canada for updating flight and duty-time regulations for pilots in Canada. The updated regulations are a result of nearly a decade of work in which ALPA was actively engaged. Please see for more on this.

UTMB: The University of Texas Medical Branch’s Dr. Bernard Karnath, professor of Internal Medicine, has received the 2018 Laureate Award from the Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians. He was recognized Nov. 17 at the chapter’s annual fall meeting in Austin. Please visit
to see this and other UTMB news.