85th Annual Scientific Meeting
The 85th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association, May 11 - 15, 2014 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, San Diego, CA.
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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.
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.
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.
Aerospace Medicine in Commercial Aviation
Commercial aviation presents Aerospace Medicine problems for the aircrew, ground support crews, and the passengers they serve.
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.
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 aviation, space, and environmental medicine.
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 25% 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.
Friday, March 14, 2014 12:00 AM
Raising C Diff Awareness
Join forces with renowned health care professionals,infection prevention/control leaders as they come together to talk about what we can do to drive down C. diff. rates and beat the super-bug. Rema...
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 8:00 AM
XXVII National congress of Italian Association of Aerospace Medicine
The national AIMAS meeting is designed for flight surgeons, Aviation Medical Examiners (AME), flight nurses, and human factor experts working in aerospace medicine.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 8:00 AM
"Sharing, Improving, Innovating" is the AirMed 2014 motto.
Friday, July 25, 2014 8:00 AM
Southern African Aerospace Medical Association Bieenial Conference
SAAsMA Bieenial Conference: Past, Present and Future. The conference will be CPD accredited for 24 points, and is fully recognised by CAA as substitute for the required refresher course...
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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September 13, 2013
Study: More than Half of Americans 'Always On'
Is checking work-related messages outside of business hours bad for work-life balance? Maybe not, according to a new study released by the American Psychological Association.
September 05, 2013
Verizon Wireless Discount Program Discontinued
Verizon Wireless recently changed their policy for allowing members of associations to be eligible for discounts.
July 24, 2013
Aerospace Human Factors Association Awards
The Aerospace Human Factors Association (AsHFA) held its luncheon and awards jointly with the Aerospace Physiology Society (AsPS) on May 15.
May 29, 2013
DiBiase to Lead ANS
Cathy DiBiase, BSN, RN, is the new President of the Aerospace Nursing Society (ANS).
October 04, 2012
ACPM to Establish National Coordinating Center for Integrative Medicine
ACPM has announced that it received a notice of award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to be the National Coordinating Center for Integrative Medicine.
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The March 2014 'This Month in Aerospace Medicine History' column has been posted to the
AsMA would like to thank the following organizations and inviduals that so generously supported the Association in 2013:
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
Nicotine and caffeine may make one more alert and attentive due to the resultant elevation of noradrenalin. They also are associated with an increase in coronary heart disease rates and can lead to dependence. It takes approximately the following amount of caffeine to develop dependence (approximately 100 mg caffeine per 8 ounce cup of coffee):
a. one cup of coffee per day
b. 2 to 3 cups of coffee per day
c. 5 to 7 cups of coffee per day
d. 8 or more cups of coffee per day
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