• 86th Annual Scientific Meeting

    The 86th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association, May 10 - 14, 2015 at the Walt Disney Dolphin Hotel, Lake Buena Vista, FL.


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  • Dolphin Hotel Reservation Link Now Available

    The Aerospace Medical Association’s 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting will be held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, FL. Dolphin Hotel room reservations can be made now.


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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.


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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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  • 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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  • 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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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.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:00 AM

Aerospace Medicine Aspects of Sports and Recreational Flying symposium

This symposium will examine the issues pertaining to a variety of sports and recreational activities involving flying.  Read More

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:00 AM

Stewart Named Lecture: From Take-Off to Final Destination – A History of Aviation Pathology

In this lecture Wg. Cdr. Graeme Maidment, Head of the Aviation Pathology Department at the Royal Air Force, will present a historical perspective on the development of aviation pathology in the UK. Read More

Friday, March 06, 2015 8:30 AM

AsMA Executive Committee Winter Meeting

Winter meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association Executive Committee. Read More

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 12:00 AM

ICAO/UNOOSA Aerospace Symposium

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Monday, March 23, 2015 12:00 AM

ICAO Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Symposium

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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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February 25, 2015

March Presidents Page

Philip J. Scarpa , Jr ., M.D., M.S.

February 13, 2015

Vermeiren Attends European CMO Meeting

One of AsMA's Vice Presidents recently attended a meeting in Italy for European Chief Medical Officers.

February 09, 2015

In Memoriam - William Augerson

AsMA recently learned that William S. Augerson, M.D., an Emeritus Member and Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association, died in early January.

February 09, 2015

George Schafer Has Died

AsMA was saddened to learn of the death of Lt. Gen. (Dr.) George E. Schafer, USAF (Ret.), in January. Schafer was a Past President of AsMA, serving from 1974–1975. The Society of U.S. Air For...

February 09, 2015

AsPS Smith Ames Lecture

The Aerospace Physiology Society is proud to announce our Smith W. Ames Lecture guest speaker for our 50th anniversary meeting: Dr. William Albery, Ph.D. Bill will provide a talk on the career of o...

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  • Join a Joint Effort Toward a Universal Goal
  • Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Monthly Professional Journal
  • Continuing Professional Education
  • Mentorship Program


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NSBRI First Award Fellowship Program Soliciting Applications

The application period for the National Space Biomedical Research Institute's (NSBRI) First Award Fellowship Program is now open. One-year fellowships are available to pursue research in any U....

66th International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2015)

The IAC is the one place and time of the year when all space actors come together. Global, multidisciplinary and covering all space sectors and topics, it offers everyone the latest space informati...
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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

Mustard gas produces eye injuries which are:

a. insidious with low concentrations.
b. associated with a latent period.
c. easily treated, judged by the experience of WW I.
d. a and b
e. all of the above

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