• 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 Reservations Closed

    The entire room block at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is sold.  We have arranged an overflow block of rooms at the Disney Caribbean Beach Resort at the same room rate. Call 407-938-4868 to reserve a room. Be sure to ask for a reservation in the Aerospace Medical Association Overflow Block.


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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.

Sunday, May 10, 2015 12:00 AM

AsMA 86th Annual Scientific Meeting

The 86th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association will be conducted at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida on May 10-14, 2015. Read More

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 8:00 AM

BASS 2015

60th annual Business Aviation Safety Summit (BASS) 2015 Read More

Saturday, May 30, 2015 12:00 AM

Flying Physicians 61st Association Annual Meeting

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015 12:00 AM

XXVIII National Congress of AIMAS

The Associazione Italiana de Medicina Aeronautica e Spaziale (Italian Association of Aeronautical and Space Medicine) national meeting is designed for flight surgeons, AMEs, flight nurses, and huma... Read More

Monday, October 12, 2015 12:00 AM

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... Read More

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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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April 27, 2015

May 2015 Presidents Page

Reflections on a Year of Making a Difference in Aerospace Medicine
Philip J. Scarpa , Jr. , M.D., M.S.

April 17, 2015

Naylor Designs Receives Check for Journal Redesign

The journal was redesigned last year and relaunched this past January.

March 25, 2015

AsMA Slate of Officers Announced

At the direction of the AsMA President, Dr. Philip J. Scarpa, Jr., the 2015 AsMA Slate of Officers is being made available to AsMA members to review in advance of the AsMA Annual Business Meeting.

July 24, 2014

Abridged Minutes of the AsMA Business Meeting

Abridged Minutes of the Aerospace Medical Association 85th Business Meeting.  (Complete Minutes are available on the AsMA website in the Members Only section.)  Tuesday, May 13, 2014, Hil...

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IASS Call for Papers

The International Air Safety Summit (IASS) is held annually and provides a forum for examining safety matters of special concern to the international aviation community.  Mark your calendar fo...

AsMA Response to Draft Legislation on Third Class Medical Certification

Section 2 of the draft legislation titled Pilot's Bill of Rights 2 (H.R. 1062 and S. 571) makes significant changes to the medical certification requirements for a large portion of U.S. Private...
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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

The primary hazards of space flight are:

a. decompression hazards.
b. impact hazards.
c. radiation hazards.
d. medical hazards.
e. microgravity hazards.

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