• Call for Papers

    The Aerospace Medical Association’s 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting will be held in Orlando, FL. This year’s theme is “Making a Difference in Aerospace Medicine.”  Abstracts must be submitted via the electronic submission system on the AsMA website.  Abstract electronic submission website is now open. 

    Call for Papers
  • CDC Ebola Guidance for Airlines

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released their "Interim Guidance about Ebola Virus Infection for Airline Flight Crews, Cleaning Personnel, and Cargo Personnel."

    Read CDC Ebola Guidance for Airlines
  • IATA Ebola Guidance for Airlines

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has publishes guidelines for "Air Transport and Communicable Disease."  These guidelines now include information specific to the Ebola virus.

    Read IATA Ebola Guidance
  • CDC Video: Ebola-What Airline Crew and Staff Need to Know

    The CDC posted a 15-minute webinar on You Tube titled "Ebola: What Airline Crew and Staff Need to Know"  that provides important information for Airline Crew and Staff.

    Watch the video
  • 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 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 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.

Monday, October 27, 2014 8:00 AM

HFES International Annual Meeting

The Human Factors & Ergonomics Society (HFES) invites you to attend the 2014 Annual Meeting. Read More

Monday, October 27, 2014 5:30 PM

Royal Aeronautical Society Lecture

This presentation will explore the medical services provided to European astronauts and examine the challenges that come out of this, the training of astronauts and the medical health care provider... Read More

Thursday, October 30, 2014 8:00 AM

Congress on Controversies in Thrombosis and Hemostasis

The Congress on Controversies in Thrombosis and Hemostasis (CiTH) will be held October 30-November 1, 2014. Read More

Monday, November 03, 2014 8:00 AM

52nd Annual SAFE Symposium

Composed of Government, Military, Industrial, and Academic interests, SAFE represents aviation, space, land, and marine safety disciplines for the protection of users worldwide. Read More

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 8:00 AM

IASS 2014

The International Air Safety Summit is the Flight Safety Foundation's premier safety event each year. This will be the 67th annual IASS. 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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October 17, 2014

The Aspirin Project

Aspirin can save lives, preventing heart attack, stroke, and cancer, but is not right...

October 16, 2014

IFALPA Releases Ebola Information for Pilots

The International Federation of Airline Pilots Associations (IFALPA) has released a medical briefing leaflet for pilots about Ebola.

September 26, 2014

Red Bull Stratos Mission Documentary Available Through Netflix

The Red Bull Stratos Project took Felix Baumgartner to over 128,000 ft in a stratospheric balloon, from which he jumped, successfully freefalling and then parachuting to earth, in October 2012.

September 26, 2014

October Presidents Page

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

September 17, 2014

In Memoriam - Stanley Mohler

AsMA was saddened to learn of the passing of Stanley R. Mohler, M.D.

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Benefits of Membership

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

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ASEM Is Changing Its Name

Starting in January 2015, Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine will become Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance.

Abstract submission site now open!

The abstract submission site is now open. This is a different site from last year, so you will need to create an account. ...

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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 mechanism of the ear for converting the sound pressure waves from an air to a fluid medium without significant loss of energy is called impedance matching and this is done through:

a. rapid fatigue of the auditory nerves.
b. movement of the otoliths in the cochlear canals
c. size differential between the eardrum and the footplate of the stapes and the lever action of the ossicles.
d. the property of binaural hearing and that sound waves do not strike the ears at the same intensity

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