• 60th Louis H. Bauer Lecture

    Lt Gen (Dr.) Thomas Travis, US Air Force Surgeon General, provided the 60th Louis H. Bauer Lecture as part of the Opening Ceremonies of the 85th Annual Scientific Meeting.  His lecture was titled "From Health to Human Performance: The Future of Aerospace Medicine"
     


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  • 1st Reinartz Memorial Lecture

    Dr. John B. West, Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Physiology, University of California San Diego School of Medicine presented the inaugural Eugen G. Reinartz Memorial Lecture titled "Human Physiology in Three Challenging Environments"


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  • 49th Armstrong Lecture

    Professor Michael Bagshaw, MB, BCh, MRCS, FFOM, DAvMed, DFFP, FRAeS, Visiting Professor of Aviation Medicine, King's College London and Cranfield University, presented the 49th Harry G. Armstrong Lecture titled "The Cabin Environment and Aircrew Performance"


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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 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, 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... Read More

Friday, July 25, 2014 8:00 AM

Southern African Aerospace Medical Association Biennial Conference

SAAsMA Biennial Conference:  Past, Present and Future.  The conference will be CPD accredited for 24 points, and is fully recognized by CAA as substitute for the required refresher course... Read More

Friday, August 22, 2014 8:00 AM

54th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Aerospace Medicine

The Scientific Programme will consist of the Air Marshal Subroto Mukherjee Memorial Oration, AVM MM Srinagesh Memorial Oration, invited guest lectures, scientific papers, panel discussions and post... Read More

Monday, August 25, 2014 8:00 AM

The 9th Asia Pacific Congress of Aerospace Medicine

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Friday, September 05, 2014 8:00 AM

European Conference of Aerospace Medicine

This conference aims to facilitate the health promotion aspects of all flight related activities and promote the change to a new model of medical and psychological support for all those who partici... 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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June 24, 2014

Gillingham Award

Kent K. Gillingham Award
Derek Knight, M.D.

This award was established and sponsored by the AMST Group of Companies in Austria and the United Kingdom to honor the memory of Ke...

June 24, 2014

Ernsting Award

John Ernsting Award
Richard D. Vann, Ph.D.

Established and sponsored by Environmental Tectonics Corporation in memory of Professor Ernsting. It is given for outstanding reserc...

June 24, 2014

Boothby-Edwards Award

Boothby-Edwards Award
David M. C. Powell, M.B.,Ch.B., D.Av.Med., D.Occ.Med.

Established in memory of Walter M. Boothby, M.D., pioneer aviation medicine researcher, and Howard ...

June 24, 2014

Bauer Founders Award Winner

Louis H. Bauer Founders Award
James M. Vanderploeg, M.D., M.P.H.

This award was established to honor Louis H. Bauer, M.D., founder of the Aerospace Medical Association. It is ...

June 24, 2014

July Presidents Page

New President's Initiatives
by Philip J. Scarpa, Jr., M.D., M.S.

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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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Air Medical Transport for MERS Patients

Guidance on Air Medical Transport for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Patients has been posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  This updated guidance is intended to ...

ASEM in Top Ten Ingenta Downloads

IngentaConnect recently analyzed data for all their titles and Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine (ASEM) again ranks in the top 10 out of more than 16,200 title...

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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

A 28 y/o aircraft mechanic was using a hammer on a metal cotter pin when he experienced a mild pain in his right eye. He continued to feel as if there was something in his eye so he reported to your office. You found his vision to be 20/20, but in addition there was a small area of the cornea which stained with fluorescein. The most appropriate action for you to take is:

a. instill ophthalmic antibiotic drops.
b. patch the eye for 24 hrs.
c. refer the patient to an ophthalmologist.
d. check his intraocular pressure.
e. obtain x-rays.

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