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Aerospace Medical Association

Aerospace Medical Association
Formation 1929
Type Professional Association
Headquarters Alexandria, Virginia
2,200 as of 2014
Official language
Kris M. Belland, DO, MBA, MPH, MSS, CPE, FAsMA (2015-16)
Executive Director
Jeffrey Sventek, M.S., CAsP

Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine (until 2015),

Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance (since 2015)

The Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) is the largest professional organization in the fields of aviation, space, and environmental medicine. The AsMA membership includes aerospace and hyperbaric medical specialists, scientists, flight nurses, physiologists, and researchers from all over the world.


The Aerospace Medical Association's mission is to raise awareness of health, safety, and performance of individuals working in aerospace-related field through application of scientific method.[1]


The AsMA was found under the guidance of [2] Hubertus Strughold, the "Father of Space Medicine", co-founded of the Space Medicine Branch of the AsMA in 1950.


The AsMA has more than 2,200 members, approximately 25% of the membership is international from over 70 countries.[2]


The AsMA produces many publications including:

  • Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine - A peer reviewed monthly publication that was first published in 1975 and is indexed in PubMed. (ISSN: 0095-6562)
  • Aerospace medicine - The preceding journal to Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine was published from 1959 to 1974. (ISSN: 0001-9402)
  • The Journal of aviation medicine - The preceding journal to Aerospace medicine was published from 1930 to 1959. (ISSN: 0095-991X)
  • Medical Guidelines for Airline Passengers
  • Medical Guidelines for Airline Travel[3]
  • Useful Tips for Airline Travel
  • Education and Training Committee Aerospace Medicine PowerPoint slides

Other publications in aerospace medicine:

  • Guidance for Medical Screening of Commercial Aerospace Passengers
  • Index of International Publications in Aerospace Medicine
  • A Milestone of Aeromedical Research Contributions to Civil Aviation Safety

See also


  1. ^ Huerta, M., Headquarters, F.A.A., & Huerta, D. A. (2012). Aerospace Medical Association.
  2. ^ a b c
  3. ^

External resources

  • AsMA Homepage
  • Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine Journal - Volume 74, Number 1, January 2003 to current
  • Aerospace Medical Association Records, Wright State University
  • Space Medicine Branch of the Aerospace Medical Association Papers, Wright State University
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