USAARL Presents at Scientific Meeting
Posted May 31st, 2017
Story & Photo by: Catherine Davis, USAARL Public Affairs Officer
The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory participated in the 88th Annual Aerospace Medical Association scientific meeting in Denver, CO Apr. 29-May 4.
USAARL researchers dominated the stage with thirteen presentations and two posters describing the Laboratory’s current research efforts in aerospace medicine.
“The annual AsMA meeting is the largest forum in the world for research in USAARL’s niche area of aerospace medicine, and the Laboratory made a very strong showing this year,” said Dr. John Crowley, USAARL science program director.
Similar to AsMA’s presentation goal, USAARL’s presentations aimed to enhance knowledge and understanding of the current challenges in aerospace medicine and provide recommendations for improving the health, safety, and performance of those involved in aviation and extreme environments.
While most of Laboratory’s AsMA attendees are senior scientists, USAARL leaders encourage young researchers to attend and experience this annual scientific meeting by presenting their research to conference attendees. Brigid Byrd, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education participant, was among those young researchers who attended and presented at AsMA.
“My first conference experience at AsMA was very rewarding,” said Byrd. “I enjoyed the opportunity to interact with researchers from other professions and learn how their work is influencing the aerospace medical community.”
USAARL is a small research laboratory with a broad mission. Networking with colleagues with similar interests is essential in order to coordinate, collaborate, and make the most of limited funding.“USAARL researchers and support staff work hard to support our mission,” said Crowley. “It’s great to see the impact of USAARL’s science program on the international aerospace community.”