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Space and Health Series Event II: To the Ends of the Earth and Beyond: Space and Polar Medicine – 18:00 UK time (GMT), 9 November 2021

3 November, 2021

Event II: To the Ends of the Earth and Beyond: Space and Polar Medicine – 18:00 UK time (GMT), 9 November 2021

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University College London and the Human Security Centre are teaming up to present an online events series focusing on the importance of the role of space in the medical sector. With contributions and discussion featuring a wide array of actors from the medical, human space flight, telecommunications, defence and humanitarian fields, this series will explore the latest developments in areas including prolonged field care and telemedicine and how they can contribute to saving and improving lives on Earth and beyond.

Event II – To the Ends of the Earth and Beyond: Space and Polar Medicine – will focus on the contribution of the space sector to supporting healthcare in the polar regions, chiefly in the form of adopting approaches developed to support astronauts to aiding those exploring, living and working in the Arctic region and Antarctica (as well as lessons learned in the polar regions that can be transferred to space), and also through the use of space-dependent telemedicine.

Event II speakers:

Welcome Address: Dr Dwayne Ryan Menezes – Founder and Director, Human Security Centre (HSC) and Polar Research and Policy Initiative (PRPI)

Speakers:

Dr Allie Anderson – Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

Dr Dana Levin – Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Columbia University and co-founder of the University of Colorado Aerospace Medicine Program

Dr Eoin Macdonald-Nethercott – Emergency Medicine Registrar at Addenbrookes Hospital and former European Space Agency researcher at Concordia Station Antarctica

Chair:

Myles Harris – PhD student at the UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction and Head of Research at UK Analogue Mission

This will be a virtual event on Zoom

For pre-submission of questions, sponsorship opportunities and any other inquiries, please email rowan.allport@hscentre.org

About Rowan Allport

Dr Rowan Allport is a Deputy Director who leads the HSC's Security and Defence team. Rowan holds a PhD in Political Science and an MA in Conflict, Governance and Development from the University of York, as well as a BA (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Hull. Specialising in strategic analysis and international security, Rowan's primary areas of interest lie in the defence issues in and around the NATO region, interstate conflict and US foreign policy discourse. He is also the lead author of HSC's recent ‘Fire and Ice: A New Maritime Strategy for NATO’s Northern Flank’ report. Rowan's publication credits include articles and commentary in The Diplomat, The Hill, DefenseOne, RealClearDefense, The Strategist, UK Defence Journal, Politics.co.uk and The National Interest. He has previously worked as a lobbyist for the Whitehouse Consultancy in Westminster, and as a Senior Analyst for RAND Europe's Security, Defence and Infrastructure team.