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
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)
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
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
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