Shoot for the Moon then Back to Earth
Man’s yearning to explore the universe beyond earth has not abated. Developments in rocket propulsion, extra planetary habitation, long-haul flights have required a greater understanding and innovation in health care. Teams of clinical scientists and engineers strive to make such exploration safe and develop systems to allow recovery after spaceflight.
We are at a time when near earth orbit tourist flights are tantalisingly close for everyone (with a few million dollars)
There are parallels here to prolonged bed rest and psychological disturbance during critical illness. This session brings experts in the field of aerospace medicine and engineering to describe what they do, what they have found and how we can apply such understanding to critical illness recovery.
We also discuss how you might embark on such a career.
This plenary session is also accompanied by a number of on demand pieces.