Over the next few decades, there are plans for human space missions to the Moon and, even further, to Mars. We have invited Dr. Benjamin Easter, an expert from Human Research Program NASA, to inform us of the health issues and medical challenges in astronaut care in preparation for and following orbital space missions.
Over the next few decades, there are plans for human space missions to the Moon and, even further, to Mars. We have invited Dr. Benjamin Easter, an expert from Human Research Program NASA, and Dr. Stephen Alamo, a flight surgeon from ESA, to inform us of the health issues and medical challenges in astronaut care in preparation for and following orbital space missions. What do we still need to learn for successful long-duration space flights in the future? How can this knowledge improve our lives here on Earth? And, of course… What is it like to be a researcher in the field of extreme environment medicine and a personal medical doctor of an astronaut?
At the end of the session, we will open up the floor for questions. Registration is required to access the webinar. A Zoom link will be sent to registered participants!
See you at the webinar!
About our speakers:
– Dr. Benjamin Easter is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He also serves as Deputy Element Scientist for Exploration Medical Capability at Human Research Program NASA. Dr. Easter holds an MD degree from Harvard Medical School and an MBA degree from the University of Colorado. He spearheaded the development of the Martian Medical Analogue and Research Simulations (2MARS), an innovative simulation program to teach aerospace medicine to medical professionals in an operational environment. He also serves as the Assistant Medical Director for the Polar Medicine Service at the University of Colorado.
– Dr. Stephen Alamo is an ESA Flight Surgeon at the European Astronaut Center in Cologne. Stephen completed his medical training in Paris, followed by an Emergency Medicine residency in Bordeaux. In pursuit of his interests in Space Medicine, Dr. Alamo then joined MEDES (the French Institute for Space Medicine and Physiology) in Toulouse as a research physician and has practiced in the field of toxicology at the Poison Control Center. Currently, in addition to being part of the ESA flight surgeon team, Stephen works as an emergency attending physician at the Toulouse University Hospital.