31 May - 1 June 2019
Imperial College London, United Kingdom
The two-day regional event will bring together Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree candidates, young professionals, experts, academia, space agencies and industry representatives to network, exchange know-how, share best practices and nurture the next generation’s perspective on space matters.
Gathering around 100 delegates (18-35 years old) from all around Europe, their exchanges will focus on relevant and upcoming space sector challenges and opportunities, targeted to support future European and global policy initiatives, encourage youth contribution to space and enhance cross-country cooperation.
This year's workshop will feature Space Medicine as one of the topic stream. The topic will focus on both up and downstream medical space research. We will discuss the the applications of medical experiments and research developed on board the ISS, what this has taught us about medicine in space and the open challenges to solve before we can consider long term space travel. This research can also benefit our society on Earth – for this we need to know how the results of space research can be exploited for other purposes, and in particular which useful tools or instruments used in health sector come from technologies already used in space.