Call for abstracts – International Humans in Space Summit 2022

IHS 2022

The ‘call for abstracts’ is open for the International Humans in Space Summit 2022.

Speaker proposals are invited for both pre-recorded individual presentations and participation in live panels in either Australian or US time zones.

About the Summit  

The 4th International Humans in Space Summit, previously the Australian Space Biology x Health Summit (ASBX), was established in 2019 with the vision to bring the international research and industry community together to bridge the gap between science, industry, and policy relating to the human exploration of space. Due to the pandemic, the Summit was held online in 2020 and 2021.

This year, the 4th International Humans in Space Summit will run from 7-11 November. It will be hybrid, with the first two days in-person in Sydney, and the remaining three days as online virtual sessions. These sessions will include a mixture of pre-recorded presentations and live panels in both Australian and US time zones. There is a broad range of session topics, and, as a result, the Summit will be a diverse and inclusive event. Session recordings will be available to all registrants via the Summit YouTube channel.

Preliminary Program

  • DAY 1: Monday 7 November – In-person event at UTS, Sydney. Summit launch and Plenary Speakers.
  • DAY 2: Tuesday 8 November – In-person event at UTS, Sydney. Space Research and Space Careers Fair.
  • Global virtual sessions (panels will be time-zone adjusted to allow international participation):
    • DAY 3 – Wednesday 9 November:
      • Space Biology
      • Space Health
      • Lunar Biology
      • Astrobiology & Life Beyond
    • DAY 4 – Thursday 10 November:
      • Human Spaceflight
      • Women in Space
      • Space Technologies
    • DAY 5 – Friday 11 November:
      • Space Economics
      • Space Governance
      • Space STEAM Education
    • Student presentations (scheduling TBA).

Founders of the Summit  

Dr Joshua Chou, University of Technology Sydney  
Dr Christine Mehner, Mayo Clinic (USA)
Dr Rowena Christiansen, the University of Melbourne   

Who else will be there  

In 2021, we welcomed over 1,000 attendees from around the globe, and over 120 speakers and panellists. This year, we expect to hear from a wide range of local and international agencies and experts, including NASA, ESA, JAXA, ASA, Government officials, research institutions and academics, educators, and industry delegates.

How to get involved

Important dates

  • Closing date for proposals for speakers and panellists: Tuesday 11 October 2022
  • Registrations close for speakers/panellists: Monday 31 October 2022
  • Submission of pre-recorded presentations no later than: Tuesday 01 November 2022.

Published by the ad astra vita project

The ad astra vita project aims to promote global space life sciences and health networking, including an annual international conference which is diverse, inclusive, and accessible, provide a resources portal related to medicine in austere and extreme environments, and offer a space health consultancy. It is a philanthropic not-for-profit initiative.

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