Resources – Conferences and Events

A prince and attendants visiting a noble yogini at an Ashram. Murshidabad sub-style, c1765. Image © Victoria and Albert Museum, London


The resources below include links to events and conferences, all relating to medicine in extreme environments and the diverse fields of endeavour that this covers. We are happy to receive contributions, and to add additional categories of resources. Please contact us to contribute.

For current news items, please press the button below.



Details of Conferences

Aerospace Medicine Conferences
Space Research Conferences
  • IAC 2020 – The CyberSpace Edition, 12-14 October 2020. Free registration.
  • The 23rd Annual International Mars Society Convention (online), 15-18 October 2020. Free registration (donations appreciated).
  • 2nd Australian Space Biology Symposium (online), 17-20 November 2020. Free registration.
  • 10th Australian Space Forum, Adelaide Convention Centre, 25 November 2020.
  • COSPAR 2021 (Committee on Space Research Scientific Assembly), 28 January-4 February 2021, International Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia.
  • IAF Spring Meetings, 23-25 March 2021, Paris, France.
  • SpaceOps 2021 Conference, 3-7 May 2021, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • The Brijuni Conference, Deep Space Communication, Navigation and Propulsion, 12-14 May 2021, Brijuni, Croatia.
  • Global Space Exploration Conference GLEX 2021, 14-18 June 2021, St Petersburg, Russian Federation (co-organized by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and ROSCOSMOS).
  • IAC 2021, 25-29 October 2021, Dubai, U.A.E.
  • Global Space Conference on Climate Change GLOC 2022, 31 May-2 June 2022, Oslo, Norway.
  • IAC 2022, 18-22 September 2022, Paris, France.
  • 93rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association, 21-15 May 2023, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA.
  • IAC 2023, 25-29 September 2023, Baku, Azerbaijan.
  • 94th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association, 5-9 May 2024, Hyatt Regency Chicago, IL, USA.
  • The Australian Space Research Conference (ASRC) is normally held in a major Australian city in late September/early October. It is not being held in 2020 due to COSPAR, but may resume in 2021. (Further details will follow when available.)
Pre-Hospital, Disaster and Resuscitation Medicine Conferences
Wilderness and Expedition Medicine Conferences

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.”


~ A prince and attendants visiting a noble yogini at an Ashram. Murshidabad sub-style, c1765. (Image © Victoria and Albert Museum, London) (accessed 01 August 2020).
~ Edwin Hubble Discovers the Universe. Image Credit & Copyright: Carnegie Institution for Science. Image and explanation below downloaded from: (accessed 31 July 2020).
Explanation: How big is our universe? This very question, among others, was debated by two leading astronomers 100 years ago today in what has become known as astronomy’s Great Debate. Many astronomers then believed that our Milky Way Galaxy was the entire universe. Many others, though, believed that our galaxy was just one of many. In the Great Debate, each argument was detailed, but no consensus was reached. The answer came over three years later with the detected variation of single spot in the Andromeda Nebula, as shown on the original glass discovery plate digitally reproduced here. When Edwin Hubble compared images, he noticed that this spot varied, and so wrote “VAR!” on the plate. The best explanation, Hubble knew, was that this spot was the image of a variable star that was very far away. So M31 was really the Andromeda Galaxy — a galaxy possibly similar to our own. The featured image may not be pretty, but the variable spot on it opened a door through which humanity gazed knowingly, for the first time, into a surprisingly vast cosmos.

%d bloggers like this: