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IAC 2021, 25-29 October 2021, Dubai, U.A.E.
ASBX 2021 – 3rd Australian Space Biology x Health Summit, 16-19 November 2021. Hybrid virtual/opening day in person in Sydney, Australia.
1st International Conference of Aerospace Medicine – ICAM 2020. Paris, France, 22-24 September 2022.
Details of Conferences
Aerospace Medicine Conferences
- 1st International Conference of Aerospace Medicine – ICAM 2020. Paris, France, 23 to 25 September 2021.
- 92nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association, 22-26 May 2022, Reno, Nevada, USA.
- 93rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association, 21-15 May 2023, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA.
- 94th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association, 5-9 May 2024, Hyatt Regency Chicago, IL, USA.
- 95th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association, May 2025, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, GA, USA.
Wilderness and Expedition Medicine Conferences
- For Wilderness Medicine Society (WMS) conferences and CPD events, visit the WMS website. New events are being added regularly.
- Australasian Wilderness and Expedition Medicine Conference, 15-17 October 2021.
- World Extreme Medical Conference (#WEM21) 13-15 November 2021, Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Earth Observation and Space4Health Conferences
- Watch this space!
Space Research and Education Conferences
- Fortnightly: The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Global Networking Forum Space Conversations Series; ONLINE, 14:00 Paris time. This will be a series of online, fortnightly live webinars regarding developments in space. Please visit https://www.iafastro.org/events/iaf-gnf-spaceconversations-series/ for more information.
- IAC 2021, 25-29 October 2021, Dubai, U.A.E.
- 3rd Australian Space Biology x Health Summit, 16-19 November 2021. Hybrid virtual/opening day in person in Sydney, Australia.
- 4th Symposium on Space Educational Activities, 27-29 April 2022, Barcelona, Spain.
- Global Space Conference on Climate Change GLOC 2022, 31 May-2 June 2022, Oslo, Norway.
- IAC 2022, 18-22 September 2022, Paris, France.
- IAC 2023, 25-29 September 2023, Baku, Azerbaijan.
- The Australian Space Research Conference (ASRC) is normally held in a major Australian city in late September/early October. It was not held in 2020 or 2021. (Further details will follow when available.)
- The 7th International Congress of Medicine in Space and Extreme Environments (ICMS), originally planned for September 13-16, 2020 in Berlin, Germany, was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For information about the next target dates visit the website.
Pre-Hospital, Disaster and Resuscitation Medicine Conferences
- Watch this space!
“The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”
~ A prince and attendants visiting a noble yogini at an Ashram. Murshidabad sub-style, c1765. (Image © Victoria and Albert Museum, London) http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O97697/painting-unknown/ (accessed 01 August 2020).
~ Edwin Hubble Discovers the Universe. Image Credit & Copyright: Carnegie Institution for Science. Image and explanation below downloaded from: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200426.html (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.
~ Einstein quotation is available at: https://thequotes.in/the-important-thing-is-not-to-stop-questioning-curiosity-has-its-own-reason-for-existing-albert-einstein/.