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

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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.

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Aerospace Medicine Conferences
  • The Aerospace Medical Association, in collaboration with the AsMA Foundation, is offering a webinar titled “Impact of COVID-19 on Aviation and Space Operations.” Details for this webinar: Date: December 2, 2020, Time: 1:00 – 5:45 PM EST, Cost: US$50.00, CME: 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Click here to register for the webinar.
  • The Aerospace Medical Association, in collaboration with the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society will present a webinar – “Dilemmas of an Ethical Nature in Aerospace Medicine” on December 17, 2020 via Zoom. 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Cost: US$25.00. REGISTER NOW!
  • InnovaSpace short course: Medicine in Outer Space: Challenges and Achievements. Thursday 19 December 2020. Cost: 30 Euros (12 Euros for students).
  • 91st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association, May 23-27, 2021, Peppermill Resort Hotel, Reno, NV, USA. (This meeting will in part pick up the scientific program from the cancelled 2020 meeting.)
  • Critical Care in the Air: Aeromedical Society of Australasia and COASTN 32nd Annual Conference, 30 August to 1 September 2021, at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, NZ.
  • Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine Annual Conference, 16-19 September 2021, Grand Chancellor Hotel, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
  • 1st International Conference of Aerospace Medicine – ICAM 2020. Paris, France, 23 to 25 September 2021.
  • 92nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association, 3-7 April 2022, Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, CO, 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
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.
  • 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.
  • COSPAR-K, a free Space STEM event, 29 January-2 February 2021, Sydney, Australia.
  • 27th Annual Space Exploration Educators Conference, 4-6 February 2021, Space Center Houston, Texas, USA.
  • 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.
  • 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 is not being held in 2020 due to COSPAR, but may resume in 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

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”

ALBERT EINSTEIN


WEBSITE CREDITS:
~ 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/.

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