The resources below include links to websites relating to medicine in austere and 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 Organisations
- Aerospace Medical Association
- AsMA and its constituent organisations offer a number of scholarships, especially for students and residents: https://www.asma.org/about-asma/careers/scholarships.
- About AsMA – What is aerospace medicine?
- AsMA Aerospace Human Factors Association
- AsMA Aerospace Physiology Society
- AsMA Space Medicine Association
- AsMA Space Surgery Association
- Other AsMA Constituent and Affiliate Organisations.
- AsMA ‘For Students and Residents’
- The Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine: ASAM offers TWO annual student scholarships: https://www.asam.org.au/asam-awards-prizes-grants.
- Aeromedical Society of Australasia
- ASA offers a very generous professional development scholarship available annually: https://www.aeromedsocaustralasia.org/News/Scholarship.aspx.
- Aviation/Aerospace Australia: www.aviationaerospace.org.au. A/AA has a special interest group for women in aerospace and the NextGenNetwork, and offers regular webinars and seminars. At present many of these are being offered for free. Check the website for upcoming events and for membership information.
Space Medicine and Space Health
- Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Center for Space Medicine and Translational Research Institute (TRISH)
- Human Spaceflight Special Interest Group – Johns Hopkins CGPO. There is an archive of free recordings from the Johns Hopkins Group space symposia/mini-symposia: https://cgpo.jhu.edu/human-spaceflight-special-interest-group-2/.
- NASA Human Research Roadmap
- The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) Space Medicine and Life Sciences Project Group (also see the YouTube playlist for a series of videos on health in space).
- University of Colorado Space and Extreme Environment Medicine
- Womxn in Aerospace Medicine – a community for female-identifying aerospace medicine practitioners, researchers, and their allies.
Disaster and Emergency Medicine Organisations
- WADEM (World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine)
- WADEM has a number of geographically-based Chapters and several Special Interest Groups, including one for students.
- WADEM also offers some scholarships for students to attend its biennial conference.
- UCL (University College London) Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, Space Health Risks Research Group. The Space Health Risks Research Group is a multidisciplinary community of researchers and practitioners who are investigating how the mitigation of risks to health in space can contribute to promoting good health and well-being in remote environments on Earth. Click on the links to read the Space Health Risks Research Group blog articles and learn about the Space Health and Disaster Risk Reduction Symposium.
Aero/Space Industry Associations
- Australian Space Agency https://www.industry.gov.au/strategies-for-the-future/australian-space-agency
- Australian Youth Aerospace Association
- Aviation/Aerospace Australia
- The International Astronautical Federation
- The IAF Digital Library: (access fees apply unless part of a member organisation).
- IAF Young Professionals Newsletter – December 2020
- International Space University
- Mars Society Australia (also see our blog posting)
- Moon Village Association
- National Space Society of Australia Ltd
- Space Association of Australia
- Space Industry Association of Australia
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)
- Space4Health initiative (includes links to May 2020 webinars).
- Access to Space for All Initiative (includes links to apply for research participation opportunities).
- United Nations/China 2nd Global Partnership Workshop on Space Exploration and Innovation, 21 – 24 November 2022 (includes links to many presenter PDFs).
- UNOOSA ‘Space4Women’ Mentorship Program (both prospective mentors and mentees can apply annually).
Wilderness and Expedition Medicine Organisations
- Australian Ski Patrol Association
- AWEMS (Australasian Society for Disaster and Emergency Medicine)
- International Society for Skiing Safety
- International Society for Mountain Medicine
- WMS (Wilderness Medical Society)
- WMSS (Wilderness Medicine Students Society) at the University of Melbourne
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