Session ID: 
219

Caring for Astronauts in Space: The Role of Telemedicine at NASA

12:00pm - 1:00pm Thursday, March 8
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
Palazzo K

Description

Several times a year, a new team of astronauts is launched to the International Space Station, where they stay for six months to one year, performing engineering tasks, research, maintenance and upgrades. During this time, access to medical care is crucial, as altered routines and microgravity have deconditioning effects on crew members' bone and muscle, fluid distribution and immune function. Examine NASA's current use of telemedicine in the care of astronauts in orbit, and learn about opportunities being considered for future exploration class missions.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Discuss the on orbit capability currently present to support telemedicine in the NASA program
  • Discuss future telemedicine challenges looming for longer duration deep-space missions
  • Assess the factors needed for a successful telemedicine program

Speaker(s): 

Department Manager, Flight and Medical Operations,
KBRwyle
Deputy Chief, Space and Occupational Medicine, Deputy, Chief Medical Officer,
NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Continuing Education Credits: 
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00
IAPP
1.00

Level: 

Introductory

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