PRESSURE GRAVITY LIGHT HEAT: Mastering the Elements of Extreme Environments
NASA Astronaut Dr Mike Barratt highlights where a career in Extreme Medicine might land you!
Mike talks in the diverse and exotic venues in which WEM participants work including high altitude, under water, extreme heat and cold, and of course remoteness from standard medical support.
Human space flight touches nearly all of these in its preparation and execution, and which makes for a unique lens through which the human medicine is viewed.
Join this session for an introductory discussion on how basic but common elements of extreme environments challenge human physiology and performance creating some interesting phenomena near the extreme edges of these envelopes.