Status Report

Space Medicine 2011 – Workshop for Students

By SpaceRef Editor
February 20, 2011
Filed under , ,

If you are a Bachelor or Master’s level student of physiology, medicine, sports science, biomedical engineering or any other life science related field, and you are a citizen of one of the ESA member states*, you are invited to apply for participation in Space Medicine 2011, a workshop organised by ESA’s Directorate of Human Space Flight.

The workshop will take place 4-8 July 2011 in Cologne, Germany, at the European Astronaut Centre (EAC), ESA’s astronaut training centre and home base of the European astronaut corps.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to hear from the ESA Human Spaceflight Director, Simonetta di Pippo, and NASA’s Life Science Director, Jeff Davis, listen to lectures from space physiology and space medicine experts and learn from the team that directly supports the health of European astronauts. The participation in practicals and demonstrations will also be part of the workshop programme.

Delegates will work on a project in a small group together with other students and present the results of this work to their colleagues and a panel of experts on the last day of the workshop. The experts will evaluate each group’s project work and an award will be presented to the best group. Candidates interested in participating in the 2011 ESA Space Medicine Workshop should respond to one or two of the ‘Announcements of Opportunity‘(AO).

Note, these are not official AOs, they are purely related to the workshop as an element of the workshop programme.

For detailed information about the costs, accommodation, travel expences etc., please read the “How to apply?” page.

* Full ESA member states are Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

SpaceRef staff editor.