The brilliant Mike Barratt from NASA to speak at our international medical conference
14th September 2017
World Extreme Medicine
A unique and exciting opportunity to learn about Aerospace medicine from a master!
We are delighted, once again, to welcome Mike Barratt, NASA astronaut, and physician to our World Extreme Medicine Conference. He brings with him a huge amount of passion and enthusiasm for Aerospace medicine as well as a vast amount of knowledge and experience that he will share with you during his lecture on ‘Human Performance in Austere Environments.’
This is an amazing opportunity to learn first-hand from a real-life NASA astronaut; as well as having the chance to ask questions and speak with Mike on a one-to-one level about one of the most challenging and austere environments known to man. Be enthralled by his stories and experiences, and inspired by his knowledge of Aerospace medicine.
To say Mike is qualified in all things regarding Aerospace medicine is a bit of an understatement. After completing residency training in internal and aerospace medicine, Mike joined the NASA Johnson Space Center in 1991 and loved it so much he’s never left.
He spent 9 years as a ground based NASA medical officer and flight surgeon for pilots and astronauts before deciding he wanted to experience spaceflight and its effects on the human body for himself. The doctor-turned-astronaut spent 199 days living and orbiting 220 miles above Earth as the International Space Stations chief medical officer in 2009 and has literally helped write the textbook on spaceflight medicine ‘Principles of Clinical Medicine for Space Flight’, as well as being associate editor for space medicine for the journal ‘Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance’.
Mike is also part of the faculty and a module lead on the jointly presented WEM University of Exeter MSc in Extreme Medicine on a third-year module titled ‘Future Medicine’ which looks at the future of remote medicine and how changing technology and advances in medicine will mean for clinical practice in the near to medium future.
We are extremely fortunate to have him be part of our conference and hopefully, he might succeed in inspiring you towards the fledgling prince of medical specialities. In what other medical conference would you have such a fantastic opportunity?
You can see Mike speak on Day 1 of the conference in the Biosphere at 14.30.
Be part of the world’s biggest gathering of extreme medics and book your ticket today!