The IIAS Space Medicine Group (SMG) represents professionals within the PoSSUM community working on research, education and health initiatives in space and terrestrial medicine and health. SMG is currently working on three initiatives: 1) the Space Medicine Working Group (SMWG), 2) the Health Task Force (HTF), and 3) the ‘Astronaut Mentality’ educational outreach initiative.
SMWG aims to catalyze the development of knowledge, data, testing, protocols, tools and technologies that will positively contribute to the development of operational space medicine, safety and rescue operations, physiology, countermeasures and mitigation by developing protocols and tests for PoSSUM’s wide variety of research activities.
There is a lot of uncertainty and emerging data around the novel coronavirus at this time, and there is a need for trusted sources and information. The COVID-19 Health Task Force (HTF) consists of doctors, nurses and epidemiologists within the PoSSUM community working together to compile an ever-growing list of trusted international and national resources and guidelines.
What do life in space and life in a pandemic have in common? A lot, as it turns out – and we have lessons to share! Tune in to our continuing daily webinar series starting April 8, as pilots, doctors, scientists and explorers from the PoSSUM community share their lessons of resilience, resourcefulness, emergency preparedness, tough situations – while challenging the audience to participate as well!
Is isolation making you anxious? Project PoSSUM will be sharing a series of webinars that are FREE and available to the general public starting this 8 April. Click on the ‘LOGIN NOW’ link or dial-in at the number provided to join your hosts Dr. Shawna Pandya and Shayla Redmond each weekday at 11AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) to talk with our panelists and take part in the discussion! We use GotoMeeting as our online webinar platform – to get the app, visit HERE
|Wed, Apr 8, 2020 11AM (EDT)||The Astronaut Mentality: Resilience, Coping and Being a Space MacGvyer||WATCH HERE||Shayla Redmond||Dr. Shawna Pandya||Kyle Foster
|Thu, Apr 9, 2020 11AM (EDT)||The Astronaut Mentality Pt II: Lessons Learned from Previous Selections||WATCH HERE||Dr. Shawna Pandya||Dr. Sian Proctor||Dr. Sian Proctor
Dr. Ulyana Horodyskyj
Dr. Aaron Persad
|Fri, Apr 10, 2020 11AM (EDT)||Is anybody out there? Lessons on Isolation from “Mars," Analog and ICE Environments||WATCH HERE||Bailey Burns||Megan Kane||Dr. Sian Proctor
|Mon, Apr 13, 2020 11AM (EDT)||How not to get voted of the hab: expeditionary behavior, teamwork and leadership||WATCH HERE||Shayla Redmond||Casey Stedman||Dr. Shawna Pandya
|Tue, Apr 14, 2020 11AM (EDT)||30 seconds to OUT THE DOOR: Emergency preparedness and what's in your go-bag?||WATCH HERE||Dr. Sian Proctor||Matt Wise|
|Wed, Apr 15, 2020 11AM (EDT)||Operational environments, risk analysis and critical decision-making in tight spots||WATCH HERE||Dr. Shawna Pandya||Lee Roberts|
Dr. Rui Moura
|Thu, Apr 16, 2020 11AM (EDT)||Fueling the fire: Nutrition for space...and quarantine?||WATCH HERE||Megan Kane||Dr. Sian Proctor||Aimee Valliere
|Fri, Apr 17, 2020 11AM (EDT)||As above, so below: lessons from the water world for space and isolation||WATCH HERE||Anthony Navarro||Stephen Daire|
|Dr. Shawna Pandya
Dr. Jason Reimuller
|Mon, Apr 20, 2020 11AM (EDT)||No human is an island...but life support systems should come close||WATCH HERE||Dr. Rui Moura||Ken Trujillo||Dr. Jason Reimuller
Dr. Aaron Persad
|Tue, Apr 21, 2020 11AM (EDT)||Is anybody out there part 2? Lessons from ICE environments on communication, diversity and outreach/ Show wrap-up||WATCH HERE||Shayla Redmond||Bailey Burns|
|Dr. Jason Reimuller
Dr. Carlos Salicrup