SSA Meeting at AsMA on May 23rd, 2023

Greetings, SSA Members! We want to let you know that the Space Surgery Association will be meeting in person at the 2023 Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) Conference, which will be held from May 21 – 26, 2023 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, LA. The SSA meeting will take place from 5…

Experts’ Lectures on Space Health Playlist

Hello SSA surgeons, scientists, physicians, researchers, engineers, students, and community members! Interested in learning more about Aerospace Medicine while you exercise, clean the house, or commute? Check out the YouTube playlist curated by SSA Executive Committee member Dr. Rowena Christiansen for her MD1 students at the University of Melbourne! We hope you enjoy.

New paper published on Hierarchical Task Analysis

Karen Hughes Miller, Erica Sutton, and George Pantalos published a paper in the journal Surgical Innovation with the title ‘Hierarchical Task Analysis Reimagined as a Planning Tool for Surgery During Exploration Space Flight’. Find the abstract and paper HERE.

SSA scrub caps

Space Surgery Association scrub caps can be purchased HERE! Caps are $28 each, with a $3 kickback per cap to SSA.

Review of Space Surgery published

Siddharth Rajput from Sydney, Australia, has published a review paper on the topic of Space Surgery in the journal “Acta Astronautica”. Congratulations! Find the paper HERE. This is a great overview of what matters from a surgical perspective when planning long-term spaceflight.

Space Surgery talk at COSPAR

Dr Siddharth Rajput from Sydney, Australia is going to give a talk on space surgery at the 43rd COSPAR scientific assembly in Sydney Jan 31st to 4th Feb 2021 on “Challenges of providing surgical care in Space” followed by Q & A. Find a link to the scientific program HERE.

New book – The Spacefarer’s Handbook

Springer has published a new book for those who can’t wait to get to space – The Spacefarer’s Handbook – Science and Life beyond Earth by Bergita and Urs Ganse is an interesting read written for laypersons and full of facts and anecdotes.

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