“An irish journey from sea to space”

We’re very excited to announce our next SMI meeting will take place online April 29th at 18.30pm with Dr. Marc O’Griofa

Dr. O’Griofa has had a unique and unconventional medical career to date, working as an Aquanaut for NASA’s NEEMO mission as well as a tactical physician and in private industry with Flight Zero G.

Come and hear about his thrilling career trajectory and the opportunities available in these areas.

Free tickets available here:

Royal Aeronautical Society Award, IAC acceptances

We’re catching up with all the space medicine goings on from the last month – it’s been busy!

Space Medicine Ireland Co-founder Dr. Lisa McNamee won a second place award for her science communication video ‘What is an analogue space mission?’ for the Royal Aeronautical Society.

To watch the video and learn more about space analogue missions click here.

The Space Medicine Ireland team had more news to celebrate this month with not one but two abstracts accepted to the International Astronautical Congress in Dubai.

Dr. Philip Brady, along with Dr. Shawna Pandya and Dr. Lisa McNamee had two abstracts accepted for presentation in the life sciences arena.

Calling all medical students!

Amazing opportunity to participate in the European Space Agency’s online human space physiology training course.

Available to medical students and students of biomedical science, this three-week fully online course is now open for applications.

The course takes place in October 2021 and further details can be found here.

Summer Space Medicine Opportunities

The University of Texas Medical Branch has moved its Principles of Aviation & Space Medicine course online this year due to Coronavirus. Great opportunity to get a solid grounding in the history of spaceflight, physiology of spaceflight and the human factors involved. Course runs virtually from June 28th – July 16th. Apply by March 15th here.

The Aerospace Medical Association’s Annual Scientific Meeting is scheduled to take place August 29th to September 2nd 2021 in Denver, Colorado. Updates on current research and practice in Aerospace Medicine and international networking opportunities. Tickets here.

Research Opportunities

Interested in aerospace medicine research?

Get in touch with our committee today. We’re always working on projects and are open to collaboration.

Mainly we’re interested in novel research, collaborations with other fields e.g. engineering and analysis of current literature trends and knowledge gaps.

If you’ve a research background or are just interested in getting started, we’re happy to chat further.