The Antarctica Extreme Medicine Conference aboard the National Geographic Explorer, run in collaboration between World Extreme Medicine and Lindblad Expeditions, will be like no other. Exploring the extremes of medicine, speakers will be a mix of astronauts, clinicians at the front of medical research and polar explorers.
We estimate that the mini-conference will attract 20 CME/CPD credits awarded by the Royal College of Surgeon of Edinburgh.
Dr Mike Barratt. Mike is a NASA astronaut and physician with a particular interest in adaptive physiology and human performance associated with weightlessness and fractional gravity, along with intersections with other extreme environments. Mike played a role in developing NASA’s space medicine programs for both the Shuttle-Mir Program and International Space Station and flew on Expedition 19/20 & STS-133
Dr Scott Parazynski. NASA astronaut and flight surgeon, plus prolific innovator and explorer. a highly decorated veteran of five spaceflights, he spent over eight weeks in space and 47 hours on spacewalks. Scott is also the only person to have flown in both space and summited Mount Everest and continues to travel around the world, often acting as chief medical officer on expeditions.
The rates include accommodations aboard ship and hotel per itinerary; all meals aboard ship; all non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages* aboard ship; lunch on charter flight on disembarkation day; all shore excursions and sightseeing; entrance fees, special access permits; transfers to and from group flights; use of kayaks, tips (including gratuities to the ship’s crew); taxes, service charges and port charges; services of the ship’s physician; Lindblad Expeditions’ Leader and Naturalist staff; local guides; and one complimentary parka for each guest.
Your booking is made directly with Lindblad Expeditions their terms & conditions apply.
Cost Not Included:
Air transportation, charter flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia at an additional charge (must be purchased through Lindblad Expeditions); *certain super premium brands of alcohol; extensions; passport, visa, security and immigration fees; meals not indicated; travel protection plan; items of a personal nature such as WiFi, laundry, and voyage DVD.
Conference presentations* to include and selected from†.
Space Flight Physiology 1 | Space Flight Physiology 2 | Medical Kit and Capabilities for Space Flight | Medical Problems in Space: Diagnosis and Management | Extreme Environment Training for Astronauts | Commercial Space Flight – The New Passenger Base | Survival & Team Dynamic in Extremes | High altitude medicine & physiology | Polar Medicine | The future of extreme remote medicine | ANSMET – hunting for Space on the White Continent | EVA Physiology, Training, Risk and On-Orbit Operations | A Primer on High Altitude Medicine and On-the-Spot Innovation | Preparing for Your First Commercial Human Spaceflight | Extreme Environments as Catalysts for Innovation | Antarctic Service: Medical Screening, Health Issues in On-Ice Clinics, and Supporting Winter-Over Crews from Afar | The new age of Space Exploration and the Great Age of Marine Discovery.
* In addition there will be extensive onboard evening recap from the onboard expedition team of eight naturalists, many of them polar veterans, of a variety of specialties: zoology, biology, ornithology, geology, polar history, and more. Other members of the 15-person team include an undersea specialist, a certified photo instructor, a video chronicler and a wellness specialist. Together, they provide you with a greater understanding and appreciation for this exceptional place.
The better than one-to-fifteen staff-to-guest ratio ensures you the benefits of diverse backgrounds, and the freedom to head out on activities with the naturalist whose interests mirror your own. You are never assigned to a specific group, and our team can custom-tailor activities to match your activity level—to make each day of your expedition uniquely yours, and deeply rewarding.
† Exact lecture content and timetable is to subject to operational considerations.