RASC Mississauga Centre Meeting November 25

  • University of Toronto Mississauga 3359 Mississauga Road Mississauga, ON, L5L 1C6 Canada

The November 25th meeting of the RASC Mississauga Centre will feature a talk on Space Medicine.

Talk Title: Space Medicine

Speaker: Dr. Dave Dev

When looking at happy & floating astronauts aboard the ISS, all may look calm, but it is certainly not.  Come and hear about the myriad hazards to the body in near earth orbit.  Our talk will focus on various disease states from space travel, and the clever ways space medicine tries to mitigate the risks.  After the talk, you will think twice about taking a ride 200 km straight up.

Space Medicine on Skylab

Space Medicine on Skylab

Bio:  Under daylight, Dr. Dave Dev is a mild mannered physician in the Toronto area.  U of T is Dave"s alma mater, and he's delighted to come back to familiar hallways for this presentation.   For the first time, Dave will not fear being confused in a lecture room.  It's finally his turn to confuse others.  His curiosity in space medicine began in undergraduate anatomy when he asked, "what would happen to a body in space ?"  The answers were odd and unexpected, and will be discussed at the talk.

David Dev

David Dev

Under starlight, Dave's other passion emerges ; the pursuit of astrophotography.  Dave is an active member in many astronomy clubs, and is also the Director of the Astrophotography competition at Starfest.   

The meeting will be held from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. at The University of Toronto,Mississauga Campus, in lecture hall SE2082 in the William Davis Building. The meeting is open to the public and is free.  

Enter off of Mississauga Road. Park in lot 4 or the parkade, across from the fitness centre south of theDavis Building. Enter through the Fitness centre, walk up the stairs untilyou reach the main corridor then turn right. (If you need an elevator,follow the corridor to the right of the stairs, then go up to the mainfloor.) Look for the Mississauga Centre sign in front of the lecture room.

Post meeting plans: we usually continue the discussion post-meeting at a local bar – please join us!