RASC Mississauga Centre Meeting April 1

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

The April 1 meeting of the RASC Mississauga Centre will feature a talk on space medicine.

Talk Title: Space Medicine 101

Speaker: Dr. David Dev

Remote ultrasound procedures help provide for medical diagnoses on the International Space Station.   Photo courtesy NASA Spinoff

Remote ultrasound procedures help provide for medical diagnoses on the International Space Station.   Photo courtesy NASA Spinoff

Description : All may seem calm on the ISS, but its not.  Microgravity alters human pathology and physiology in bizarre ways, and some effects are permanent.  Learn about the disorders and the countermeasures to prevent them.  You might just cross Space Tourism off your bucket list forever !

Dave Dev is an MD and family practitioner for over 35 years. He is an amateur astronomer and keen astroimager.  For the past three years, he has been the Director of the Starfest Imaging Competition. His astroimage web site is here.

Dr Joe Kerwin examines fellow astronaut Pete Conrad on Skylab in 1973.

Dr Joe Kerwin examines fellow astronaut Pete Conrad on Skylab in 1973.

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!