UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction


Space health and disaster risk reduction symposium


This symposium is a theoretical exploration of the interrelations between space health, disaster risk reduction and other related topics. The aim is to establish a multidisciplinary consensus on the provision of healthcare by an interdisciplinary healthcare practitioner during a deep space mission to another planetary body, and how this practice can inform remote health systems on Earth.

The symposium is led by UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, Space Health Risks Research Group. During the symposium, participants will join a variety of breakout rooms that will be led by representatives of the following specialities: 

  • Space medicine and space health
  • Global health and public health
  • Planetary healthcare systems 
  • Anthropology
  • Disaster sciences.

The symposium will take place on 01st September 2021, 09:00-17:00 (GMT), at UCL Institute for Advanced Studies (COVID19 dependent) and online.

Keynote speaker: Dr Robert Thirsk – Canadian Space Agency ex-astronaut and medical doctor. 

This symposium has been funded by UCL Grand Challenges.

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