Aerospace Medicine: The Sky is not the
limit, Space is not the Final Frontier
Tripthi M. Mathew, MD, MPH, MBA, PhD
Preside...
About the Presenter
Dr. Tripthi Mary Mathew received her MD degree (7 yr program) from the former Soviet Union
(Georgia & ...
Overview of Presentation
 Global History of Aerospace Medicine - International Space Agency Countries: Canada,
France, Ja...
Global History of Aerospace Medicine
Canada
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Canadian Aviation Medicine began in 1939

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In 1940, Wilbur Franks develop...
Global History of Aerospace Medicine
France
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Aviation Medicine in France began as early as 1898 when Dr. Dumaitre sugges...
Global History of Aerospace Medicine
Japan
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Aviation Medicine began between 1920’s and 1930’s in Japan and some other co...
Global History of Aerospace Medicine
Russia


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Boris B. Yegorov (1937-1994), the first physician to fly in space. Dr. Y...
Global History of Aerospace Medicine in the U.S

U.S Air Force Flight Surgeon Insignia
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The Aerospace Medical Associa...
Global History of Aerospace Medicine
Israel


The Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies was established by...
Global History of Aerospace Medicine
India
 Lt Gen KS Master, the First DGAFMS, in April 1949, after Independence.
 In O...
Influence of Aerospace Movies/TV shows (*1900- 1930’s era) on Aviation
and Space Medicine

*Note: Only 3
Aerospace Movies ...
Influence of Aerospace Movies/TV shows (1940- 1970’s era) on
Aviation and Space Medicine

1966

1970

1977

1978

1978-198...
Influence of Aerospace Movies/TV shows (1980 - 2010 era)
on Aviation and Space Medicine

1982

1986

2001

α

Ώ

1995

200...
Aerospace Movies in *2013
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Europa Report (release date June 27, 2013;
August 2, 2013 in Theatres

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Planes (in 3D) rele...
Some Current Challenges Facing Aerospace Medicine Physicians

 Passenger Health & Safety Issues
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TSA Screenings of Pati...
Some Current Challenges Facing Aerospace
Medicine Physicians Cont’d
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Pilots, Astronauts & their families/Flight Crew/AMT...
Budget of NASA, ROSCOSMOS, JAXA, ESA & CSA
NASA

ROSCOSMOS

JAXA

ESA

CSA

$17,893.4
billion
(2013) [1]

169.8 billion
RU...
Limited Number of Aerospace Medicine Training Programs
Countries

Number of Programs

Name of Institution

U.S

5 accredit...
Limited Number of Aerospace Medicine Training Programs Cont’d
Countries Number of Programs

Name of Institution

Europe

1...
Some Space Exploration Organizations and other related organizations

Name of Private
Organizations

Name of Non-Profit
Or...
Conclusion
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Growing interest in the Public for Space Travel (Space Tourism)

 Increasing number of Aero Space Explorati...
Some Recommendations
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Expand/Establish More Aerospace Medicine Residency Training for
Physicians to meet the increasing ...
Some research topics of interest (to me) in the field of Aerospace Medicine
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Space Theory in the Origins of HIV and o...
Some References/Resources
1. Sergeyev, A. A. Essays on the History of Aviation Medicine. NASA
Technical Translation, 1965....
Contact
Alpha & Omega Healthcare Management Consulting

http://www.youtube.com/user/DrMathewTM

https://twitter.com/TMMath...
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  • I chose this topic as there are endless possibilities in the field of Aerospace Medicine…… however, the sky is not the limit, space is not the final frontier… as you will see to the end of my presentation…
  • This is a brief overview of my background.
  • This slide is an overview of my presentation.I have reviewed the Global History of Aerospace Medicine as it pertains to the International Space Agency Countries (Canada, France, Japan, Russia and USA). My focus is primarily on Physicians who were also Astronauts in these countries (as it is Aerospace Medicine). Since, it is not in the capacity (due to time and other factors) of this presentation to cover Aerospace Medicine in all countries, I have focused on these countries and Israel (being host country) and India as an example of other countries, their achievements and also because I am a native of that country (U.S and Overseas Citizen of India).After reviewing the Global History of Aerospace Medicine in these countries, it was interesting when I researched to find the influence of Aerospace Movies in different era’s since 1902, how man dreamt of flying to the moon portrayed by the first short movie on Space in French, A Trip to the Moon (Le Voyage Dans La Lune) and later mankind achieved this dream with Neil Armstrong, the first Astronaut to land on the moon. It is interesting to note, there were only three movies on Space in this era (1900-1930’s). And as we move along, and come to 2013, there are just 4 movies on Aerospace in 2013 itself. It is also interesting to see how man has been dreaming of living in space, with the establishment of International Space Station and now in the movie Elysium, a space station for the wealthy, a place where there is no illness.Next, I explore the different roles and challenges that the Aerospace Medicine Physician encounters or will encounter in their career.After that, I have highlighted the funding opportunities available from the Govt Space Agencies like NASA, EASA, JAXA, ROSCOSMOS and CSA. Next, I review the number of Aerospace Medicine Training programs around the world which is very limited (especially for Civilians).After that I researched some of the space exploration organizations that are out there (mainly private, a few non-profit) and other related organizations.The remaining slides are conclusion of the findings of my desktop research, recommendations, and some of my research interests in aerospace medicine specialty.Then some additional references/resources I have used for my researchOn the last slide I have provided my contact information.
  • Berry, C. Photos on E-Bay. Internet.http://www.ebay.ca/sch/sis.html?_nkw=Charles%20A%20Berry%20Apollo%20NASA%20Chief%20Medical%20Officer%20Astronaut%20M%20D&_itemId=261286899237
  • There are only 3 aerospace movies in the 1900-1930’s era, when people started dreaming of going to the moon…..
  • In this era, there is a rapid growth and interest in Aerospace, UFO’s, aliens etc… with a number of popular movies & TV series released e.g. Star Trek, Airport, Jason of Star Command, Star wars, Superman etc. The Airport’ 79 illustrates the issues of Decompression. In Star Trek’s first episode other common aerospace medicine issues are illustrated like fatigue, Irritability of Captain Kirkm captain of the space ship, Enterprise, which was diagnosed by the character:Dr.McCoy /Spock..
  • The 1980’s to the current time, the number of aerospace movies increased tremendously, with again several popular movies like ET, Top Gun, Apollo 13, Space Cowboys, Space Odyssey, Wall-E, Avatar etc. Movies like Top Gun show other aerospace issues of concern, like speed, Altitude, dangers of crashing while movies like Apollo 13 show some of the health problems that the astronauts faces and the challenging issues that flight surgeons/aerospace medicine physicians face.
  • In this year, 2013 alone so far (at the time of development of this poster presentation) there has been 4 aerospace movies, with Elysium focusing more on issues of aerospace medicine, a space station where there is no illness or injury, with the illustration of the miracle device, Med-Pod 3000, a de-atomizer for treating patients with any illness, from Crow’s feet to Cancer….
  • Some current challenges facing aerospace medicine physicians include the following…
  • This slide shows the budget in 2013 of the International Space Station Agencies in USD.
  • As per American Association of Aerospace Medicine, in 2013, there are currently five accredited U.S. residency programs for aerospace medicine. The military programs include the Air Force program at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, and the combined Army/Navy program in Pensacola, FL. The civilian programs are at Wright State University in Dayton, OH, the University of Texas-Medical Branch in Galveston, TX, and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.In other countries (Russia, Japan, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, India etc) also, there are very few civilian programs with limited seats for aerospace medicine training. The programs vary from short certificate courses, Diploma, Master’s to 3 year MD degree residency training programs.
  • There are several Space Exploration Organizations that are out there…… I have documented some of them on this slide, there are several more which and it was not possible to fit all of them, as new ones are cropping up every year with growing interest of the public to go to space (Space Tourism), sub-orbital space ride.…..It is interesting to note that the State of Florida is developing its own space port… and there are other States and other countries that are doing the same e.g. The company Aabar Investments(a UAE/Dubai based form) which funds Virgin Galactic for its space travel missions, and as part of that investment to develop a space port in Dubai for citizens of UAE) that are developing their own space ports for their citizens to travel to space and/ or live in Space.
  • In conclusion, I want to highlight some of the major findings of my desktop research as shown on this slide:Growing interest in the Public for Space Travel (Space Tourism)Increasing number of Aero Space Exploration organizationsDifferent and challenging roles of Aerospace Medicine PhysiciansHowever, limited number of Aerospace Medicine Training and seats (Sky is not the limit, Space is not the Final Frontier) Aerospace Medicine programs rely mainly on government funding from organizations like NASA, FAA in the U.S andPrivate scholarships/grants from individuals & organizations (for civilians) and Armed forces for Military.It is interesting to note although there is growing interest in Space Tourism by both public and many companies, there are very few aerospace medicine training programs in the world with limited seats for Physicians to train in the aerospace medicine sub specialty of Preventive Medicine/Public Health. This is why although there are endless possibilities for research and development in this field, the sky is not the limit and space is not the final frontier when it comes to training programs and availability of funding for such training. programs.However, I want to quote Winston Churchill’s words, “Never, Never, Never Give Up”, to his fellow Brits during WWII which inspired a nation to hang in there.P.S: The graphiccon the top right hand corner is that of a plane I designed…..
  • These are some of my recommendations (on this slide)……..Increase funding for Aerospace Medicine programs by partnering with other private space exploration organizations, not rely only on Govt fundingIncrease funding for Aerospace Medicine through advocating for taxes on space movies.So, that sky is /becomes the limit and space is the final frontier……
  • In addition to Cross-Cultural training for Astronauts and Space Travelers, removing barriers for Physicians to access and obtain advanced training in aerospace medicine field, some of my other research interests include the following (as given on this slide)……..
  • These are some additional resources and references, in addition to the references I have provided on some of the slides…..
  • My contact information…..
  • Aerospace Medicine: The Sky is not the Limit, Space is not the Final Frontier

    1. 1. Aerospace Medicine: The Sky is not the limit, Space is not the Final Frontier Tripthi M. Mathew, MD, MPH, MBA, PhD President & CEO Alpha & Omega Healthcare Management Consulting Presented at the 61st International Congress of Aviation and Space Medicine (ICASM), 6-10 October, 2013, Jerusalem, Israel α Ώ Alpha & Omega Healthcare Management Consulting
    2. 2. About the Presenter Dr. Tripthi Mary Mathew received her MD degree (7 yr program) from the former Soviet Union (Georgia & Belarus), MPH (2 yr full-time) degree from Drexel University, MBA from University of Warwick, and PhD in Business Management with Distinction from Ashwood University, Texas. Has an Offer for Master of Laws (L.L.M) in Public Procurement and Policy at the University of Nottingham, UK Dr. Mathew has over 10 years of experience in the healthcare industry in various sectors: Private, Public (Federal, State and Local), Academia and Non-profit Dr. Mathew is a member of the World Medical Association, European Medical Association, Russian American Medical Association, Aerospace Medical Association, Women in Aerospace, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association and member of 50 groups and associations on Linkedin.com Dr. Mathew was nominated as a member to the Global Advisory Board of the American Academy of Project Management; the Editorial Advisory Committee of the Nation's Health- American Public Health Association's Newspaper and is a member of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council. Dr. Mathew is the Founder, President and CEO of Alpha & Omega Healthcare Management Consulting www.alphanomega.info Completed Principles of Aviation and Space Medicine Course, Certificate of Completion, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas Completed NASA’s Physiological Training Lecture and 25,000 Foot Altitude Chamber Flight, Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, Certificate of Completion Multicultural/lingual. Have lived and studied in 4 different continents (Asia-India, Africa- Nigeria, Europe- Former, U.S.S.R, UK, Sweden, Germany, Brussels α Ώ Discovery Flight on August 30, 2012. Preparing for FAA’s exam for Sports/Private Pilot license
    3. 3. Overview of Presentation  Global History of Aerospace Medicine - International Space Agency Countries: Canada, France, Japan, Russia and USA  Aerospace Medicine in Israel (Host Country) and other countries e.g. India  Influence of Aerospace Movies (in different era’s) on the development of Aviation and Space Medicine  Some Current Challenges Facing Aerospace Medicine Physicians  Funding Opportunities available (Government, Private, e.t.c)  Limited Number of Aerospace Medicine Training Programs  Some Space Exploration Organizations and Other-related organizations  Conclusion  Recommendation  Some of my Research Interests in Aerospace Medicine specialty  References/resources and Contact Info α Ώ Alpha & Omega Healthcare Management Consulting
    4. 4. Global History of Aerospace Medicine Canada  Canadian Aviation Medicine began in 1939  In 1940, Wilbur Franks developed the first Ant-Gravity Suit (G-Suit) in the world. It was known as Franks Flying suit and was worn by Air Force Pilots in World War II. All space suits worn by Astronauts and cosmonauts were based on his original design.  Roberta Bondar is the first Physician Canadian female astronaut. She is also the first Dr. Wilbur R Frank Neurologist to go to space.  The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) was established in 1989. Dr. Roberta Bondar Source: Wikipedia.org http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Space_Agency http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilbur_R._Franks http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roberta_Bondar α Ώ Alpha & Omega Healthcare Management Consulting
    5. 5. Global History of Aerospace Medicine France  Aviation Medicine in France began as early as 1898 when Dr. Dumaitre suggested the use of spherical balloons to search for wounded on battlefield.  Jean-René Cruchet (1875-1959 In 1910, Dr. Rene Moulinier for the first time in the history of aviation medicine studied the effect of flight on the pilot’s blood pressure. He co-authored a book with French Pathologist Jean-Rene Cruchet, Air Sickness: Its Nature and Treatment, in1920.  The Centre national d'études spatiales (CNES) (English: National Centre for Space Studies), the French Government Space Agency is established in 1961 at Paris. CNES used to train French Astronauts, however as of 2001 they were transferred to the European Space Agency (ESA).  Claudie Haigneré nee Claudie André-Deshays was the first French female Astronaut Doctor to go to space & first European Woman astornaut to set foot on the international Space Station in 1991. Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CNES http://voices.yahoo.com/french-female-astronaut-doctor-politician-claudie7497734.html α Ώ Alpha & Omega Healthcare Management Consulting
    6. 6. Global History of Aerospace Medicine Japan  Aviation Medicine began between 1920’s and 1930’s in Japan and some other countries.  In 1942, Vinogradov provides information on the first -aid Kits used in the Japanese Air Forces.  JAXA is established as NASDA in 1969 and reorganized with several organizations in 2003  Mamoru Mohri flew aboard the Space Shuttle (STS-47/FMPT) for the first time as a Japanese astronaut in March 1992.  The first Japanese Woman Physician Astronaut – Dr. Chiaki Mukai, MD, PhD, JAXA Astroanaut to go to space in 1994 and first Japanese woman to have two space flights (in 1994 and 1998).  Current Medical Operations Team of JAXA headed by Dr. Katsuhiko Ogata, MD Japan Society of Aerospace & Environmental Medicine Source: α Ώ Alpha & Omega Healthcare Management Consulting
    7. 7. Global History of Aerospace Medicine Russia   Boris B. Yegorov (1937-1994), the first physician to fly in space. Dr. Yegorov and two colleagues were launched aboard the Voskhod (Sunrise) 1 spacecraft from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on Oct. 12, 1964, on the seventh manned Soviet space flight.  Pozharskaya, Dr Larisa Grigoryevna (1947-2002) Russian Woman physician cosmonaut, 1980-1993.  α The first Soviet Aviation Doctor- S.E. Mints, in 1921 proposed the medical study of life and work of pilots and the need to set up a psychotechnical laboratory to study individual aptitudes. ROSCOSMOS, Russian Space agency established in 1992 (formerly the Soviet Space Program, 1922-1991) Ώ Boris B. Yegorov (1937-1994) Dr. Larisa Grigoryevna Pozharskaya, (1947-2002) Alpha & Omega Healthcare Management Consulting
    8. 8. Global History of Aerospace Medicine in the U.S U.S Air Force Flight Surgeon Insignia   The Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) was founded in 1929 by Louis H. Bauer, M.D., the first medical director of the Aeronautics Branch of the Department of Commerce (which later became the U.S. FAA). Army Flight Surgeon Insignia The term “Flight Surgeon” was coined in 1918 by U.S Army Medical Services.  In addition to the U.S Air force and U.S Navy, the U.S. Army Air force was separated from the U.S. Army in 1947 and flight surgeons began monitoring the health and well being of their aviators.  NASA was established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1958.  Dr. Charles Berry was the Chief Medical Officer of NASA in 1960’s for the Mercury, Gemini & Apollo Missions.  The first U.S. male physician astronaut was Dr. Joseph P. Kerwin in 1973 and first U.S female medical doctor to become an astronaut, Dr. Margaret Rhea Seddon flew into space three times between 1985 and 1993 U.S Navy Insignia α Ώ Dr. Charles Berry, Flight Surgeon at Mission Control Room, NASA Source: Wikipedia, eBay Dr. Joseph Kerwin Alpha & Omega Healthcare Management Consulting Dr. Margaret Seddon
    9. 9. Global History of Aerospace Medicine Israel  The Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies was established by the Israel Air Force Association through generous donation by the Fisher brothers, Zachary and Larry Fisher. The Institute is located at Israel Air Force Center, Herzylia.  In 2005, the Aerospace Medicine Research Center was established which is part of the Fisher Institute.  The Israeli Aerospace Medicine Institute (IAMI) was established in 1993.  The former director of IAMI, Dr. Milton Gordon, was one of Israel’s pioneering flight surgeons and served as the General Civil Flight Surgeon at the Israeli FAA.  Dr. Eran Schenker, an Aerospace Medicine physician is the current head of the Institute  In the 1960’s, Israeli activity in the space study and exploration began with focus on academic research  Israeli Space Agency (ISA) was established in 1983. Source: http://www.fisherinstitute.org.il/eng/ http://www.iami.org.il/englishN.htm http://most.gov.il/english/space/isa/Pages/default.aspx α Ώ Alpha & Omega Healthcare Management Consulting
    10. 10. Global History of Aerospace Medicine India  Lt Gen KS Master, the First DGAFMS, in April 1949, after Independence.  In October 1952, the Air Force Medical officers stationed in Delhi area formed the Aero Medical Society, which is now the Indian Society of Aerospace Medicine.  The first meeting of the Society was held on 22nd and 23rd January 1954, in a small cinema hall near Air Headquarters, New Delhi. The current President of the society is Air Marshal AK Behl.  Dr. Padma Bandhopadhyay, 55, is the first woman Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Society of India and the first Indian woman to have conducted scientific research at the North Pole.  In 1962, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru invited Dr. Vikram Sarabhai to organize the Space Research Program. Dr. Sarabhai is the pioneer in its establishment and is known as the Father of Indian Space Program. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) was established on 15 August 1969, with headquarters in Bangalore. Dr. K. RadhaKrishnan is the current Chairman of ISRO. Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Dr. Vikram Sarabhai ISRO http://www.isro.org Source: Indian Society of Aerospace Medicine, α Ώ http://www.isam.in/ Indian Women in Aviation http://iaf00.tripod.com/airwomen.html Indian Women in Aviation stamp released in 1998 Alpha & Omega Healthcare Management Consulting Dr. Padma Bandhopadhyay
    11. 11. Influence of Aerospace Movies/TV shows (*1900- 1930’s era) on Aviation and Space Medicine *Note: Only 3 Aerospace Movies in 30 years 1st Space Movie- A Trip to the Moon (Silent Movie), France, 1902 original in B&W, can watch in color on You Tube, only 16 minutes duration The First Men in the Moon, UK, 1919 (B&W silent movie) Woman in the Moon Germany, 1929 (B&W silent movie) α Ώ Source: List of films about outer spacehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_about_outer_space
    12. 12. Influence of Aerospace Movies/TV shows (1940- 1970’s era) on Aviation and Space Medicine 1966 1970 1977 1978 1978-1981 α Ώ List of films about outer spacehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_about_outer_space
    13. 13. Influence of Aerospace Movies/TV shows (1980 - 2010 era) on Aviation and Space Medicine 1982 1986 2001 α Ώ 1995 2008 2000 2009 List of films about outer spacehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_about_outer_space
    14. 14. Aerospace Movies in *2013  Europa Report (release date June 27, 2013; August 2, 2013 in Theatres  Planes (in 3D) released August 9, 2013  Elysium released August 9, 2013  Oblivion released August 12, 2013 Armadyne’s Med-Pod 3000/Deatomizer for treating patients with any illness (from Crow’s feet to cancer) at Elysium, space station of the wealthy in 2154 α Ώ *Note: Four Movies on Aerospace theme released in 2013 alonean increasing interest in the Aviation/Aerospace Medicine Field
    15. 15. Some Current Challenges Facing Aerospace Medicine Physicians  Passenger Health & Safety Issues • TSA Screenings of Patients at Airport Facilities • Natural Disasters- Outbreaks • Man Made disasters- Terrorism/Bioterrorism • Air/Motion Sickness (nausea, vomiting, hypoxia) • Other medical problems encountered during flight: - Man with Cardiac Complaints (Shortness of Breath, Chest Pain, Cardiac Arrest) - Sick baby/child - Source: www.skymall.com Woman goes into Labor Medical transportation of patients to another country or facility (Operational Aerospace Medicine) - α Ώ Exotic pet goes loose in the cabin (bites or injury to passenger and/or crew) Alpha & Omega Healthcare Management Consulting
    16. 16. Some Current Challenges Facing Aerospace Medicine Physicians Cont’d  Pilots, Astronauts & their families/Flight Crew/AMT’s/Astronaut’s Health & Safety Issues - Airmen Medical Certifications of Pilots (electronic- MedExpress), Medical examinations of AMTs, Crew (Clinical Aerospace Medicine) - Address medical/health conditions: • Fatigue, psychological/psychiatric illnesses • Dehydration • Sleep Problems • Diet & Nutrition • Sudden illness/ heart attack, cardiac arrest or stroke of Pilot/Co-Pilot • Hearing loss from chronic exposure to noise • Contact Dermatitis from exposure to paints/other materials used for repairing, painting aircrafts - Terrorist hijack of plane (Pilot or Co-Pilot shot) - Other : Insufficient Funding for Aerospace Medicine/Space Exploration - α The need to keep abreast and updated of new technologies and information Ώ Alpha & Omega Healthcare Management Consulting
    17. 17. Budget of NASA, ROSCOSMOS, JAXA, ESA & CSA NASA ROSCOSMOS JAXA ESA CSA $17,893.4 billion (2013) [1] 169.8 billion RUB ($5,6 billion) (2013) 300 billion yen (approx 3.8 billion USD) (2013) €4.28 billion / £3.64 billion / US$5.5 1 billion (2013)[ 488.7 Million Canadian Dollars (Approx US$ 477 Million dollars) (2013-2014) 1] [1] [1] [2] Source: Wikipedia[1] JAXA[2] α Ώ Alpha & Omega Healthcare Management Consulting
    18. 18. Limited Number of Aerospace Medicine Training Programs Countries Number of Programs Name of Institution U.S 5 accredited U.S Residency programs: 3 Civilian & 2 Military & 1 Fed Govt (FAAshort courses) 1.University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 2.Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio 3.Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN 4.Air Force program at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 5.Combined Army/Navy Program at Pensacola, FL Russia 1-2 Civilian Program & 1 Civilian short course program 1 Military 1.Russian State University, Pirogov 2.Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow, Russia 3.Lomonosov Moscow State University 4.The Institute of Biomedical Problems (Russian Academy of Sciences) 5.Russian Air force (Military) 6. Saratov State Medical University, Russia (Military) Japan 1 Military Program. No Civilian Program and No advanced studies in Aerospace Medicine (Dr.Ogata) National Defense Medical College, Tokorozawa, Saitama Canada 2 Civilian Programs & 1 Military University of Toronto, McGill University Royal Canadian Air Force Institute of Aviation Medicine Sources: American Association of Aerospace Medicine, 2013; Atzema, C, Poirier, V. Career Options in Aerospace & Aviation Medicine Ann Emerg Med. 2004;43:652-656. European Society of Aerospace Medicine, 2013 Russian State University, Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University α Ώ Alpha & Omega Healthcare Management Consulting
    19. 19. Limited Number of Aerospace Medicine Training Programs Cont’d Countries Number of Programs Name of Institution Europe 1.International Space University, France 2. Université René Descartes, France 3. The Université de Bordeaux in collaboration with Université Toulouse-Rangueil 4. Kings College, London, UK 60 hours standard training in Aviation Medicine offered/ developed by European Society of Aerospace Medicine: 5. Aeromedical Association of Belgium 6. Bulgarian Association of Aviation and Space Medicine and Psychology 7.European School of Aviation Medicine, Germany 8. Dutch Association of Aviation Medicine 9. Norwegian Aeromedical Association 10.Finnish Civil Aviation Authority 11.Romanian Society of Aeronautical Medicine 11 Programs in nine countries (3 in France itself) New Zealand 1 Civilian program University of Wellington, Otaga, New Zealand Australia 1 Civilian Program Monash University, Melbourne, Australia India Only 1 Civilian Program (only 3 Civilian seats out of total of 10 for 3 year MD program in Aerospace Medicine) Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Bangalore Sources: Atzema, C, Poirier, V. Career Options in Aerospace & Aviation Medicine Ann Emerg Med. 2004;43:652-656. European Society of Aerospace Medicine, 2013 α Ώ Alpha & Omega Healthcare Management Consulting
    20. 20. Some Space Exploration Organizations and other related organizations Name of Private Organizations Name of Non-Profit Organizations Other related organizations (explore Virgin Galactic http://www.virgingalactic.com/ Tau Zero Foundation http://www.tauzero.aero Venus Project http://www.thevenusproject.com sustainability of life in extreme conditions/other environments/for the future) Armadillo Aerospace http://armadilloaerospace.com/n. x/Armadillo/Home Space Florida http://www.spaceflorida.gov/ Space X http://www.spacex.com SPACEHAB, Inc (Astrotech Corp) http://www.spacehab.com/ X-Cor http://www.xcor.com Planetary Resources http://www.planetaryresources.c om/ Bigelow Aerospace http://www.bigelowaerospace.co m α Ώ Masten Space Systems http://masten-space.com Space Adventures http://www.spaceadventures.com Blue Origin http://www.blueorigin.com/ Excalibur Almaz http://www.excaliburalmaz.com/ Alpha & Omega Healthcare Management Consulting
    21. 21. Conclusion  Growing interest in the Public for Space Travel (Space Tourism)  Increasing number of Aero Space Exploration organizations  Different and challenging roles of Aerospace Medicine Physicians  However, limited number of Aerospace Medicine Training and seats (Sky is not the limit, Space is not the Final Frontier)  Aerospace Medicine programs rely mainly on government funding from organizations like NASA, FAA in the U.S and  Private scholarships/grants from individuals & organizations (for civilians) and Armed forces for Military. Winston Churchill, said these words to his fellow Brits during WWII and inspired a nation to hang in there. Source: www.skymall.com α Ώ Alpha & Omega Healthcare Management Consulting
    22. 22. Some Recommendations  Expand/Establish More Aerospace Medicine Residency Training for Physicians to meet the increasing demand of Public Space Travel (so that sky is the limit and Space is the Final Frontier)  Define/broaden the role of Aerospace Medicine Physicians (The need for Aerospace Medicine Civilian Physicians both on ground and in air). Source: www.nasa.gov  “His Love from the Moon” -Astronaut James B. Irwin Collaborate/partner with organizations (Aerospace Medicine Consortium), advocate new sources of funding opportunities e.g. Space Movie Tax to increase funding  Explore opportunities for inclusion of other specialties e.g. Pediatrics and interdisciplinary research in Space Medicine e.g. in the fields of Astrobiology, Astronomy etc.  Research and development of devices, drugs for increasing well being, longevity & habitats for extreme living conditions.  My autograph book signed by Astronaut Jim Irwin Conduct Genetic studies for studying the effects of genes/SNP’s in the development of illness e.g. Acute Mountain Sickness and drug response, based on genes (current ongoing research).  α Ώ Develop space suits/devices that can countermeasure the effects of lethal doses of radiation. Alpha & Omega Healthcare Management Consulting
    23. 23. Some research topics of interest (to me) in the field of Aerospace Medicine   Space Theory in the Origins of HIV and other illnesses  Technologies/Devices and drugs for the removal of free radicals & toxins from body, to rejuvenate/reprogramme cells (reverse apoptosis/cell death), remove DNA damage/mutations and increase longevity.  Development of space suits that not only countermeasure the effects of microgravity, altitude but also lethal doses of radiation  To study the development of Trampoline and other physical barriers to protect the earth from the damages of the effect of Asteroids and Meteorites shower and prevent the loss of health and life.  Genetic studies for studying the effects of genes/SNP’s in the development of illness e.g. Acute Mountain Sickness and drug response, based on genes  Incidence of Carpel Tunnel Syndrome and other injuries resulting from repeated tasks among Astronauts  α De-evolution theory in the extinction of species as a result of backward contamination from Meteorites, Asteroid, ET’s/Aliens and other UFO from space. Special Guidance Issues (e.g. Hyperthyroidism) for AME’s Ώ Alpha & Omega Healthcare Management Consulting
    24. 24. Some References/Resources 1. Sergeyev, A. A. Essays on the History of Aviation Medicine. NASA Technical Translation, 1965. Internet. http://archive.org/details/nasa_techdoc_19650012124 2. List of Films About Outer Space. Internet. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_about_outer_space 3. The First Female Japanese Astronaut: Chiaki Mukai. Internet. 4. Ogata, K. Space Medicine & JAXA Presentation. 2013 5. European Society of Aerospace Medicine. Training in Aviation Medicine in Europe. Curriculum for Training in Aviation Medicine. Internet. http://www.esam.aero/training_aviation 6. Atzema, C, Poirier, V. Career Options in Aerospace & Aviation Medicine Ann Emerg Med. 2004;43:652-656. 7. Armadyne. Med-Pod 3000. Healthcare: Engineering Health and Guaranteeing life Internet. http://www.armadyne.net/products/healthcare.php 8/ 8. Institute of Aerospace Medicine, India. MD-Aviation Medicine. Internet. http://www.minglebox.com/college/Institute-of-Aerospace-Medicine-IAM-Bangalore 9. Encyclopedia Astronautica. Pozharskaya .Internet. http://www.astronautix.com/astros/pozskaya.htm 10. NASA. Internet. http://www.nasa.gov α Ώ Alpha & Omega Healthcare Management Consulting
    25. 25. Contact Alpha & Omega Healthcare Management Consulting http://www.youtube.com/user/DrMathewTM https://twitter.com/TMMathew http://www.linkedin.com/in/mathewtm DrTripthiM DrMathewTM@gmail.com Bon Voyage! http://www.cafepress.com/AlphaNOmegaSouvenirs α Ώ Alpha & Omega Healthcare Management Consulting

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