What makes this meeting unique is that it will be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association. The speakers lined up for this meeting are fantastic. You do not want to miss it.
My father was an Air Force physiologist who, in the 1960’s, was stationed at The School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks Field in San Antonio, TX. This was at the height of the great “space race,” in which the US was determined to beat the USSR to the moon. Even as a child I remember the excitement of the research going on in the huge altitude chambers and the centrifuge, testing the limits of human survival. When that era ended, in the 1970’s, dad began working in undersea physiology during the era of underwater habitats and deep sea exploration. Undersea and aerospace medicine represent a continuum with many common challenges – decompression sickness being only one.
The May meeting in Reno is going to be an opportunity to learn about the connections between aerospace and undersea medicine. There will be fantastic plenary speakers that you do not want to miss.
I hope to see you there!