Dr. J.D. PolkSenior Medical Officer, Office of the Chief Health & Medical Officer NASA
This fascinating keynote will serve as a primer on spaceflight physiology, astronaut health & considerations for space tourism. Dr. Polk will describe the current state of space tourism and how medical tourism may play a role in this new venture. He will then describe some of the physiologic differences that take place in space and why space medicine and the physiologic changes that go along with spaceflight make for unique challenges for the medical practitioner.