2 mins read 28 Oct 2019

Space Medicine 101 with Dr Rowena Christiansen

28 Oct 2019 | 7:00PM - 10:00pm

This is the free monthly meeting of the Space Association of Australia


Dr. Christiansen will provide an overview of what happens to the human body in space including the challenges for surgery and anesthesia in the space environment, and also take a look at the potential pitfalls of space tourism.

Dr. Christiansen is not scared to ask the tough questions: Is space tourism a disaster waiting to happen from a medical perspective? Is my appendix useful, and should I take it with me if I'm going to Mars? These and other questions will be answered in this fascinating presentation.

This is an event hosted by the Space Association of Australia.


Dr. Rowena Christiansen (BA Hons, LLB, Grad Dip Ed, MBA, MB BS, ACCAM, DCH, Master of Emergency Health, Grad Cert Space Studies) is a medical educator in the Melbourne Medical School, and also works as a prehospital emergency doctor. She has undertaken post-graduate training in emergency medicine and critical care, women and children’s health, aviation medicine and space studies, disaster health, and emergency management. Rowena enjoys sharing her knowledge as a BLS, ALS, and PALS instructor, and pursues special interests in disaster management, prehospital and wilderness medicine, extreme environments, and aerospace medicine.

Getting There

Golden Gate Hotel
238 Clarendon Street
South Melbourne

By car: Car parking is best in Coventry Street west of Clarendon Street.
By tram: Route 12 (via Collins Street), Stop 127 (York Street, then walk south) or Stop 128 (Dorcas Street, then walk north).

Tickets are available through the events management platform, MeetUp