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Kona Science Cafe: Far Out! Medicine on Mars

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Kona Science Cafe: Far Out! Medicine on Mars

Time: February 10, 2016 from 5pm to 7:30pm
Location: NELHA Gateway Visitor Center
Street: 73-4485 Kahilihili St.
City/Town: Kailua Kona
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Phone: 808-989-0977
Event Type: talk, networking
Organized By: Rod Hinman
Latest Activity: Feb 8, 2016

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Presenter: Dr. Peter Sim

Far Out! Medicine on Mars will provide an overview of the medical challenges associated with travel to and habitation on Mars. Among other issues, the problems created by microgravity, isolation, toxic dust exposure, and a lack of complex medical care will be discussed. A brief introduction to "sMars" (simulated Mars) and the current HI-SEAS Mission IV on Mauna Loa will also be provided.

Dr. Sim received his BA in Biology from Carleton College, and MD degree from the University of Virginia. He is board-certified in Emergency Medicine, and licensed in Virginia, North Carolina and Hawai'i. He has had a life-long interest in space, and became interested in the medical challenges related to Mars by virtue of residing at Pu'u Wa'awa'a Ranch (where sMars and HI-SEAS Mission IV are monitored) for over 6 months last year.

After the presentation, we will have pupus, drinks, and conversation. We are informal and it is potluck, so please bring a pupu and non-alcoholic beverage to share. Reusable plates and cups are encouraged, as is taking home your own trash.

5:00-5:15 p.m. Gather and Networking
5:15-6:15 p.m. Presentation and Q&A
6:15-7:30 p.m. More Networking, pupus

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