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Videoconference with Dr. Christian Otto on Mount Everest

The International Space Medicine Summit II (ISMS II) featured panels on space medicine, human performance and solar radiation risks for lunar operations. One especially significant highlight of ISMS II was a live videoconference from 17,550 feet on the Nepal side of Mount Everest with Dr. Christian Otto, expedition medical lead for the Canadian Mount Everest Medical Exploration Operations.

Recently, the operational medical team, made up of several partner institutions, conducted a successful telemedicine link from Mount Everest to the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. The expedition's mission is to prepare for emergency medical management on long-duration space missions.


Dr. Christian Otto  

Webcast videos for the entirety of the ISMS II are now available.

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