Call for Papers
Special Issue on Space Medicine & Health Systems
Join us in exploring the rich potential for cross-discipline collaboration in this emerging field and allow us to showcase your work.
Submission deadline: June 1, 2024
Erik Antonsen, MD, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
N. Stuart Harris, MD, MFA
Massachusetts General Hospital
Jennifer Fogarty, PhD
Translational Institute for Space Health
Anil Menon, MD, MS
UT Health Houston
The human spaceflight industry is undergoing an unprecedented transformation. After 70 years of government funded and operated spaceflight, the commercial industry has matured to the point where they are now launching private and commercial astronauts to space and are funded to build space stations. NASA is returning to the moon with the Artemis program. SpaceX is designing vehicles for Mars. With this transformation come new missions, new operating paradigms, and more diversity in the population flying than ever before. At the same time, the hazards of the spaceflight environment present new challenges to health, and new opportunities to learn and create. In this unique remote and austere environment, the vehicles, habitats, space suits, and systems that we design and deploy determine the likelihood of survival and the ability of astronauts to do the jobs they were sent to perform. The potential for lessons learned from terrestrial medicine to inform space medicine, and vice versa, is great.
In view of these unique challenges, we are pleased to announce a special issue on Space Medicine & Health Systems. The Wilderness Medical Society and Wilderness & Environmental Medicine have long-standing experience working at the intersection of human health, ecology, and extreme environments. We are excited to highlight new and innovative perspectives and research at the convergence of human spaceflight and remote and austere medicine and systems including:
• Space medicine
• Space health systems and systems medicine
• Risk assessment and management for remote environments
• Physiologic changes in spaceflight
• Radiation exposure and management
• Impacts of isolated and confined environments
• Food challenges and systems
• Remote launch and landing support
• Ecology and biosphere’s role in sustaining human health
• Analog environments systems and technology testing
• Lunar and Martian health systems planning
Submission deadline: June 1, 2024.
Please contact WEM managing editor Alicia Byrne ([email protected]) with questions.
All submissions will undergo the same rigorous, single-blind peer review process as any other submitted manuscript to WEM. Final decisions regarding ultimate acceptance rest solely with the Editors. Authors should submit manuscripts through the journal’s online submission system with a statement in the cover letter that the submission is intended for the special issue on Space Medicine & Health Systems.
Upcoming events, education, certifications, news and more.
Stay up to date with the latest from the WMS!