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Venue: Collins Quarter
86a Collins Street Melbourne

14th August 2018 , 12:30pm - 2:00pm

$80.00 (inc. GST)

Bookings Close: 13th August 2018

Should I take my appendix with me if I am going to Mars?

Members Lunch with Dr. Rowena Christiansen

14th August 2018

We are pushing ourselves further and further into the future, but are there any implications in doing so? And what research is being carried out in order to keep us safe? From the mountains to the Moon - what extreme environments can teach us about the human body. 

Dr. Rowena Christiansen is a medical educator in the Melbourne Medical School and Medical Officer at Ormond College, both part of the University of Melbourne, and also works in the prehospital arena as an emergency doctor and volunteer ski patroller.

Her medical experience includes Registrar positions in Anaesthetics, Rural and Remote/Emergency Medicine, and Neonatal/Paediatrics (and some O&G training). She has undertaken post-graduate qualifications in Space Studies, Civil Aviation Medicine, Child Health, and Emergency Health (majoring in Disaster Health and Emergency Management). 

In 2016 Rowena was Dux of the International Space University Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program. In addition to her medical career, she also has a wealth of experience as a lawyer, management consultant, and small business owner/operator.

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