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Oct 3, 2017

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA), in partnership with the National Research Council Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP), invites you to an information session on supporting the health and performance of astronauts during deep space missions, including space exploration medical capabilities and synergies with technology development and research that address similar terrestrial health challenges. You will also hear from companies and researchers who have experience developing technologies and conducting research for space, and learn about potential opportunities to play a role in support of astronaut healthcare and performance in future deep space manned exploration missions.

If you have expertise in technology development and research related to any of the following areas, we invite you to attend our information session:

  • artificial intelligence
  • advanced materials
  • advanced medical equipment
  • advanced therapeutics
  • aging research
  • bio-analysis
  • decision support
  • digital technologies
  • e-health
  • electronic medical records
  • food and nutrition
  • genomics
  • health care delivery in an isolated, confined and extreme environment
  • imaging
  • life-support systems
  • neurocognitive assessment techniques
  • personalized medicine
  • population health
  • preventive medicince
  • radiation dosimetry and shielding
  • sensors
  • telemedicine
  • training and simulation
  • virtual reality
  • wearables

***Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and experts in other relevant areas are also invited to attend. To learn more and to apply to participate in an information session, please visit

Due to limited space, the CSA will review all requests to participate and follow-up with a formal invitation and meeting details. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]


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