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What’s Happening in Space Medicine and How it Affects Your Practice on Earth


Total Credits: 1 including 1 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

Average Rating:
   4
State Associations:
VOMA - Virginia
Faculty:
J.D. Polk, DO
Duration:
01:07:31
Expiration:
Never expires.


Description

Learning Objectives: 

    • The participant will learn about the role of fluid shifts in microgravity in intracranial hypertension and spaceflight associated neuro-ocular syndrome (SANS) in astronauts.
    • The participant will learn the studies and diagnostic workup for intracranial hypertension, and the current thinking behind the etiology and treatment.
    • The participant will learn about new clinical trials on medications that may play a future role in the treatment of chronic intracranial hypertension.
    • The participant will learn about OCT and its potential to act as a surrogate for repetitive spinal punctures in patients with chronic intracranial hypertension.

The Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association (VOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. VOMA designates this program for a maximum of 1 AOA Category 1A CME credits and will report CME credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation.

​Grievances regarding program administration and reporting of AOA CME credits will be handled on an individual basis Initially, all grievances should be directed to VOMA Executive Director. Participants with grievances that cannot be resolved will be sent to the AOA Council on CME , 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.

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J.D. Polk, DO Related seminars and products


Dr. Polk received his medical degree from the A.T. Still University in Kirksville, Missouri. After completing his residency in emergency medicine with the Mt. Sinai hospitals via Ohio University, he then completed training in aerospace medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He is triple board certified in emergency medicine, aerospace medicine and Preventive Medicine.

  Dr. Polk has been the Chief Health and Medical Officer of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) since 2016. Prior to his role at NASA, Dr. Polk served as the Dean of Medicine for Des Moines University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Polk has also served as the Assistant Secretary (Acting) for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Chief of Space Medicine for NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, State Emergency Medical Services Medical Director for the State of Ohio, and Chief of Metro Life Flight in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Polk is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians, Fellow of the Aerospace Medicine Association, and Fellow of Extreme and Wilderness Medicine. He has received numerous awards and commendations including NASA Center Director’s Commendation, the NASA Exceptional Service Medal, the National Security and International Affairs Medal, the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, and the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal.

Disclosures: Author – Space Physiology and Medicine Textbook


Accreditation Information

The Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association (VOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. VOMA designates this program for a maximum of 1 AOA Category 1A CME credits and will report CME credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation.

​Grievances regarding program administration and reporting of AOA CME credits will be handled on an individual basis Initially, all grievances should be directed to VOMA Executive Director. Participants with grievances that cannot be resolved will be sent to the AOA Council on CME , 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.

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