Failure is an option (Journey of an Astronaut Candidate) | Matthieu Komorowski

A talk by Matthieu Komorowski from TBS24

Intro

A talk by Matthieu Komorowski at the TBS24 conference in Zermatt. Kindly shared with permission.
See the TBS24 landing page for the programme and full set of talks.

Synopsis

The 2021-2022 European Space Agency astronaut selection received 22,253 applications. I was one of them. In this talk, I’ll describe what it’s like to go through the selection, and how the unique skills and experiences of medical doctors make them particularly well-suited for spaceflight.

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Speaker

Title/work

Clinical Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London

Bio

Matthieu Komorowski is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London and a consultant in intensive care and anesthesiology at Charing Cross Hospital in London. Matthieu holds additional qualifications in space, mountain, diving and hyperbaric medicine. He was previously a medical research fellow at the European Astronaut Centre, and he was a finalist in the 2022 European Space Agency astronaut selection. During his PhD, Matthieu attended MIT as a visiting scholar, and was an associate of Harvard University where he taught on machine learning in healthcare. His research group at Imperial College London has secured around £1.3 million in funding to develop and test artificial intelligence-based tools for sepsis in the NHS.

Links

Email: [email protected]

Other online presence: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthieukomorowski/

COI declared

None

References / Further reading

Matthieu Komorowski, Séamus Thierry, Clément Stark, Mark Sykes, Jochen Hinkelbein; On the Challenges of Anesthesia and Surgery during Interplanetary Spaceflight. Anesthesiology 2021; 135:155–163 doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/ALN.0000000000003789 Clément Starck, Séamus Thierry, Cécile Isabelle Bernard, Thierry Morineau, François Jaulin, Pascal Chapelain, Matthieu Komorowski, Tracheal intubation in microgravity: a simulation study comparing direct laryngoscopy and videolaryngoscopy, British Journal of Anaesthesia, Volume 125, Issue 1, 2020, Pages e47-e53, ISSN 0007-0912, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bja.2019.11.029. Tim Peake, The Astronaut Selection Test Book: Do You Have What it Takes for Space? Paperback – 2019

Scandinavian paediatric anaesthetist / intensivist.
PHARM, ED, OR, ICU.
Digital MedEd
Co-founder scanFOAM.org
Co-organiser CphCC & TBS (aka The Big Sick)
Medical lead REPEL (resilience in pediatric emergency life support)
Web dev SSAI.info

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