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Shawna Pandya

Luxsonic
Vice President of Immersive Medicine; Physician, Speaker, Martial Artist, Citizen-Scientist Astronaut Candidate
Sherwood Park, AB, Canada
Dr. Shawna Pandya is a scientist-astronaut candidate with Project PoSSUM, physician, aquanaut, speaker, martial artist, advanced diver, skydiver, pilot-in-training, VP Immersive Medicine with Luxsonic Technologies and Fellow of the Explorers’ Club. She is also Director of the International Institute of Astronautical Sciences (IIAS)/PoSSUM Space Medicine Group, Chief Instructor of the IIAS/PoSSUM Operational Space Medicine course, Chair of Strategic Directives for the PoSSUM13, clinical lecturer at the University of Alberta, a newly appointed Primary Investigator (PI) for the Shad Canada-Blue Origin student microgravity competition, session organizer for ASCEND 2020, Life Sciences Team Lead for the Association of Spaceflight Professionals, and serves as medical advisor to several space companies, including Orbital Assembly Construction and Mission: Space Food. Dr. Pandya holds degrees in neuroscience (BSc Hons. Neuroscience, University of Alberta), space (MSc Space Studies, International Space University), and medicine (MD, University of Alberta), and a certification in entrepreneurship (Graduate Studies Program, Singularity University). She is currently completing a fellowship in Wilderness Medicine (Academy of Wilderness Medicine).

My Keynote & Plenary Speakers Sessions

Monday, May 17
 

7:00pm EDT