Program Description: 

Spaceflight neuro-ocular syndrome (SANS) poses the second-most serious risk to human health during extended spaceflight missions. Understanding how it occurs and may be prevented is crucial in the planning of exploration space missions such as travel to Mars. Evidence for various mechanisms by which SANS develops and might be treated or mitigated will be presented. 



ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.00 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.  
Target audience: 
  • Community Eye Care Professionals
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Optometrists
  • Fellows
  • Residents
  • Medical students
  • Graduate students
  • Postdoctoral Fellows  
  • Vision Scientists 
Learning objectives: 

At the end of this session, I will be able to:

  1. Recognize ocular changes that occur with long-duration spaceflight.
  2. Evaluate possible pathogenic mechanisms.
  3. Determine strategies to mitigate the risk through countermeasures.
Faculty & credentials: 
Planning Committee:
William J. Wirostko, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences





Prem Subramanian, MD, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery
Vice Chair for Academic Affairs
University of Colorado/Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center
Faculty Host: Alex Khammar, MD

All persons in control of content has no relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of: 

Name CompanyRole
Prem Subramanian, MDGenSight BiologicsInvestigator
Santhera PharmaceuticalsInvestigator
Quark PharmaceuticalsInvestigator


In accordance with the ACCME®  Standards for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved 


Mary Schafer
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 955-7840
Session date: 
09/04/2019 - 7:00am to 8:00am CDT
Medical College of WI- Eye Institute
925 N 87th Street
Lower Level Conference Room
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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