Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Air ambulance doctor to speak at Christmas Lectures

Photo: The Royal Institute’s Christmas Lectures

An air ambulance doctor working for the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance will feature in the Royal Institution’s prestigious Christmas Lectures to be broadcast on BBC Four next Monday (December 28th), Tuesday, (December 29th) and Wednesday, (December 30th).

Dr Kevin Fong is one of a team of pre-hospital physicians who fly with the charity. He also holds degrees in Astrophysics, Medicine and Engineering and has worked with NASA’s human space exploration programme at Johnson Space Center in Houston.

The Christmas Lectures began in 1825 are now broadcast on UK television every December forming part of the British Christmas tradition for generations.

In this year’s series ‘How to survive in space’ Kevin will open a window onto today’s most exciting space missions, explore the future of space travel, and offer a unique insight into the challenges of protecting human life in the hostile environment of space in the 2015.

The specialist medical doctors and paramedics on the air ambulance deliver enhanced pre-hospital care directly to the scene of medical emergencies 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

For further information about the lectures visit http://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures and for information about the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance visit www.kssairambulance.org.uk

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