Climate Change and Health: Readiness and Resilience
Dow Auditorium, Towsely Center for Continuing Medical Education, UM Health System and Michigan Medicine
Dow Auditorium, Towsely Center for Continuing Medical Education, UM Health System and Michigan Medicine

Dr. Salas will present "Climate Action: Children’s Health Drives Need for Urgent Action". An emergency physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Salas is also an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Harvard Medical School, and climate change and health expert. Our climate is our planet’s life support system. Climate change influences human health and disease in numerous ways including impacts from increased extreme weather events, wildfire, decreased air quality, and illnesses transmitted by food, water, and diseases carriers such as mosquitoes and ticks. As described in the Lancet Countdown report, some existing health threats will intensify and new health threats will emerge. Not everyone is equally at risk, and children are especially at risk. Preventive and adaptive actions are needed. Welcoming remarks will be given by Joseph Kolars, M.D., Senior Associate Dean for Education and Global Initiatives; Josiah Macy Jr, Professor of Health Professions Education; Professor of Internal Medicine, UM Medical School He serves as the Medical School’s lead for the oversight and expansion of the education mission and global initiatives. In this role, he leads efforts to adapt and enhance the full spectrum of medical training — from undergraduate to continuing education to biomedical research education — and to bring it together with global impact. Dr. Kolars is the 2019 recipient of the Abraham Flexner Award for Distinguished Service to Medical Education from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Our keynote speaker co-authored the U.S. portion of the Lancet Countdown report and Health and Care Delivery in the New England Journal of Medicine. A panel of experts will present solutions from a variety of other universities who are reducing their carbon footprint in response to the urgent public health need.

Michigan Lifestage Environmental Exposures & Disease Center (M-LEEaD), School for Environment & Sustainability (SEAS), School of Nursing, Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning, EHS Dept, Michigan Medicine Center for Global Health Eq

Climate Change and Health: Readiness and Resilience

Keynote speaker Renee Salas, MD (Harvard Medical School)

March 10, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Dow Auditorium, Towsely Center for Continuing Medical Education, UM Health System and Michigan Medicine
Sponsored by: Michigan Lifestage Environmental Exposures & Disease Center (M-LEEaD), School for Environment & Sustainability (SEAS), School of Nursing, Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning, EHS Dept, Michigan Medicine Center for Global Health Eq
Contact Information: Meredith McGehee (mcgehee@umich.edu | 647-0819)
Cost: Free (but registration is required)

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Dr. Salas will present "Climate Action: Children’s Health Drives Need for Urgent Action". An emergency physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Salas is also an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Harvard Medical School, and climate change and health expert. Our climate is our planet’s life support system. Climate change influences human health and disease in numerous ways including impacts from increased extreme weather events, wildfire, decreased air quality, and illnesses transmitted by food, water, and diseases carriers such as mosquitoes and ticks. As described in the Lancet Countdown report, some existing health threats will intensify and new health threats will emerge. Not everyone is equally at risk, and children are especially at risk. Preventive and adaptive actions are needed. Welcoming remarks will be given by Joseph Kolars, M.D., Senior Associate Dean for Education and Global Initiatives; Josiah Macy Jr, Professor of Health Professions Education; Professor of Internal Medicine, UM Medical School He serves as the Medical School’s lead for the oversight and expansion of the education mission and global initiatives. In this role, he leads efforts to adapt and enhance the full spectrum of medical training — from undergraduate to continuing education to biomedical research education — and to bring it together with global impact. Dr. Kolars is the 2019 recipient of the Abraham Flexner Award for Distinguished Service to Medical Education from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Our keynote speaker co-authored the U.S. portion of the Lancet Countdown report and Health and Care Delivery in the New England Journal of Medicine. A panel of experts will present solutions from a variety of other universities who are reducing their carbon footprint in response to the urgent public health need.

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