Satellite Session | HALF DAY Workshop

Climate Change and Health Priorities for Vulnerable Populations

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CUGH PRE-CONFERENCE HALF DAY WORKSHOP​​

Thursday March 15, 2018
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Room: Nassau West

New York Hilton Hotel - Midtown
New York, NY



REGISTRATION
  • Registration is free but required.
  • Registration for the satellite session is separate from registration for the CUGH conference.

Registration will open shortly.


SATELLITE SESSION ORGANIZER

  • International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University


SATELLITE CONVENERS
  • Madeleine Thomson, Director WHO, Collaborating Center (US 403); 
    International Research Institute for Climate and Society & Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York
  • John Balbus, National Institute of Environmental Sciences, Baltimore
  • Jonathon Patz, Global Health Institute, Madison Wisconsin
  • Wilmot James, Pediatrics, CUMC, SIPA, Columbia University, New York


SATELLITE DESCRIPTION
Epidemics, like weather and climate, do not respect national borders. Since 2005 there has been increasing international cooperation on global health security. The Lancet Commission “Count Down on Health and Climate Change” Oct 2017 proposed access to climate services as a key indicator of adaptation and resilience to climate change for the health sector. As many health outcomes are climate sensitive there is increasing interest in integrating knowledge and information on climate variability and change into the operational activities for the control of infectious diseases, public health outcomes of disasters and nutrition.  This satellite session will explore the intersection of climate variability and change and health priorities for vulnerable populations around the globe.


SATELLITE SECTIONS 
  • Impacts of Hydro-meteorological Disasters on the Health and Well-being of Children
  • Forecasting Climates Sensitive Health Outcomes and Enabling Effective Early Response
  • Emerging Opportunities in Climate and Health