The Health Emergency of Climate Change

Interactive Webinar
Tuesdays, April 28 – June 2, 2020
7:00 to 8:30 pm PST

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Course Co-Chairs

virtual course logoKatherine Gundling, MD
Professor (Emerita) of Medicine
Former Practice Chief for the Allergy / Immunology Department
University of California, San Francisco

Robin Cooper, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute
University of California, San Francisco
Co-Founder and Steering Committee, Climate Psychiatry Alliance

Course Description

As the global impact of climate change accelerates, there is increasing awareness that human health is severely threatened. The Lancet Countdown recently warned that children born today will experience climate related illnesses throughout their lives, and extreme weather events such as fires and floods have underscored the urgent need to act now and prepare for the future. Just what are these threats to health and what can we do about them?

In this program devoted to Climate Medicine, UCSF faculty and associates explore these questions and highlight the impact of global warming on major health conditions, and describe how actions that mitigate global warming also create opportunities to improve the health of all people.

Lecture Schedule

Includes updated understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic!

PLEASE NOTE: Schedule or speakers may change on short notice

Date

Title

Speaker(s)

Recording(s)

April 28

The Health Emergency of our Changing Climate
Introduction and Overview

 

Tom Newman, MD, MPH
Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and of Pediatrics, UCSF
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Kristina Dahl, PhD
Senior Climate Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists
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May 5

Heat-related Effects on Population Health and Emergency Services

Jeremy Lacocque, DO
Clinical Fellow, Department of Emergency Medicine, UCSF
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May 12

  1. How Climate Change Affects Your Skin
  2. Climate Change in the Era of Covid

Mary Williams, MD
Clinical Professor of Dermatology, UCSF
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Sheri Weiser, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, UCSF
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May 19

Special Faculty Panel Discussion:
The Special Risks to Children, Pregnant Women and Older Adults

Moderator: Daniel Lowenstein, MD
Robert B. and Ellinor Aird Professor and Vice Chairman of Neurology; Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, UCSF

Panelists:
Anna Chodos, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCSF
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Pooja Singal, MD, MHS
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Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH
Professor of Ob/Gyn and Reproductive Sciences, UCSF
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May 26

Can you breathe?
1.Wildfires and Air Pollution
2.Changing Patterns and Risks of Allergic Disease

John Balmes, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, ZSFG/UCSF
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Katherine Gundling, MD
Professor (Emerita) of Medicine
Former Practice Chief for the Allergy / Immunology Department
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June 2

The Diverse Challenges of Climate to Mental Health

Actions/What to Do

 

Robin Cooper, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF

Alex Trope, MD
Resident Physician, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF

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Dr. Cooper and Dr. Trope's Presentation