Addressing the Health Effects of Climate Change Workshop

posted Sunday, November 9, 2008        

Saturday, November 15, 2008
8:00 amto5:00 pm

DU VAL AUDITORIUM
University Medical Center, 1501 North Campbell Avenue
November 15, 2008; 8:00AM – 5:00 PM

Register online at: www.healthandclimatechange.eventbrite.com

Keynote Speakers:
Andrew Comrie, PhD, Professor of Geography & Climatology, University of Arizona
Jeremy Hess, MD, MPH, Consultant, National Center for Environmental Health,
Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia

A Multidisciplinary Panel of Clinicians and Public Health Professionals and Elected Officials and
3 Workshops to address aspects of preparedness, opportunities, challenges & adaptive solutions for climate
related health problems.

Description: A continuing education program of speakers and workshops designed to bring together health professionals, public officials, and the public focused on awareness of and prevention of potential health impacts of global warming and climate change.

Expected Outcomes
 Health professionals and public officials will learn about research and planning for prevention and management of health
risks from climate change and begin to think about what needs to happen in Arizona and the region to prevent disasters and
also be prepared for adverse or catastrophic events.
 Participants will learn about opportunities to reduce the trends in climate change through personal and community action for
sustainability, including renewable energy, sustainable transportation, local food growth and distribution and other carbon
reduction and community climate adaptation activities.
 Participants will have an opportunity to network and sign up for follow-up discussions and action.
Sponsored for Continuing Medical Education by The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Also sponsored for continuing education contact hours by the Arizona Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, by the Arizona Nurses Association and application made for CE credits by the Arizona Psychological Association.

Financially supported by Access Tucson, Arizona Academy of Family Physicians, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Arizona,Public Health Association, Sustainable Tucson, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Pima County Medical Foundation, U of A College of Medicine-Outreach & Multicultural Affairs, U of A College of Nursing and U of A Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Public Health Students for Global Health, Tucson City Council Members Glassman & Trasoff, the United Nations
Association of Southern Arizona

Call 520-325-3983 for more information Registration form on next page:

Register on line at www.healthandclimatechange.eventbrite.com

“Addressing the Health Effects of Climate Change”

Conference Registration Form
First Name ________________________ Last Name ____________________________
Address ________________________________________________________________
City, State, Zip ___________________________________________________________
Phone # (___)___________ Email Address ____________________________________
Professional Degrees ______________________________________________________
Field / Specialty __________________________________________________________
 I would like a vegetarian lunch.
Please check one:
 $25- Registration – no CE credits
 $50- Registration with CE credits
 $10- Students with ID

Please make checks payable and mail to:
NEST, Inc.
3653 N. Prince Village Place
Tucson, AZ 85719

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received before November 1st will be refunded in full. No refunds will be issued after November1st.
Persons with a disability may request reasonable accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter, by
contacting (B Warren 325-3983, bwarre01@pol.net). Requests should be made as early as possible to allow
time to arrange for the accommodations.
Special Accommodations needed?  Yes  No
Describe________________________________________________________________

ADDRESSING HEALTH EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
November 15, 2008 – 7AM through 5 PM
Arizona Health Sciences Center – DuVal Auditorium

7:00- 8:00 On Site Registration, Coffee

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS 8-12

8 – 8:15 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
Ana Marie Lopez, MD, MPH, Associate Dean for Outreach & Multicultural Affairs,
University of Arizona, College of Medicine
Moderator: Barbara H. Warren, MD, MPH, FACP

8:15- 9 NEW EVIDENCE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE SOUTHWEST (45 minutes)
Professor Andrew C. Comrie, PhD, U of Arizona
*Frame scientific evidence to demonstrate the potential impact on communities.

9 – 9:45 HEALTH EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE (45 minutes)
Jeremy Hess, MD, MPH, US Center for Disease Control
*Link climate change to current and potential public and personal health risks

9:45- 10:15 Break

10:15 – 11 THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESPONSES TO CLIMATE CRISES
Panel Discussion with
Isela Luna. RN, PhD, Public Health, PCHD; Michelle McDonald, MD, Public Health, PCHD; Eve Shapiro, MD, Pediatrics; Sam Keim, MD, Emergency Medicine; and Lew Hamburger, PhD, Social Work
*Address the structural and organizational problems of the Public Health and health care infrastructures
*Discuss our challenges and next steps

11-11:30 THE CHALLENGE OF PREVENTING CLIMATE RELATED HEALTH CRISES – A CALL
TO ACTION Congresspersons from Arizona – Gabrielle Giffords and Raul Grijalva – TBA
*Address the role of government and citizens in achieving a sustainable future

11:30- 1 PM BOX LUNCH (Provided)

ROTATING WORKSHOPS – 1PM -4PM

CLIMATE CRISIS RESPONSES WITH CONFIDENCE AND HOPE – Nancy Eldredge, PhD, Psychology
Strategies for Developing and Maintaining
* Personal and Community Resilience * Mental and Physical Health

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS IN THE COMMUNITY -. PSR, Moderator
Challenges and Responsibilities of Community Health Practitioners & Agencies
*Public Health Response – PCHD Chief Medical Officer, Michelle McDonald; Public Health RN, Isela Luna, PhD
*Medical Care Response – Community Based RN, Ann Rose Dichov, MSN
Pediatric Physician, Eve Shapiro, MD
Emergency Physician, Sam Keim, MD
*Emergency Management – Rural Metro Emergency Services, Les Caid
*Social and Behavioral Health Response – Community Mental Health Professional, Lew Hamburger

PREVENTION OF CLIMATE RELATED HEALTH EFFECTS IN COMMUNITIES
THROUGH SUSTAINABILITY and PREPAREDNESS
Climate Adaptation Planning: A Government & Community Responsibility- David Schaller, City of
Tucson, Office Conservation and Sustainable Development
Home and Workplace Actions to Reduce Carbon – Nicole Urban-Lopez, City of Tucson,
Office Conservation and Sustainable Development

4 PM – 5PM WRAP-UP

WHAT DID WE LEARN AND WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? Follow-up and Networking Strategies
Ana Marie Lopez, MD, MPH, Associate Dean for Outreach & Multicultural Affairs, U of A College of Medicine



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