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Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute (Auditorium)

209 Victoria Street

Toronto, ON M5B 1T8

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Join us for a symposium on climate change and the health of our communities.

About this Event

Climate change has been declared a global health emergency. What can health professionals do to help build resilience within communities and reduce the impact of delivering care?

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This event will examine a variety of topics affecting individual patients and populations:

• What is the evidence on the health impacts of climate change?

• What are practical opportunities to improve patient care and sustainability?

• What can we learn from innovations in other countries?

Two panels with recognized experts and leaders will be followed by facilitated discussions around topics of sustainable health care, education, dietary shifts, and others.

Intended audience: family physicians, primary care providers, public health professionals, students, residents, and interested health care providers.

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 3 Mainpro+ credits.

Program

NB: In order to improve sustainability, we ask that participants kindly bring their own cup, container, and note taking materials.

1:30 PM Opening remarks

1:45 PM Keynote address

  • Sandy Buchman: President of the Canadian Medical Association

2:05 PM Panel 1: Making the Links - How does climate change affect the health of local communities and global populations?

  • Alice McGushin (by video): Programme Manager, Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change
  • Deborah McGregor: Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice
  • Kate Mulligan: Director, Policy & Communications, Alliance for Healthier Communities

3:05 PM Refreshment break

3:20 PM Panel 2: Knowledge to Action - What are opportunities and practical approaches to addressing climate change in health care?

  • Fiona Miller: Director, Centre for Sustainable Health Systems, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Terry Kemple (by video): Representative for Sustainability and Climate Change, and Past President of the Royal College of General Practitioners, UK
  • Claudel Pétrin-Desrosiers: Medical resident in family medicine, and President of the Quebec Association of Physicians for the Environment

4:10 PM Breakout discussions - Two rounds of facilitated discussions

5:00 PM Summary of discussions

5:20 PM Closing remarks

"It is a moral imperative and key to our social accountability mandate that the health community continue to strengthen our voices in supporting critical policy change." - Dr. Ritika Goel

"As family physicians, we are already witness to the inequitable impacts of climate change on our most marginalized patients." - Dr. Gary Bloch

* Additional tickets may become available depending on capacity of the venue

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Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute (Auditorium)

209 Victoria Street

Toronto, ON M5B 1T8

Canada

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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