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Climate change and health: lecture

A PHRI Special Lecture will address the question: “Can actions to solve today’s climate crisis create the largest health opportunity of our times?”

Jonathan Patz, Professor and Director, Global Health Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present at the David Braley Research Institute auditorium (main floor) – the home of PHRI, just north of Hamilton General Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario – at 8 – 9 AM, Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

The day before, on Feb. 10, Patz will be receiving the 8th annual Chanchlani Global Health Research Award; he will lecture that day at 5 – 6:30 PM at McMaster Health Sciences Lecture Hall 1A1, Ewart Angus Centre.

Patz, MD, MPH, is also the lead author of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, founding president of the International Association for Ecology and Health, and a member of the National Academy of Medicine in the U.S.

More details on the 2020 Chanchlani Global Health Lecture:

  • Find out about the multiple exposure routes through which climate change threatens our health
  • Learn why actions to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions are so urgent, across all sectors
  • Understand how climate change mitigation policies in the energy, food, and transportation sectors can reduce the global burden of chronic diseases