Events

 

Explore our events to stay up to date on relevant climate and health education related events hosted by the GCCHE and our partner organizations. Upcoming events are also listed below.

Upcoming Events

GCCHE Events

 Caribbean Climate and Health Responders Course: Education for Action - Second Edition -

April 2 – May 2, 2024 | Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00-7:30 PM Eastern Time

This course aims to amplify health professionals' knowledge, self-efficacy, and communication skills regarding the climate crisis. Skills which will enable participants to enhance patient care, public health practice, and serve as trusted messengers within their institutions and communities in the Caribbean region. The program fosters a dynamic community approach focused on climate and health education, advocacy, and policy, providing robust mentorship and expert support. All lectures will be delivered in English with live Spanish interpretation. Resources such as slide decks, frameworks and suggested readings will be provided to all course participants following each session. Video recordings will be available following each session for asynchronous view. JOIN US! 

 

Climate and Planetary Health Office Hours

April 17, 2024  |  ​​​11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (NYC) | ​​​3:00 - 4:00 PM GMT

In order to advance the mission of ensuring that 100% of health professionals globally have the knowledge and skills to address the climate crisis and to accelerate the incorporation of climate change and planetary health information into educational curricula, the GCCHE is now offering virtual consultation with faculty peers with personal experience implementing climate and planetary health content into their own institution’s curricula! Join us for to discuss your practical, administrative, and conceptual challenges to integrating curriculum at your institution, receive personalized support, and grow your collegial network. 

This initiative is supported by the GCCHE Medical Working Group and the Climate Resources for Health Education (CRHE) team.

 

Climate Change, Migration and Health in Latin America and the Caribbean

Webinar 2: How Climate Change is Changing Women’s Health in LAC

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM GMT-3 

Migrant women of all ages, ethnicities, cultures and backgrounds provide essential care to others globally, within and outside their families, to sustain health, well-being and comfort to their loved ones. There is a large proportion of migrants who are women, even larger than male migrants in some countries. Female migration is marked by gender risks and vulnerabilities and, at the same time, migrant women develop unique and powerful resources and resilience during transit and in host societies. Climate change has been poorly explored in its connection with migrant women´s health in LAC, and this webinar will expand evidence-based knowledge about how climate change is changing women´s health in this region. This is a five session series that will occur every two months. *Con interpretación simultánea en inglés y español*

 

Climate Change and Health Boot Camp: ​​Building Skills and Knowledge for Effective Engagement

June 12 - 14, 2024

A three-day intensive boot camp that will prepare clinicians, scientists, and other members of the research, health, and public health communities for informed, effective engagement with climate change issues in their professional lives. Columbia Public Health and University of Washington School of Medicine experts team up to teach concepts and skills to effectively engage with climate change issues in your health professional work.

 

Climate Change, Migration and Health in Latin America and the Caribbean

Webinar 3: Drought, Heat and Extreme Weather: Climate Forces on Food-Insecurity in LAC

Tuesday, July 2, 2024 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM GMT-3 

Climate change is increasing the intensity and frequency of drought, heatwaves, and extreme weather events in the LAC region, with profound impacts on agriculture, food production, and the overall well-being of communities in the region. This session will explore the role of climate-driven extreme weather events on food production and supply chains, identifying vulnerable regions and communities.  Experts from the region will examine existing policies and explore potential mitigation measures, share their insights on community-driven initiatives and solutions that foster resilience and sustainability in the face of climate-induced challenges. This is a five session series that will occur every two months. *Con interpretación simultánea en inglés y español*

 

Climate Change, Migration and Health in Latin America and the Caribbean

Webinar 4: Populations on the Move: How Climate Change Affects Migrants in LAC Transient Camps

Tuesday, September 3, 2024 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM GMT-3 

The Latin American and Caribbean sub-continent has seen a significant rise in migrants-based transient camps. This is related to multiple factors, including climate change, risks during transit and social marginalisation and exclusion upon arrival in host countries, especially amongst migrants in irregular status and living in poverty. There is growing evidence around how such camps are created and sustained over time, as well as health risks related to poor material conditions, lack of access to clean water, stigma and discrimination. In the meantime, migrants living in these camps find a way to resist and develop unique identities as they build complex social layers in their everyday activities. This is a five session series that will occur every two months. *Con interpretación simultánea en inglés y español*

Community Events

Planetary Health Summit 2024 and 6th Annual Meeting- From Evidence to Action: Confronting Reality

April 16 - 19, 2024  |  9:00 AM - 6:00 PM  |  Sunway University, Malaysia

The Planetary Health Summit 2024 and 6th Annual Meeting is a global convening of scientists, policymakers, educators, young leaders, the private sector, and concerned planetary citizens. Held every 18 months, it aims to connect this global community, seek solutions for the grand challenges facing humanity, and provide tools and drivers to support systemic change. Its past five events have brought together thousands of leaders from over 130 countries in gatherings held in the United States, Scotland, and Brazil.

Recognizing the key role that Asia plays in planetary health challenges and solutions, PHAM2024 will be the first of its kind to be held in Southeast Asia. Malaysia is proud to be the host of PHAM2024 with the theme of “From Evidence to Action: Confronting Reality”, led by the Sunway Centre for Planetary Health at Sunway University, Kuala Lumpur. Special 10% early bird discount for participants who register before 7 November 2023, 23:00 MYT (UTC +8). 

 

​​Climate Change, Planetary Health, and Medicine

May 2 - 3, 2024 

This course, offered by Harvard Medical School, will be an opportunity for practicing health professionals to learn about the mechanisms by which climate change impacts human health and how it influences diagnosis, counseling and treatment plans. It will additionally describe the impacts of climate changes on the health care delivery system itself and how health care professionals can make change to address this public health threat. The course will be organized to touch upon climate impacts on a diversity of health conditions and disease processes and will be valuable to health care providers of all fields. Course Directors: Gaurab Basu, MD, MPH and Caleb Dresser, MD, MPH

Who Should Attend: Specialty Physicians • Physician Assistants • Nurse Practitioners • Primary Care Physicians

For more information click here

 

SHARE 2024: Sustainable Healthcare, Academic Research and Enterprise Conference 

June 25, 2024  |  Tuesday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM BST 

Experience an enlightening conference for everyone passionate about sustainable healthcare. This event is co-hosted by the University of Brighton School of Sport and Health Sciences, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, and the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare. Explore this year's theme, “Fast-tracking resilient and environmentally sustainable health systems.” Learn from industry experts like Prof. Jeanette Rotchell, University of Lincoln, and Dr Emer O'Connell, Consultant in Public Health, Greater London Authority, and many more. Don't miss the opportunity to submit your own oral presentation or poster abstract by 1 March 2024. Capture insights from last year's SHARE event by accessing its recordings. Join us now to rethink and reshape sustainable healthcare systems.

Video Vault: Past Events Playback

2024

Climate Change & Public Health Curriculum - Member Learning Collaborative | March 21, 2024 

Learning Collaborative webinars provide opportunities for members to share and learn about strategies, challenges, and success stories for integrating climate and health education into health professions curricula. The GCCHE will host presentations from University of Pennsylvania (Public Health) and the Colby Sawyer College (Social Work).

Climate Forces on the Health and Well-being of Children on the Move in LAC | March 5, 2024 

Fuerzas climáticas sobre la salud y el bienestar de los niños en movimiento en ALC | 5 de marzo de 2024

Climate change is an emerging yet understudied force on the health and well-being of international migrant children and adolescents. Over the past decade, we have seen a steady rise in the numbers of children traveling, especially unaccompanied or traveling with adults they do not know.  Social and health risks and vulnerabilities among migrant children have been recognised globally, yet the relevance of climate change as a direct and indirect driver of health outcomes is less understood. Local evidence from LAC can contribute to current global discussions around the health and protection of children on the move.

 

The Role of Public Health Schools in a Climate Changing World | Feb 21, 2024

Climate change poses significant health risks. Public Health professionals play a vital role, and training institutions must prepare future professionals to address climate-related health challenges effectively. Participate in this discussion where leading voices from the field will explore proactive measures public health schools can take to incorporate climate and planetary health into their curricula to ensure this generation of health professionals is equipped to prevent, prepare for, and respond to climate-related health impacts.

 

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