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Health consequences of climate change – Keynote address and strategic session

(Mon. Aug. 22, 9:10 am – 10:10 am – Keynote address)
(Mon. Aug. 22, 10:10 am – 10:55 am – Strategic session)

These sessions will present information on the human health consequences of climate change in Canada and globally, examine how physicians can address climate change in their practice and community, discuss linkages between the promotion of individual healthy behaviours and climate change mitigation and explore physicians’ leadership role in supporting a healthy future.

Presenter

Dr. James Orbinski, humanitarian practitioner, advocate and former president of Doctors Without Borders

Learning objectives

Participants will:

  • identify the impact of climate change on the environment and its link to human health;
  • recognize the individual clinical health impacts of climate change and secondary population impacts;
  • consider how the modification of human activity that promotes individual health can have synchronous positive repercussions for climate change mitigation;
  • determine broader strategy that encompasses both global and local perspectives and the need to support preparedness capacity;
  • differentiate between mitigation strategies to reduce climate change and adaptation strategies;
  • identify ways physicians can effect climate change collectively, in their practice and community.

 

Evaluation form

 

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2016 General Council Program: This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for 16.75 hours. This program has been reviewed and approved by the University of Ottawa, Office of Continuing Professional Development. This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the British Columbia Chapter for up to 16.75 Mainpro+ credits (a certificate of participation will be emailed to participants at the end of the General Council Program).

 

Virtual participation (Climate change: Keynote address and strategic session): This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for 1.75 hours. This program has been reviewed and approved by the University of Ottawa, Office of Continuing Professional Development. This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the British Columbia Chapter for up to 1.75 Mainpro+ credits (a certificate of participation will be emailed to participants at the end of the General Council Program).