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    AGENDA

    8:00aM-9:00aM

    Registration

    9:00aM-9:30aM

    Welcome REMARKS

    • Former Vice President Al Gore, Founder and Chairman, The Climate Reality Project
    • Georges Benjamin, American Public Health Association
    • Ashish Jha, Harvard Global Health Institute

    9:30aM-10:00aM

    Keynote Presentation

    Vice President Al Gore, Founder and Chairman, The Climate Reality Project

    10:00aM-10:15aM

    Break

    10:15aM-11:30aM

    Panel: Connecting Climate Change and Public Health: State of the Science

    • Moderator
      Jonathan Patz, University of Wisconsin
    • Heat
      Kim Knowlton, Natural Resources Defense Council and Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
    • Extreme Weather Events and Disasters
      Mark Keim, DisasterDoc
    • The Food Supply
      Sam Myers, Harvard University
    • Infectious Diseases
      Glenn Morris, University of Florida
    • Air Quality and Allergens
      Patrick Kinney, Boston University
    • Mental Health
      Lise Van Susteren, Advisory Board member, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

    11:30aM-12:05PM

    Special keynote: Co-benefits: The good news story of climate change and health

    • Introduction by: Patrick Breysse, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Professor Sir Andy Haines, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

    12:05pM – 12:15pM

    Special Keynote: Laura Turner Seydel

    Board Member, the Turner Foundation; Board Chair, Mothers and Others for Clean Air

    12:15pM – 12:25pM

    Special Keynote: Stephanie Stuckey

    Chief Resilience Officer, City of Atlanta

    12:30pM-2:00pM

    Lunch

    12:50pM-1:35pM

    Lunchtime Panel: Protecting Public Health From Climate-Related Threats: Lessons from Across the Globe

    • Moderator: Kristie Ebi, University of Washington
    • Rainer Sauerborn, Heidelberg Institute of Public Health
    • Diarmid Campell-Lendrum, World Health Organization
    • Jan Semenza, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

    2:15pM-3:30pM

    Panel: Protecting Public Health from Climate-Related Threats: From Science to Practice in the United States

    • Moderator: Howard Frumkin, University of Washington
    • Climate Change Adaptation: From Models to Action 
      George Luber, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Vulnerable Populations 
      Catherine Flowers, Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise
    • Action at the State and Local Level: The Role of Public Health Agencies 
      Clifford Mitchell, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    • The Role of the Health Care Sector 
      Gary Cohen, Health Care Without Harm
    • BY VIDEO: Tracking and Measuring Progress 
      Nick Watts, Lancet Countdown and UK Health Alliance on Climate Change

    3:30pM-3:45pM

    Break

    3:45pM-4:45pM

    Panel: Communicating the Climate-Health Connection

    • Moderator: Matt James, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation
    • Ed Maibach, George Mason University
    • Susan Pacheco, University of Texas Health Science Center
    • Jerry Taylor, Niskanen Center

    4:45pM-5:00pM

    Closing remarks by Vice President Gore

     
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