Symposium: Health in a Changing Climate

Mar 25, 2020
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1:30pm–5:30pm
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Join us for a symposium on climate change and the health of our communities.

Climate change has been declared a health emergency by Canadian and international health organizations. What can primary care providers and health professionals do to help build resilience within communities and reduce the impact of delivering care?

 

About This Event

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: Following the example of more and more UofT and national events, we ask that participants kindly bring their own cups, containers, and note taking materials to improve sustainability.

 

Speakers:

Sandy Buchman, MD, CCFP (PC), FCFP

Dr. Sandy Buchman received his medical degree from McMaster University in 1981 and completed his family medicine residency training at the University of Toronto in 1983.

He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto and provides home-based palliative and end-of-life care through the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, Sinai Health System, in Toronto. He also practices palliative care with the Palliative Education and Care for the Homeless (PEACH) program under the auspices of Inner City Health Associates and St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. He was recently appointed as the Freeman Family Chair in Palliative Medicine at the North York General Hospital in Toronto.

He practised comprehensive family medicine for 22 years with a special interest in primary care cancer care, palliative care, HIV/AIDS, global health and social accountability. He currently serves as the medical lead for a group working to build a new hospice in Toronto. He recently chaired the Primary Care Committee of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and the Social Accountability Working Group of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. He was president of the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 2011–2012 and the Ontario College of Family Physicians in 2005–2006.

 

Alice McGushin

Alice McGushin is the Programme Manager for the Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change. Alice trained as a medical doctor in Tasmania and Western Australia and from the start of her studies developed a passion for climate change and global health. Before working with the Lancet Countdown, Alice completed an MSc Public Health (Environment and Health) atthe London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and worked as a consultant for several actors including the World Health Organization, the World Organization of Family Doctors, and the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment. Alice is also the vice chair for the World Organization of Family Doctors Working Party on the Environment.

 

Deborah McGregor

Professor McGregor (Anishinaabe) is an Associate Professor with the Osgoode Hall Law School and Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University. She currently holds a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice. Her research focuses on Indigenous knowledge systems, water and environmental governance, environmental justice, climate justice, and Indigenous food sovereignty. Her research has been published in a variety of national and international journals and she has delivered numerous public and academic presentations relating to Indigenous knowledge systems, governance and sustainability. She is co-editor (with Alan Corbiere, Mary Ann Corbiere and Crystal Migwans) of the Anishinaabewin conference proceedings series. She recently co-edited with Rochelle Johnson and Jean Paul Restoule Indigenous Research: Theories, Practices, and Relationships (2018).

 

Kate Mulligan

Dr. Kate Mulligan is the Director of Policy & Communications at the Alliance for Healthier Communities, Ontario’s voice for health equity through comprehensive primary health care, and the director of Ontario’s first social prescribing initiative. She is also an Assistant Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and a member of the Toronto Board of Health. 

 

Fiona Miller

Fiona Miller is a Professor of Health Policy and holds the Chair in Health Management Strategies in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Fiona’s research program is concerned with health technology and innovation policy and the role of health systems in sustainable development. Fiona is the founding Director of the Centre for Sustainable Health Systems at the University of Toronto.

 

Terry Kemple, MB ChB, FRCP, FRCGP, DCH

Retired GP (Bristol, England) including roles in teaching, training, quality improvement, management and research 1980-2017
RCGP representative for Sustainability, Climate Change and Green Issues since 2017

Past President Royal College of General Practitioners  2015-2017
Co-Chair RCGP Climate Emergency Task & Finish Group 2019-20
Lead for Green Impact for Health RCGP/NUS/SOS Toolkit since 2014
Executive member of the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change since 2017

Harkness Fellow based at Harvard 1993-94
GP work in Australia 1988, New Zealand 1980 and Zambia 1974

 

Claudel Pétrin-Desrosiers

Dr Claudel Pétrin-Desrosiers is completing her residency in family medicine at the University of Montreal, and is about to start a master in environment in the fall 2020. She shares a vision in which doctors are socially accountable to the communities they serve and in which they play a crucial role in reducing social inequities. She is the past vice-president of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA), the world’s largest and oldest medical students group, where she has been the voice of 1,3 million students in 130 countries. Over the past years, she has worked for the World Health Organization in Geneva; has advocated nationally and internationally for a greater recognition of the health co-benefits of climate action; and has lead several capacity-building workshops around the globe. She currently leads the Québec chapter of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environmental; has recently co-founded a citizen-based initiative "La planète s'invite en santé"; and has collaborated with The Lancet Countdown to disseminate their most recent findings. Her outstanding leadership has been recognized by her peers at several occasions: the Judy Wasserheit Young Leader Award in 2017, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) 150th Anniversary Award in 2018 and Le Droit Personality of the Week in 2019. In her free time, she enjoys talking about politics, reading new books and discovering microbreweries.

 

"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

 

Registration:

Registration is now open.

REGISTRATION HERE

 

Location
Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute (Auditorium)
209 Victoria Street
Toronto
M5B 1T8
2020-03-25 17:30:00 2020-03-25 21:30:00 UTC Symposium: Health in a Changing Climate REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER climate_symposium_square_2020_new_time.png Join us for a symposium on climate change and the health of our communities. Climate change has been declared a health emergency by Canadian and international health organizations. What can primary care providers and health professionals do to help build resilience within communities and reduce the impact of delivering care?   About This Event 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: Following the example of more and more UofT and national events, we ask that participants kindly bring their own cups, containers, and note taking materials to improve sustainability. program_on_web_v5.png   Speakers: Sandy Buchman, MD, CCFP (PC), FCFP sandy_buchman.png Dr. Sandy Buchman received his medical degree from McMaster University in 1981 and completed his family medicine residency training at the University of Toronto in 1983. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto and provides home-based palliative and end-of-life care through the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, Sinai Health System, in Toronto. He also practices palliative care with the Palliative Education and Care for the Homeless (PEACH) program under the auspices of Inner City Health Associates and St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. He was recently appointed as the Freeman Family Chair in Palliative Medicine at the North York General Hospital in Toronto. He practised comprehensive family medicine for 22 years with a special interest in primary care cancer care, palliative care, HIV/AIDS, global health and social accountability. He currently serves as the medical lead for a group working to build a new hospice in Toronto. He recently chaired the Primary Care Committee of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and the Social Accountability Working Group of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. He was president of the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 2011–2012 and the Ontario College of Family Physicians in 2005–2006.   Alice McGushin alice_mcgushin.jpg Alice McGushin is the Programme Manager for the Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change. Alice trained as a medical doctor in Tasmania and Western Australia and from the start of her studies developed a passion for climate change and global health. Before working with the Lancet Countdown, Alice completed an MSc Public Health (Environment and Health) atthe London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and worked as a consultant for several actors including the World Health Organization, the World Organization of Family Doctors, and the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment. Alice is also the vice chair for the World Organization of Family Doctors Working Party on the Environment.   Deborah McGregor deborah_mcgregor.jpg Professor McGregor (Anishinaabe) is an Associate Professor with the Osgoode Hall Law School and Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University. She currently holds a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice. Her research focuses on Indigenous knowledge systems, water and environmental governance, environmental justice, climate justice, and Indigenous food sovereignty. Her research has been published in a variety of national and international journals and she has delivered numerous public and academic presentations relating to Indigenous knowledge systems, governance and sustainability. She is co-editor (with Alan Corbiere, Mary Ann Corbiere and Crystal Migwans) of the Anishinaabewin conference proceedings series. She recently co-edited with Rochelle Johnson and Jean Paul Restoule Indigenous Research: Theories, Practices, and Relationships (2018).   Kate Mulligan kate_mulligan.jpg Dr. Kate Mulligan is the Director of Policy & Communications at the Alliance for Healthier Communities, Ontario’s voice for health equity through comprehensive primary health care, and the director of Ontario’s first social prescribing initiative. She is also an Assistant Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and a member of the Toronto Board of Health.    Fiona Miller fiona_miller.jpeg Fiona Miller is a Professor of Health Policy and holds the Chair in Health Management Strategies in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Fiona’s research program is concerned with health technology and innovation policy and the role of health systems in sustainable development. Fiona is the founding Director of the Centre for Sustainable Health Systems at the University of Toronto.   Terry Kemple, MB ChB, FRCP, FRCGP, DCH terry_kemple.jpeg Retired GP (Bristol, England) including roles in teaching, training, quality improvement, management and research 1980-2017RCGP representative for Sustainability, Climate Change and Green Issues since 2017 Past President Royal College of General Practitioners  2015-2017Co-Chair RCGP Climate Emergency Task & Finish Group 2019-20Lead for Green Impact for Health RCGP/NUS/SOS Toolkit since 2014Executive member of the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change since 2017 Harkness Fellow based at Harvard 1993-94GP work in Australia 1988, New Zealand 1980 and Zambia 1974   Claudel Pétrin-Desrosiers deborah_mcgregor.jpg Dr Claudel Pétrin-Desrosiers is completing her residency in family medicine at the University of Montreal, and is about to start a master in environment in the fall 2020. She shares a vision in which doctors are socially accountable to the communities they serve and in which they play a crucial role in reducing social inequities. She is the past vice-president of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA), the world’s largest and oldest medical students group, where she has been the voice of 1,3 million students in 130 countries. Over the past years, she has worked for the World Health Organization in Geneva; has advocated nationally and internationally for a greater recognition of the health co-benefits of climate action; and has lead several capacity-building workshops around the globe. She currently leads the Québec chapter of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environmental; has recently co-founded a citizen-based initiative "La planète s'invite en santé"; and has collaborated with The Lancet Countdown to disseminate their most recent findings. Her outstanding leadership has been recognized by her peers at several occasions: the Judy Wasserheit Young Leader Award in 2017, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) 150th Anniversary Award in 2018 and Le Droit Personality of the Week in 2019. In her free time, she enjoys talking about politics, reading new books and discovering microbreweries.   "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   Registration: Registration is now open. REGISTRATION HERE   209 Victoria Street - Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute (Auditorium) discovery.commons@utoronto.ca