Symposium: Health in a Changing Climate
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
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.
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.
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.
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
"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 is now open.