Webinar Recording Part 1
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Video Transcription
Welcome to day two of PM21. I'm Richard Bruno, your vice chair of the conference here with Dr. Katrina Rhodes, our esteemed chair. Today we have an exciting lineup of speakers
and panelists on topics near and dear to those of us in preventive medicine.
First up this morning is a panel on climate change and human health that I, as our ACPM representative to the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health
will be co-moderating with Erica Frank. I'm really excited about this one Katrina, especially because four years ago as a PrevMed residents, Dr. Elizabeth Wiley and I co-organized
an ACPM pre-conference all day conference session on climate change and health. And it's just wonderful to see that our college still believes that tackling climate change
is more important than ever. I'm thrilled to hear from experts in the field, including keynote from Alison Cassidy from the EPA and panelists Dr. Ed Maybach, Dr. Jonathan Patz
and Dr. Mona Sarfati.
Absolutely. And for the concurrent sessions this afternoon, we have talks on healthy eating with the dietary guidelines for Americans,
ethical considerations of COVID vaccine distribution, global perspectives on COVID and the future of pandemics, an update from the American Board of Preventive Medicine,
financing preventive medicine, graduate medical education and models for community resilience.
And I'm excited to sit down with Chelsea Clinton at 3.30 to talk about the work she and the Clinton Foundation are doing around vaccine hesitancy
with a follow-up discussion with Peter Marks from the FDA and Amanda Cohn from the CDC on building US regulatory safety practices
moderated by our ACPM president, Dr. Stephanie Zaza.
We hope you enjoyed today's first full day of programming and remember to visit our partner corner on the conference webpage. Thank you.
Video Summary
The second day of PM21 kicked off with a panel on climate change and human health, co-moderated by Richard Bruno and Erica Frank. The panel featured experts in the field, including keynote speaker Alison Cassidy from the EPA, and panelists Dr. Ed Maybach, Dr. Jonathan Patz, and Dr. Mona Sarfati. The discussion focused on the impact of climate change on human health and the importance of addressing this issue. Cassidy emphasized that climate change is not just an environmental issue, but also a public health, economic, and civil rights issue. She highlighted the need for investing in infrastructure, setting strong health protective standards for air and water pollution, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Patz provided examples of the health risks posed by climate change, such as air pollution from wildfires and extreme weather events like floods. He also highlighted the health opportunities that addressing climate change can provide, such as reducing air pollution and improving diet and exercise. Maybach discussed the importance of effective communication and engaging the public in understanding the risks and opportunities associated with climate change. The panelists emphasized the urgent role of physicians and other health professionals in advocating for climate solutions and promoting environmental justice. The panel ended with a Q&A session, where the panelists addressed questions about partnerships with local and state governments, the need for bipartisan cooperation, and the prospects for addressing environmental justice with a 50/50 Senate. Overall, the panel provided important insights into the intersection of climate change and human health and the need for collective action to address this crisis.
climate change
human health
environmental issue
public health
greenhouse gas emissions
health risks
environmental justice

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