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Catch 13 premier sessions including those from the Opening, Monday and Closing General Sessions, hear from leaders in the field, learn best practices and earn up to 16.5 CE credits.

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APHA Live Schedule


12-1:30 p.m. — 2021.0: Opening General Session: Climate Changes Health 

APHA first recognized the relationship between climate and health in 1922. Since then, we have been actively working to address the significant risks climate change poses to human health. To this end, we have designated 2017 as the Year of Climate Change and Health and the APHA 2017 theme "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health" as its capstone event. Indigenous activist Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, a member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation of Northern Alberta, Canada, will deliver the keynote address. 

Eriel Deranger
Georges Benjamin
Eriel Tchekwie Deranger Georges Benjamin           

8:30-10 a.m. — 3011.0: President's Session: Climate Change and Health: The 21st Century Challenge 

This panel presents an up-to-date overview of the science of climate change and of the myriad ways in which climate change impacts and intersects with human health. It then discusses the primary human exposures to climate change impacts currently and projected in the US based on the 2016 National Climate Change and Health Assessment. It concludes with a discussion of approaches to climate adaptation, highlighting the crucial role public health practitioners should play.

Tom Quade
John Balbus
Kristie Elbi
Jonathan Patz
Tom Quade  John Balbus Kristie Ebi Jonathan Patz

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. — 3128.0: Comprehension Matters: Engaging the Policymakers and the Public 

Effective communication about threats and opportunities of climate change with the public and policymakers is critical to creating the sustained attention to climate change and momentum for action. This panel presents an overview of the research done on public opinion about climate change in the US, and on effective ways to communicate it. And it shares creative approaches to communicating climate change, through storytelling.

Howard Frumkin
Edward Maibach
Kait Parker
Jalone White-Newsome
Howard Frumkin  Edward Maibach Kait Parker  Jalonne White-Newsome 

12:30-2 p.m. — 3243.0: President-Elect's Session: Health Systems as Climate Innovators

Despite their healing mission, hospitals and health care systems are significant contributors to climate change. This panel will highlight a health care system that has set itself an ambitious target of "carbon net positive" (offsetting more carbon than it emits) by 2025; a health care system that has recognized it has the capacity to improve the resilience and climate-readiness of its community by investing in clean energy systems and addressing social determinants of health; hospitals on the front lines during an extreme weather event, and what they need to do to be ready; and the role health professions can take as leading advocates for taking action on climate change to protect health.

Joseph Telfair
Gary Cohen
Kathy Gerwig
Peter Orris
Jeff Thompson
Joseph Telfair  Gary Cohen Kathy Gerwig Peter Orris Jeff Thompson 

2:30-4 p.m. — 3347.0: Built Urban Environment 2.0: Where Climate Change Policies Converge

Changes to the built environment designed to mitigate and/or adapt to climate change are one of the key areas where we have the opportunity to reap significant "co-benefits" for health. Creating communities that: are walkable, with high-quality, energy-efficient housing and commercial buildings; are well-planned to support active transportation and sustain a comprehensive public transit system; and that have parks, trails and green space woven into the urban fabric, benefits both human health and planetary health.

Nisha Botchwey
Jonathan Fielding
Richard Jackson
Chris Pyke
Nisha Botchwey  Jonathan Fielding Richard Jackson Chris Pyke

4:30-6 p.m. — Monday General Session: The Future of Environmental Health — A Discussion with Gina McCarthy 

Join us for an engaging discussion with Regina "Gina" McCarthy. She combines a contagious passion for climate change with an urgency to take action and has spoken to audiences around the world about the dangers, challenges and opportunities that face our planet and its people. As equally in her element with business audiences and environmental groups, McCarthy leaves audiences informed, energized and inspired that they can — and must — make a difference.

Gina McCarthy
Lex Frieden  Tom Steyer
Gina McCarthy Lex Frieden  Tom Steyer

8:30-10 a.m. — 4006.0: Climate Change, An International Perspective: No Travel-related Greenhouse Gases were Emitted in the Making of this Panel 

Reducing global greenhouse gas emissions to the levels necessary to protect health and avoid the worst climate impacts requires that we rethink the major systems underpinning day to day life, ranging from how we produce energy, to what we eat and how we produce food, to the kinds of buildings we build. International collaboration is critical to addressing climate change. This panel walks the talk with an international panel of leading climate and health thinkers participating virtually in a concerted and judicious use of our carbon budget.

Sir Andy Haines
Nicholas Watts
Sir Andy Haines Nicholas Watts 

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. — 4097.0: Green Jobs and Dirty Work: Climate Change Strategies for Workers 

This panel provides an overview of the "green jobs" sector, discussing the growth in jobs in renewable and clean energy, energy efficiency, and related arenas in comparison to fossil-fuel sector jobs. It examines the health costs of jobs in the fossil fuel economy; but for workers, “green” jobs are not always “clean” jobs -- and presents case studies of unintended consequences of renewable energy and other “green” jobs, as well as the kinds of research as well as worker protection policies the new economy must put into place in order to protect workers. And finally, the panel considers the broader range of economic/job dislocations and displacements climate change and responses to climate change are producing, and how we can work to smooth those transitions for those most affected.

Bob Perkowitz
Charlotte Brody
Bob Perkowitz  Charlotte Brody Anna Fendley  Joseph Uehlein

12:30-2 p.m. — 4200.0: Climate Emergency: Preparing for the Worst 

Approaches to disaster preparedness are not always proactive, do not routinely incorporate climate change forecasting and modeling into planning (decisions being based solely on past events and trends) and often do not fully engage communities to improve their resilience to weather extremes. At the same time, communities can and should be taking action to adapt to climate change, so as to protect health from the changes we know we will see. This panel surveys current approaches to disaster preparedness, as well as discussing the CDC’s BRACE adaptation framework and its implementation.

George Luber
Nicole Lurie
Umair Shah
Lise Van Susteren
George Luber  Nicole Lurie Umair Shah Lise Van Susteren

2:30-4 p.m. — 4283.0: Public Health Faces Populism: A Global Perspective

This panel will discuss how a rising form of nationalistic populism is affecting public health. This movement is willing to slash health and environment protections to stimulate the economy in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Alfredo Morabia
Mary Bassett
Abdul El-Sayed
Alfredo Morabio  Mary Bassett Abdul El-Sayed

8:30-10 a.m. — 5003.1: Migrants, Refugees and Managed Retreat: Avoiding Climate Catastrophes

Speakers will examine the various ways in which climate change affects the movement of people, the health implications for both the migrating and hosting populations, and how societies and the global community manage the necessity to move out of harm’s way in ways that protect and support health and well-being for communities.

Barry Levy
Michael Brubaker
Liz Koslov
Hani Mowafi
Barry Levy  Michael Brubaker Liz Koslov Hani Mowafi

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. — 5062.1: Healthy Climate and Healthy Food for Healthy People

This panel looks at the climate implications of our current food systems, the health implications of processed food- and meat-heavy diets, how climate change will impact human health as mediated through nutritional outcomes as well as opportunities to shift our food systems in ways that are healthier for the planet, while also being healthier for ourselves.

Roni Neff
Anna Lappe
Robert Lawrence
Samuel Myers
Roni Neff  Anna Lappé Robert Lawrence Samuel Myers

2:30-4 p.m. — 5164.0: Closing General Session: Climate Change and Social Justice: Communities Raising Their Voices

Within the US and globally, the communities most severely impacted by climate change are often the communities least responsible for causing the problem. This panel presents an overview of these systems, and the change needed not only to address climate change but also related environmental and human harms.

Queen Quet Kimberly Wasserman Vivian Huang
Queen Quet Kimberly Wasserman Vivian Huang

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