We are excited to announce a major public workshop on “”Climate Change and Public Health: Addressing the Growing Crisis,” on September 21st, 2019, in Morgantown, West Virginia. Learn more and RSVP here to reserve your place!
Accelerating global warming and climate change are affecting every facet of human life and well-being. Economic, physical, and mental injuries from climate change and extreme weather – as well as the deadly political and national security impacts of global disease, food scarcity, and forced migration – these growing impacts and more threaten human health and safety worldwide.
What is at stake, and what can we do?
At this free public educational program, attendees will hear and discuss presentations from experts in the field of climate change and public health. Attendees will learn about the latest developments, issues, and the practices that we can use to successfully confront this crisis. Continuing Education credits for health and social work professionals are expected.
Keynote Luncheon Presenter: Dr. Bernard D. Goldstein, M.D., Professor Emeritus, Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
Other Speakers (list in formation): Dr. Robert Duval, Professor, Department of Health Policy, Management, and Leadership, WVU School of Public Health; Dr. Lise Van Susteren, M.D., Practicing General and Forensic Psychiatrist, Washington, DC, Former Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Georgetown University Department of Psychiatry; Dr. Susan Clayton, Ph.D, Whitmore-Williams Professor of Psychology and Chair of Environmental Studies, College of Wooster.
The program will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM, at the West Virginia University College of Law Event Hall in Morgantown, WV. Registration is free and includes a buffet luncheon at 12:00 noon.
This program is organized by the West Virginia University College of Law Center for Energy and Sustainable Development and the West Virginia Center on Climate Change, a project of Friends of Blackwater, cooperating with the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Project.
Learn more and RSVP here.