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2021 COBB/FCCA Climate, Health, & Equity Symposium

Posted over 3 years ago by Camille Dyer

2021 Cobb/FCCA Climate, Health, & Equity Symposium Registration Form

The NMA/Cobb Institute is excited to partner with Florida Clinicians for Climate Action for the Annual Symposium: Climate, Health & Equity on Saturday, February 27th, 2021. 

Florida Clinicians for Climate Action is an organization that grew out of a previous Cobb Symposium.  FCCA was co-founded at the 2018 Cobb Symposium by Dr. Cheryl Holder, Dr. Ankush Bansal, and other clinicians. FCCA engages clinicians to learn about climate-health impacts and advocate for equitable solutions.     

In this digital reboot of the 2018 Climate, Health & Equity Symposium, we will take a closer look at the health implications for growing and rapidly colliding crises - a warming world, racial inequality, and a global pandemic.  The Cobb Institute has been engaged in multiple discussions about Covid, equity, and disparate health outcomes for communities of color, and we will continue that pandemic discussion with a lens for environmental health & justice impact.   

The one-day CME program includes fascinating panels on the following topics:   

  • Extreme Heat: A Deadly Climate Risk

  • Intersection of COVID-19 and Climate Health

  • Career Development in Environmental Science and Research

  • Heat Protection Legislation and Lawmaker Outreach  

In the December 2nd edition of the The Lancet Countdown 2020 report on converging crises, the take-home message is that 2020 is a "preview" of how bad things can get if we don't fix climate change. 

Here are a few lines from the report: 
"The changing climate has already produced considerable shifts in the underlying social and environmental determinants of health at the global level.  These effects are often unequal, disproportionately impacting populations who have contributed the least to the problem. This fact reveals a deeper question of justice, whereby climate change interacts with existing social and economic inequalities and exacerbates longstanding trends within and between countries."

Click now to register for our event, and join us in February as we learn about these growing challenges, and provide you with the tools and career development opportunities to be a part of the solution and protect your patients.   

Please begin your registration for the 2021 Cobb/FCCA Climate, Health, & Equity Symposium by selecting the  "Register Guest" option below.