Climate Crisis and Clinical Practice Symposium

Boston, MA US
February 13, 2020


Be part of the first symposium to bring together multiple health institutions in and around Boston to address effects of the climate crisis on clinical practice.

Through this afternoon discussion:

  • Learn how the climate crisis is altering clinical practice across specialties.
  • Hear from clinicians and hospital leaders across the Boston medical community.
  • Delve into strategies for addressing the effects of climate change on patients' health.

Together we can develop bold, effective strategies to protect our patients, improve our delivery of care, and ensure the resiliency of our health care systems.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for the health care community: clinicians, clinical leaders, hospital leaders, health professional students, lay public engaged in climate crisis advocacy, media

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the connections between greenhouse gas emissions and health outcomes.
  2. Apply their understanding of climate effects on health to understand opportunities to improve resilience in clinical practice.
  3. Recognize the unique responsibility of clinicians to communicate about the health impacts of climate change

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.50 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/13/2020 - 1:00pm EST
Event ends: 
02/13/2020 - 5:00pm EST

Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115
United States

Course Co-Directors:

Aaron Bernstein, MD, MPH
C-CHANGE, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health,
Harvard Global Health Institute,
Boston Children’s Hospital

Renee N. Salas, MD, MPH, MS
Harvard Global Health Institute,
C-CHANGE at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health,
Massachusetts General Hospital,
Harvard Medical School

Caren Solomon, MD, MPH
The New England Journal of Medicine,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital


Gaurab Basu, MD, MPH
Primary Care, Cambridge Health Alliance

Gary Belkin, MD, PhD, MPH
Psychiatry, Visiting Scientist, C-CHANGE at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

David Golan
Dean, Research Operations and Global Programs, Harvard Medical School

Nicholas S. Hill, MD
Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Division,
Tufts University School of Medicine

Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH
Faculty Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute

Bernard Jones, EdM
Vice President, Public Policy, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Regina LaRocque, MD, MPH
Infectious Disease, Massachusetts General Hospital

Lucy Marcil, MD, MPH
Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center

Gina McCarthy
Board of Advisors, Harvard C-CHANGE

Patrice Nicholas, DNSc, DHL, MPH, RN, NP-C, FAAN
Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health,
Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions

Mary Rice, MD, MPH
Pulmonary, Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Eric Rubin, MD, PhD
Editor-in-Chief, The New England Journal of Medicine

Kathleen E. Walsh, MPH
President & CEO, Boston Medical Center

Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for Physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Available Credit

  • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.50 Participation


There are no more spaces available for this course.

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