About this event

  • Date and time Fri 16 Dec 2022 from 10:30am to 4:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Public Health

This event will provide an essential update to the latest discussions and agreements post COP 27 with the aim of improving the understanding of how climate change impacts human health.

Attend to gain insights from UK and WHO experts in the field of climate and health. We will be joined by Sir Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England, who will be pre-recording a video to provide insights into his report on air quality.

By attending, participants will:

  • Have the opportunity to engage in debate with key UK and WHO experts
  • Hear about the 'lived experience' of climate change from the perspective of a colleague in Pakistan
  • Understand to prioritise the key actions that can be implemented to improve Climate and Health and reduce the risks of harm to human health 

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Welcome and introduction

Professor Kevin Fenton CBE, President, Faculty of Public Health

Professor Maggie Rae, President, Epidemiology and Public Health Section, Royal Society of Medicine

New ways of working

Professor Sue Atkinson, Chair, Climate and Health Committee, Faculty of Public Health 

Professor Paul Johnstone, Chair, Climate and Health Committee, Faculty of Public Health

COP27 outcomes and the role of public health

Dr Andy Haines, Professor of Environmental Change and Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Are climate change COPs good for your health?

Dr Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, Unit Head, World Health Organisation

Presenting remotely 

The impact of climate change work on the health of populations across the world

Dr Malik Amin Aslam

Presenting remotely

Reflections on Climate and Health post COP 27

Dr Advaith Gummaraju, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Dagmar Zeuner, Director of Public Health, The London Borough of Merton 

Presenting remotely

Diana Picon Manyari, International Climate Director, Health Care Without Harm  

Presenting remotely

Effective public health advocacy for climate and health justice

Dr Anya Gopfert, Public Health Registrar, South West Deanery

Dr Abi Deivanyagam, Public Health Registrar

Presenting virtually

CMO annual report on air pollution

Professor Sir Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England

Pre-recorded presentation

Comfort break
The big conversation: 'What next?'

Chaired by: Professor Paul Johnson

Dr Nicola Stingelin, Council Member, Epidemiology and Public Health Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Lecturer in Medical Ethics, University of Basel

Dr Rebecca Cooper, Leader, Worthing Borough Council 

Presenting remotely 

Nicky Philpott, Head of Sustainability and Net Zero, South West Greener NHS

Dr Maria van Hove, Specialty Registrar in Public Health

Closing remarks

Professor Kevin Fenton CBE and Professor Maggie Rae

Close of meeting



Registration for this event will close at 9:00am on Friday 16 December 2022. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

The agenda is subject to change at any time.

If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenters and RSM's discretion. 

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations. 

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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