About this event

  • Date and time Tue 16 Mar 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location Online

Discover the role of health professionals in the climate change emergency.

View our climate change resources page to learn more and to watch this episode. 

The world is currently in the grip of the worst health crisis in living memory, but the growing climate change emergency poses a far greater threat to the health of humanity.

In this new 10-part series, presented by healthcare professionals for healthcare professionals, experts from across the health community will unite to address the impact that climate change is having on human health. His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will be recording a message to introduce this important series. 

By positioning health and wellbeing at the centre of the climate change discussion, the Royal Society of Medicine will give healthcare professionals the opportunity to understand the links between climate change and health and recognise how they can help combat climate change and its effects.

To open the 10-part series, following an introductory message by The Prince of Wales, Professor Linda Luxon will be joined by four leading authorities in the field of climate change and health. They will introduce the overarching themes of the series, presenting an overview of the scale of the climate change emergency, an insight into the health conditions impacted by climate change, and an understanding of how sustainable practices can mitigate healthcare’s own impact on the climate.

Professor Linda Luxon will be joined by Professor Howard Frumkin, Professor Emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Professor Hugh Montgomery, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at UCL and Director of the Centre for Human Health & Performance, Dr Tolullah  Oni, Urban Epidemiologist at the Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge, and Dr David Pencheon, founding Director of the NHS Sustainable Development Unit.

During this webinar you will:

  • Gain an overview of the global climate change emergency
  • Understand how climate change is affecting human health and different health conditions
  • Gain insight into urban health and the benefits of global sustainable development
  • Learn how sustainable practices can reduce healthcare’s impact on the climate

Do you have a question for our panelists? If so, please submit your questions here and they will be answered during the webinar.

We would like to thank Michael Rapp for his generous support enabling free access to this webinar series. This webinar has free CPD accreditation.

This is a pre-recorded webinar that will be made available to delegates on the day of this event. 

A CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards on-demand through Zoom. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording on-demand through Zoom. No CPD points will be issued to those who watch the recording on YouTube.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. Late registrations will not be accepted.

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Key speakers

Prince Charles

HRH, Prince of Wales

His Royal Highness, Prince of Wales

Professor Howard Frumkin

Professor Emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Washington

Professor Hugh Montgomery

Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, UCL, Director, UCL Institute for Human Health and Performance

Dr Tolullah Oni

Urban Epidemiologist, Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge

Dr David Pencheon

Founding Director of the NHS Sustainable Development Unit



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Disclaimer:All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

The Royal Society of Medicine needs your support  
The RSM is offering this webinar at no charge to delegates, in order to help healthcare professionals to easily access COVID-19 related education material & resources during the pandemic.  However, we are asking people to support the RSM in these unprecedented times.  Now more than ever, as a charity we need your help to continue our work and mission in advancing healthcare through innovation and education. Please consider  making a donation  for joining this free webinar. Thank you for your generosity. 

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