About this event

  • Date and time Tue 27 Apr 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location Online

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

This fourth episode of the Health emergency of climate change series will explore the links between climate change and cardiovascular health.

The increase in extreme heat events, temperature variability, and air pollution as a result of climate change has a detrimental impact on cardiovascular health around the world. The worst affected people are those over-65, in lower socioeconomic brackets, and with pre-existing conditions. Last year, The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change reported that between 2000 and 2018, heat-related mortality in people over-65 had increased by 53%.

This episode will cover the scale of this cardiovascular crisis, the range of conditions affected, and the groups who are most at risk. It will also outline the implications for health professionals treating these diseases, their role in communicating with patients about these health threats, and the benefits of a healthy, sustainable lifestyle.

During this webinar speakers will:

  • Describe the impact that climate change has on cardiovascular health and the range of conditions affected
  • Outline the implications for health professionals treating these diseases and conditions
  • Advise healthcare professionals on how to promote good cardiovascular health to their patients, and sustainable practices in their profession

We will be joined by Professor Annette Peters, Director of the Institute of Epidemiology at the Helmholtz Zentrum and Professor of Epidemiology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany, and Dr Leslie Cho, Director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Women’s Cardiovascular Center.

Don't miss other episodes in this series:

Episode 5: Tuesday 11 May 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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.

In this 10-part Health emergency of climate change series, experts from across the health community will unite to address the impact that climate change is having on human health. 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.

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

Professor Annette Peters

Helmholtz Centre Munich, Research Centre for Environmental Health, Munich Heart Alliance, Centre for Cardiovascular Research

Dr Leslie Cho

Chair of Preventive Cardiology for Cleveland Clinic

Agenda

View the programme 27 April 2021

Welcome and introduction

Professor Annette Peters, Helmholtz Centre Munich, Research Centre for Environmental Health, Munich Heart Alliance, Centre for Cardiovascular Research

Cardiovascular disease prevention and the environment

Dr Leslie Cho, Chair of Preventive Cardiology for Cleveland Clinic

Q&A session

Panel discussion lead by junior doctors 

Closing remarks

Location

Online

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