About this event

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

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

Don't miss the final episode in this series: Episode 10: Tuesday 20 July 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm

The ninth episode of the 'Health emergency of climate change' series will look at the importance of planetary health from the perspective of the current pandemic. This episode will gather thought-leadership and perspectives from around the world on planetary health, and how our impact on nature can influence the rise of pandemics. 

Leading authorities in this area will discuss what we currently know about the relationship between planetary health and pandemics, the negative and positive impacts of the current pandemic on planetary health, strategies for minimising future threats, and what healthcare professionals can do to make a difference. 

The discussion will be chaired by the Royal Society of Medicine's Vice President Dr Claire Bayntun, and will feature Professor Dame Anne Johnson, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at University College London, Dr Kris Murray, Associate Professor in Environment and Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in The Gambia, Dr John Amuasi, Co-Chair for the Lancet One Health Commission and Leader of the Global Health and Infectious Diseases Research Group at the Kumasi Collaborative Center for Research in Tropical Medicine in Ghana and Dr Peninah Murage, co-Deputy Director of the LSHTM Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health.

During this webinar you will:

  • Explore the interdependent relationship between biodiversity and the ecosystem 
  • Assess the positive and negative impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has had on planetary health along with our understanding of its importance 
  • To look forward and understand the strategies, solutions and actions that would enable us to prepare for the future
  • To offer insights allowing health professionals to advocate for planetary health 

View our climate change resources page to learn more.

Don't miss the final episode in this series:

Episode 10: Tuesday 20 July 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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.

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

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

Dr Claire Bayntun

Vice President, Royal Society of Medicine, Clinical Consultant, Global Public Health

 

Dr Kris Murray

Associate Professor, Environment and Health Lead of the Planetary Health theme at the MRC Unit, The Gambia, LSHTM, Lead of the Ecological Health Lab, School of Public Health, Imperial College, London

 

Professor Dame Anne Johnson

Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at University College London and Co-Director of UCL Health of the Public

 

Dr John Amuasi

Senior Lecturer, Department of Global Health, School of Public Health, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana, Group Leader of the Global Health and Infectious Diseases Research Group at the Kumasi Collaborative Center for Research in Tropical Medicine at KNUST, and Co-Chair of The Lancet One Health Commission

Dr Peninah Murage

Co-Deputy Director of the LSHTM Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health

Agenda

View the programme 06 July 2021

Welcome and introduction

Dr Claire Bayntun, Vice President, The Royal Society of Medicine

Thought-leadership video montage

Perspectives from around the world on planetary health, featuring messages from:

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

Rob Dellink, Co-ordinator Modelling and Outlooks at the Environment and Economy Integration Division of the OECD Environment Directorate

Professor Sabine Gabrysch, Head of Research Department 2 on Climate Resilience of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Melvine Otieno, Planetary Health Alliance Next Generation Fellow, University of Eldoret, Kenya

Cathryn Tonne, Environment epidemiologist and Associate Research Professor at Barcelona Institute for Global Health

Dr. Deoraj Caussy, Epidemiologist and Lead Researcher for Network of African Science Academics (NASAC)

Panel discussion

Panel members:

Dr Kris Murray, Associate Professor, Environment and Health, Lead of the Planetary Health theme, MRC Unit The Gambia, LSHTM and Lead, Ecological Health Lab in the School of Public Health, Imperial College London

Professor Dame Anne Johnson, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, University College London, Co-Director, UCL Health of the Public

Dr John Amuasi, Senior Lecturer, Department, Global Health, School of Public Health, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana, Group Leader of the Global Health and Infectious Diseases Research Group, Kumasi Collaborative Center for Research in Tropical Medicine at KNUST, and Co-Chair, The Lancet One Health Commission

Dr Peninah Murage, Co-Deputy Director, LSHTM Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health

Closing remarks

Location

Online

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What is the role of healthcare professionals? - Episode 10

This final episode of the Health emergency of climate change series will focus on the role of healthcare professionals in the climate change discussion, and how they can advocate and have an impact, particularly ahead of COP26 in November. 

To wrap up the Royal Society of Medicine's 10-part series, we bring together an expert panel to discuss what healthcare professionals can do to frame climate change as a health issue, how to make a difference in their daily practice, and how to have influence through their organisations and groups. 

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