This year’s symposium, held in partnership with the University of Miami Department of Public Health Sciences, UM’s Miami Herbert Business School, and Cutler Bay Solar Solutions, will focus on the intersection of climate and health. Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, a world-renowned climate scientist and the 2019 United Nations Champion of the Earth, will be the keynote speaker.
There will be a total of three panels. The first will be on climate impacts on health, with a specific focus on children’s health. The next panel will focus on extreme weather impact on health, specifically on disease burden in the aftermath of such events. The final one will consist of information on policy and advocacy to mitigate the effects on health, focusing on understanding what individuals and communities can do as a result of climate change. The symposium will also consist of GenCLEO and clinician breakout sessions, as well as hurricane prep and mindfulness exercises.
“Empowering Capable Climate Communicators Symposium” is open to the University of Miami community, clinicians, researchers, general public and other stakeholders. For the UM community, there are 70 complimentary tickets available. Use the ‘UMStudentMillerSchool’ code to secure your place.
Read more on the symposium and its featured panelists.