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"Going to Extremes: Climate Change and Occupational & Environmental Health"

2014  Lela Morris COEH Symposium

Going to Extremes: Climate Change and Occupational and Environmental Health

May 9, 2014


Elihu Harris State Building

1515 Clay Street,

Oakland, CA

In addition to the increased risk of catastrophic wildfires, flooding, drought, and sea level rise that climate change will bring, construction and agricultural workers in the hottest areas of the state may no longer be able to tolerate the working conditions on extreme heat days, which will become more frequent.  Air pollution will also be increased on extreme heat days.  

The goal of this symposium is to increase awareness of health professionals, non-climate scientists, and staff of non-governmental organizations and public agencies about the near-term and long-term health consequences of climate change and what initiatives the state of California is taking to mitigate or adapt to climate change.


Charges: $15 for Faculty and students, State/Local Government Agencies and Non-Profits; Others-$50. 


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Current and Future Climate Change: the New Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report;   Kris Ebi, PhD, Consulting Professor, Stanford University

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Keynote: Mary Nichols,JD, Chairman of the California Air Resources Board, California’s Policy Portfolio to Mitigate Climate Change (AB32, SB375, SB535)

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM  Break

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Extreme Heat and Workers;  Marc Schenker, MD, PhD, UC Davis 

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Extreme Heat, Air Pollution, and Public Health; Bart Ostro, PhD Cal/EPA, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Lunch (not provided)

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM Wildfires and Health (Fire Fighters and the Public); Kathleen Navarro, MD, PhD,  and John Balmes, MD, PhD, UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM Water Quality: Chemical Contaminants in Recycled Water and Storm Water Runoff; David Sedlak, PhD, UC Berkeley

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM Health Risks of Floods (Emergency/Clean-Up Workers and the Public); Gina Solomon, MD, MPH, Cal/EPA

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM Vector-Borne Infection; Art Reingold, PhD, UC Berkeley

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM  Break

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Panel on Strategies to Mitigate Climate Change;

Clean Energy Strategies, Max Auffhammer, PhD, UC Berkeley

Low Carbon Fuels and Clean Vehicles, Sonia Yeh, PhD, UC Davis

Land Use and Transportation Strategies, Susan Handy, PhD, UC Davis  

Smart Growth for Environmental Justice, Azibuike Akaba, Regional Asthma Management & Prevention,

Public Health Institute

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Knowledge Gaps and Research Needs; Kent Pinkerton, PhD, UC Davis

Dates:May 9, 2014    Check for other dates
Meets:Friday : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee:$50  Fee Breakdown

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