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About the Forum

About the Forum
 

Forum Description 

Challenges

An aerial view of the devastation in Port de Paix in 2008 after four storms in one month have devastated the island and killed more than 800 people.  Photo credit: Marion DossThe Caribbean region faces many existing public health, social, and economic challenges.  Climate change will not only exacerbate these existing problems in the region, but pose new ones as well.  Representatives from the Caribbean will discuss these problems and how climate change will affect their respective island.

Opportunities

Experts in climate science, public health, medicine, environmental justice, occupational health, infectious disease, and regional cooperation will discuss strategies on how to best improve public health resilience to climate change in the Caribbean. Faculty and staff of UIC School of Public Health will work to promote climate change adaptation in the Caribbean by sharing their experience using the  CDC's Resilience Against Climate Effects in Illinois (BRACE) project framework to help prepare health departments in Illinois for climate change.

Photo: An aerial view of the devastation in Port de Paix in 2008 after four storms in one month have devastated the island and killed more than 800 people.  Photo credit: Marion Doss

 

DATE & TIME

9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Tuesday, November 15th

VENUE

Auditorium in the School of Public Health
University of Illinois - Chicago

ADDRESS

1603 W Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60612, USA 
Location on Google Maps here

This Forum Will Be of Interest to:

  • — public health professionals, particularly those with an interest in global health, environmental health, and public health preparedness.
  • — clinicians with an interest in the health effects of climate change.
  • — individuals concerned about safety, health, vulnerability, and justice in the Caribbean.
     

Register for the Event

There is no fee to attend Climate Change and Public Health in the Caribbean. The event is free and open to the public. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP via this online portal http://www.cvent.com/d/lvq1jy.

Continuing Education

We are offering 4.75 continuing medical education credits.  The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

We are offering 4.75 continuing education credits for public health professionals, and 4.75 continuing education contact hours for Illinois nurses and Licensed Environmental Health Professionals documented in a certificate of participation from the UIC School of Public Health, a pre-approved provider for CPH and Illinois nurse licensure continuing education and an approved provider for LEHP continuing education. Other qualifying professions include the following: Professional/Clinical Counselor, Dental Hygienist, Dietitian/Nutritionist, Marriage and Family Counselor, Massage Therapist, Nursing Home Administrator, Occupational Therapist, Psychologist, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, and Social Worker.

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