On November 15th, 2016, expert panelists will convene at the University of Illinois – Chicago to discuss the challenges climate change poses for the Caribbean region, the public health implications of it, and how to improve resilience to climate change in the region. 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. 4.75 continuing medical education credits will be available for physicians and 4.75 continuing education credits for many professionals; read About the Forum for more information.
The Climate Change and Public Health in the Caribbean Forum will bring together experts in a variety of fields including climate science, public health, medicine, environmental justice, occupational health, infectious disease, and regional cooperation. View the Speakers
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. Click this link for the forum agenda.
This event is free and open to the public, and, if you are interested in attending, please RSVP using the registration link here. http://www.cvent.com/d/lvq1jy