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Seize the Moment for Climate Action:
Building the Climate and Health Movement 

AGENDA: All Times are ET


Sunday, March 19th | In-person and virtual 

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Welcome and Introduction to the Meeting    
       
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  Strategies for Climate and Health Advocacy in the Current Landscape
  Quentin Scott, Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Matthew Davis, League of Conservation Voters
Jill Tauber, Earthjustice
3:10 pm – 4:00 pm State of the Air by the American Lung Association 
 
4:10 pm – 5:00 pm Decarbonization of the Health Sector: Opportunities and Updates from the NAM Collaborative
  Moderator: Emmie Mediate, Health Care Without Harm
Brian Chesebro, Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence Health
Katie Lichter, University of California, San Francisco
Joe McCannon, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
5:15 pm – 6:00 pm Climate Health and Equity Fellowship Capstone Project Presentations
Moderator: Mark Mitchell, Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health
Yvonne Collins, Cook County Health Hospitals System
Frank Samonte, The National Institutes of Health
René Settle-Robinson, Outreach Community Healthcare Center
Shaneeta Johnson, Morehouse School of Medicine
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Networking & Opening Address 
Jalonne White-Newsome, The White House Council on Environmental Quality

Monday, March 20th In-person and virtual 
8:30 am – 9:00 am Coffee and Light Pastries      
         
9:00 am – 9:10 am Welcome       
         
  EDUCATION TRACK ADVOCACY TRACK
     
9:10 am – 10:00 am  Climate Doctor on Call (CME/CE) Climate Coaching: Tools to Build the Movement 
  Caitlin Rublee, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Colorado School of Public Health
Stefan Wheat, University of Washington
Monica Harmon, Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions
 
10:10 am – 11:00 am  Advances by Medical Societies in Climate Education (CME/CE) Responding to Disinformation 
  Shalini Shah, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital
Barb Erny, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Stanford Center for Innovation on Global Health
Ashley McClure, Climate Health Now
Jerry Abraham, Kendren Vaccines
 
11:10 am – 12:00 pm Opportunities for Advocacy With the EPA and Federal Agencies
  Manish Bapna, Natural Resources Defense Council
Dani Hupper, Evergreen Action
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm  Keynotes: The Path Ahead to Decarbonize Rapidly
  John Podesta, Senior Advisor to the President for Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation
Senator Edward Markey
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm  Break
   
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm State-Level Implementation of IIJA and IRA: Centering on Justice40
  Moderator: Marc Futernick, U.S. Acute Care Solutions
Matt Casale, U.S. PIRG
Adrienne Hollis, National Wildlife Federation
Jessica Hinshaw, National Association of Community Health Centers
 
  EDUCATION TRACK ADVOCACY TRACK 
     
3:10 pm – 4:00 pm  Innovations in Climate and Health Medical Education (CME/CE) Legislative Visits Training
  Cecilia Sorensen, Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education at Columbia University
Ruth McDermott-Levy, Villanova University, M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing
Japhia Jayasingh-Ramkumar, Carle Illinois College of Medicine
Mark McShane, Baylor
 
4:10 pm – 5:00 pm  Climate Change and Maternal-Child Health: Impacts and Counseling for the Reproductive Landscape (CME/CE)  Soapbox Hill Briefing
  Blair Wiley, The Collaborative for Women’s Environmental Health at Columbia University and Columbia’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Katie Huffling, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
Heather Brumberg, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center
 
5:15 pm – 6:00 pm  Networking Hour for Steering Committee and Board of Advisors Members
     
 1. Continuing education credits are available for doctors, nurses, and licensed social workers. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.  

Tuesday, March 21stIn-person only 

9:00 am – 5:00 pm  Visits to Congress