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 Arlington Virginia – April 8-10, 2018

Attendance is free, but you must register.

 


About the Meeting

The Consortium will be having its 1st annual meeting in Arlington, Virginia on April 8-10, 2018 at Founders Hall located at 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201. We anticipate participation by 150 to 250 volunteer leaders and key staff of our member and affiliate societies, and by our medical advocates for climate and health.  The meeting will include briefings on the health content anticipated for the 2018 National Climate Assessment and the Lancet Count Down reports, briefings on a range of solutions including pricing carbon and other opportunities to accelerate the transition to clean energy, enhancing energy efficiency, and greening the health sector

This spring, the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health (the Consortium) was launched to start a conversation with the American public and policymakers about the health harms of climate change and the health benefits of climate solutions, and to build support for solutions.  This conversation is greatly needed because most Americans are unaware that climate change poses a danger to their health and the health of their loved ones, and because learning this information has been shown to help heighten people’s concern about the problem.

Launched with nine member societies, the Consortium has grown rapidly and now includes 17 medical societies including America’s most influential medical societies. Collectively, they represent over half the physicians in America.   The consortium also includes 21 additional aligned organizations as affiliate members.  As a consortium, we are determined to help America recognize the profound threat it faces because of climate change, and the equally profound opportunities at hand to improve the health of all Americans—especially the most vulnerable Americans by rapidly accelerating the inevitable transition to clean energy.

Registration is required to attend the annual meeting.  Please contact Karmjot Randhawa if you have any questions regarding registration or sponsorship opportunities at krandhaw@gmu.edu