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Saturday, October 13, 2018


Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center

Portsmouth, VA

​An Event for Health Care Clinicians on the Health Effects of Climate Change.

Welcome Remarks

Ben Hoyne, MA, MBA

Director, Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action​

Pam Philips

Mission Leader, Bon Secours Hampton Roads

Climate Impacts for our Coastal Cities — Presentation Slides 1Presentation Slides 2Presentation Slides 3

Michelle Covi, PhD

Assistant Professor of Practice, Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, Old Dominion University

Plant Biology, Climate and CO2: Ignorance is not bliss

Lewis Ziska, PhD

Research Plant Physiologist, USDA Agricultural Research Service

Water-Borne Pathogens

Corinne Audemard, PhD

Associate Research Scientist, Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences

Ticks in a Changing Climate

Holly Gaff, PhD

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University


Heat illness in Virginia

Jeremy Hoffman, PhD

​Climate and Earth Scientist, Science Museum of Virginia


Environmental Justice Communities;

Case Studies of Respiratory Disease and it's Disproportionate Impact — Presentation Slides 1Presentation Slides 2

Janet Phoenix, MD, MPH

Assistant Research Professor, Miliken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University

Chairperson, Virginia Advisory Council on Environmental Justice


Environmental Justice and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)

Kendyl Crawford, MSc, MNS

Director, Virginia Interfaith Power & Light

Becoming a Clinician Advocate

Samantha Ahdoot, MD, FAAP

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Chairperson, Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action

Climate Acton in Your Hospital — Presentation Slides 1Presentation Slides 2

Sarah Spengeman, PhD

Associate Director, Climate & Health Program, Health Care Without Harm

Communications & Advocacy Workshop

Cara Cook, MS, RN, AHN-BC

Climate Change Program Coordinator, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments​

Kristie Smith, MSW

Program Manager — Climate Policy, Virginia Conservation Network

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