Healthcare in a Changing Climate: Understanding the Impacts on Virginians

October 5, 2019

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital 

Agenda

 

Welcome and Introductions-- Sara Wohlford, M.P.H., RN, Efficiency and Sustainability Manager, Carilion Clinic


Keynote SpeakerPublic Health Impacts of Climate Change - Parham Jaberi, M.D., M.P.H., Chief Deputy
Commissioner at Virginia Department of Health


Panel on environmental causes and effects of climate change

Moderator: Sara Wohlford, M.P.H., RN, Efficiency and Sustainability Manager, Carilion Clinic

Panel on disease vectors and allergens

Moderator: Gregory Evanylo, Ph.D., Professor, School of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech

Panel on climate change effects on vulnerable populations

Moderator: Sheila Stone, M.S.N., R.N., C.N.E., Environmental Health Intern, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE)

Health practitioners’ perspectives

Moderator: Sara Wohlford, M.P.H., RN, Efficiency and Sustainability Manager, Carilion Clinic


Facilitated interactive discussion on understanding and implementing actionable solutions

Moderator: John Bagwell, Consultant, Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action

 

Sharing at tables
Moderator: John Bagwell, Consultant, Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action


Discuss:
1. What is one thing you will commit to do to address the health impacts of climate change in
your clinical practice?
2. What is one thing you will commit to do to address the health impacts of climate change in
your community, city, or state?
3. What other ideas do you have for the group to help educate clinicians, staff, and patients at
Carillion Clinic and at Virginia Tech about the health impacts of climate change and climate
solutions?

 

Closing and Evaluation—Facilitator: Samantha W. Ahdoot, M.D., F.A.A.P.


Adjourn

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