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VCCA Webinar Series

Health in Virginia's Changing Climate

Recent Webinar:

Climate Change, Pollen Exposure Dynamics and Burden of Allergic Disease in the Northeast United States

Dr. Amir Sapkota

Thursday, April 15th, 2021 12:30-1:30pm (ET)

Dr. Sapkota presented on his recently published study about climate change, pollen, and human health. Ongoing climate change is altering the timing of spring onset which is closely tied to tree pollen dynamics (start/end of pollen season, timing of peak pollen concentration, and length of pollen season). Leveraging satellite observations and asthma hospitalization records, the presentation focused on how these ongoing changes are impacting the burden of allergic reactions at the local level. The presentation further explored adaptation strategies to these emerging threats.

Past Webinars

March 18th, 2021 - Climate and Social Injustice - La'Veesha Rollins

February 18th, 2021 - Medication Disposal - Sustainable Pharmacy Project

January 12th, 2021 - 2021 General Assembly Preview: Climate and Health Priorities - Dr. Bob Kitchen

November 23, 2020 - The Health Impacts of Transportation Emissions in the Commonwealth - Dr. Drew Harris

October 29, 2020 - High-Value Anesthesia Care and the Social Cost of Carbon - Dr. Matthew J. Meyer 

September 17, 2020Belly of the Beast: Food, Water, and Gastrointestinal Illness in our Changing Climate - Dr. Rebecca Philipsborn

August 6, 2020 - The Changing Patterns of Harmful Algal Blooms - Dr. Kimberly Reece

July 2, 2020 - The Dangers of Heat Exposure for Outdoor Workers - Drs. Julia Gohlke and Robert Kitchen

June 11, 2020 - The Enduring Legacy of Inequitable Heat Exposure in US Cities - Dr. Jeremy Hoffman

May 6, 2020 - Ticks and Tickborne Diseases of Virginia - Dr. Holly Gaff

April 2, 2020 - Climate Change & Allergic Disease - Dr. Christine James

CME instructions

Physicians can claim free CME instructions via the Inova ICMES site.  Nurses can also use the CME credits and convert them to nursing CEs.

Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health

Recent September CME Webinars

The Security and Sustainability Forum (SSF)  convenes global experts to address the impacts to society from climate and other disruptions to natural systems.  They feature free webinars on energy, food and water security, public health, urban resilience, economic vitality, infrastructure, governance and other impacts that must be solved in meeting climate security challenges.
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