Grand Rounds Webinars about the Environment, Climate, and Health

Monthly webinars co-hosted by the MGH Center for the Environment and Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and MGH Institute of Health Professions Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health.

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All Grand Rounds webinars are from 12:00 - 1:00 PM (ET).

Climate change: What role for clinical medicine? - Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Featured Speaker(s):

Daniel Schrag PhD.
Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology Harvard University.

Climate change may be the most challenging problem human society has ever faced as it is a global collective action problem that also involves very long timescales.  Compounding the problem of collective action is the inherent inequality of climate change, as many people in many countries will suffer impacts while contributing very little to creating the problem.  And the long timescales of climate change come from many aspects of the Earth system, but also from the nature of the world’s energy systems that remain crucial for modern economic activity. In the anticipation of how climate change will affect humans and ecosystems in the future, I will discuss a path forward, including an examination of the potential role of hospitals and health systems in responding to the many ways that climate change will affect human health and well-being.  

Previous Webinars (complete the brief form on this page to view any of these recordings):

Inpatient Medicine Waste Audit and the Plastic Pandemic

Mitigating Anesthesia’s Impact on the Environment

The Importance of Trees for Our Climate and Health / Public Health and Environmental Justice in Post-Pandemic Chelsea, MA

Forest Therapy as an Intervention for the Mental Health Impacts of Climate Change

Health Care’s Responsibility at the Intersection of Climate, Health and Racial Equity

Roles of Health Professionals in Interprofessional Education and Practice to Address Climate and Health

Planetary Health: Protecting Global Health on a Rapidly Changing Planet

Waste Reduction, Recycling, and Circular Economy Opportunities 

Connections between Seaweed Farming, Environmental and Public Health 

Climate Change and Disasters: What the Healthcare System Needs to Do Differently

Reusable vs. Disposable Devices: Infection Control or Planetary Health?

Recordings of Past Webinars

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