Nobel Laureate Dr Patz: climate change – a threat or opportunity?

Nobel Laureate and international health expert Dr Patz to speak at the 29th Annual Scientific Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology.

Dr Patz will argue that confronting the causes of climate change is one of the largest public health opportunity of our times.  Such health “co-benefits” include opportunities to reduce mortality via clean energy technology; enhance physical fitness through “active” transportation from better urban design; and improve dietary health from eating lower on the food chain.

The theme of the ISEE17 conference is “Healthy places, healthy people – where are the connections?”

Who: Dr Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH, is Director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Dr Patz is the recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He served as Health Co-chair for the first US National Assessment on Climate Change and was lead author for the UN IPCC for 15 years. From 2006 to 2010, Dr. Patz served as Founding President of the International Association for Ecology and Health, and in 2015 he received the American Public Health Association Homer-Calver Award for Environmental Health Leadership.  He has published over 100 peer-reviewed research papers and two textbooks on health and global environmental change.

When: 24-28 September, Sydney
Where: 29th Annual Scientific Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology. http://www.isee2017.com/

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