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NorCal Symposium on Climate and Pandemic Resilience in Health Care
September 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Join med Students from Stanford and University of California San Francisco on September 25th from 9am-5pm EST for a day-long conference on climate change.
The symposium will educate and empower health care professionals to enact sustainable healthcare practices at their institutions. The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the vulnerabilities of health care systems in the US to adapt and mobilize resources needed to provide timely, appropriate, and equitable care. Climate change adds stressors such as wildfires, super storms, and heat waves that further test our capacity. It is critical that we build resilient health care systems, able to respond effectively in times of crisis.
Through interdisciplinary sessions with health care workers, sustainability officers, and advocates for sustainable solutions, we will build a community of invested individuals and organizations to create resilient and equitable health care systems.