Climate Changemakers in Health: From Science to Action

2 november, 2021 | Team Zorg voor Klimaat

Reminder online symposium Climate Changemakers in Health
Thursday 11 November 2021 from 1.00 – 5.30 pm – online


At the end of COP26 in Glasgow, the NVTG Dutch Society for Tropical Medicine & International HealthZorg voor Klimaat and partners are organising the symposium Climate Changemakers in Health – from Science to Action. With Climate Changemakers we will show where Climate Changemakers make the difference and discuss how you can take action for a better climate in your home and work setting.

Keynotes by:
•           Renzo Guinto R. Guinto, MD Dr PH – Associate Professor and Inaugural Director, Planetary and Global Health Program, St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine, Philippines. Chief Planetary Health Scientist, Sunway Centre for Planetary Health, Malaysia
•           Melvine Otieno Anyango Otieno, PHA Next Generation Fellow, University of Eldoret, Kenya, Planetary Health Alliance
•           Gustavo A. García-López, Assistant Researcher, Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra and holder of the Prince Claus Chair, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam (2019 – 2021) with focus on ‘Sustainable Development, Inequalities and Environmental Justice’

Break-out sessions:
•   Climate changemakers in the consultation room – best clinical practices
•   Climate changemakers in the research field
•   Climate changemakers in society – lessons and advocacy advice from the financial and public sector

Plenary panel discussion with changemakers in health:
•           Arte Groenewegen – fifth-year medical student from Utrecht University driven by a special interest in planetary health, anthropology, and ethics. In the past 1.5 years she has wholeheartedly devoted her time to ‘De CO2-assistent’.
•           Peter Blankestijn – internist-nephrologist at the UMC Utrecht. He is one of the initiators of the manifesto for Sustainable Care
•           Nicole Hunfeld – hospital pharmacist and clinical pharmacologist, specialized in Intensive Care in Erasmus MC, Rotterdam. She is project leader of the Green Intensive Care, chair of the Green team of the Intensive Care and member of the Sustainability Taskforce of Erasmus MC. She is also the chair of the national Green Intensive Care Platform
•           Esther Putman – coördinator Duurzame Zorg at the Ministry of VWS and member of the WHO Environment & Health Task Force

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Link to promo film

Please register here to join our symposium