August 16, 2022 | 12:30PM EDT | 4:30PM UTC
Exposures to harmful air pollutants, due to the burning of fossil fuels and climate-driven wildfires, have wide-reaching impacts on human health. In this ePanel, Climate Change, Air Quality and Lung Health, experts will explore how climate change is degrading air quality worldwide, exacerbating risks of lung diseases from asthma to lung cancer and fibrosis. The discussion will cover cutting edge research spanning epigenetic and cellular responses to epidemiologic studies, from the individual patient to community level. A particular emphasis will be placed on vulnerable individuals and populations, and research that informs interventions and policy decisions that will protect human health and equity.
Specifically, we will cover climate change, air quality and lung health as it relates to the following questions:
We will tackle these questions from many angles, gaining perspectives from clinicians, researchers, educators, and public health policy leaders to holistically assess these challenges and identify solutions. The event will inform the scientific community about impacts and inequities, while encouraging audiences to take action and get involved in the field to change the trajectory of the impending climate health crisis.
Immediately following the event all audiences are invited to join our Virtual Networking Lounge where they can speak directly with the panelists and with each other in small groups to continue these conversation and make new connections to further their work, and the field.
This Keystone Symposia virtual event was made possible in collaboration with:
The views expressed in this ePanel are those of the participants and not necessarily of the participants’ organizations or of Keystone Symposia.