WHO Global Air Pollution & Health Satellite Mini-Conference

When Oct 30, 2018 10:00 AM to
Oct 31, 2018 01:00 PM
Where University Club
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The Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute promotes multi-disciplinary scholarship locally and globally. We are an official Satellite Mini-Conference host site of the World Health Organization’s First Global Conference of Air Pollution and Health in Louisville on Tuesday, October 30 and Wednesday, October 31 from 10am until 1pm at the University Club, 200 East Brandies Ave. Lunch is provided, registration is free and required.

- Watch a curated selection of WHO conference plenaries about air pollution and health
- Join in discussions with local experts about how we can make local impacts with global strategies
- Share our local learning with WHO leadership at the main conference in Geneva
- If you have questions or would like to host a discussion about air pollution and health in Louisville at this event, please email Lauren.Anderson@louisville.edu


Tuesday, October 30
10:00-10:30: Coffee and Welcome – Ted Smith, Center for Healthy Air Water and Soil

10:30-11:00: Global Conference Welcome and Opening Plenary
Welcome message from Fiona Godlee, Editor in Chief, British Medical Journal, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization, Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization, Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Europe, Christiana Figueres, Convenor, Mission 2020, and HRH Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol of Thailand

11:00-12:30: WHO Presents Scientific Evidence on Air Pollution and Health: Air pollution is one of the most avoidable risks threatening human health today. This session will present scientific evidence on ambient and household air pollution and health with presentations about Air pollution as one of the world’s top killers, Health effects of Climate Change and Air Pollution, Dangerous smoke in and around the home, and Intervention from a policy perspective.

12:30-1:00: Discussion and Reflections - Ted Smith and Dan Conklin, Ph.D., Professor of medicine at the Envirome Institute.

Wednesday, October 31
10:00-10:30: Coffee and Welcome – Lauren Anderson, Center for Healthy Air Water and Soil

10:30-12:30: WHO Conference Plenaries
Plenary IV: Engaging the Health Sector as Leader of Change: How the health sector can lead in policy and program development to prevent air pollution-related disease and promote healthier and more sustainable development strategies. The session will examine gaps and identify opportunities in health sector planning and response.

Plenary V: Communication, Advocacy, Partnerships: learn about unique advocacy initiatives by the most compelling actors and discuss opportunities and barriers for promoting clean air policy with keynotes about Clean Air for Athletes – outreach through sports and Continuing to #BreatheLife into the world’s cities to ensure #CleanAir4Health.

12:30-1:00: Discussion and Reflections – Lauren Anderson

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