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April 2016 Climate Change Symposium

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Time

Agenda Items

8:00 AM

Breakfast and Registration

9:00 AM

Welcome

Monica Bharel, MD, MPH Commissioner
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

9:20 AM

Impact of Climate Change on Public Health: A Global Perspective

Elfatih A.B. Eltahir, Professor and Associate Department Head Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

10:20 AM

Break

10:40 AM

Evaluating Climate and Health Impacts in Massachusetts

Marc A. Nascarella, Director, Environmental Toxicology Program Bureau of Environmental Health, Massachusetts Department of Public Health 

11:00 AM

Mosquito Surveillance as a Tool to Assess Current Risk from Long‐term Temporal Changes in West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Massachusetts

Catherine M. Brown, State Public Health Veterinarian Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Science, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

11:40AM

Preparing for Climate Effects at the Municipal Level: Implementing the Building Resilience Against Climate Change Framework

Margaret Round, Chief of Air Toxics, Environmental Toxicology Program Bureau of Environmental Health, Massachusetts Department of Public Health 

12:00 PM

Lunch and Demonstration of the Environmental Public Health Tracking Website

1:00 PM

Roundtable Discussion: Best Practices to Inform Climate Change Adaption Planning at the Municipal Level in Massachusetts

Chaired by: Michael Celona, Chief of Water Toxics, Environmental Toxicology Program, Bureau of Environmental Health, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Panel:
Rich Bizzozero, Director, Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance
Barry Keppard, Director, Public Health Department, Metropolitan Area Planning Council
Lea Susan Ojamaa, Director, Division of Prevention and Wellness , Bureau of Community Health and Prevention, MDPH
Jeanne Galloway, Director, City of West Springfield Health Department 

2:00 PM

2015 Local Health Adaptation Planning Grant Projects

Moderators: Ron O’Connor, Interim Director, Office of Local and Regional Health Massachusetts Department of Public Health
 Soloe Dennis, Workforce Development/Academic Partnerships, Office of Local and Regional Health, Massachusetts Department of Public Health Western Regional Health Office

Panel:
Wayne Feiden, Director, City of Northampton Office of Planning and Sustainability
Lauren Gaherty, Senior Planner, Berkshire Regional Planning Commission
Cheryl Anne Snyder, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Brookline Health Department Timothy McDonald, Director, Town of Needham Board of Health, Norfolk County 7 Coalition

3:00 PM

Closing Remarks and Adjourn

 

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