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October 2014 Climate Change Symposium

October 2014 Climate Change Symposium

Time Agenda Items

8:30 AM

Breakfast and Registration

9:00 AM

Welcome: Suzanne K. Condon, Associate Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health Director, Bureau of Environmental Health

9:10 AM

Keynote: What Does the Science tell Us? Climate Impacts in the Northeast: Ellen Mecray, Regional Climate Services Director, Eastern Region at NOAA

9:50 AM

 Statewide Agency Update of Climate Change Preparedness Initiatives in Massachusetts: Elizabeth Hanson
Policy Advisor, Climate Preparedness and Environmental Affairs, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs 

10:30 AM

Break

10:50 AM

Implementing CDC’s Building Resilience Against Climate Effects Framework in Massachusetts: Marc Nascarella
Director, Environmental Toxicology Program, Bureau of Environmental Health, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

11:15 AM

Statewide and Regional Capacity of Local Health Departments to Prepare for Health Impacts of Climate Change: Suzanne K. Condon, Associate Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health Director, Bureau of Environmental Health

11:45 AM

Commissioner’s Call to Action: Partnering with Municipal Officials to Enhance Planning for Climate Effects in Massachusetts: Cheryl Bartlett, RN, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Pilot Health Impact Assessment of Climate Change Action Plans in Western Massachusetts: Margaret Round
Chief, Air Toxics, Environmental Toxicology Program, Bureau of Environmental Health, Massachusetts Department of Public Health; Ben Wood, Health Community Design Coordinator, Division of Prevention and Wellness, Bureau of Community Health and Prevention, Massachusetts Department of Public Health; Catherine Ratte, Principal Planner/Manager, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

1:30 PM

Municipal Roundtable: Discussion of Plan Initiated By Government Officials to Address Public Health hand Other Effects of Climate Change: Soloe Dennis, Regional Director, Western Regional Health Office, Office of Local and Regional Health, Massachusetts Department of Public Health; Wayne Felden, Director of Planning and Sustainability, City of Northampton; Laura Kittross, Public Health Program Manager, Berkshire Regional Planning Commission; Valerie Massard, Program Coordinator, Mass Audubon’s Shaping the Future of Your Community Program

2:45 PM

Closing Remarks

3:00 PM

Adjourn

 

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