6th Annual Mount Sinai Global Health Conference, “Environmental Crisis and Human Health”, 6pm, Friday, February 29th and 9am Saturday, March 1st.

I’ve just been informed that the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Global Health Center and the Global Health Education Consortium, along with Physicians for Social Responsibility and the MSSM Masters in Public Health Program have announced the 6th Annual Mount Sinai Global Health Conference, entitled “Environmental Crisis and Human Health” to be held at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. More info at www.mssm-ghc.org/conference2008SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
Dr. Howie Frumpkin, M.D., MPH, DrPH
Director of the National Center for Environmental Health/ Agency for
Toxic Substances and Disease Registry at the US
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and one of
the leaders of the CDC’s response to climate change

Dr. Michael McCally, MD, PHD
The executive director of the Nobel Prize-winning organization
“Physicians for Social Responsibility” and a leading
environmental health expert and advocate

Dr. Joel Cohen, PHD, DRPH
Author of “How Many People Can the Earth Support?”
and Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor of Populations
at Rockefeller and Columbia Universities

Robin Guenther, FAIA, LEED AP
An architect who won the Center for Health Design’s
Changemaker Award for her efforts to green healthcare,
she co-authored the “Green Guide for Health Care” and
also wrote the new book, “Sustainable Healthcare Architecture”.

Sponsored by the Rosenbluth Foundation at the
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Goldwurm Auditorium
1425 Madison Ave

This sounds like a fantastic conference but I unfortunately don’t think I’ll be able to make it out. The issue of human health and climate change as well as current exposures to environmental toxins and chemicals is a growing field and we need to be prepared for the forthcoming crises.

via Sigrid Hahn

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