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The Age of Big Wildfires: Confronting an Urgent Health Threat

Thursday, March 18, 2021 2:30pm to 4pm

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This is the first session of a 3-part Climate Change and Health Speaker Series hosted by the UCSF Office of Population Health and Health Equity and the UCSF Center for Climate, Health, and Equity. See here for information on the full seriespophealth.ucsf.edu/climate

2020 marked the West’s worst fire season in modern history, with over four million acres burned in California alone. This session will explore the role of climate change in accelerating the frequency and scale of wildfires, new evidence of the health and equity impacts of wildfire exposure, and the opportunities and challenges we face in mitigating the threat of wildfire disasters and protecting human health and the environment.

Zoom registration: tiny.ucsf.edu/wildfire

Agenda

  • 2:30-2:35pm PDT Series Introduction by Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS, UCSF
  • 2:35-2:40pm PDT Session Introduction by Sheri Weiser, MD, MPH, MS, UCSF
  • 2:40-3:15pm PDT Presentations
    • Marshall Burke, PhD, Stanford University
    • Stephanie Holm, MD, MPH, UCSF
    • Ashley Conrad-Saydah, MS, Sowing Change Strategies
  • 3:15-3:55pm PDT Panel Discussion Moderated by Gina Soloman, MD, MPH, UCSF
    • Ranyee Chiang, PhD, Bay Area Air Quality Management District
    • Richard Jackson, MD, MPH, UCLA
    • Marshall Burke, PhD, Stanford University
    • Stephanie Holm, MD, MPH, UCSF
    • Ashley Conrad-Saydah, MS, Sowing Change Strategies
  • 3:55-4pm PDT Closing Remarks by Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD, UCSF

See here for more detailed information about the speakers.

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  • Sarah Paris
  • Lindsay Hendrickson
  • Alana D'Aleo

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