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Seize the Moment for Climate Action:
Building the Climate and Health Movement 

AGENDA: All times are ET

Sunday, March 19th | In-person and virtual 

12:30 pm In-Person Registration Opens & Virtual Networking
Virtual participants can join early to meet others in small breakout rooms and network
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Welcome and Introduction to the Meeting    
Auditorium Lisa Patel, Executive Director, Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health
Ed Maibach, Director, Center for Climate Change Communication
Garfield Clunie, President, National Medical Association
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  Strategies for Climate and Health Advocacy in the Current Landscape
Auditorium Moderator: Marc Futernick, U.S. Acute Care Solutions
Quentin Scott, Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Matthew Davis, League of Conservation Voters
Jill Tauber, Earthjustice
3:00 pm – 3:20 pm Break
3:20 pm – 4:00 pm State of the Air by the American Lung Association 
Auditorium Laura Kate Bender, American Lung Association
4:10 pm – 5:00 pm
Decarbonization of the Health Sector: Opportunities and Updates from the NAM Collaborative
Moderator: Emmie Mediate, Health Care Without Harm
Brian Chesebro, Providence Portland Medical Center and Providence Health
Katie Lichter, University of California, San Francisco
Joe McCannon, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
5:10 pm – 6:00 pm Climate Health and Equity Fellowship Capstone Project Presentations
Auditorium Moderator: Mark Mitchell, Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health
Yvonne Collins, Cook County Health Hospitals System
Frank Samonte, The National Institutes of Health
René Settle-Robinson, Outreach Community Healthcare Center
Shaneeta Johnson, Morehouse School of Medicine
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Networking & Opening Address: The Role of Advocates in Climate, Health, and Equity
Multipurpose Room Jalonne White-Newsome, The White House Council on Environmental Quality
Hors d’oeuvres and beverages to be provided
Monday, March 20th In-person and virtual 
8:00 am In-Person Registration Opens
8:30 am – 9:00 am Coffee and Light Pastries & Virtual Networking      
Virtual participants can join early to meet others in small breakout rooms and network
9:00 am – 9:10 am Welcome       
Auditorium Video remarks by Senator Ed Markey      
9:10 am – 10:00 am
Education – Room 113
Advocacy – Auditorium 
Climate Clinicians on Call (CME/CE)
Moderator: Cecilia SorensonGlobal Consortium on Climate and Health Education
Caitlin Rublee, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Colorado School of Public Health
Climate Coaching: Tools to Build the Movement
Jonathan Shaffer, Leading Change Network
Brian Archie, Leading Change Network
  Stefan Wheat, University of Washington
10:10 am – 11:00 am 
Education – Room 113
Advocacy – Auditorium
Advances by Medical Societies in Climate Education (CME/CE)
Moderator: Tina Duhaime, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Empowering Health Professionals to Confront Disinformation 
Colin Nackerman, George Mason University
Nick Seaver, Burness
Shalini Shah, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital
Barbara Erny, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Stanford Center for Innovation on Global Health
Ashley McClure, Climate Health Now
Jerry Abraham, President-Elect, Los Angeles County Medical Association
Rob Gould, Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health
11:10 am – 12:00 pm Opportunities for Advocacy With the EPA and Federal Agencies
Auditorium Moderator: Jerry Abraham, President-Elect, Los Angeles County Medical Association
Juanita Constible, Natural Resources Defense Council
Sara McTarnaghan, Urban Institute
Dani Hupper, Evergreen Action
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm  Keynote: Transitioning Off Fossil Fuels Rapidly and Justly: The Path Ahead
Multipurpose Room  John Podesta, Senior Advisor to the President for Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation
Seated lunch from 12-12:30. Remarks begin at 12:30.
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm  Break and Networking Fair
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm State-Level Implementation of IIJA and IRA: Centering on Justice40
Auditorium Moderator: Abby Novinska-Lois, Wisconsin Health Professionals for Climate Action
Matt Casale, U.S. PIRG
Adrienne Hollis, National Wildlife Federation
Jessica Hinshaw, National Association of Community Health Centers
3:10 pm – 4:00 pm
Education – Room 113
Advocacy – Auditorium
Innovations in Climate and Health Medical Education (CME/CE)
Moderator: Ruth McDermott-Levy, Villanova University, M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing
Legislative Visits Training
Liz Scott, American Lung Association
This is a required session for those doing legislative visits on March 21st.
Natasha Sood, Climate Resources for Health Education
Japhia Jayasingh-Ramkumar, Carle Illinois College of Medicine
Mark McShane, Baylor School of Medicine
4:10 pm – 5:00 pm 
Education – Room 113
Advocacy – Auditorium
Climate Change and Maternal-Child Health: Impacts and Counseling for the Reproductive Landscape (CME/CE)  Soapbox Hill Briefing
This is a required session for those doing legislative visits on March 21st.
Moderator: Rob Byron, Citizens Climate Lobby Health Team
Blair Wiley, The Collaborative for Women’s Environmental Health at Columbia University and Columbia’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Katie Huffling, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
Heather Brumberg, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center
 1. Continuing education credits are available for doctors, nurses, and licensed social workers. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.  

Tuesday, March 21stIn-person only 

9:00 am – 5:00 pm  Visits to Congress