Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action (VCCA), an affiliate organization of the Consortium, is a coalition of clinicians in Virginia focused on the important relationship our changing climate has on our health.

On April 23, 2017, VCCA offered a day of CME and convened the conference, What Climate Change Means to the Health of Virginians: A Day of Education at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in Fairfax, VA. Below are the speaker presentations:

Climate Change, CO2, and Plant Biology: The rest of the story
Lewis H. Ziska, PhD, USDA-ARS, Crop Systems and Global Change Laboratory

Baked Bacteria, Volatile Viruses & Flooded Fungi: Infectious Diseases in a Changing Climate
Saul R. Hymes, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Stony Brook Children’s Hospital

The State of the Air in Virginia
Laura Kate Bender Director of Advocacy, Healthy Air Campaign American Lung Association
John Bagwell Virginia Representative for the American Lung Association

Health Benefits of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI): A summary of the Abt Associates 2017 report
Sara Via, PhD, Professor UMD College Park, & Lead, Climate Health Action Team Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility

Climate Action in Medical Education: Preparing the next generation of physicians
Ambika Babbar B.S., The College of William & Mary MS4, UVA School of Medicine

Some  Potential  Effects  of  Global Warming  on Vector-borne Disease Transmission in Virginia
Dr. David N. Gaines Public Health Entomologist VDH-Office of Epidemiology

Climate Change, the Aquatic Environment, and Human Health
Kimberly S. Reece, Ph.D. Aquatic Health Sciences, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary

Let’s Talk Climate and Health: Messages to Motivate Americans
Jennifer Tabola, Senior Director Climate for Health, ecoAmerica


Climate Change, CO2 and Plant Biology: The rest of the story

Infectious Diseases in a Changing Climate

The State of the Air in Virginia