166598 Defining the current and future health risks of climate change

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 11:10 AM

Jonathan A. Patz, MD, MPH , University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
Dr. Patz will review the different health impacts that are likely to result from changes in local, regional, and global climate. He will summarize recent work published by the World Health Organization that assess the attributable burden of global disease for related to climate change that has already occurred, and discuss how future changes are likely to affect those current health problems. Lastly, Dr. Patz will discuss the latest predictions and estimates for health impacts in the United States.

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the different mechanisms by which climate change can affect public health. Describe the current attributable burden of disease related to climate change that has already occurred.

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