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Webinar: What Climate Change Means for the Health of Virginians

December 09, 2019 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
This event is online

This webinar is intended for professionals working in the environmental field. Find out what clinicians in Virginia are doing to advance solutions to this emerging health issue and how you or your organization can get connected with Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action.

Physicians are already seeing the health effects of climate change on Virginians today.

Longer and more severe heat waves are placing people at increasing risk of heat-related illness. Warmer winters and earlier springs promote increased numbers of ticks that can transmit Lyme disease and other infections. Longer and more severe allergy seasons are increasing exacerbations of asthma, chronic lung disease and allergies.

Doctors, nurses and allied health professions are coming together in Virginia and across the country to address the intersections of climate change and health.

*The webinar will last about 20 minutes with some added time for some questions.


Dr. Samantha Ahdoot is a practicing pediatrician at Pediatric Associates of Alexandria and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Inova Campus. She is Chair and Founder of Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action, and serves as Environmental Champion on the Board of the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Dr. Ahdoot is a member of the National AAP Council on Environmental Health Executive Committee, and served as lead author on their Global Climate Change and Children’s Health Policy Statement and Technical Report, published in Pediatrics in November 2015.

Questions? Please contact Marco Sanchez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This webinar is free, but please RSVP. A link to the webinar can be found in the confirmation email you receive after registering.


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