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Philadelphia Public Health Grand Rounds: Climate Change and the Air We Breathe

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Climate change is expected to increase outdoor air pollution due to a variety of reasons, including increased energy requirements. The health impacts of worsening air pollution are many; some of which already exist in our area, and can disproportionately affect specific populations.

This Public Health Grand Rounds will engage local experts on air pollution science, health impacts, and air monitoring to better understand local exposures in neighborhoods and policy recommendations to improve air quality and health in Philadelphia. The session aims to provide attendees with an understanding of the air pollution problem in our region and tools and strategies to implement as individuals and on a community level.

This event is presented by The Section on Public Health and Preventive Medicine of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia in coordination with Philadelphia Department of Public Health with funding support from the Independence Foundation.

Marilyn V. Howarth, MD, FACOEM
Adjunct Associate Professor, Departments of Emergency Medicine and Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Program Schedule:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Presentations and Q&A
7:00 - 8:00 pm Reception with light refreshments created by Catering By Design.

Ticket Price:
Registration is free, but all attendees must be pre-registered

Things to Know:
-Tickets required; limited availability
-Tickets are transferable, but not refundable.
-The Mütter Museum will not be open during this event.
-American Sign Language interpretation is available for any public program, with advance notice. Please contact Meredith Sellers to request sign language interpretation with two weeks notice or for any other accessibility accommodations.
-By entering the event premises, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, promotional purposes, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by The College of Physicians/The Mütter Museum and its affiliates and representatives.

Questions? Email

Contact Information

James W. Buehler, MD, FAAP, FCPP Clinical Professor & Interim Chair, Health Management & Policy

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The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
19 South 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103


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