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UCL Medsin: Climate & Global Health Student Conference

3 March 2009


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  • Medsin UCL
  • Did you know that climate change will cause a global health catastrophe?

    On Saturday 7 March, Medsin UCL will host the South-East Regional Conference on the theme of 'Healthy People, Healthy Planet' with the support of the UCL Centre for International Health and Development (CIHD). Medsin UCL is a student society dedicated to global health education and advocacy.

    The conference will run 10am-5pm at the UCL Institute of Child Health (30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH) and will feature plenary sessions, workshops and high-profile speakers. 

    Confirmed speakers include:

    • Prof Anthony Costello, Director of the UCL Institute for Global Health
    • Prof Ian Roberts, Professor of Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London
    • Dr David Pencheon, Director of the NHS Sustainability Development
    • Mayer Hillman, Senior Fellow Emeritus at the Policy Studies Institute, University of Westminster

    The second part of the programme is dedicated to advocacy. Delegates will learn what role  the health profession, doctors and medical students can play in tackling climate change, and the knowledge and skills required be an active and engaging climate change advocate.

    The day will be focused on the attending delegates. The members of Medsin UCL will meet each delegate individually to give advice on the opportunities for advocacy work.

    Places are free but limited so please register as soon as possible by emailing Medsin UCL with your name, course, year of study, and phone number (so we can confirm your attendance nearer to the date) and a bit about yourself. 

    Interested in Medsin UCL? Follow the links at the top of this page to find out more. The organisation is holding elections in a few weeks' time so do take the opportunity to get engaged and get active.