Symposium - Climate Change & Health 2020: The Public Health Challenge of Our Time


Presented by the MGH Institute of Health Professions
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SYMPOSIUM POSTPONED: The MGH Institute of Health Professions, in accordance with Partners Healthcare System’s policy, has made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone this event.

We are disappointed that this program will not proceed as planned, but are fully supportive of the responsibility to contribute to a safe and healthy environment for all of our participants.

We are actively engaged in rescheduling discussions and hope that your interest in these topics will afford you the opportunity to join us when we make a final decision about rescheduling this event.

To receive news on this workshop, please go to to sign up for updates. If you have any questions, we welcome you to contact us at or 617-724-6674.


Date and Time:

Saturday, April 4, 2020
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Registration Fee
$199  Registration Fee
$99  Student Rate*
Fee includes course materials, light breakfast, lunch & beverages.

*Student Rate applies to individuals currently enrolled in a full-time degree granting program at the time of the workshop who will not be claiming CEUs. It does not apply to part-time students. Student status verification may be requested. Use code climate2020edu upon checkout.

MGH Institute of Health Professions
Charlestown Navy Yard
1 Constitution Wharf
Boston, MA 02129

Who should attend:
All healthcare providers who recognize the impact that climate change has on health and want to join the health professional community to identify and reduce the risks and consequences of climate change.

Course Overview

Presented by the MGH Institute Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health, and in partnership with the IHP School of Nursing Upsilon Lambda Chapter, The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, this symposium will provide health care professionals with an opportunity to engage in robust discussion about ideas for corrective action to improve the lives of people in the face of climate change.

Climate change is a growing health concern, with implications for safety and well-being; nutrition and food security; food-, water-, and vector-borne diseases; and mental health. Climate change and the social determinants of health are closely aligned, contributing to disparate environmental exposures and health inequalities, as a disproportionate number of low-income individuals, some communities of color, and those with higher vulnerability to disease and chronic health conditions are at risk.

Health professionals play a critical role in climate change prevention and preparedness. Join national experts and faculty from the MGH IHP School of Nursing Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice and Health to address ways to identify the risks of health climate change, advocate for climate/environmental justice and mitigate the impact of climate change on health and well-being. This symposium will provide public health and health care professionals with an opportunity to engage in robust discussion about ideas for corrective action to improve the lives of people in the face of climate change through 


Examine the intersection of the climate crisis, health, and health care delivery and the implications for research, education, and advocacy.

Discuss the policy implications for public health related existing and emerging health consequences.

Examine the roles of the public and health professionals for engaging in climate and climate justice issues.



Visit Main Event Page for info on Keynote Speakers and Agenda.

Course Directors


Patrice Nicholas, DNSc, DHL (Hon), MPH, MS, RN, NP-C, FAAN
Distinguished Teaching Professor, School of Nursing
Director, Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice and Health
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Faculty Nurse Scientist
Massachusetts General Hospital

Suellen Breakey, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health
MGH Institute of Health Professions


MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity will provide 6.25 contact hours.

Criteria for successful completion include: attendance at entire event and completion of evaluation form.


The faculty and planners of this activity have no conflicts of interest or relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Food & beverages will be sponsored by the Upsilon Lambda Chapter of The Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau International.

How to Register

Add this workshop to your cart using the Enroll Now button at the top right of this page, then proceed with Checkout. You will be asked to quickly create an IHP username and password if you do not already have one. With an IHP account, you will have access to our learning management system, which may or may not be utilized by this workshop faculty. You can use this account to sign up for any future IHP Continuing Education offerings you may want to participate in.

Payment Options

Debit/Credit Card
 - We recommend registering through this catalog and paying with a debit or credit card for optimal efficiency.

Personal Check
 - If using this method, please contact Ginny Do, to confirm enrollment into this activity. Make check payable to "MGH Institute of Health Professions" and send with attention to:

Ginny Do - CIPSI
MGH Institute of Health Professions
36 First Avenue, Boston, MA 02129-4557.

Cancellation Policy

Full refund, less administrative fee of 15% if cancellation is received prior to March 25, 2020. To cancel, send your cancellation request via email to the Office of Continuing and Professional Development. Refunds will be processed based on the original form of payment and will be processed within 30 days of receipt of the cancellation notice. Cancellations received after March 25, 2020 will not be eligible for a refund.

Cancellation of activity: In the very unlikely event that IHP CPD cancels or postpones the activity due to circumstances beyond its control, IHP CPD's liability will be limited to refund of paid registration fees.

Contact Us

For any additional questions regarding this workshop or the registration process, please contact:

Ginny Do - Program Manager
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Office of Continuing and Professional Development
Phone: 617-724-3193

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