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June 19

When Helping Kids Means Healing the Planet: Climate Change and Childhood Lung Health

Join us for The Center For Excellence in Pulmonary Biology’s annual symposium for wide-ranging discussion on the impact of climate change on child lung health. This free symposium, held in person at Stanford University and virtually, will feature experts from around the world. We will delve into the latest research and hear real-world examples that shed light on how clinicians can prepare for and respond to this coming crisis.

Attendees can register for in-person or virtual attendance. In-person is on the Stanford University campus in California. Space is limited and registration is required, so reserve your spot by registering to attend for free ASAP.


Topics include:

  • The impact of climate change on allergies, asthma, sleep-disordered breathing, lung development, and prenatal health
  • The relationships between geography, race, and air pollution exposure
  • How pathogens are adapting to climate change
  • Health adaptation, including early warning systems and vulnerability and adaptation assessments, and health benefits of mitigation policies
  • Prescriptions to mitigate the effects of climate change on children’s respiratory health


Symposium faculty include:

  • John Balmes, MD (University of California, San Francisco)
  • Kiros Berhane, PhD (Columbia University)
  • Marc Carmichael, MD, PhD (Stanford University)
  • Nancy Chow, PhD (CDC)
  • Gennaro D’Amato, MD (University of Naples)
  • Kristie Ebi, PhD (University of Washington)
  • Chris Field, PhD (Stanford University)
  • David Gozal, MD (University of Missouri)
  • Desiree LaBeaud, MD (Stanford University)
  • Vivian Lee, MD, PhD (Harvard University)
  • Susan Pacheco, MD (University of Texas)
  • Claudia Thompson, PhD (NIH)


Meeting chair:

  • David Cornfield, MD, Stanford University

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Venue: Online

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