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Breakfast and Registration (8:30 - 9:00 am)

Welcome Remarks (9:00 - 9:15 am)

Jeffrey Duerk, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Keynote Address (9:15 - 10:00 am)

Daniella Levine Cava, Mayor, Miami-Dade County
Translating Climate Resilience into Actions in Miami-Dade County

Symposium Introduction (10:00 - 10:15 am)

Naresh Kumar, Director of Graduate Program in Climate and Health, Department of Public Health Sciences

Break (10:15 - 10:30 am)

Panel Discussion (10:30 am - 12:00 pm)

Transdisciplinary Approaches to Address the Societal Impact of Climate Change
Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk
James Murley
Miami-Dade: Leading the Climate Resilience
Davide Furceri
Political Economicy of Climate Resilience
Esber Andiroglu
Preservation, Recovery, and Optimization of Energy and Water Resources for Regional Communities Facing Climate Change Hazards and Impacts
David Letson
Can we adapt to increasing risk exposure by making ourselves more resilient?
Anthony Alfieri
Climate Change, Housing Displacement, and Racial Resegregation: Civil Rights Remedies
David Nolan
Trends in Atlantic Hurricane Activity and Landfalls: An Update and Current Expectations
Joseph Treaster
Climate Resilience and Communication

Lunch Break (12:00 - 1:00 pm)

Poster Presentation Session

Workshops (12:30 - 1:45 pm)

Workshop 1
Climate, Health, and the Built Environment: Advancing Resilience
Joanna Lombard
Landolf Rhode-Barbarigos
Workshop 2
Transformative Clinical Practices and Healthcare Delivery to Address Health Impacts of Climate Change
Cheryl Holder
Greta Mitzova-Vladinov
Armen Henderson

Keynote Address (1:45 - 2:30 pm)

Gwen Collman, Director, SCOPE, National Institutes of Health
NIH Mission to Address the Health Effects of Climate Change

Panel Discussion (2:30 - 4:00 pm)

Addressing the Health Effects of Climate Change
Erin Kobetz and Olveen Carrasquillo
Lisa Gwynn
Mobile Healthcare Delivery to Mitigate Exposure to Infectious Disease and Air Pollutants in Vulnerable Children
Carl Schulman
Trauma in the Aftermath of Natural Disaster
Cheryl Holder
Preparing Healthcare Workforce to Address the Health Effects of Climate Change
Jane Gilbert
Miami-Dade County's Response to Address Heat-stress-related Illnesses
Gwen Collman
Natural Disaster and Healthcare Delivery
Stephanie Holm
Wildfire Smoke Exposure and Pediatric Health
Alan Bell
Toxic Mold Exposure, Hurricane and Health - Legislative Framework
Dushyantha Jayaweera
Risks of Infectious Diseases in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters

Break (4:00 - 4:15 pm)

Special Session (4:15 - 5:15 pm)

Frontiers of Climate and Health Research
David Nolan
Session Chair
Timothy Buckley
Non-Targeted Analysis to Assess Chemical Exposure in the Aftermath of Climate Change-Related Natural Disaster Emergency Response
Daniel Samano
Teasing out the Burden of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Associated with Hurricanes
Steven Prince
Facemask Efficacy and Behavioral Interventions to Mitigate Wildfire Smoke Exposure
Naresh Kumar
Efficacy of Facemask to Mitigate Climate Sensitive Environmental Allergens

Poster Awards and Conclusion (5:15 - 5:35 pm)

(Refreshments provided)
Carl Schulman and Rodolphe el-Khoury
Poster Awards
Rodolphe el-Khoury
Closing Remarks

Daniella Levine Cava was elected Miami-Dade County's first-ever woman Mayor in November 2020. She enters the Mayor's office following a 40-year career as a relentless advocate for South Florida families in public service and elected leadership. Mayor Levine Cava's administration is focused on building a stronger, more inclusive, more resilient Miami-Dade: prioritizing reforms to make our county safer and prevent gun violence through the Peace and Prosperity Plan; restoring and reinvigorating a thriving economy that delivers economic security for Miami-Dade businesses and families and attracts new industries; saving Biscayne Bay and building and protecting our environment; and directly engaging with residents to make local government more responsive, transparent, and accountable.

Gwen Collman, Ph.D., became director of the Office of Scientific Coordination, Planning and Evaluation (SCOPE) in 2022. As a key executive leader for NIEHS, she applies both scientific and business management perspectives to the development and implementation of scientific research goals and program objectives. One such goal is to move NIH climate change and health research from framework ideation to execution through coordination of scientific, budgetary, and relational partners. Collman serves as a Strategic Advisor for the NIH Climate Change and Health Initiative. She also serves as the NIEHS representative to the NIH Coordinating Committee on Research on Women’s Health.