The Scottish Paediatric Society Prize for Research related to the Effect of Climate Change on Children and Young People.
Climate change is a major risk for the future to children and young people. Lack of action to avert the impact of climate change will adversely affect the physical and mental health of children and young people.
Positive health benefits could accrue from changes to the way we generate energy, reduce waste, and improve air quality and housing standards.
The Scottish Paediatric Society would like to recognise the urgent need to provide research evidence on the effects of climate change on the health, both physical and mental, of children and young people, and encourage projects that evidence the positive benefits to their health by changes in practice within health settings.
This prize would be awarded for relevant research, audit, or a significant project development that provides evidence of influencing the health of children and young people.
Some examples or relevant areas to consider may be:
∙ Direct effects of pollution on children and young people’s health
∙ Reduced plastic waste by change in NHS prescribing practice e.g. inhalers ∙ Influencing NHS recognition in a hospital or community setting of the need for action in relation to climate change
∙ Diseases related to increased climate extremes
∙ Mental Health concerns related to climate change
The prize will be awarded for a significant piece of work in this important area, and will be presented on an annual basis.
The presentation of this award is planned to be at the St Andrew’s Day Celebration Meeting on 10th November 2023 at the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh.
Further information about how to apply available from Dr. Lynn Macleod Honorary Secretary SPS. E-mail; Lynn.Macleod2@ggc.scot.nhs.uk
Deadline for abstract submissions is midnight on Sunday 8th October 2023
St Andrew's Day
Symposium Announcement & Draft Programme.pdf
Further information on program.