Climate change into Medical Education - Royal Society of Medicine webinar took place on Thursday 10th June

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This is what RSM said about the session - "This webinar will explore the role of medical education in connection with the climate crisis, health, and healthcare delivery, and how to address areas of improvement in healthcare education. 

Expert speakers; Tamara Lucas, Executive Editor, The Lancet, Sir Andrew Haines, Professor of Environmental Change and Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Sarah Walpole, Infectious diseases registrar, Newcastle Hospitals, Sustainable Healthcare Education Network, and Renee Salas, Lead Author of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change U.S. Brief since 2018, Emergency Medicine Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, will identify professional learning needs concerning healthcare, healthcare education and climate change.

Topics to be discussed included:

  • How medical education can facilitate the role of healthcare professionals in addressing climate change and the effects of climate change on health
  • How climate change is taught and learned in under/post-graduate education
  • The relevance of climate change as part of medical education and continuous professional development 
  • Educational needs at the intersection of medicine and climate change and determine how to best advocate for them
  • Where and how relevant education resources are provided "

See a selection of the slides focused on medical education attached

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