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Heat Waves and COVID-19
Dear IANPHI Members and Partners,

Please join us on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at 8am EDT / 2pm CEST for a webinar on the impact of heat waves during the COVID-19 pandemic and the lessons learned from summer 2020 by national public health institutes (NPHIs).

The webinar will feature NPHI case studies by Dr. Shubhayu Saha of the Climate and Health Section of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Werner Hagens, responsible for the Dutch Heatwaves Plan at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands, and Owen Landeg of the Extreme Events and Health Protection Team at Public Health England.

A panel discussion will follow to discuss possible solutions and how to adapt public health practice to address the combined impact of heatwaves and COVID-19. Our panelists will be Dr. Geneviève Chêne, chief executive of Santé publique France, Céline Campagna, responsible for the Adaptation Plan to Climate Change at the National Public Health Institute of Quebec, Juli Trtanj of the Global Heat Health Information Network, and Ramiz Khan of the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre. The session will be moderated by Prof. Duncan Selbie, president of IANPHI.

Thanks to support from U.S. CDC, IANPHI will offer live interpretation on Zoom in French, Spanish and Portuguese. Please let us know whether you will need interpretation by completing the relevant field on the Zoom registration page.

We look forward to your participation.

Kind regards,


May 12, 2021 08:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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