Concurrent Sessions 3 | Feb 19, 2020 > (CS3-HE) Empowering Action on Health, Infectious Diseases and Climate Change (Oral presentation)
Moderator: Bonnie Hostrawser
Presenters: Dr. Ian Mauro, Laura Cameron, Dr. Erin Fraser and Dr. Jade Savage
Climate change is a key driver of serious zoonotic, food-borne and water-borne infectious diseases. With continued warming across the country, the occurrence of infectious diseases will increase in Canada, potentially posing a risk to all Canadians. While data (e.g., risk assessments) on climate change as a driver for emerging and increased rates is readily available, gaps still exist related to the prevention, diagnosis, burden of illness, health education and awareness regarding the risks and adaptation solutions for climate-driven infectious diseases in Canada for people and the health sector. This session aims to build capacity, raise awareness, share tools and information, and broaden collaboration and engagement among delegates in preparing for and responding to climate-driven infectious diseases.