UCSF Fresno To Address Health Impacts of Air Pollution and Climate Change at Third Annual Symposium

FRESNO – Air pollution and climate change present serious health implications, particularly in the San Joaquin Valley where air is some of the most polluted in the United States and significant health disparities exist.

The UCSF Fresno Department of Internal Medicine will present the Third Annual Air Pollution and Climate Change Symposium from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 7, at the UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research, 155 N. Fresno St., in downtown Fresno.

Leading experts will discuss the state of air pollution in the Central Valley; the effect of air pollution on obstructive airway diseases; climate change and its impact on air pollution; and mid- and long-term solutions to combat climate change and air pollution.

Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula will deliver opening remarks.

Former NASA Chief Scientist Waleed Abdalati, PhD, will present a “Space-Based View of Our Changing Planet.”

A goal of the conference is to deliver clinical updates to health care providers to improve patient health outcomes. The symposium also is open to those interested in learning about air pollution in the region and efforts to improve air quality and combat climate change.

The registration fee is $50. Up to five American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award Category 1 credits are available. Registration is free for medical residents, fellows and students.

Jose Joseph Vempilly, MD, professor of clinical medicine at UCSF Fresno, and Daya Upadhyay, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine at UCSF Fresno, are the course directors for this event.

The Air Pollution and Climate Change Symposium is sponsored by Community Medical Centers, the American Lung Association and Valley Public Radio.

More details and register at: https://www.fresno.ucsf.edu/conferences/air2018/

Questions? Please call (559) 499‐6446.