UCSF Fresno Discusses Health Impacts of Air Pollution and Climate Change at Second Annual Symposium

FRESNO – Air pollution and climate change are closely related topics. Both 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 Second Annual Air Pollution & Climate Change Symposium from 7 am to noon, Saturday, April 8, at the UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research, 155 N. Fresno St., in downtown Fresno.

Assembly member Dr. Joaquin Arambula will deliver opening remarks.

Leading experts will discuss the impact of air pollution and climate change on human health, the source and severity of PM 2.5 (particulate matter ) air pollution in the Central Valley, the role of agriculture in air pollution, health disparities in air pollution related illnesses, and the relationship between climate change and global heating.

The registration fee is $50. Space is limited. Early registration is recommended. This is a continuing medical education event. Up to four American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award Category 1 credits are available. The general public and students also are invited to attend. Registration for medical residents, fellows and students is $10.

Jose Joseph Vempilly, MD, professor of 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 & Climate Change Symposium is sponsored by Community Medical Centers, the American Lung Association and Valley Public Radio.

Register online at: www.fresno.ucsf.edu/conferences/air 2017
For more information and to request a student discount, please call (559) 499‐6421.