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Two Important Events: the Climate Health Summit and the Gala for Peace & Health

Washington, D.C. – Climate Health Summit: Creating Health Leaders on Climate Change Sept. 20-21

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) is bringing together hundreds of health professionals to learn about the health threats of climate change and how to achieve the health benefits of climate solutions. Attendees will engage with expert speakers including; Johnathan Patz, MD, MPH Professor & Director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and Linda Rudolph, MD, MPH the director of the Center for Climate Change and Health at the Public Health Institute. Topics to include climate impacts on health, health impacts of fossil fuels as well as urban design and carbon pricing. They will learn the best communications strategies to educate legislators about the Clean Power Plan – an EPA Rule recently endorsed by the AMA. Registration still open at www.psr.org

Gala for Peace and Health at the Austrian Embassy Saturday September 19th 6:30-8:30

Keynote speakers: Sandra Steingraber, PhD and James Doyle, PhD.

The evening will include the announcement and viewing of the winners of the Nukebusters Short Film Contest. Less than 4 minutes in length, the films are designed to draw a new/younger audience to movement to abolish nuclear weapons.

The Broad Street Pump Award and a Ceremony to honor our Capstone Members, those who have been PSR members for 25 years or more will also be presented.

Austrian wine, hors d’oeuvres and dessert will be served. Admission is $100 per guest.

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