Research Day 2020

Wednesday May 6, 2020 (This event has been postponed to Fall 2020, date TBD)

Climate Change and Sustainable Health Systems

Climate change threatens to undermine the foundations of health and well-being around the world. The pressing issue of environmental sustainability in health care challenges existing conceptions of quality, economic efficiency, equity, and patient empowerment. As the health care industry is a major source of harmful emissions, it’s important to minimize the environmental footprint of health care activities while building new synergies between patient and planetary health. At this year’s IHPME Research Day, we welcome an expert panel and keynote to discuss challenges and opportunities for moving towards environmentally sustainable health care systems

IHPME Research Day is an annual student-led conference that showcases the hard work and ingenuity of our graduate students from both our research and professional degree program streams. Co-led by IHPME graduate students, the event illustrates the Institute’s commitment to fostering intellectual exchange and provides a collaborative environment for all students to come together around a shared goal: making a real change in our health care system.

Over 300 guests attend Research Day each year, including faculty, alumni, and health system leaders from our city.

Keynote Speaker: Jodi Sherman,MD, Director, Program for Healthcare Environmental Sustainability (PHES), Yale University

More info to come!


Expert Panel – Climate Change and Sustainable Health Systems

Moderated by professor, Fiona Miller

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Call for Abstracts – Submit your proposal – Open February 10 – April 6

Confirmed Schedule

Setup & registration begins at 8:15 am 6th floor
Networking Breakfast 8:30 – 9:00 am 6th floor
Morning Poster Presentation Sessions 9:00 – 10:00 am 6th floor
Student Oral Presentation Sessions 10:00 – 11:30 am 6th & 7th floors
Expert Panel Discussion 11:30 – 12:45 pm HS 610
Networking Lunch 12:45 – 1:30 pm 6th floor
Student Oral Presentation Sessions 1:30 – 3:00 pm 6th and 7th floors
Afternoon Poster Presentation Sessions 3 – 4:00 pm 6th floor
Keynote Speaker and Awards 4 – 5:30 pm HS 610
Wine & Cheese Reception 5:30 – 7 pm 6th floor