April 22, 2021 – April 23, 2021
Title: Global Health in a Changing Climate
Organizers: KAN Party and IFMSA
Description: What is the relation between health and climate change? And how does biodiversity loss play into that? The COVID-19 crisis is just one current example reiterating the importance of these interaction.
KAN Party and IFMSA have organised a symposium to learn about these topics and address why they are not yet part of the health-related curricula at Maastricht University.
The symposium will include keynote speakers from Harvard University, The Lancet Countdown, the WHO, Dutch and German Universities who will elaborate on the different aspects and perspectives of the relationship between health and climate change. During a short workshop, you will also get to learn about the links between biodiversity and psychology in an interactive way.
At the end of the second day, a panel discussion will take place on how we can incorporate the discussed aspects in all health-related curricula at UM. With these ideas, we hope to further push our university to act and adapt our education to our current and future challenges.
This event was partly made possible by the UM Promotion Fund, and the Universiteitsfonds Limburg.
Registration: Free / Need to previous register