Dear Medical Alliance members,
There is less than 3 weeks until the SPSR national conference in NYC
on April 3-5!! Have you registered yet?
Dr Paul Epstein to give the keynote address! Dr Epstein is an expert
in climate change and human health, and is the Associate Director of
the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical
School. Dr. Epstein also received recognition for his contributions to
the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, awarded the
Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
PRESCRIPTION FOR A HEALTHY AND SECURE PLANET
SPSR National Student Conference
April 3-5, 2009
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
The Student Physicians for Social Responsibility (SPSR) 2009 National
Conference will feature many of our nation’s most renowned medical,
public health, environmental and security experts. Featured speakers
include: Dr. Paul Epstein, Associate Director of the Center for Health
and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School, Joe Cirincione,
President of Ploughshares Fund, Peggy Shepard, ED of WEACT for
Environmental Justice, and many more.
Join with physicians and medical student activists from around the
country to hear the latest challenges and solutions to the critical
environmental health and nuclear weapons issues of our day.
Topics covered will include:
The public health impact of global warming and how health
professionals can respond.
How to “green” hospitals and healthcare.
Health and the new energy economy.
Combating Environmental Toxins.
Preventing the use of nuclear weapons through their global
Hope to see you there!
~Lauren, Tova, and Laicie