Free RABinar - Embrace the Change: Radiology's Role in Addressing the Climate Crisis

Presenter - Dr Maura Brown: diagnostic radiologist at BC Cancer, Vancouver; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology UBC.

Dr Maura Brown

We are at a pivotal moment in our profession where the intersection of healthcare and environmental stewardship offers both challenges and opportunities. Dr. Brown, a respected diagnostic radiologist at BC Cancer, Vancouver, and Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC's Department of Radiology, invites you to explore the implications of climate change on our field.

With a passion for the great outdoors and a deep commitment to health for all, Dr. Brown has immersed herself in understanding the health impacts of the climate crisis and biodiversity loss. As co-chair of the BC Cancer Planetary Health Unit and the Canadian Association of Radiology Sustainability committee, she is at the forefront of integrating ecological concerns into healthcare practice.

In this webinar, we will delve into the intricacies of the "triple planetary crisis" - a term that encapsulates the pressing issues of climate change, air pollution, and biodiversity loss, with a focus on "planetary health." This concept highlights the imperative to understand and act upon the health impacts of these environmental challenges.

Radiology, as an integral part of the healthcare system, contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, which brings to light our collective responsibility to mitigate waste. Dr. Brown will guide us through the practical steps we can take in our daily work to reduce electricity consumption and single-use plastics, amongst other initiatives.

Moreover, we will explore strategies to engage healthcare teams, harnessing education and sustainable quality improvements to foster a more resilient and environmentally conscious radiology sector.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Illuminate the nature of the "triple planetary crisis" and the essence of "Planetary Health."
  2. Examine the health consequences of air pollution and climate change.
  3. Assess radiology's environmental footprint and its implications.
  4. Chart a course for radiologists to adopt practices that support low carbon emissions, high quality, and climate resilience.

Join us in this transformative journey towards a more sustainable future, where our expertise as imaging specialists contributes to the well-being of our planet and its inhabitants.

Event Properties

Event Date 14-02-2024 7:00 pm
Speaker Dr Maura Brown

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