Protecting Health in a Changing Climate 2024

2024 Protecting Health in a Changing Climate: 
Rising Heat and Health in Virginia

Date: April 13, 2024

Location: UVA Claude Moore Nursing Education Building, 225 Jeanette Lancaster Way, Charlottesville, VA and Zoom

Target Audience:  RNs, MDs, PAs, students in health and environmental sciences, and others with an interest in climate and health.

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This conference addresses how the warming climate is changing heat-related illness patterns and health. The incidence of heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and burn injury are rising, and warmer temperatures also increase the risk for hospitalizations related to other chronic conditions, including underlying heart disease, asthma, COPD, and kidney problems. Many commonly prescribed medications also increase the risk for adverse health outcomes when coupled with warmer temperatures. Warmer temperatures are also associated with climate-related anxiety and depression, and may also increase violence, crime, and suicide.

This conference will help you protect health, particularly for vulnerable communities and populations, through knowledge of evaluation and management of heat-related illness and will also help you advocate for policies that protect individuals, families, and communities from rising temperatures.

Credit Offered:

  • 5.75 AAPA Category 1 CME Credits
  • 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
  • 5.75 Contact Hours
  • 5.75 Hours of Participation
  • 5.75 IPCE Credits

For more information, see the 2024 Protecting Health in a Changing Climate Brochure.

Questions? Contact Linda Hanson at

Provided by the University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing.