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Conferences and symposiums KI Conference on Sustainable Development: Climate Change-Health Effects and how to prevent them

17-11-2020 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm Add to iCal
Campus Solna Eva & Georg Klein Lecture Hall, Biomedicum, Nobels väg 9

Join us in a conference where you will learn more about SDGs, hear about the latest research regarding them, and how you can address SDGs in your research activities.

As the world faces greater challenges than ever before, the United Nations has developed 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030 to protect the planet and ensure health and prosperity for all. Karolinska Institutet is devoted to finding solutions to health challenges and to help fulfil these goals. Of these, how to prevent climate change and how it affects our health is a current critical question for humankind.

Program highlight:

  • Susanne Gabrielsson, Professor of immunology and the initiator of this conference.
  • Sir Andy Haines, Professor at and former head of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and former chair of the WHO task force on health systems research: Overview of health effects of Climate change.
  • Gabriel Wikström, the Swedish governmental coordinator of the 2030 Agenda.
  • Ole Petter Ottersen, President of Karolinska Institutet.
  • The Swedish Research Council and Grants Office will inform about new funding opportunities for KI researchers.
  • Scientific presentations and roundtable discussions about health effects of diet and climate change.
  • A poster session will allow PhD students and postdocs to benchmark their research to the SDGs and is an opportunity to network for future research collaborations.

Conference chair: Nina Rawal, PhD, Founder of emerging health ventures.

Registration in September.

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