University of California

2014 Lela Morris COEH Symposium

Going to Extremes: The Impact of Climate Change on Occupational and Environmental Health.

Friday, May 9, 2014
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Elihu M. Harris State Building
1515 Clay Street, Downtown Oakland

In addition to the increased risk of catastrophic wildfires, flooding, drought, and sea level rise that climate change will bring, construction and agricultural workers in the hottest areas of the state may no longer be able to tolerate the working conditions on extreme heat days, which will become more frequent.  Air pollution will also be increased on extreme heat days. 

The goal of this symposium is to increase awareness of health professionals, non-climate scientists, and staff of non-governmental organizations and public agencies about the near-term and long-term health consequences of climate change and what initiatives the state of California is taking to mitigate or adapt to climate change.

Keynote Speaker: Mary D. Nichols, Chairman, California Air Resources Board
John Balmes, MD, COEH, UC Berkeley
Marc Schenker, MD, MPH, UC Davis
Kent Pinkerton, PhD, UC Davis
(More speakers to be listed soon.)


Location:
Elihu M. Harris State Building
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Directions and Parking:
(The following information is taken from the California Department of General Services website.)

The Elihu M. Harris Building is located at 1515 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94612 on the north side of Oakland's City Center, between 14th & 16th Streets on Clay Street. NOTE: There is a public parking garage immediately across the street from the Elihu M. Harris Building on Clay Street.

FROM SACRAMENTO:
Take Highway I-80 West, and then take I-580 East toward OAKLAND. Merge onto I-980 West toward DOWNTOWN OAKLAND and take the 14th - 18th Street exit, stay strait to go onto BRUSH Street. Turn LEFT onto 17th Street, turn RIGHT onto Clay Street and the Elihu M. Harris Building is immediately on the right.

FROM SAN FRANCISCO:
Cross the Bay Bridge, stay in the middle right hand lanes and merge onto I-580 East toward OAKLAND. Merge onto I-980 West toward DOWNTOWN OAKLAND take the 14th - 18th Street exit, stay strait to go onto BRUSH St. Turn LEFT onto 17th Street, Turn RIGHT onto CLAY Street and the Elihu M. Harris (EMH) Building is immediately on the right.

FROM WALNUT CREEK:
Take Highway I-680 South merge onto CA-24 West, after the Caldecott Tunnel CA-24 West becomes I-980 West. Take the 14th - 18th Streets exit stay straight to go onto Brush Street. Turn LEFT onto 17th Street, turn RIGHT onto Clay Street and the Elihu M. Harris Building is immediately on the right.

FROM HAYWARD:
Take I-880 North merge onto I-980 East towards DOWNTOWN OAKLAND take the 13th - 17th Streets exit and stay in the right hand lane and go 2 blocks. Turn RIGHT onto 14th Street, continue on 14th Street to Clay Street; Turn LEFT onto Clay Street and the Elihu M. Harris Building is immediately on the left.

BART:
BART runs parallel to Broadway Street in downtown Oakland. The City Center (12th Street) Station is just two blocks east of the Elihu M. Harris Building in the City Center Retail Area. The SF/Concord, SF/Richmond and Richmond/Fremont lines stop at City Center Oakland. Riders on the Pleasanton/SF and Fremont/SF line must transfer to one of the above line.

AC TRANSIT:
AC Transit has numerous buses that stop within two blocks of the building. Contract AC Transit for schedules and fares.

AMTRAK:
Rail service, including the Capitol Express connects to Elihu M. Harris Building by both BART and AC Transit.

Map:
Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/UGIhN


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Date:
Friday, May 9, 2013, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fee:
Faculty and Students: $15.00
State/Local Government Agencies and Non-Profits: $15.00
Others: $50.00

Register for the 2014 Lela Morris COEH Symposium

(Links to: https://www.coehce.org/CourseStatus.awp?&Course=
14SYMPO&DirectFrom=Schedule&Origin=Symposium
)

 

View the 2014 Presentations:


The 2014 Lela Morris COEH Symposium Flyer + Agenda (pdf)

2014 Lela Morris COEH Symposium Flyer

2014 Lela Morris COEH Symposium Agenda


The 2014 Lela Morris COEH Symposium Save the Date Flyer (pdf)

2014 Lela Morris COEH Symposium Flyer (PDF)


Other Related Information:

Preparing California for Extreme Heat: Guidance and Recommendations (pdf)

Developed by the Heat Adaptation Workgroup (CDPH and CalEPA), a subcommittee of the Public Health Work Group, California Climate Action Team (CAT).

This guidance provides an overview of current climate projections for increased temperature and extreme heat conditions for California. It also describes the health effects of extreme heat, and presents recommendations for state and local planners, local governments, emergency response, and public health and health care professionals and institutions.

Climate Action for Health: Integrating Public Health into Climate Action Planning (pdf)

Developed by CDPH, this document introduces key health connections to climate change mitigation strategies, suggestions of where these fit into a CAP, a process for forging partnerships between planning and health organizations, links to data that will help planners identify and reference the existing health status of their jurisdiction, and supporting documentation, evidence, and resources.



Contact

Gayle Cepparo
gcepparo@berkeley.edu
510-642-0571

Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

School of Public Health, UC Berkeley
50 University Hall #7360
Berkeley, CA 94720