Date: Wednesday 8 November 2023
Time: 10:00 - 14:00
Venue: Virtual event
This year's International Pathology Day (IPD) theme is 'The impact of climate change on disease and what can be done to tackle the challenges'. Join us for ourvirtual IPD event, along with our event sponsors, The British Society for Haematology (BSH).
Climate change has been identified as a leading health threat, with the power to reverse decades of advances in global health, placing increased pressures on already fragile health systems. IPD will concentrate on the impact of climate change on disease, focusing on ways to tackle the challenges faced by pathologists, scientists, and the wider population. The event will also discuss extreme weather events, such as flooding, wildfires, and scorching temperatures, which contribute to the burden of disease and the evolution of existing diseases.
Special guest speaker Professor Virginia Murray, Head of Global Disaster Risk Reduction for the UK Health and Security Agency Centre for Climate and Health Security, will open the conference. Professor Murray will be in conversation with the College President, Professor Mike Osborn, sharing experiences and insights. You will also hear from speakers discussing climate change and its impact on health care in India, the expanding range of dengue fever cases in Muscat due to climate change and applying sustainability principles in pathology practice. The contribution and achievements of pathology and laboratory medicine services that address global health challenges and improve the health outcomes of global communities have been recognised and celebrated worldwide on International Pathology Day since it launched in 2014. We hope you can join us for this year's event on 8 November.