CMA Statement on the Climate Crisis
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) released a statement regarding the ongoing climate crisis.
Dr. Kathleen Ross, President of the CMA, states "In the past few months, we have seen the serious health effects of wildfires and severe flooding across Canada. At the Canadian Medical Association, we know that communicating the health impacts of the climate crisis is key to driving change. Slow action is akin to no action."
In partnership with the CMA, the Lancet produced a report with targeted recommendations for Canada including divesting from and phasing out fossil fuels, increasing cross-jurisdictional coordination of extreme weather event emergency management and supporting healthy, sustainable food systems.
The CMA’s ongoing advocacy to address the health impacts of climate change involves creating a net-zero emissions health system by 2050.
WGO Climate Course for Global Gastroenterology
Climate change is a rapidly developing public health crisis with significant digestive health and disease implications. Physicians, nurses, and all health care providers involved in digestive care must understand the challenges we face.
To increase awareness and educate health providers, the World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO) has broadcasted nine interactive webinars that are now on demand.
Join the WGO with experts from around the world who are authorities on the subjects that will be presented, in hopes of being helpful to your practice and to your understanding of the issues. Each session will provide opportunities to engage and discuss with the experts. Attendees will leave these webinars with a clear understanding of the issues and be prepared to take positive actions to help adapt to and mitigate climate change.
To view Dr. Desmond Leddin and Dr. Finlay Macrae's review on Climate Change and GI Health, click here.