2022 Air Pollution and Climate Change Symposium

2022 Air Pollution and Climate Change Symposium

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UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research

155 North Fresno Street

Fresno, CA 93701

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5th Annual Air Pollution and Climate Change Symposium

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The UCSF Fresno Department of Internal Medicine will present the Fifth Annual Air Pollution and Climate Change Symposium on Saturday, September 17 from 8:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UCSF Fresno (virtual option available). This free conference focuses on the challenges of air pollution in California and the steps being taken to find solutions. Participants will learn about the heath effects of air pollution and climate change, how to receive real-time air quality alerts, and how to adjust medications and physical activity during peak air pollution periods among other topics.


8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Coffee and Registration

8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Lecture Part 1

10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Brunch, Poster Viewing and Q&A

11:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lecture Part 2


  • State of the Air in Central Valley - The American Lung Association
  • An Overview of the Impact of Air Pollution on Human Health - Daya Upadhyay, MD, Associate Chief of Staff, Research, Associate Professor of Medicine, UCSF
  • Health Impacts of Climate Change - Dr. J. Joseph Vempilly, MBBS, MD, MRCP (UK)Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF, Chief of Pulmonary & Critical Care | Director, Respiratory Care Services | Director, Pulmonary Function Laboratory, VA Medical Center
  • Wildfire Ecosystem Interactions and Climate Change - LeRoy Westerling, PhD, Chair, Academic Senate Professor, Management of Complex Systems Ernest and Julio Gallo Management Program School of Engineering University of California, Merced - UC Merced
  • State of Aquafer Water as a Source in the Central Valley: Is it Sustainable? - Josue Medellin-Azuara, PhD, Associate Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Merced, and Associate Director at both the Center for Watershed Science and UC Agricultural Issues Center - UC Merced, UC Davis
  • Will New Generation Photo Voltic Cells Mitigate the Carbon-Free Energy Needs in Climate Change? - Sayantani Ghosh, PhD, Professor of Physics, Founding Faculty and Advisor of UC Merced Women in Science and Engineering - UC Merced

For more information, call (559) 499-6406 or email cme-fresno@ucsf.edu

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