Public Lecture – PEACH – A Climate Initiative for the Health Care Sector
Oct 11, 2022
7:00PM to 8:00PM
Date(s) - 11/10/2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McMaster Climate Centre and McMaster Alumni Association Presents
PEACH (Partnerships for Environmental Action by Clinicians and Communities for Health facilities) is a provincial initiative to ENGAGE, ENCOURAGE and EMPOWER those in the health sector to take climate action at their site.
In the public lecture and panel discussion, Dr. Myles Sergeant and Dr. Kim-Chi Tran will talk about:
- What are the essential elements of a ‘green’ medical facility?
- Which actions and projects are most impactful to decrease greenhouse gas emission at a facility?
- How leadership and administration can be encouraged to become more involved in greenhouse gas reduction and climate mitigation actions?
- How can we ‘score’ the environmental sustainability of a medical facility?
NOTE: This talk will be available in-person as well as live streamed. Please make your selection during the registration process. For those registering in-person, the event will take place in the LIVELab (Psychology Complex Building, Room PC-202A (2nd Floor)). For those registering to tune in to the live stream, the URL to join will be sent in the confirmation email you will receive once your registration is complete.
Dr. Myles Sergeant is a family physician who works in addiction treatment and chronic continuing care. He is the founding medical director of the Shelter Health Network of Hamilton and the director of Medically Complex Care at St Peter’s Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences Corp. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Sergeant is the President of Trees for Hamilton, and the co-founder of PEACH Health Ontario. Dr. Sergeant is a McMaster Alumnus as well.
Dr. Kim-Chi Tran is a urologist working at the Scarborough Health Network. She is the co-chair and co-founder of the Green Is Health, an Ontario Medical Association Medical Interest Group, an executive sponsor of the Scarborough Health Network Green Team, and CEO of MUST Reusables, a new QR code labelling system that promotes a circular economy for takeout containers. She is a regional lead for PEACH, and believes strongly that the healthcare sector needs to take firm action towards sustainability, for the health of the population and our futures.
When and where
October 11, 2022 at 7PM
Psychology Complex Building, Room PC-202A (2nd Floor)
1280 Main Street W. Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1 McMaster University or Online via YouTube