Upcoming Washington Wildfire Smoke & Health Symposium

Please join us on October 30, 2018 for the Wildfire Smoke Risk Communication Stakeholder Symposium. Hosted by the University of Washington ColLABorative on Extreme Event Resilience, Program on Climate Change, and Climate Impacts Group, the symposium aims to bring together the University of Washington climate and health research community with local, state, tribal, and federal practitioners working on wildfire smoke and health issues in Washington State.

 

The symposium will convene regional stakeholders to share lessons learned from the 2017 and 2018 wildfire seasons, and to foster academic-practice partnerships to address existing challenges related to wildfire smoke and health in Washington State.

Scientific experts will share the latest findings from wildfire smoke and health research, framed within the broader context of how to prepare for wildfire in a changing climate. Public health, fire, and emergency management practitioners will share their experiences preparing for and responding to wildfire smoke.

Practitioners, researchers, and students will engage in interactive activities to develop collaborative approaches to addressing critical wildfire smoke public health challenges.

To ensure that diverse perspectives are represented, we are accepting a certain number of registrants from each sector on a first-come first-serve basis, so please RSVP early to reserve a spot: https://www.uwceer.org/wildfire-smoke/

Please direct any questions to Heidi Roop