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Oasis Hub Webinar Series 2019 - #4: New ways to understand climate risk and reduce health impacts for people with chronic diseases – a case study with COPD patients and potential protection strategies - Dr Christina Hoffmann & Dr Samya De Lara Pinheiro

The 4th webinar of the Oasis Hub Community Webinar series was presented by Dr. Christina Hoffmann, Project Manager & Head of Research from the Department of Outpatient Pneumology at Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin and Samya de Lara Pinheiro, Business Development Manager & Meteorologist at ARIA Technologies, Brazil.

Webinar 4/6
Date & Time: Tuesday 5th November 2019 @ 11 am GMT (12pm CET)
Webinar Topic:
New ways to understand climate risk and reduce health impacts for people with chronic diseases – a case study with COPD patients and potential protection strategies

The current global climate change imposes the demand for adaptation strategies to protect the population. New climate services can help provide solutions to reduce exposure and impact associated with air quality episodes and extreme heat conditions. This webinar explores developing specific frameworks that can be applied to several sectors (insurance, hospitals, public health) to evaluate the connection between temperature, air pollution, and increased chronic respiratory disease hospital admissions. The risk model can be combined with future projections of climate and air pollution to estimate potential losses and to guide urban planning, application of adaptive measures and implementation of warning systems integrated with telemedicine solutions.

Panel:
Dr. Christina Hoffmann, Project Manager & Head of Research
@ Department of Outpatient Pneumology, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Dr. Christina Hoffmann studied biochemistry at the Freie Universität Berlin. At the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, she finished her Ph.D. studies in medical sciences. Since 2017, Dr. Hoffmann has analyzed the impact of climate change on patients with chronic respiratory diseases. ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2079-9123

Dr. Samya de Lara Pinheiro, Meteorologist & Business Development Manager
@ ARIA Technologies, Brazil
Samya Pinheiro is a Meteorologist, Specialist in Air Pollution and Human Health collecting past collaborations with several research groups including the Department of Environmental Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health and Climate Change Brazilian Panel (PBMC). Strong research professional with a Ph.D. focused on Climate and Health - Environmental Epidemiology from the University of Sao Paulo - School of Medicine (FMUSP). Skilled in Atmospheric Modelling, Air Quality Management, Epidemiology and Climate Change. She integrates ARIA Technologies Regional Modelling and the ARIA do Brasil Business Development teams. Samya has been involved in major air quality and climate change projects developed by ARIA in Latin America and her work includes technical and scientific development of modules and solutions for climatic and environmental impact assessment.

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