Wednesday, June 8, 2016 (Day 1) – Climate Information to Serve the Health Community

09:00am – 09:45am     Setting the Scene 

09:00am – 09:15am           Welcome: Lisa Goddard, Director, International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)

09:15am – 09:30am           Welcome Address: Linda Fried, Dean, Mailman School of Public Health (MSPH)

09:30am – 09:45am           Keynote Address: Keith Hansen, World Bank Group (WBG)

09:45am – 10:30am     Opening Remarks

09:45am – 09:50am           Sponsor Agencies Introductions: Madeleine Thomson, IRI

09:50am – 10:00am           Video Address: David Nabarro, United Nations

10:00am – 10:08am           Climate information needs of the Health Sector: Diarmid Campbell-
, World Health Organization (WHO) and Daniel Buss, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

10:08am – 10:16am           Climate information needs of the Agriculture and Nutrition Community: John McDermott, CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH)

10:16am – 10:22am           Climate information needs in the context of EcoHealth: Bernadette Ramirez, World Health Organization – Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (WHO-TDR)

10:22am – 10:30 am         Climate services for health WMO/WHO: Joy Shumake-Guillemot, WHO/WMO-Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) and Anahit Hovsepyan, WMO

10:30am – 11:00am  COFFEE BREAK

11:00am – 11:15am            Climate Information for Public Health Action: Madeleine Thomson, IRI

11:15am – 12:30pm    Climate Observations and Monitoring Products

11:15am – 11:20am           Moderator: Brad Lyon, University of Maine

11:20am – 11:35am            Chris Hewitt, U.K. Met Office

11:35am – 11:50am            Tufa Dinku, IRI

11:50am – 12:30pm           Panel and audience discussion with Adugna Woyessa, Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI); Rene Salgado, President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI); Patrick Kinney, MSPH

12:30pm – 02:00pm  LUNCH

02:00pm – 03:30pm      Seasonal and Sub-Seasonal Climate Prediction Products

02:00pm – 02:05pm           Moderator: Joy Shumake-Guillemot, WHO/WMO-GFCS

02:05pm – 02:25pm           Carlos Perez, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (NASA GISS)

02:25pm – 02:45pm           Simon Mason, IRI

02:45pm – 03:30pm           Panel and audience discussion with Peter Dazsak, EcoHealth Alliance; Perry Sheffield, Mount Sinai; Susan Rumisha, National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR-Tanzania)

03:30pm – 04:00pm  COFFEE BREAK

04:00pm – 06:00pm     Near-term and Long-term Climate Scenarios

04:00pm – 04:05pm           Moderator: John McDermott, CGIAR A4NH

04:05pm – 04:20pm           Lisa Goddard, IRI

04:20pm – 04:35pm           Radley Horton, NASA GISS

04:35pm – 04:55pm           Brad Lyon, University of Maine

04:55pm – 05:40pm           Panel and audience discussion w/ Kristie L. Ebi, University of Washington; Bruce Wilcox, Global health Asia and Mahidol University; Peter McElroy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

05:40pm – 07:30pm  RECEPTION

Featuring Book Launch: Joy Shumake-Guillemot, WHO/WMO-GFCS 


Thursday, June 9, 2016 (Day 2) – Case Studies and Tools

09.00am – 10.30pm   Modeling Methodologies/Case Studies: Climate and Nutrition, Disasters and Infectious Diseases – Part 1 

09:00am – 09:05am           Moderator: Juli Trtanj, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

09:05am – 09:25am           Lisa van Aardenne, Climate System Analysis Group, University of Cape Town

09:25am – 09:45am           Angel Munoz, NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL)/Princeton University & Anna Stewart, State Universirty of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical

09:45am – 10:05am           Jeff Shaman, MSPH

10:05am – 10:25am           Ruth Defries, Dept. of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology (E3B), Columbia University

10:30am – 11:00am  COFFEE BREAK

11.00am – 12.30pm   Modeling Methodologies/Case Studies: Climate and Nutrition, Disasters and Infectious Diseases – Part 2

11:00am – 11:05am           Moderator: Moses Bockarie, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

11:05am – 11:25am           Paul Simon Gwakisa, Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NMAIST)

11:25am – 11:45am           Delia Grace, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

11:45am – 12:05pm           Mary Hayden, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

12:05pm – 12:25pm           Kim Knowlton, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

12:30pm – 02:00pm  LUNCH

02:00pm – 03:30pm     Integration of Tools 

02:00pm – 02:05pm            Moderator: Pietro Ceccato, IRI

02:05pm – 02:20pm           Pietro Ceccato, IRI

02:20pm – 02:40pm           Allison Lieber, Google Earth Engine

02:40pm – 03:00pm           Matthew R. Lamb, MSPH

03:00pm – 03:30pm            Panel and audience discussion with Wafaa El-Sadr, MSPH; Kacey Ernst, University of Arizona; Alex de Sherbinin, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESEN), Columbia University

03:30pm – 04:00pm      Rapid Fire Presentations

04:30pm – 06:30pm Poster Session & Reception w/ Videos from the TDR IDRC Research Initiative

Keynote Address by Jeffrey Sachs, Earth Institute


Friday, June 10, 2016 (Day 3) – Training and the Donor Perspective

09:00am – 11:00am    Education and Training

09:00am – 09:05am            Moderator: Patrick Kinney, MSPH

09:05am – 09:20am           Kim Knowlton, MSPH

09:20am – 09:35am           Gilma Mantilla, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia

09:35am – 09:50am           Ana Bucher, WBG

09:50am – 10:30am           Panel and audience discussion with above speakers

10:30am – 11:00am  COFFEE BREAK

11:00am – 12:30pm  The Changing funding Landscape for Health and Climate

Moderator: Madeleine Thomson, IRI
Panelists: Sarah Molton, Wellcome Trust; Monserrat Meiro-Lorenzo,  WBG; Thierry Baldet, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

12:30pm – 1:00pm    Concluding Perspective 

Patrick Kinney, MSPH and Madeleine Thomson, IRI