Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

2018 Conference

Climate Change and Human Health:
21st Century Challenges

March 15-16, 2018

hosted by IES and the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership



Keynote Speaker: Gina McCarthy

Senior Leadership Fellow at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and former U.S. EPA Administrator under President Obama

Keynote Address

as part of the Ann F. Baum Women and Leadership Speaker Series

March 15, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Mundelein Auditorium

Harvey. Irma. Maria. Nate. This year, during a forty-five day period, eight consecutive named storms strengthened into hurricanes. You know the rest. Harvey devastated Houston; Irma left the Florida Keys in shambles; Maria knocked out power and water to Puerto Rico. Climate change has disrupted other countries and now we are seeing the impacts on our own shores. When powerful hurricanes hit the United States it upsets our economy, disrupts our food systems, limits our access to clean water and puts stress on our public health infrastructure.

That’s why this year’s climate change conference will focus on climate change as a key driver for public health issues in the 21st century.  Our Keynote Speaker, Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy knows “we have to protect public health if we want to have economic vibrancy,” and understands firsthand how environmental degradation can affect people’s well-being.

Join us on March 15-16, 2018 as we discuss these important issues through our two-day annual conference.


Friday's panels include:

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Concurrent Panels:


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Refund and Cancellation Policy

A 100% refund is given if your registrations is canceled by 11:59 p.m. February 14, 2018 (Central Standard Time).

A 50% refund is given if your registration is canceled between 12:00 a.m., February 15, and 11:59 p.m. February 27, 2018 (Central Standard Time).

No refunds will be given to reservations canceled after February 27, 2018.