April 6, 2023  |  8:00am – 5:00pm  |  Charlotte / Hybrid

Join us for North Carolina’s premier climate health conference at the 658 Center in Charlotte on April 6, 2023. Conference attendees will:

* Learn about the key challenges climate change poses to NC communities
* Discover innovative strategies that are advancing health and equity in NC
* Network and build partnerships with leading voices in health, science, and policy
* Shape recommendations for NC decision-makers to support those most vulnerable to air pollution and climate change

$100 – in-person  |  $50 – virtual  |  Students are free

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NC BREATHE 2023 Student Research

We are pleased to announce a call for Student Abstract Posters for the 2023 NC BREATHE conference, “Climate Justice: Our Path to Healthier Communities.” Research abstracts should focus on public health, environmental health, health equity, and/or climate change. Three student abstract authors will be selected from the submissions to give a short lightning talk presentation about their poster and research at the conference on April 6, 2023. Submit your poster by the deadline, March 6, 2023 at 11:59pm. Contact [email protected] for questions.

2023 Keynote Speakers

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Dr. Aaron Levy

Pediatrician, Levine Children's Hospital
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Mustafa Santiago Ali

Executive Vice President, National Wildlife Federation

Conference Agenda

In-person and virtual

8:00 AM - 9:00 AMRegistration & Breakfast

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9:00 AM - 9:10 AMWelcome | Land & Water Acknowledgement

9:10 AM - 9:45 AMHealth Keynote: Dr. Aaron Levy

10:00 AM - 11:00 AMHealth Equity Panel Discussion

This panel discussion will highlight how health professionals are partnering with environmental justice communities to advance community-driven research and solutions through collecting and utilizing environmental health data that supports interagency and promotes health and equity through policy advocacy.

11:15 AM - 12:00 PMEnvironmental Justice Keynote: Mustafa Santiago Ali, PhD

12:00 PM - 1:00 PMLunch

12:30 PM - 1:00 PMStudent Poster Presentations

1:10 PM - 2:10 PMVoices from the Frontline Panel Discussion

This panel discussion will focus on how community members and groups are working to address the impact of climate change in their communities and beyond. This session could include policy, education, or research efforts.

2:20 PM - 3:00 PMYouth Panel: Future Climate Justice Leaders

The panel discussion will focus on how youth are engaging in the environmental and climate justice movement through leading and collaborating with other student-led and community-based organizations for an intergenerational movement that promotes healthier communities and sustainable changes.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PMClosing Remarks with Lisa Sorg

4:00 PM - 5:00 PMConference Networking | Happy Hour

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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About the Conference

CleanAIRE NC’s annual NC BREATHE conference brings together a diverse group of North Carolina stakeholders including health professionals, researchers, students, frontline communities, and policymakers to learn about current issues at the intersection of health, equity and climate change. Using evidence-based science, we make recommendations to decision-makers aimed at protecting those most vulnerable to the health impacts of air pollution and climate change to promote healthier communities.

In-person participation includes breakfast, lunch, and access to the networking “Happy Hour” immediately following the conference. All tickets are non-refundable but can be transferred or down-graded to virtual access.

** For those who feel the registration fee and travel would impede their participation, we may be able to offer a conference scholarship. Please contact us at [email protected] for more information.