Climate, Health & Sustainable Care Inaugural Symposium

October 22, 2024
University of Toronto Faculty Club

Join us for the Inaugural Symposium of the University of Toronto Collaborative Centre for Climate, Health & Sustainable Care.

Happening on October 22, 2024, at the University of Toronto Faculty Club, this full-day event will strengthen our collective capacity to understand and address the health and health system challenges of climate change and the demands of sustainability.

Why you’ll want to attend:

  • Learn from local, national, and international experts to share expertise and knowledge on the health and health system implications of global ecological change
  • Discuss the future of health professions and health sciences education on planetary health and sustainable care
  • Learn about practical initiatives to improve the resilience and sustainability of health systems
  • Network and engage in critical discussions with colleagues who share a commitment to sustainability, planetary health, and climate action

Registration Now Open

Symposium tickets will include continental breakfast, lunch, and an evening reception with a cash bar.

Early-bird pricing (ends September 13): $20 students, $80 faculty, researchers, clinicians, healthcare administration

Price after September 13: $30 students, $100 faculty, researchers, clinicians, healthcare administration

 A limited number of complimentary passes are available for those who would otherwise be unable to attend. Contact

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Call For Abstracts

Submissions may present research, education, or practice change initiatives, in the format of oral presentationspanels/workshops and poster presentations.

The Program Committee will review and group presentations thematically (see below for example topics).

Important dates:

  • Early submission deadline: June 26 (Decision notification: July 26)
  • Final submission deadline: August 2 (Decision notification: September 3)

An extended deadline of August 31 is available for students and late-breaking presentations, with notification by September 16.

Submit Your Abstract

Example topics

Share your latest research study, educational initiative, or practice innovation related to:


Climate change & health, Planetary health, Indigenous Knowledges, OneHealth, Ecohealth, Political ecology of health, Ecological determinants of health, etc.

Health Systems

Sustainable clinical services, Climate adapted care, Resilient health & social care, Reducing low value care, Sustainable quality improvement, Mental healthcare, etc.

Education & Professional Development

Planetary health professions education, Capacity building for planetary health (e.g. faculty development, trainee leadership, CPD), Leadership for sustainable health systems, Interprofessional education for sustainability, Land-based education, etc.

Policy & Politics

Commercial determinants of planetary health, Climate & health governance, Caring economy, Ecological health economics, Environmental justice, Postgrowth, etc.