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Prescription for a Healthy, Secure Planet

March 12, 2009

SPSR 2009 Conference

April 3rd – 5th, 2009

New York City

Medical students and physicians from around the nation will be gathering in New York City in April for a groundbreaking conference on how public health professionals can help heal our planet.  Join us!


  • When: Friday, April 3rd – Sunday, April 5th, 2009

  • Where: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, NY
  • Who: medical students, nursing students, public health students, physicians, public health professionals, community members interested in environmental health and security issues
  • Speakers include: Dr. Paul Epstein-Associate Director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School , Joe Cirincione– President of Ploughshares Fund, Peggy Shepard– Executive Director of WEACT for Environmental Justice, Dr. Phil Landrigan– Chairman of Community and Preventative Medicine at Mount Sinai, Dr. Vic Sidel-Professor of Family & Social Medicine at Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Dr. Barry Levy– Adjunct Professor of Public Health at Tufts University School of Medicine, and many other renowned medical, policy experts.
  • Conference Highlights: Tour of the United Nations on Friday afternoon, performance of Damaged Care-The Musical Comedy about Health Care in America, keynote addresses by Dr. Paul Epstein, Joe Cirincione, and Peggy Shepard, screening of “Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives” and subsequent discussion with film producers.
  • Topics Include: the public health impact of global warming and how health professionals can respond, how to “green” hospitals and healthcare, health and the new energy economy, combating environmental toxins, preventing the use of nuclear weapons through their global elimination, violence and health, medical activism.

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