Climate Crisis, Health and a Carbon-Neutral CHUM-CRCHUM – CRCHUM conference Interaxes

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Stephan Williams

For the CRCHUM conference of October 21st, our featured speaker will be Dr. Stephan Williams, anesthesiologist at the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, medical co-manager for carbon neutrality and sustainable development at the CHUM, researcher-investigator at the CRCHUM, and assistant clinical professor at the Université de Montréal. After receiving his BSc in Biology from the University of Ottawa, he completed his MD, PhD and specialized training at the Université de Montréal. He lives in Montreal and is father to 3 almost carbon-neutral children.

Dr. Williams is part of the team tasked by the CHUM with reducing greenhouse gases by 55% by 2030 and then achieving carbon neutrality for the institution by 2040. 

Dr. Williams and his colleagues have had concerns for a while about the pollution and GHG emissions generated by hospitals, particularly anesthetic gases. They have been calculating their emissions for a few years and have been trying to reduce them. By making some changes in their own departments, they have already begun a transition.

During the CRCHUM conference, he will discuss:

  • The climate crisis: its origin and impact on health
  • Carbon neutrality: a solution to the climate crisis
  • Making carbon neutrality part of the mission and culture of improving healthcare at the CHUM

In the second part of the conference, Vincent Poitout will introduce the new CRCHUM Carbon Neutrality Committee. A committee member will present the goals for achieving a carbon-neutral CRCHUM by 2040.

More information about the conference

The conference will be broadcast from the CRCHUM Auditorium (R05.212A and R05 212B), on Friday, October 21st, from Noon to 1 p.m.

It will also be offered via Zoom at the following link. Pre-registration is required in order to access the link.

Climate Crisis, Health and a Carbon-Neutral CHUM-CRCHUM – CRCHUM conference Interaxes



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