Climate Change and Human Health (C2H2) Through a Translational Science Lens Climate Change and Human Health (C2H2) Through a Translational Science Lens

The Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration (CLIC), the coordinating center for the NCATS CTSA Program, is hosting this Un-Meeting. This is an unconventional meeting, which lacks the rules and structure of a traditional conference, focuses on bringing together researchers, clinicians, policymakers, public health professionals, healthcare innovators, and opinion leaders to discuss and develop innovative and effective ideas regarding climate change in human health.
The link between C2H2 and translational science is not intuitive for all. Working backward from climate-related disease to causes for that disease may help relate the patient-centered paradigm of translational science with the environmental science paradigm.

The emphasis of this Un-Meeting will be on adaptation (e.g. addressing health impacts) rather than mitigation (e.g. decreasing atmospheric carbon). Epidemiology, prevention, and treatment of human disease related to climate change all have translational science dimensions.

The overall intent of this event is to foster networking and develop collaborative teams to advance methods for successful engagement in this area.

February 10, 2022 11:00 am – 11:15 am EST
Welcome and Overview

February 10, 2022 11:15 am – 11:55 am EST
Framing the Issues

February 10, 2022 11:55 am – 12:10 pm EST
Breakout Topic Discovery and Informal Participant Break

February 10, 2022 12:10 pm – 1:05 pm EST
Breakout Session 1

February 10, 2022 1:05 pm – 1:15 pm EST

February 10, 2022 1:15 pm – 2:10 pm EST
Breakout Session 2

February 10, 2022 2:10 pm – 2:20 pm EST
Breakout Summaries

February 10, 2022 2:20 pm – 2:30 pm EST
Event Wrap-Up

February 10, 2022 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm EST
Open Breakouts

Welcome and Overview

  • Gwen

    Senior Advisor to the Director
    National Institutes of Health

  • Martin S.

    Zand, MD, PhD
    Co-Director, Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration; Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Research
    University Of Rochester

  • Michael G.

    Kurilla, MD, PhD
    NCATS Director of Clinical Innovation

Framing the Issues

Breakout Summaries

If you any questions, please email [email protected].

Location Type: Online


Who can attend?

Initially, the registration is open to two (2) attendees per CTSAs / CTRs until January 16, 2022. After that, registration is open to anyone wishing to attend until the maximum capacity of 146 is met.

Since the Un-Meeting will be held virtually, is it necessary to register in advance?

Yes, pre-registration is necessary.

Will there be any networking opportunities built into the agenda?

Yes, networking is a major goal of the Un-Meeting. There will be open breakout out rooms for continued conversation from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST.

Do you anticipate any pre-meeting reading materials to be distributed?

Not currently. Please be sure to check out the “Materials” tab on the website for any updated information.


What happens after I register?

Closer to the event date, you will receive a calendar invitation with your Zoom™ link to access the meeting.

When does registration open?

Monday, January 10, 2022

Is there a limit to how many people from a given hub can attend?

The initial limit is (2) people per hub with the ability to waitlist additional attendees from a hub. Those waitlisted will automatically be added on January 17th until the maximum capacity of 146 is reached.

When does registration close?

Registration will close on Wednesday, February 9th. Note – registration may close earlier than February 9th if the maximum capacity of 146 is reached.

Do I need a CLIC website account to register for the Un-Meeting?

Yes, a CLIC account is necessary to register.

Is there a cost to participate in the virtual Un-Meeting?

No, there is no cost involved.

Can someone else register me on my behalf?



How can I learn about the meeting presenters?

You can review information about the presenters here.


Will the Un-Meeting be held via Zoom™ Meeting?


Are there any device specifics suggested to provide the best virtual meeting experience?

Yes, please be sure to update and test your device and connection for the following:

For best platform performance, be sure to use: Chrome 30+.