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

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

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This Un-Meeting has ended.


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 1:05 pm - 1:15 pm EST


Welcome and Overview

  • Gwen
    Senior Advisor to the Director
  • Martin S.
    Zand, MD, PhD
    Co-Director, Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration; Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Research
  • Michael G.
    Kurilla, MD, PhD
    NCATS Director of Clinical Innovation

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Additional Information

If you any questions, please email

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 do I cancel my registration?

Please contact us at to cancel your registration.


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:

Update to latest Zoom version 

Test your Zoom Technology 

Test your internet connectivity

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


Welcome to the CLIC Un-Meeting event

We are looking forward to an engaging Un-Meeting that addresses the specific topics that interest you regarding Climate Change and Human Health (C2H2) Through a Translational Science Lens. This unstructured event’s breakout sessions are generated by the participants of this meeting through polling with up/down voting of suggested topics.  

Day-Of Information

A few housekeeping items to remember: 

  1. Please ensure you mute your microphone and disable your video during the presentation portions of the meeting. However, we encourage you to enable your video and microphone during the breakout sessions. 
  2. Zoom Closed Captioning will be enabled for the main Un-Meeting sessions. 
  3. Zoom chat is available for any questions, comments or any assistance needed. 
  4. If you encounter any issues joining this meeting, please email
  5. Take time to review the Virtual Meeting Best Practices Reminders located under the "Materials" tab.

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