Beach day or deadly heat wave? What you need to know to beat the heat safely
Join Glen Kenny for a presentation on heat mitigation strategies and tips to keep healthy and well during hot summer days. In partnership with Health Canada, Glen’s team at the Human Environmental Physiology Research Unit (HEPRU) has conducted groundbreaking research in this area.
Glen will share the results of the HEPRU’s recent studies, including the development of indoor temperature limits and heat exposure guidelines for older adults. That work will form the basis for new recommendations and messages that will be shared with Canada’s public health partners and the World Health Organization. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about innovative approaches to protecting the health of those most vulnerable to extreme heat conditions.
More about HEPRU:
Established in 2000, the Human and Environmental Physiology Research Unit (HEPRU) is the largest research facility in the world dedicated to assessing the human response to heat stress. At the helm of the HEPRU is Dr. Glen P. Kenny, Professor of Exercise and Environmental Physiology. He is the lead investigator of Operation Heat Shield Canada, and a member of the World Health Organization Technical Advisory Group to support decision-making for health and housing authorities around the world in protecting heat-vulnerable persons from indoor overheating. He is supported by a team of outstanding young scientists that include Dr. Robert Meade (senior postdoctoral fellow) and Ms. Emma McCourt (graduate student), who have played a pivotal role in completing the work to be presented in this virtual presentation.
The content will be presented in English, however bilingual participation is encouraged. La présentation se fera en anglais, mais la participation dans les deux langues officielles est encouragée.
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