Who is at risk of mortality during extreme hot weather in the Lower Mainland?

Nov 7, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
700-828 W. 10 Ave., VGH Research Pavilion
Sarah Henderson

Climate change has increased the frequency and intensity of extremely hot weather. The health risks are not uniform across affected areas due to variability in heat exposure and social vulnerability, but these differences are challenging to assess with limited data. The BC Centre for Disease Control has been developing new methods to understand who is at higher risk in the Lower Mainland during extreme hot weather events. Participants will learn about the burden of hot weather mortality, the limitations of using administrative data to assess the risks, and novel statistical and spatial approaches to overcoming those limitations.