This session will offer an overview of heat-related illness in our climate-changing world. Join us to learn about the impact of extreme heat, risk factors, signs and symptoms, treatment options, and ways to prevent a heat-related illness. People at higher risk for heat-related illness including pregnant women, older adults, children, and people of color will also be discussed.

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Suellen Breakey, PhD, RN
Patrice K. Nicholas, DNSc, DHL (Hon), MPH, MS, RN, NP-C, FAAN

Attend the Free Event on Zoom:

This online program is free and open to Mass General staff, patients and the general public. No registration needed.

Have Questions About the Topic? Please submit questions you may have before the program to, so that the speaker may address them during the session.

The Climate Change and Health Series is a collaboration among the Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center, the Mass General Center for the Environment and Health, and the MGH Institute of Health Professions Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health.

For questions about any of the programs, email the Blum Center at or call 617-724-7352.