To advocate for the health of our planet and to educate pathologists, pathologists' assistants, physicians and the public about environmental issues in the laboratory and outside, and how these affect our health.


Climate Change Symposium - The Annual Meeting of the CAP-ACP next year in Halifax will feature a half day symposium on Climate Change and Health with the following presentations:

  1. Nicola Cherry, MD, PhD, Tripartite Chair of Occupational Health, Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alberta – Health Effects of Wild Fires in Alberta
  2. Shivayogi Bhusnurmath, MD, FRCPath, Member of the IAP Executive, and Dean of Academic Affairs, St George’s University, Grenada, West Indies – Laboratory Services After A Caribbean Hurricane
  3. Rochelle Owen, BSc, MES, LEED GA, Executive Director, Office of Sustainability, Dalhousie University – Climate change planning, strategies and the role of organizations in making change
  4. Christopher Milroy, MD – Health Effects of Heat Waves
  5. A series of short presentations by children of CAP-ACP Members

Annual Meeting of the Environment NSN at the CAP-ACP Annual Meeting - Date, time and venue TBA


Additional suggestions for a green laboratory with examples of solutions: (Note that the CAP-ACP does not formally endorse any companies.)

Suggestions to make meetings more sustainable and eco-friendly:

  • Encourage carbon offsetting flights.
  • Air Canada offers 10% discount if you register an event with them. Attendees could consider paying for carbon offset with their savings.
  • Ask attendees to bring lanyards from previous conferences.
  • Provide sustainable swag/gift, such as:
    • A water bottle and bamboo cutlery set that attendees keep, instead of providing plastic water bottles or plastic cutlery
    • A small seedling
    • Serve local food at events.
    • Reduce meat options.
    • Avoid bag lunches in disposable containers.
  • Avoid disposable food wrapping.
  • For refreshment services, provide:
    • Mugs instead of disposable cups
    • Glasses for water instead of plastic water bottles
    • Milk and cream in jugs instead of those little throwaways
    • Metal spoons for stirring




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If you would like to lean more or become a member, please contact us at 613-507-8528 | info@cap-acp.org.

- last updated April 2020 -