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How Dangerous is Beijing's Pollution? (Beijing)

BritCham / CBBC
Event type BritCham/CBBC Healthcare Forum
Date Friday, December 5th, 2014
Time 14:00-16:30
Open for All welcome
Cost Members 100 RMB Non-Members 200 RMB
Contacts serena.li@cbbc.org.cn
Venue The British Business Centre, Beijing
Organiser BritCham / CBBC
Address Room 1001, China Life Tower, 16 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie
北京市朝阳区朝阳门外大街16号中国人寿大厦1001室 英国商务中心
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With the wide skies of "APEC blue" drifting away and air-quality warnings of yellow and orange and red creeping back onto the horizon, the BritCham/CBBC Healthcare Forum investigates the serious matter of how the unprecedented level of pollution in Beijing may be affecting you, your family and your workforce.
A reading above 300 on the PM 2.5 scale is considered hazardous to all humans, not just those with heart or lung ailments. But what exactly is this doing to us, and what should we be doing to ward off the damage?
Dr Tristan Evely, medical director at International SOS China, and Dr Sahba Maani, pulmonologist at United Family Hospital & Clinics, will give their expert advice on:
  • What is air pollution and how is it measured?
  • How long are the current levels likely to last?
  • What are the effects on your health?
  • How can you mitigate these effects?
14:00-14:30: Registration
14:30-14:35: Welcome note by John Williams, Chair, Healthcare Forum
14:35-15:15: Presentation by Dr Sahba Maani, Pulmonologist, United Family Hospital & Clinics
15:15-15:55: Presentation by Dr Tristan Evely, Medical Director, Medical Services, International SOS China
15:55-16:30: Q&A
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About the speakers
Sahba Maani MD
Pulmonologist, Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics
Dr Maani is from the United Sates. He graduated from Ohio State University, and earned his medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine. He also completed a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr Maani is a Pulmonologist and Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist. He has worked in pulmonary and critical care medicine in hospitals, as well as in private practice. Previously, he served as Director of Respiratory Medicine at Cornerstone Hospital in Tuscon, Arizona, and has served as a part of the faculty of Clinical Medicine at the Midwestern University of Arizona since 2000. He has provided a number of workshops and seminars on ayurvedic and herbal medicine, and has professional memberships of the American College of Chest Physicians, Health for Humanity, the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (USA) and the Institute for Functional Medicine (USA).
Dr Tristan Evely
Medical Director, Medical Services, International SOS China
Dr Tristan Evely oversees remote site medical services and corporate health programmes, working with international companies in China and Chinese companies operating overseas. Dr Evely was trained and qualified as a doctor in London, where he worked as a General Practitioner in Plymouth for 12 years. During this time, he also became a trainer for general practitioners, paramedics, and medical students. He was greatly involved with London’s ambulance service in Pre-Hospital Immediate Care where he helped to set up a new out-of-hours service for Devon. In 2000, he moved to Qatar and worked for the state-owned Qatar Petroleum. While in Qatar, he was also responsible for setting up the primary, pre-hospital emergency, and occupational care for Mesaieed and Ras Laffan. Dr Evely joined International SOS in 2009 as Medical Director for Medical Services South and South East Asia. In 2011, he was appointed as Medical Director for Medical Services in China.
About the Healthcare Forum
The BritCham/CBBC Healthcare Forum invites BritCham and CBBC members with an interest in the healthcare sector to share expertise, experience and common concerns about the Chinese market. It offers members the opportunity to meet on a regular basis to discuss policy, regulatory and industry developments and issues from different perspectives.
The forum is chaired by John Williams (International SOS China). We are currently seeking a co-chair for this forum. If you are interested in becoming a co-chair or member of the forum, please contact anne.zheng@cbbc.org.cn.

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