As part of College Day, the Royal College of Physicians is pleased to announce Professor Ashley Woodcock will be delivering this year's FitzPatrick lecture, 'The Environment: Prevention really would be better'.
The Montreal Protocol was signed in 1987, and is the most successful UN Environmental Protocol, universally ratified by 197 countries. It has successfully phased down ozone depleting chemicals such as CFCs, so that the Ozone Hole is finally showing signs of healing. The Kigali amendment signed in December 2016 has now given the Protocol the responsibility to phase down HFCs which are critical greenhouse gases, Professor Woodcock will describe the history of the Montreal Protocol, how it has saved the world once already, and is set to save it for a second time.
How to attend
The lecture will begin at 5:30pm on Monday 26 March 2018. You do not need to register prior to the event.
Professor Ashley Woodcock
Ashley Woodcock has worked on a voluntary basis for the Montreal protocol for almost 25 years. He was initially co-chair of the Medical Technical Options committee, which safely phased out the last use of CFCs (in inhalers in China in 2017). He is now the Co-chair of the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, and received the Technology Leadership Award at the 30th Anniversary in Montreal in November 2017.
Background to the Doctor Samuel Gee’s endowment fund
Established by a £30,000 bequest from Miss Edith Thyra Gee in memory of her father, Dr Samuel Jones Gee FRCP (1839–1911) to be applicable to the general purposes of the college.