As the challenges of our changing climate increasingly affect human health, schools of public health and medicine must begin to weave lessons in about how to address them. On April 7th, the Maryland State Medical Society (MedChi) will be hosting a presentation entitled "How Climate Change Will Affect Public Health and the Practice of Medicine in Maryland." The presentation will be co-sponsored by the Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility. MedChi is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. See below for the agenda and more detailed information.
When? April 7, 2016
Where? MedChi, Osler Hall, 1211 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21210
6:00-6:30 Buffet Dinner and Social Time
6:30-6:40 Welcome, Tim Whitehouse, Chesapeake PSR
6:40-7:20 Climate Change and Health: Anything to Worry About for Marylanders?
Cindy Parker, MD, MPH
7:20-8:00 Bugs, Bread and Babies, Samantha Ahdoot, MD, FAAP
8:00-8:30 Questions and Discussion
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas
and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
through the joint providership of MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, and
Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility. MedChi is accredited by the ACCME to
provide continuing medical education for physicians.
MedChi designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in
RSVP by April 3 to Tim Whitehouse at [email protected] or call 240-246-4492.
In your RSVP, please provide your name, phone number, email, profession, specialty and institutional affiliation.
Dr. Parker is on the faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She teaches and co- directs the Program on Global Sustainability and Health, which conducts education, policy work, practice, and research on the health impacts of climate change, peak petroleum, and global sustainability. She also directs the undergraduate major in Global Environmental Change and Sustainability and is the associate director of the Environment, Energy, Sustainability and Health Institute at Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Ahdoot is a board certified pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). She has practiced as a general pediatrician at Pediatric Associates of Alexandria since 2003. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Inova Campus, and serves as the Chair of the Pediatric Department of Alexandria Hospital. Dr. Ahdoot is a member of the Executive Committee of the AAP’s Council on Environmental Health. She is lead author of the AAP’s Policy Statement and Technical Report on Global Climate Change and Children’s Health, published in Pediatrics in November 2015. She is a frequent presenter on this topic, and participated in the Expert Consultation on the Effects of Climate Change on Children’s Health for the President’s Task Force on Children’s Environmental Health in July 2014.
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