Presentation: How Climate Change Will Affect Public Health and the Practice of Medicine in Maryland

By path2positive

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.

How Climate Change Will Affect Public Health and the Practice of Medicine in Maryland

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  
the  activity.

RSVP  by  April 3 to Tim Whitehouse at or  call  240-­246-­4492.
In  your  RSVP,  please  provide  your  name,  phone  number,  email,  profession,  specialty  and institutional  affiliation.

Speaker Biographies

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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