Webinars from ICAAP: What You Need to Know about Health Effects of Climate Change

The Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP) offers two free CME-approved one-hour enduring webinars for physicians, health care providers, and those interested in the effects of climate change on their patients’ health.

Go to ICAAP’s e-Learning site at www.icaap.remote-learner.net and click create an account at the top right. Once you have registered an account, navigate to the course catalog and click “Health Effects of Climate Change” to access the webinars.  Questions may be directed to Anna Carvlin, MPH acarvlin@illinoisaap.com or Kathy Sanabria, MBA ksanabria@illinoisaap.com

Presenters:  Samuel Dorevitch, MD, MPH, and Elena Grossman, MPH with the Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) Project, University of Illinois at Chicago, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health.


Webinar 1*

Preparing Pediatric Providers to Address Health Effects of Climate Change:  Heat-Related Illness, Asthma, and Allergies focuses on climate change’s impact on air quality, respiratory health, and heat-related illnesses.

Learning Objectives:  At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Summarize the impacts of a warming climate on respiratory health
  2. Apply principles of climate change communications in explaining to patients and their parents the connection between climate and heat-related illness and respiratory health
  3. Identify sources of reliable heat and air quality data in the Midwest
  4. Describe the various types of heat stress illnesses, their diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, including guidelines for outdoor physical activity during extreme heat

Webinar 2*

Preparing Pediatric Providers to Address Health Effects of Climate Change:  Vector-Borne Diseases, Public Health Implications from Floods, and Mental Health Concerns focuses on climate change’s impact on vector-borne illnesses, extreme weather events, and mental health.

  1. Summarize the impacts of climate change on vector-borne diseases and extreme weather events
  2. Identify sources of reliable precipitation and vector-borne disease data related to climate change in the Midwest
  3. Describe the health impacts of floods
  4. Describe the mental health consequences of extreme weather events
  5. Apply principles of climate change communications in explaining to patients and their parents the connection between climate change, flooding, vector-borne diseases, and mental health

*The Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics is accredited by the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.