Feb 10: Health in a Changing Climate Understanding the Impacts on Virginians

Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action invites you to a free educational event for physicians and nurses

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WHEN: 8:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 10, 2018

WHERE: Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital St. Mary’s Auditorium 5801 Bremo Road Richmond, VA 23226

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of VCU Health Continuing Medical Education and Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital and Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing. The VCU Health Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. VCU Health Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 4.5 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) contact hours will be awarded to the participant upon attending the entire activity and completing an evaluation form. The Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Health in a Changing Climate Understanding the Impacts on Virginians

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Heat-Related Illnesses (HRI) in Virginia
  • Vector-Borne Diseases in a Changing Climate
  • Threats Posed by Sea Level Rise and Flooding
  • Pollen & Allergies in Richmond Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action invites you to a free educational event for physicians and nurses Breakfast and lunch will be provided

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AGENDA:

Health in A Changing Climate – 2/10/2018

 8:00-8:15- Registration

8:15-8:30- Welcome

Samantha Ahdoot, MD, FAAP, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Chairperson, Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action

8:30-9:00- Understanding Our Changing Climate

Benjamin A. Cash, Research Associate Professor, Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies, George Mason University

 9-9:30- Heat illness in Virginia

Jeremy Hoffman, Ph.D., Climate and Earth Scientist, Science Museum of Virginia

9:30-10:00- Plants, Carbon Dioxide, and Health

Lewis Ziska, PhD, USDA-ARS, Adaptive Cropping Systems Lab

10:00-10:15- Break

10:15-10:45- Allergies and Pollen in Richmond

Dr. Michael Blumberg, MD, JD, MSHA, Allergy Partners-Richmond

10:45-11:15- Recurrent flooding and Sea Level Rise in Virginia

Dr. Muge El-Akpinar, MD, MPH, Professor and Chair, School of Community and Environmental Health, Director, Center for Global Health,  College of Health Sciences, Old Dominion University

11:15-11:45- Vector-Borne Diseases in a Changing Climate

James C. Dunford, Ph.D., Medical Entomologist, Adjunct Assistant Professor, College of Health Sciences, Old Dominion University

11:45-12:15- Break- Lunch Provided

12:15-1:00- Lunchtime Panel on Vulnerable Populations

Dr. Laura Anderko PhD, RN, Robert and Kathleen Scanlon Endowed Chair in Values Based Health Care & Professor, Fellow, Center for Social Justice, White House Champion of Change for Public Health and Climate Change, Director, Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment (Region 3 PEHSU)

Janet Eddy, MD, Medical Director, Bon Secours Care-A-Van

Moderator: Jerry Paulson, MD, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and of Environmental & Occupational Health, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health

1:00-1:45- Lunchtime Panel on Advocacy

Samantha Ahdoot MD, FAAP, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Chairperson, Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action

Bret Clawson, President of American Medical Student Association for Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine’s Class of 2019

Cara Cook, MS, RN, AHN-BCClimate Change Program Coordinator, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments

Kristie Smith, MSW, Policy & Campaigns Manager, Virginia Conservation Network,

Moderator: Cecilia DeLoach Lynn, Practice Greenhealth,

1:45 Networking

Event Ends