January 23 Webinar – Heat Stress and Heat Illness Prevention CME Series: Mental Health Impacts of Heat and Climate Disasters

Heat Stress and Heat Illness Prevention CME Series: Mental Health Impacts of Heat and Climate Disasters

Monday, January 23, 2023 | Virtual | 6:00 – 7:00 PM EST

An estimated 34 heat-related deaths occurred annually in Miami-Dade County from 2015 to 2019 and 6,804 emergency room visits in the state of Florida were attributed to heat-related illness in 2019. The risk of heat-related illness persists due to a warming climate. Scientific evidence indicates that patient health is already impacted by increased days of extreme heat. Join presenters from the Miami-Dade Heat Task Force and Florida Clinicians for Climate Action as they address how to identify signs and symptoms of heat stress and heat illness and explore cost-effective strategies to treat and prevent heat illness in our patients.


Physicians and other interested healthcare professionals.


•    Describe patient characteristics associated with increased risk for heat illness.
•    Determine appropriate interventions for the treatment of heat illness in the adult and pediatric populations.
•    Integrate education on climate health impacts into routine patient encounters.


Cheryl L. Holder, M.D.
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity and Community Initiatives
Associate Professor Humanities, Health and Society
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Co-chair, Florida Physicians for Climate Action
Miami, Florida

Patrise Tyson, MSN, FNP-BC
FCCA Steering Committee Member
Miami, Florida

Cheryl Holder, M.D., moderator for this activity has no financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose,and have indicated that the presentations or discussions will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.

Patrise Tyson, MSN, FNP-BC, coordinator of this activity, has no financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.

*Ineligible companies – Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ each.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for 1 credit hour each, CE Broker Course #20-953440, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and Physician Assistants.

This activity has also been approved for 1 credit each for Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and Pharmacists and Techs. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.

American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Your participation information will be shared with the ACCME, which will in turn report your points to ABIM. Successful completion of a course examination is required to earn ABIM MOC points.

NOTE: Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points will be automatically reported to the ABIM. Submissions are recorded in approximately 48 hours. You will receive an email when your credits have been processed.