H3066- Council on Environmental Health Program

The Health Effects of Climate Change: What Every Pediatrician Should Know

Topic: Environmental Health

Sponsors: Council on Environmental Health (COEH)

Monday, October 24
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Marriott Marquis, Nob Hill B

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This session will provide an update on the current understanding of climate change and climate sensitive health conditions that will affect the US pediatric population based on The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment released in April 2016 and the 2015 AAP policy statement and technical report Global Climate Change and Children’s Health. Sources of educational material for patients and families as well as other online resources to assist health professionals and families will be discussed and demonstrated. Pediatricians will be able to discuss the impacts of climate change on the health of pediatric patients and what they can do to mitigate and adapt to these impacts and educate others regarding climate change.

9:00AM Welcome
9:05AM How Climate Change Will Affect the Health of Children in the US: Updates From Recent Reports
John Balbus, MD, MPH
9:45AM Climate Change in Everyday Practice: What Every Pediatrician Should Know and Can Do
Samantha Ahdoot, MD, FAAP
10:10AM Tools and Educational Resources on Climate Change and Health To Assist Pediatricians and Their Families
John Balbus, MD, MPH
10:30AM Overview of the AAP Policy Statement and How Pediatricians Can Make a Difference
Samantha Ahdoot, MD, FAAP
11:00AM Business Meeting

Samantha Ahdoot, MD, FAAP

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine Inova Campus
Alexandria, Virginia

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John Balbus, MD, MPH

Senior Advisor for Public Health
NIEHS
Bethesda, Maryland

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Samantha Ahdoot, MD, FAAP

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine Inova Campus
Alexandria, Virginia

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