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Global Climate Change and Health: Best Practices for Mitigating the Effects and Impacting Policy
February 22, 2012
A free conference from the American College of Preventive Medicine featuring PSR board members Drs. Cindy Parker and Lynn Ringenberg.
Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern
Location: Buena Vista Palace Hotel and
The conference will enable
preventive medicine physicians and other healthcare providers to come together
to hear about the issues facing local and national leaders and to make a
commitment to mobilize and actively participate in advocacy efforts targeting
global climate change in their communities. This conference will include
interactive working group sessions to develop communication messages and
concrete plans for each participant to take back to their own community and
work setting. The conference is free but
you must register. See below for details.*
Featured speakers include:
- Cindy Parker, MD,
MPH, ACPM Environmental Health Committee Chair and Associate Director of the
Johns Hopkins Environment, Energy, Sustainability, and Health Institute;
- George Luber, MA,
PhD, Associate Director for Climate Change of the National Center for
Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention;
- Edward Maibach,
MPH, PhD, Director of the Center for Climate Change Communication Distinguished
University Professor, Department of Communication George Mason University;
- A panel of
experts to discuss greening your practice, tools and resources, and
*This conference is free to attend and will be held in
the same location as ACPM's Preventive Medicine 2012 annual meeting, however, registration for this
conference is independent of that meeting and not part of the Preventive
Medicine 2012 annual meeting registration or institute package rate. You MUST
register for this conference separately.
All ACPM members will be able
to receive continuing medical education (CME) and maintenance of certification
(MOC) credit free of charge for this event. Non-members desiring CME or MOC
credits pay only $10 per credit ($15 for 1.5 credits) for CME and $10 per
credit for MOC. Funding for this
conference was made possible (in part) by the CDC. The views expressed in
written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do
not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and
Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or
organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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