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Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet
by Dr. Alan Lockwood

Drawing on peer-reviewed scientific and medical research, Dr. Lockwood meticulously details the symptoms of climate change and their medical side effects.

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Global Climate Change and Health: Best Practices for Mitigating the Effects and Impacting Policy

February 22, 2012
Orlando, Florida

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 Spa

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; and 
  • A panel of experts to discuss greening your practice, tools and resources, and science-based advocacy

*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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