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Making the Connection 2011: Translating Environmental Health Research into Clinical Practice and Prevention

February 18, 2011 - February 20, 2011
Madison, Wisconsin

Friday, Feb. 18-Sunday, Feb. 20
Microbial Sciences Building
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Co-sponsored by PSR Wisconsin

PRECONFERENCE
The Primary Care Approach to Important Pediatric
and Maternal Environmental Health Concerns
Friday Feb. 18, 1~5:30 p.m. Health Sciences Learning Center

Target Audience and Scope of Practice
This conference is designed to meet the needs of practicing physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and residents in primary care specialties who are interested in the effects of environmental exposures on human health. Midwives, public health professionals, environmental activists and scientists are also welcome.

Elements of Competence
This CME activity has been designed to change learner competency and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties areas of patient care and medical knowledge.

Purpose and Objectives
This conference will educate health care professionals about important environmental factors affecting human health and how best to use that information in primary care practice. The conference will also build relationships between environmental advocates and health practitioners to advocate cooperatively for public policies that promote a healthy environment.

Participation in this educational activity will improve participants ability to:
1) Present the current state of science on environmental hazards and health effects, and identify barriers and opportunities for addressing key environmental public health problems.
2) Increase the ability of the regional medical community to identify and manage significant adverse environmental health effects, including practical applications for patient care and prevention.
3) Present the rationale for collaboration between health professionals, organizations, and communities to advocate for public policies that promote a healthy environment.
4) Assess the current state of and recommend improvements to environmental health education of health professionals.

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Action Alerts

  • Tell President Obama: Ban Oil Trains

    Tell President Obama and the US DOT to stop oil trains carrying diluted tar sands and fracked shale oil from the Bakken formation—both are more toxic, more explosive, and more carbon-intensive than conventional crude.

  • Tell EPA: Public Health needs a strong Haze Rule

    The EPA must improve the Regional Haze Rule so polluters are held accountable and everyone can experience healthy air at our national parks and wilderness areas.

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