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Making the Connection 2011: Translating Environmental Health Research into Clinical Practice and Prevention
February 18, 2011 - February 20, 2011
Friday, Feb. 18-Sunday, Feb. 20
Microbial Sciences Building
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Co-sponsored by PSR Wisconsin
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.
View the Conference Brochure
Hope for a Heated Planet
Author Bob Musil, former PSR executive director and now scholar-in-residence at American University, has written an insightful and informative account about the climate change issue and how it has finally emerged in the public’s mind as a major public health concern. Read more »
Extreme Weather Impacts on Public Health
Dr. Catherine Thomasson's presentation at the Woodrow Wilson Center on April 10, 2013 on the effects of climate change. Read more »
Climate Change Flyer
Handout was developed by writer Bruni Estrada and graphic designer Daniel Pizarro, in collaboration with Mathias Pollock, Program Coordinator - Student PSR. To see more of Daniel's graphic design work visit http://www.danielpizarro.info. Read more »
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