PEHSU Journal Club Webinar

This in-depth and interactive series provides a platform for learning and discussion about issues that focus on current and emerging aspects of pediatric and reproductive environmental health.

October 6, 2015, 1PM EDT

Climate Change and Pediatric Health: What Providers Should Know and Do

The presenter will begin by describing the study methodologies used in the journal articles to be discussed. This will be followed by a discussion of the results of the studies under consideration and implications for current clinical and public health practice. The presenter will conclude by discussing preventive steps that can be taken to decrease exposure to endocrine disruptors as evidenced in the journal articles.
 

Articles to be discussed:

1. Lungs in a Warming World - Climate Change and Respiratory Health.
Bernstein AS and Rice MB
Chest 2013; 143(5): 1455-1459. 

2. Global Climate Change and Children's Health: Threats and Strategies for Prevention.
Sheffield PE and Landrigan PJ
Environmental Health Perspectives 2011 Mar; 119(3): 291-298

3. Emerging Roles of Health Care Providers to Mitigate Climate Change Impacts: A Perspective from East Harlem, New York
Sheffield PE, Durante KT, Rahona E, and Zarcadoolas C
Health Hum Rights 2015 Jun 16; 16(1):113-121.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, attendees should be able to:
  • Understand how climate change can impact human health.
  • Discuss the child specific health impacts of climate change.
  • Discuss how providers can incorporate climate change impacts into their own practice.

Presenter: Deema Arafah, MD

Deema Arafah Photo
Deema Arafah, MD
Pediatrics Resident
University of Washington
Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle, WA
 
Dr. Deema Arafah graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College in 2004 with a BA in the History of Science. She received her MD from Harvard Medical School and is currently a second year resident in pediatrics at the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital. She has a longstanding interest in health and human rights and has more recently become concerned with the impacts of climate change on human and environmental health. She hopes to work in primary care with a focus on improving climate literacy and action amongst children and medical providers.

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This material was supported by the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: U61TS000238 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). 

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