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PEHSU Case Conference 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.

December 16, 2015, 1PM EDT

Childhood Diet and Arsenic Exposure: Interesting Clinical Cases

The speaker will begin by presenting several clinical cases/case presentations. The cases to be presented will be provided in final proposal. This will be followed by a discussion of the outcome of the case with consideration and implications for current and future clinical and public health practice. The presenter will conclude by discussing preventive steps that can be taken to decrease exposure to environmental hazards and improve patient care.

Case to be discussed:

The parents of a 6-year old boy with learning and motor delays present to the child’s primary care provider. There have been no recent changes, and vital signs are normal. A developmentally delayed cousin was recently “tested for heavy metals”, so the parents request that these labs be checked for their child as well. In addition to basic labs, heavy metal blood and urine tests are ordered. All results are WNL, except for a random urine arsenic of 93 mcg/gm Cr.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, attendees should be able to:
  • Order and interpret the most appropriate laboratory tests to workup arsenic exposure.
  • Describe the differences in health risks between inorganic and organic arsenic.
  • List common dietary sources of both inorganic and organic arsenic.
  • Identify at least two national or local-level resources to help guide safe seafood consumption. 

Presenter: Ada Otter, DNP, ARNP

Ada Otter, DNP, ARNP
Nurse Practitioner
University of Washington
Northwest PEHSU
Seattle, WA
Ada Otter is a doctorally prepared Family Nurse Practitioner with a specialty focus on environmental health and women’s/reproductive health. She completed Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Master of Nursing (MN) degrees at the University of Washington (UW), and holds bachelor’s degrees in nursing and environmental studies. As part of the NW PEHSU, Dr. Otter responds to pediatric environmental health inquiries from health care providers and families, with an emphasis on arsenic, lead and healthy homes cases.  In addition to PEHSU community outreach such as developing factsheets and providing trainings, she also maintains a clinical practice at UW.

 Webinar Details and Registration Information

Date and Time:
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York)
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 12:00 pm, Central Standard Time (Chicago)
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 11:00 am, Mountain Standard Time (Denver)
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 10:00 am, Pacific Standard Time (San Francisco)

To register for the online event
1. Click here to register 
2. Click "Register".
3. On the registration form, enter your information and then click "Submit".

You will receive a confirmation email message with instructions on how to join the event. If you have not pre-registered, you will have the option to "Join the Event Now". You will also receive an email link. 

Continuing Education for the activity is pending. See final announcement for details. 


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).

Acknowledgement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSU by providing partial funding to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-95877701. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications