This webinar is part of an ongoing series of educational presentations by experts on issues that focus on current and emerging aspects of pediatric and reproductive environmental health.
September 16, 2015, 1PM EDT
Childhood Leukemia: A Preventable Disease?
These presentations focus on the impact of environmental exposures to chemicals on human health at the vulnerable stages of in utero and pediatric development. A number of topics will be included – all of them relevant to questions of exposure and health effects, with consideration of risk reduction. Speakers will include physicians and PhD subject matter experts, as well as individuals with expertise in areas such as home assessment, laboratory analysis, and risk communication.
At the conclusion of this activity, attendees should be able to:
- Be able to describe risk and trends for children of Hispanic background relative to white children.
- Clinicians will be able to identify several environmental exposures associated with increased risk for leukemia.
- Be able to describe two factors associated with reduced risk for development of childhood leukemia.
Presenter: Mark Miller, MD, MPH
Mark Miller, MD, MPH
Co-Director PEHSU Western States
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Dr. Mark Miller
is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the departments of Pediatrics and Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. He is co-director of the UCSF- Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) since 2002. He is the director of the Children’s Environmental Health Program for the California EPA and co-investigator with the Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Leukemia and the Environment (CIRCLE) at UC Berkeley. He completed his MD degree and pediatric residency from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, an MPH in environmental health sciences at U.C. Berkeley, and a residency in preventive medicine with the California Department of Health Services. Dr. Miller spent 13 years as a pediatrician in private practice in a small town in California. He is a co-author of A Story of Health
, a multimedia book examining multiple environmental contributors to health and how they interact with genetics across the lifespan.A Story of Health
multimedia eBook and Continuing Education course has been described as “brilliant,” “innovative,” and “fun to use”. This peer-reviewed, 150-page eBook focuses on multiple environmental contributors to health and how they interact with genetics across the lifespan. Each fictional story features the latest scientific research about disease origin and disease prevention. Colorful illustrations, graphics and videos enhance each page, with links to hundreds of resources and references. The eBook and online CE course are free to download from the internet. A Story of Health
was developed by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), the Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE), the California EPA Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), the Science and Environmental Health Network (SEHN), and the Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU).
Webinar Recording and Materials
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-75-92301301. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications
CME activities with Joint Providers: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Medical Toxicology. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the (ACCME®) to provide medical education for physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Regarding WC2588 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Regarding WD2588 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
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This activity provides 1.0 contact hours.
CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEU's for this program.
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DISCLOSURE: In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.
CDC, our planners, presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters with the exception of Charles A. McKay and he wishes to disclose that he is a member of the Scientific Advisory Council, Environmental Health Research Foundation (EHRF). EHRF addresses issues related to biomonitoring, a topic that is also relevant to some of the activities in the Grand Round Series that might be discussed in future sessions. EHRF receives funding from sources that includes industry. Dr. McKay has reviewed and written material for EHRF, that could create a perceived conflict of interest regarding environmental chemical exposure assessment/measurement.
Planning committee discussed conflict of interest with Dr. Charles A. McKay to ensure there is no bias.
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Pass the posttest at 80% at www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline
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Note: Posttest consists of a mix of five multiple choice and true/false questions.