Meeting Archive:
Making the Connection: Climate Changes Children's Health (Part II of the Four-Part Making the Connection: Climate Changes Health)


Meeting Description:
APHA and ecoAmerica are proud to co-sponsor a four-part webinar series investigating the health impacts of climate change. The series explores the connection between climate change and key areas of our health: allergies and asthma; health risks in children; mental health; and transportation and healthy community design as a mitigation approach.
 
Part II – Making the Connection: Climate Changes Children’s Health
Thursday, May 26, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT
In our second webinar of the Climate Changes Health series, participants will gain insights on how climate change can influence children’s health and well-being. This is a webinar not to miss!
 
Moderator:

Kim Knowlton, DrPH
Senior Scientist
Deputy Director, Science Center
Natural Resources Defense Council

Presenters:
 
Samantha Ahdoot, MD, FAAP
Pediatrician
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
 
Samuel Myers, MD, MPH
Director, Planetary Health Alliance
Senior Research Scientist, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School
 
Missed the previous webinar? Catch up on the fascinating presentations and subsequent discussion.
 
1 free CME, CPH, or CHES credit is available for this activity. Participants must register, attend the entire webinar and complete the evaluation online to obtain a CE certificate. You will receive an email from cpd@confex.com 48 hours after the webinar to complete your evaluation.
 
Follow the conversation on social media using #APHAwebinar and #ClimateChangesHealth. For more info on climate change’s health impacts, visit www.apha.org/climate, and learn more about Climate for Health.
 
This webinar was funded through a memorandum of understanding between the American Public Health Association and ecoAmerica. The contents of this webinar are solely the responsibility of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the official views of the American Public Health Association or ecoAmerica.
Details
Date: Thu, May 26, 2016
Time: 01:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): American Public Health Association and ecoAmerica
 Presenter Information
Dr. Kim Knowlton, DrPH
Speaker Photo

Senior Scientist
Deputy Director, Science Center
Natural Resources Defense Council

Kim Knowlton is Senior Scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council; Deputy Director of NRDC’s Science Center; Assistant Clinical Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; Co-Convening Lead Author for the Human Health chapter of the 3rd US National Climate Assessment; and past chair of the Climate Change and Health Topic Committee of APHA’s Environment Section. She researches and publishes on climate-health impacts and preparedness.

Dr. Samuel Myers, MD, MPH
Speaker Photo

Director, Planetary Health Alliance
Senior Research Scientist, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Samuel Myers, MD, MPH is a Senior Research Scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of the Planetary Health Alliance.  His research focuses on the human health impacts of accelerating, human-caused changes to Earth’s natural systems including rising concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide; global pollinator declines; fisheries degradation; biodiversity loss; and land clearing/biomass burning in equatorial Asia. Dr. Myers serves as a Commissioner on the Lancet-Rockefeller Foundation Commission on Planetary Health and was recently awarded the Prince Albert II of Monaco—Institut Pasteur Award 2015 for research at the interface of global environmental change and human health.

Dr. Samantha Ahdoot, MD, FAAP
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Pediatrician, Pediatric Associates of Alexandria
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
 
Dr. Ahdoot is a pediatrician in Alexandria, VA, and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. She is Chair of the Pediatric Department of Alexandria Hospital and the Climate and Health Physician Liaison for Inova Health Systems in VA. Dr. Ahdoot is a member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health, serving as lead author of the AAP’s Policy Statement and Technical Report on Global Climate Change and Children’s Health (published in Pediatrics, 2015). In 2014, she participated in the Expert Consultation on the Effects of Climate Change on Children’s Health for the President’s Task Force on Children’s Environmental Health. Dr. Ahdoot has testified on behalf of AAP at numerous EPA hearings in support of the Clean Power Plan and a stronger Ozone standard.