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Colorado Medical Society

7351 Lowry Blvd
Denver, CO 80230-6902
General Information
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility
Virtual Conference Room
Connecting the Dots: Air Pollution, Climate and Health Webinar
Colorado Medical Society
Panel 1: The health, economic and equity impacts of air pollution
• Dr. Daniel Faber (Professor of Sociology, Northeastern): The Unresolved Ecological Crisis: Towards a More Transformative Environmental Justice Politics
• Dr. Jennifer Weuve (Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health): The potential toll of air pollution on our aging brains: mechanisms and evidence
• Dr. Francesca Dominici (Co-director, Harvard Data Science Initiative, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health): Data science to understand the link between air pollution and COVID-19
• Dr. Karen Clay (Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon): The economic impacts of air pollution

Panel 2: How clinicians can mitigate the health effects of air pollution driven climate change
• Dr. Alexander Rabin (Clinical Director of Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease at the VA Ann Arbor Health Care System, University of Michigan): Air Pollution and Climate Change: Two Birds, One Stone
• Dr. Philip Landrigan (Director, Program for Global Public Health, Boston College): The Health Impacts of Air Pollution in the Cities and Towns of Massachusetts
• Dr. Sanjay Rajagopalan (Chair of Cardiology, Case Western Reserve University): Mitigating Cardiovascular Health Effects of Climate Change and Air Pollution

Panel 3: Community Solutions to air pollution
• David Wittenberg, Assistant Attorney General, Environmental Crimes Strike Force: Environmental Enforcement and Public Health
• Lesly Melendez, Deputy Director of Groundwork Lawrence: Community Solutions to Climate Change and Air Pollution
• Latifa Ziyad (Resiliency planning coordinator, NOAH): B-Eastie Air conditions: NOAH’s program for improving air quality, in schools, businesses and community hot spots
• Dr. Gaurab Basau (co-director of the tCHA Center for Health Equity Education and Advocacy at Harvard): Air Pollution, Structural Racism, And Health Equity - A call for action
• Dr. Maryann Sargent, Research scientist, Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences: How to improve US urban natural gas emissions inventories
Objectives
  • Recognize health and climate impacts of air pollution.
  • Identify patient populations most vulnerable to air pollution.
  • Describe how air pollution impacts these vulnerable patient populations.
  • Discuss screening tools to identify disease caused by climate change.
  • Recommend strategies to mitigate health impacts of air pollution and climate change.
  • List ways policy solutions can be utilized to support public health in local communities.
  • Summarize ways to advocate for air pollution control measures and enforcement of air quality standards.
  • Discuss efforts of local communities to mitigate air pollution.
Presentations and Speakers
Panel 1: The health, economic and equity impacts of air pollution
  • Daniel Faber, PhD
  • Jennifer Weuve, MPH
  • Francesca Domenici, PhD
  • Karen Clay, PhD
Panel 2: How clinicians can mitigate the health effects of air pollution driven climate change
  • Alexander Rabin, MD
  • Philip Landrigan, MD, MSc, FAAP - Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
  • Sanjay Rajagopalan, MD
Panel 3: Community Solutions to air pollution
  • Maryann Sargent, PhD
  • Lesly Melendez
  • Latifa Ziyad, MA, BA Marine and Environmental Science
  • Gaurub Basau, MD
  • David Wittenberg, JD
Available Credits/Points
  • The Colorado Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • The Colorado Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3 Hour(s) Attendance w/ No Credit. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Designed for health professionals seeking in-depth understanding of the health sequelae of air
pollution driven climate change, clinical tools to recognize and address said sequelae, and
recommendations for future advocacy in the clinic and in the community
Disclosure Statements
Speakers:
Gaurub Basau, MD, Karen Clay, PhD, Francesca Domenici, PhD, Daniel Faber, PhD, Philip Landrigan, MD, MSc, FAAP, Lesly Melendez, Alexander Rabin, MD, Maryann Sargent, PhD, Jennifer Weuve, MPH, David Wittenberg, JD, and Latifa Ziyad, MA, BA Marine and Environmental Science have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients to disclose.

This activity is not commercially supported.
Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Colorado Medical Society and Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility. The Colorado Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
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