8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Pediatric Grand Rounds (CME): Climate Change: What Every Pediatrician Needs to Know
Aaron Bernstein, MD, MPH - Boston Children's Hospital
Too often misunderstood as a problem of the future, or as a problem for someone living somewhere else, events such as the recent wildfires and droughts in California make clear that climate change is a concern for here and now. This presentation will illuminate the connections between climate change, and the reliance on dirty fuels that drive it, and child health.
Aaron Bernstein, MD, MPH
Co-Director, Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Hospitalist, Division of General Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital
Too often misunderstood as a problem of the future, or as a problem for someone living somewhere else, events such as the recent wildfires and droughts in California make clear that climate change is a concern for here and now. This presentation will illuminate the connections between climate change, and the reliance on dirty fuels that drive it, and child health. It will emphasize the opportunities to ameliorate some of the most pressing child health concerns of our time including obesity, asthma, preterm brith, adolescent suicide and others, through actions that address climate change. And it will present research demonstrating that pediatricians, perhaps more than anyone in healthcare, have a vital role in motivating actions to combat climate change, and in doing so, provide for a healthier, more just and sustainable future.
Education goals for this session:
- Recognize the risks and opportunities of climate change for child health
- Identify the ways in which climate change can interfere with the practice of pediatrics, including power outages, supply shortages, and access to care
- Appreciate the vital role that pediatricians have in articulating the relevance of climate change and health in their communities
The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Cultural and Linguistic Competency
California Assembly Bill 1195 requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. The planners and speakers of this CME activity have been encouraged to address cultural issues relevant to their topic area. The Stanford University School of Medicine Multicultural Health Portal also contains many useful cultural and linguistic competency tools including culture guides, language access information and pertinent state and federal laws. You are encouraged to visit the portal: http://lane.stanford.edu/portals/cultural.html