Responsibilities of the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Physician in the Treatment and Prevention of Climate Change Related Health Problems

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SKU: 17ACOEM-213

CME/MOC: 1.5
TRACK: Environmental Health and Risk Management

Margaret Cook-Shimanek, MD, MPH, Resources for Environmental and Occupational Health, Missoula, MT
Tee Guidotti, MD, MPH, FACOEM, O+EH&M, Washington, DC
Ronda B. McCarthy, MD, MPH, FACOEM, City of Waco Employee Health Services, Concentra, Waco, TX
Ismail Nabeel, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Mount Sinai Health Systems, New York, NY
Mellisa Pensa, MD, MPH, Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine, New Haven, CT
William B. Perkison, MD, MPH, FACOEM, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX
Poune Saberi, MD, MPH, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Paul Schulte, PhD, NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH

An overview of the occupational health effects of climate change on workers will be presented. Following an audience discussion, a panel will present their proposed ACOEM position paper stating the responsibilities of the occupational and environmental medicine physician in the treatment and prevention of climate change related health problems. This session was organized by the Environmental Health Special Interest Section, in conjunction with the Underserved Occupational Populations Special Interest Section.