Course Description

* VIRTUAL COURSE VIA 2-WAY VIDEO CONFERENCE *

October 1, 2020, 6:45-8:00pm PT

Epidemics Fast and Slow

Bruce Lanphear, MD, MPH

Investigator, BC Children's Hospital

Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University

Bruce Lanphear, MD, MPH, a Professor of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, is vexed by our failure to control the largely preventable, pandemic of chronic disease from widespread exposure to pollutants, toxic chemicals and excess consumption.

Dr. Lanphear has published numerous longitudinal and cross-sectional epidemiologic studies examining the relationship of environmental toxicants with a variety of health endpoints in children and young adults. His studies have tested the linkages between exposures to lead, PBDEs, tobacco and bisphenol A with IQ deficits, autism spectrum disorders, executive functions and ADHD. Dr. Lanphear's work also includes community-based, randomized, controlled trials to test the efficacy of reducing environmental hazards, such as dust lead levels; and he has been at the forefront of testing and validating the use of biomarkers of internal dose of toxicants in birth cohorts, and linking these results to neurobehavioral functions and other health endpoints in children.

His goal for this presentation is to generate a discussion about why we readily turn to population strategies to prevent “fast” epidemics, like COVID, but rely on clinical strategies or treatment for “slow” epidemics, like coronary heart disease. Is it time to expand population strategies to prevent chronic disease?

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Accreditation

Continuing education for the activity has been approved.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Accreditation Statements

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 Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety, University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the (ACCME®) to provide medical education for physicians.  

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 1.2 contact hours.

CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU's for this program.

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. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety, University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences are jointly providing the CNE for this activity.

CDC did not accept any commercial support for this continuing education activity.


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