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PEHSU Grand Rounds Webinar

This webinar is part of an ongoing series of educational presentations by experts on issues that focus on current and emerging aspects of pediatric and reproductive environmental health.

Ecology of Children's Environmental Health Disparities- November 11, 2016

These presentations focus on the impact of environmental exposures to chemicals on human health at the vulnerable stages of in utero and pediatric development. A number of topics will be included – all of them relevant to questions of exposure and health effects, with consideration of risk reduction. Speakers will include physicians and PhD subject matter experts, as well as individuals with expertise in areas such as home assessment, laboratory analysis, and risk communication.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module, participants should be able to:
  • —Review impact of adverse environmental effects of poverty on children's health and development
  • —Understand ecology of environmental health disparities in the context of a cycle
  • —Explore strategies to reduce environmental health disparities and promote children's health and development
  • —Examine the Break the Cycle Program as a leadership development model to reduce children's environmental health disparities

Presenter: Leslie Rubin, MD 

RUBINPresident, Innovative Solutions for Disadvantage and Disability
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Morehouse School of Medicine
Co-director, Southeast Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, Emory University
Medical Director, Developmental Pediatrics Specialists
Atlanta, GA 30328 
PEHSU Region 4 

Leslie Rubin MD is Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Morehouse School of Medicine, and Co-director of the Southeast Pediatric Environmental Health Unit (PEHSU) at Emory University, and President and Founder of the Innovative Solutions for Disadvantage and Disability (ISDD) in Atlanta, Georgia. He a developmental pediatrician with a special interest in the impact of social and economic disadvantage and the associated environment factors on the health growth and development of children. His signature program is called Break the Cycle of Environmental Health Disparities which focuses on cultivating future leaders to address these important issues relating to children’s environmental health.

Registration Information

Date and Time:
 Friday, November 11, 2016 1:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York)
 Friday, November 11, 2016 12:00 pm, Central Daylight Time (Chicago)
 Friday, November 11, 2016 11:00 am, Mountain Daylight Time (Denver)
 Friday, November 11, 2016 10:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco)

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This material was supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: 1U61TS000237-02 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). 

Acknowledgement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSU by providing partial funding to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-95877701. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications.

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 with the exception of Charles A. McKay and he wishes to disclose that he is a member of the Scientific Advisory Council, Environmental Health Research Foundation (EHRF). EHRF addresses issues related to biomonitoring, a topic that is also relevant to some of the activities in the Grand Round Series that might be discussed in future sessions. EHRF receives funding from sources that includes industry. Dr. McKay has reviewed and written material for EHRF, that could create a perceived conflict of interest regarding environmental chemical exposure assessment/measurement.

Planning committee discussed conflict of interest with Dr. Charles A. McKay 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. CDC does not accept commercial support.