A network of experts in reproductive and children’s environmental health

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.

Summer Like It Hot, Some Like It Hotter – Public Health Impact of Environmental Exposure and Extreme Heat - June 20, 2018

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:
  • Describe the scope and trends in global temperature and regional microclimates.
  • Identify the physiologic health effects of extreme heat to different at-risk populations.
  • Outline support systems and public health programs regionally and nationally to assist with support in extreme heat events.
  • Understand the treatment considerations and evaluation of pregnant and pediatric patients with core temperature elevation.

Presenter: Scott Crawford, MD, FACEP, CHSOS

Scott Crawford photoScott Crawford, MD, FACEP, CHSOS
Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
El Paso, TX
PEHSU Region 6

Dr. Scott Crawford is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, a Simulation Technician for the Region Training and Simulation Center and the Technology Consultant for the Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental Health. He graduated from Rush University School of Medicine with a Doctor of Medicine. He did his residency at the TTUHSC El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine in El Paso with the Department of Emergency Medicine. His areas of interest are emergency medicine, simulation, and education.


Continuing Education Information

To receive continuing education (CE) for WD2588-062018 - PEHSU Grand Round Series - Summer Like It Hot, Some Like It Hotter – Public Health Impact of Environmental Exposure and Extreme Heat - June 20, 2018 (Web on Demand):
  • Take the course on the PEHSU National Classroom
  • Visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps before July 24, 2020.
  • Search for the activity: WD2588-062018
  • Complete the Evaluation at www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline
  • Pass the posttest at 80% on TCEO (Posttest consists of a mix of five multiple choice and true/false questions.)
  • CE certificates will be available on your TCEO account
FEES: No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.


Disclaimer: This material was supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: U61TS000237 along with the American College of Medical Toxicology and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: U61TS000238 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.