Empowering Health Care Providers Through Knowledge and Networking

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Provided by University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing.

An interprofessional, internet-based blend of live interactive conference sessions and recorded presentations.

Dates: February 9 & 11, 2021
Times:
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

During this virtual conference, health care providers will gain a deeper understanding of the relationships between a changing climate and human health. Climate change is leading to an increase in intensity and frequency of extreme weather and weather-related disasters, changes in air and water quality, and changes in the distribution of vector-borne illnesses. The effect of these changes on selected health conditions will be reviewed. By gaining a deeper understanding of these changes, health care professionals will be better prepared to address population health needs in the face of a changing climate.  Through knowledge and networking, health care professionals will be empowered to exert their influence to promote policies that address the causes and consequences of climate change.

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Exhibitor Information - Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action resources for download

The Joint Accreditation CE Office of the School of Medicine and School of Nursing wishes to thank Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action for its generous support of this conference.

About Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action: 

Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action (VCCA) was founded in 2017 in order to bring the clinician voice to climate change advocacy in the state of Virginia.  

Clinicians have the knowledge and mission to play a vital role in protecting the health and prosperity of Virginia’s families and communities from climate change. VCCA brings this critical perspective into climate-related policymaking in our state.

Through education, advocacy and community outreach, VCCA is building a network of clinician advocates for local and statewide climate change solutions that protect the health of our patients and communities in the Commonwealth. 

Please visit the VCCA website to sign up for the VCCA newsletter or sign the Call to Action on Climate, Health, and Equity.

Resources for you to download:

VCCA Advocacy Opportunities 2021

VCCA Health Impacts of Climate Change in Virginia

VCCA Report on Transportation Emissions

Credit Offered

  • 7.0 IPCE Credits
  • 7.0 Contact Hours
  • 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
  • 7.0 AAPA Category 1 CME Credits
  • 7.0 Hours of Participation

Learning Objectives/Expected Outcomes

Through participation in this virtual conference, health care providers will:

  • Correlate the impact of climate change on selected human health conditions
  • Articulate the impact of weather extremes, weather-related disasters, changing air quality, changing water quality, and changes in the distribution of vector-borne illnesses on selected health conditions
  • Describe challenges associated with weather-related disaster preparedness for vulnerable individuals, communities, and populations
  • Identify resources available and best practices for mitigating adverse effects of weather and climate impacts on health conditions
  • Identify ways to become involved in promoting policies that help address the causes and consequences of climate change

Fees

  • Attendee           $45
  • UVA Employee   $40
  • Student             $0

Student participation is underwritten by Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action.

For more information, see the 2021 Protecting Human Health in a Changing Climate Conference Brochure.

 

In support of improving patient care, University of Virginia School of Medicine and School of Nursing is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.