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Event Agenda

The Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health 2021 Virtual Meeting 

Climate Change: The Intersection of Disaster Medicine and Public Health with Climate and Health 

Health impacts of climate change related to the Increased frequency and severity of weather-related disasters require new investments in healthcare and public health to ensure health security 

Medicine (CME) Accreditation Statement 

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 sponsorship of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Iowa Health Policy Research.  The APHA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.   

Designation Statement: The APHA designates this live online educational activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s).    

Activity Objectives: 

Identify the impact of climate change on weather-related disasters such as floods, drought, wildfire, and hurricanes.  

Describe the influence of climate change on disaster health communication and protective interventions for health risk communications, science denial, and behavioral effects of climate-related disasters.  

Assess the impact of climate change on health equity and identify key ethical guidelines for use in disasters and public health emergencies.  

Compare the overarching impact of climate change on public health and the medical response to disasters and large-scale emergencies.  

Target AudienceAll Health Professionals who may have a role in Disaster Health, e.g., Nurses, Physicians, EMTs, Public Health Professionals, academic researchers, students, administrators of private and public enterprises involved in disaster response. 

Nursing (CNE) Accreditation Statement This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the American Public Health Association’s Public Health Nursing Section (APHA/PHN), is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

The following planners and content experts have responded they have no commercial interest to disclose: 

James J. James, MD, DrPH, MHA 

Donald A. Donahue, DHEd, MBA, MSJ 

Alice O’Donnell, BS 

Terris E. Kennedy, RN, PhD 

Ruth Anne Steinbrecher, MPH 


The following speakers have responded they have no commercial relationships to disclose: 

Georges Benjamin, MD 

Shinichi Egawa, MD 

Caitlin Rublee, MD 

Jose Cordero, MD 

Anat Gesser-Edelsburg, PhD 

Jeff Schlegelmilch, MPH 

Jason Davis, PhD 

Lee McIntyre, PhD 

Phyllis B. Whitehead, PhD 

Asha Devereaux, MD 

Joshua Morganstein, MD 


How to Obtain CE Credit 
Participants can claim credit commensurate with participation and complete the evaluation online in order to earn credit hours and obtain a CE certificate.  A link to the online evaluation system will be sent to all registered participants who attend the activity that will contain instructions and a personal ID number for access to the system.  All online evaluations must be submitted by February 4, 2022, to receive continuing education credit for this activity.

Sponsorship Support to Disclose:  The Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health discloses Atrium Health is a sponsor for this live online activity 

Non-endorsement of products discussed/displayed in conjunction with this activity: 

Non-Endorsement of Products 
As an Accredited Provider of Continuing Education (CE) Credits for Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Medicine (CME), and Public Health (CPH) the American Public Health Association Center for Professional Development (CPD) Unit and its respective Continuing Education accrediting organizations do not endorse any products or services that are displayed or referred to in conjunction with this activity and are not responsible for the actual presentation of content during scientific sessions.   

Policy on Disclosures to Learners 
The Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health strives to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its educational programs.  All planners, faculty members, moderators, discussants, panelist and presenters participating in this program have been required to disclose any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of this program.  This includes relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic.  The intent of this policy is to identify openly any conflict of interest so that the attendees may form their own judgments about the presentation with full disclosure of the facts.  In addition, faculty is expected to openly disclose any off-label, experimental and/or investigational uses of drugs or devices in their presentation.  Disclosures, Conflict of Interest (COI) and Resolution of COI policies are available via the APHA’s website and in the printed program. 

Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health  is a 501(c)  non-profit organization. 

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