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CME

Virtual Town Hall for the Medical Community: Climate Change & Current & Future Health Impacts

Location: Zoom

Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2024

Time: 12–1 p.m.

Contact: Vanessa Nip

About the Event

In this installment of the Virtual Town Hall for the Medical Community series, Elizabeth C. Matsui, M.D., MHS, and Matthew Wilkinson, M.D., MPH, present “Climate Change and Current and Future Health Impacts: Unbearable Heat and Unbreathable Air.” They discuss how climate change significantly affects respiratory and cardiometabolic health as rising temperatures, air pollution and increased extreme weather events place immense pressure on human bodies and the health care system.

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Matsui is a pediatric allergist-immunologist and epidemiologist and a leading international expert on environmental exposures and their effects on asthma and other allergic conditions. She holds multiple positions at Dell Medical School: associate dean for faculty academic affairs, director for the Center for Health and Environment: Education and Research, and a professor in the departments of Pediatrics and Population Health.

Wilkinson is an emergency physician at Dell Children’s Medical Center. He also is an associate professor and assistant chair of clinical research in the Department of Pediatrics and the research director for the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship program at Dell Med. His research interests include acute pediatric asthma management and fever evaluation in young children

The Virtual Town Hall for the Medical Society series covers current topics of interest for the Travis County medical community. It is produced by Travis County Medical Society and Dell Medical School. The series is co-hosted by TCMS President Tina Philip, D.O., and Dell Med Interim Vice Dean of Education Beth Nelson, M.D.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this presentation, the audience participant should be able to:

  1. Describe the impact of climate change-related exposures on pulmonary health.
  2. Describe the impact of climate change-related exposures on cardiometabolic health.
  3. Describe the impact of climate change and extreme weather events on emergency departments.

Target Audience

All health care providers within the Travis County medical community.

Attributes/Competencies

This activity has been designed to promote some of the following desired physician attributes and competencies:

  • ACGME: Patient Care; Interpersonal and Communication Skills; Professionalism; Medical Knowledge; Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Systems-Based Practice
  • IOM: Provide Patient-Centered Care; Work With Interdisciplinary Teams; Use Evidence-Based Practice; Apply Quality Improvement; Use Informatics
  • IECC: Interprofessional Teamwork and Team-Based Practice; Interprofessional Communication; Roles and Responsibilities; Values and Ethics for Interprofessional Practice

Speaker Disclosure

Elizabeth C. Matsui, M.D., MHS, and Matthew Wilkinson, M.D., MPH, speakers for this educational activity, have no relevant relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Planner Disclosure

Beth Nelson, M.D.; Tina Philip, D.O.; Emily Vinas, Ed.D.; John Daigre; Vanessa Nip; Chantel Pearson; and Denice Richard, M.A., planners for this educational activity, have no relevant relationships with ineligible companies to disclosure.

The CME Advisory Committee, reviewers of this educational activity, have no relevant relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School and Travis County Medical Society. The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.