While pediatric cancer is still a rare disease, the rate of new cancers has increased nearly 30% since 1975. A growing body of research links pediatric cancers to environmental exposures in utero and in childhood. Recent science also points to a role for early life exposures in priming the body for developing cancer in adulthood. In this webinar, presenters will review the state of the science on the contribution of environmental exposures in early life to cancer, and reflect on its implications for clinical practice and engagement of health professionals in policy change. A special focus of the webinar will be on air pollution. A description of exposures from mobile and point sources in Southwest Pennsylvania will provide a case study in the challenges and opportunities for reducing exposures as industrial economies transition.
Presenters: Dr. Phil Landrigan, Dr. Jim Fabisiak, Dr. Richard Clapp
Moderator: Dr. Polly Hoppin
Asthma Medication Update 2016 - How to Navigate the Preferred Drug List
Faculty: Marcia Winston, MSN, CPNP, AE-C - Nurse Practitioner and Asthma Educator, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Pulmonary Medicine
Trude Haecker, MD, FAAP - Pediatrician, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and AAP Medical Home Chapter Champion Program on Asthma, Allergy and Anaphylaxis for PA AAP
To Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/June29asthma
Faculty: Patrick McMahon, MD - Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Dermatology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and UPENN School of Medicine
Moderator: Allen Nussbaum, MD, FAAP - Pediatrician - Pediatric Care of York; President - PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Faculty: PA Department of Health Immunization Nurse Consultants & Rosemary Grill, RN (Southeast District); Janet Hessert, RN, BS (Northcentral District); Terry Metcalf, BSN, RN (Northeast District); Ann Weaver, RN (Northwest District).
Faculty: Sharon Humiston, MD, MPH, FAAP - Consultant, American Academy of Pediatrics; Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Emergency and Urgent Care, Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri; Consultant, Immunization Action Coalition.
Faculty: Deepa Sekhar, MD, FAAP