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How Climate Change Will Affect Public Health and the Practice of Medicine in Maryland

  • MedChi, Baltimore, Md. 1211 Cathedral Street Baltimore, MD, 21201 United States (map)

How will climate change affect public health and the practice of medicine in Maryland? 

6:00-6:30          Buffet Dinner and Social Time

6:30-6:40          Welcome, Tim Whitehouse, Chesapeake PSR

6:40-7:20          Climate Change and Health: Anything to Worry About for Marylanders? Cindy Parker, MD, MPH

7:20-8:00          Bugs, Bread and Babies, Samantha Ahdoot, MD, FAAS

8:00-8:30          Questions and Discussion  

Guest speakers and presentation details (PDF) here. (CME credits are available.)

Dr. Cindy Parker is on the faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She teaches and co-directs the Program on Global Sustainability and Health, which conducts education, policy work, practice, and research on the health impacts of climate change, peak petroleum, and global sustainability. She also directs the undergraduate major in Global Environmental Change and Sustainability and is the associate director of the Environment, Energy, Sustainability and Health Institute at Johns Hopkins University. 

Dr. Samantha Ahdoot, board certified pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), has practiced as a general pediatrician at Pediatric Associates of Alexandria since 2003. She is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Inova Campus, and serves as the chair of the pediatric department of Alexandria Hospital. Dr. Ahdoot is a member of the executive committee of the AAP’s Council on Environmental Health. She is lead author of the AAP’s Policy Statement and Technical Report on Global Climate Change and Children’s Health, published in Pediatrics in November 2015. She participated in the Expert Consultation on the Effects of Climate Change on Children’s Health for the President’s Task Force on Children’s Environmental Health. 

Walk-ins welcomed. RSVP to Tim Whitehouse at or call 240-246-4492. 

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