Chicago Medical Society's Occupational Medicine Seminar Series - Dietary Me...

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Purpose: This program provides an opportunity for physicians who work in the field of occupational and environmental medicine to learn the newest developments in medicine related to the workplace or community. The program is designed to pro-vide updates on current issues in occupational and environmental health. Speakers present research topics, literature reviews, health policy analysis, and case studies. Participation in this program gives the participants information on topics that af-fects their care of individual patients and their advice to government industry. The program focuses on the major topics that are commonly seen by physicians in workplace.

Audience: Occupational medicine physicians, emergency medicine physicians, internists, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists.

The following speakers, planning members and CME committee members of the Chicago Medical Society have disclosed that they do not have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests:

Speakers: Susan Buchanan MD, MPH

Planners: Candice Cole, MHA, Peter Orris MD, MPH, FACP

CME Planning Members: Michael Hanak, MD, Eric A. Eason, MD, Arjang Khorasani, MD, Vemuri S. Murthy, MD,

The Chicago Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Chicago Medical Society designates each live activity for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*RSVP is required for food count

Susan Buchanan MD, MPH, clinical associate professor of environmental and occupational health sciences in the UIC School of Public Health, is director of the Great Lakes Center for Children’s Environmental Health, funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Dr. Buchanan is an expert in health problems related to toxic substances and other environmental hazards in the workplace or community. Her research interests include the health of minority, low-income, and immigrant workers; of children; and reproductive environmental health. She has published studies on the impact of fish consumption and mercury exposure in the Asian communities in Chicago; the use of protective gear among Latino day-laborers; and lead exposure among Chicago’s children.

Title: Dietary Mercury in Asian Communities in Chicago: Report on a recent study

Learning Objectives: List seafood types that are high in mercury, 2. Describe eating practices among Asians that result in higher mercury levels 3. Summarize the important components of effective behavior change programs

Gap: “Improving physician comfort in counseling patients may enhance screening for exposures that affect reproductive health.”

Grindler NM, Allshouse AA, Jungheim E, Powell TL, Jansson T, Polotsky AJ.

OBGYN screening for environmental exposures: A call for action.

PLoS One. 2018 May 16;13(5):e0195375. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0195375. eCollection 2018. PMID: 29768418

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