Children’s Health and the Environment
A Professional Training Workshop for Physicians and Health Professionals Based on World Health Organization Modules

The Canadian Institute of Child Health (CICH), in collaboration with the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (OME) cordially invite you to attend a one-day children’s health and the environment education and training workshop for physicians.  The content for this workshop is based on children’s environmental health training modules developed by the World Health Organization (WHO).

During this interactive training day, participants will have the opportunity to:  

  • Increase their understanding of how environmental factors can influence the health, development and well-being of children from conception through adolescence including:
    • Special vulnerabilities of children to environmental contaminants
    • Health effects of indoor and outdoor air 
    • Water related diseases in children
    • Cancer and non-cancer effects of pesticides
    • Related health effects of climate change
  • Learn how to incorporate paediatric environmental health questions into their current history taking activities.
  • Increase their understanding of environmentally related disorders in Canadian children as well as potential sources of exposure through case study exercises.
  • Build capacity to recognize and respond to paediatric environmental health issues.

Dates and Locations:

  • Hamilton, April 3, 2009
    This programme meets the accreditation criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been accredited by the Ontario Chapter for up to 5.5 Mainpro-M1 credits.
  • Kingston, April 24, 2009
    This programme meets the accreditation criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been accredited by the Ontario Chapter for up to 5.5 Mainpro-M1 credits.
  • Toronto, May 29, 2009
    This programme meets the accreditation criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been accredited by the Ontario Chapter for up to 5.5 Mainpro-M1 credits.
  • Windsor, June 19, 2009
    This programme meets the accreditation criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been accredited by the Ontario Chapter for up to 5.5 Mainpro-M1 credits.
  • Thunder Bay, September 25, 2009
    This programme meets the accreditation criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been accredited by the Ontario Chapter for up to 5.5 Mainpro-M1 credits.

Registration
To register for the workshops, please complete and send back the registration form or contact Craig Potvin at purpledogevents@sympatico.ca or 613-725-9231.

Additional Information:
Please note that there is no cost to attend the workshop. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. These workshops are open to licensed health professionals, but are particularly geared to the needs of family physicians, obstetricians, paediatricians and other medical specialists, public health professionals and extended class nurses.

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