The Great Lakes Center for Children’s Environmental Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Public Health will be hosting a reproductive environmental health conference, Chemicals, Pollution, and Pregnancy. The purpose of the conference is to educate healthcare providers about the latest, most promising research developments and clinical advancements for environmental exposures as they relate to reproductive environmental health. The learning objectives for the conference are to:
1.) Apply screening and reporting criteria to prenatal patients to determine need for and management of blood lead levels.
2.) Identify common environmental exposures that potentially threaten the health and wellness of our patients and their offspring.
3.) Describe how prenatal exposure to natural and synthetic estrogens target the fetal prostate epithelium.
4.) Apply knowledge from today’s presentations to improve screening for toxic environmental exposures in one’s practice.
5.) Utilize recommended resources to refer patients for more information about toxic environmental exposure.
Topics will include environmental screening tools, mercury exposure from fish consumption, perinatal exposure to BPA and prostate health, and lead exposure during pregnancy. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Natalia Grindler, an obstetrician/gynecologist specializing in reproductive endocrinology from Denver, Colorado.
The event will take place on October 10, 2018 as a precursor to Children’s Environmental Health Day on October 11. Registration is free and 3 CME credits will be offered. For more information and to register, visit http://www.cvent.com/d/1gqx69.
University of Illinois at Chicago
Student Center West, Room 218/219
828 S. Wolcott Ave, Chicago, IL 60612