MACCHE Conferences

Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment 12th Annual Conference

Hosted by The Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health & the Environment

12th Annual Conference

The Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment held its 12th annual conference on September 19, 2014. This year’s conference focused on healthy buildings, with an emphasis on school and medical office buildings. Participants received an overview of elements of a healthy building and chose between two breakout tracks: Greening the Medical Office and Creating a Healthy School Building.

6.0 CMEs, 6.0 CNEs and 0.6 CEUs are available for this activity.

CEUs are available for watching the conference's archived webcasts! Click on "MACCHE Conference Materials" to the left for information, or check out our MACCHE video resources page!

Email: macche@childrensnational.org
Toll-free phone number: 1-866-622-2431
Local phone number: 202-471-4829

MACCHE Conference Agenda

MACCHE Conference Agenda

Hosted by The Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health & the Environment

12th Annual Conference

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Date: September 19, 2014
Location: The Pew Charitable Trusts
901 E St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20004
202-471-4829
Time: 8 am - 5 pm

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MACCHE Conference Materials

MACCHE Conference Materials

Green Cleaning

Green Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting
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Presented by Victoria Leonard, RN, MSN, PhD, Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit of California, San Francisco
Free 1.0 CME, CNE & 0.1 CEU (click for instructions)

Greening the Medical Office
Sustainability and Health: Understanding the Connection
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Presented by Cecilia DeLoach Lynn, MBA, LEED AP
Free 1.0 CME, CNE & 0.1 CEU (click for instructions)

My Green Doctor: Using Our Offices to Improve Environmental Health
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Presented by Todd Sack, MD, Editor, My Green Doctor, Florida Medical Association
Free 1.0 CME, CNE & 0.1 CEU (click for instructions)

Perspectives from a Community Based Clinic
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Presented by Michael W. Pavelsky, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Associate, Sustainability Director, The Sheward Partnership, LLC, and Phyllis Cater, MSP, President and CEO, Spectrum Health Services
Free 1.0 CME, CNE & 0.1 CEU (click for instructions)

Green Interiors
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Presented by Jean Hanse, FIIDA, LEED Fellow, CID, HDR Architecture, Inc.
Free 1.0 CME, CNE & 0.1 CEU (click for instructions)

Integrated Pest Management

Role of Pest Management in Children's Environmental Health
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Presented by Lyn Garling, MS, Program Manager, Penn State University, Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management Program
Free 1.0 CME, CNE & 0.1 CEU (click for instructions)

School Environmental Health

Impact of School Buildings on Student Health and Performance
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Presented by Anisa Baldwin Metzger, M.Arch., Manager, School District Sustainability Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council
Free 1.0 CME, CNE & 0.1 CEU (click for instructions)

School Environmental Health
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Presented by Maida Galvez, MD, MPH and Lauren Zajac, MD, MPH, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Free 1.0 CME, CNE & 0.1 CEU (click for instructions)

School Environmental Assessments
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Presented by Jerry Roseman, M.Sc.I.H. President OHCS, Inc.
Free 1.0 CME, CNE & 0.1 CEU (click for instructions)

Greening Our Nation's K-12 Schools
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Presented by Bryna Dunn, AICP, LEED Fellow, Vice President Director of Sustainability Planning and Design, Moseley Architects
Free 1.0 CME, CNE & 0.1 CEU (click for instructions)

MACCHE Past Conferences

MACCHE Past Conferences

11th Annual Conference on Environmental Health for Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Hosted by The Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health & the Environment and the George Washington University Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Date: September 20, 2013
Location: Arlington, VA

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The Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment and the George Washington University Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology’s Conference on Environmental Health for Obstetricians and Gynecologists was held on September 20th, 2013.

The environment has a profound effect on fetal growth and development, but education regarding environmental influences on the mother and fetus is often underrepresented in Obstetrics and Gynecology curricula.  We gathered leaders from all Obstetrics and Gynecology residency training programs in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia to participate in a one-day conference to nurture environmental program development.

Obstetricians and Gynecologists are increasingly confronted with clinical situations and questions from patients about the impact of environmental toxicants on the general health of women, on fertility in both women and men, and on pregnancy outcome.  There is a growing body of research on these topics and the potential for research funding through the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the NIH, the Office of research & Development of the US Environmental Protection Agency and other resources.


10th Annual Conference on Children's Health & the Environment

Date: Friday, September 21, 2012
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

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The Mid-Atlantic Center is based at Children’s National Medical Center and is one of ten Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU’s). We serve Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia and Washington, DC. Part of our mission is to educate the health professional community on children’s environmental health and our annual conference is central to that mission.

The 10th Annual Conference on Children's Health and the Environment was held September 21, 2012 in Baltimore MD.

The conference focused on:

  • Lead
  • Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Heavy Metals in Donor Blood
  • Climate Change
  • Organic Foods

This conference was co-sponsored by The Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment (MACCHE),Environmental Protection Agency RIII (EPA) Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry RIII (ATSDR), Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC), Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), University of Maryland School of Medicine, and The Baltimore City Health Department.


9th Annual Conference on Children's Health & the Environment

Date: Friday, October 14, 2011
Location: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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