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
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
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:
- 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