Recent AAP Policy Statements on Organic Food and Pesticides

Intended Audience: Pediatricians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Office Managers, Office Staff Objectives — At the conclusion of the activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the impact of low-dose, long-term exposure of children to pesticides on the developing nervous system.
  • Discuss the importance of integrated pest management in preventing pesticide exposure in children.
  • Describe the difference between organic and conventional foods in terms of pesticide exposure in produce and drug resistant bacteria in meats.
  • Describe the factors that contribute to the larger environmental impact of conventional farming on pollution, global climate change, and sustainability.

 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live educational activity for a maximum of one (1.0) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU’s) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hours. Presenters for this program have been requested to identify significant financial or other relationships with manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) or with provider(s) of any commercial service(s) which, in the context of their topics, could be perceived as real or apparent conflicts of interest.

Disclosures: Dr. Paulson, Dr. Forman and Dr. Wallinga have no disclosures to report. This program is funded by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.

We encourage participation by all individuals. Advance notification of any special needs will help us better serve you. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program.

Speaker handouts for webinar/teleconference: Handouts will be posted on the PA AAP website (www.paaap.org) by February 1. If you are participating by webinar, handouts will be presented live.

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