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What's Climate Got To Do With It? How Climate Change Affects Mental Health & How You Can Help
Abstract

Event Schedule: The live broadcast will take place on March 7, 2024, 3:00 - 4:30pm ET

In the event you are unable to attend the Live Webinar after registering, please reach out to our team at learningcenter@psych.org to obtain access to the recording (free of charge).

Pricing

  • APA Members - $25
  • Non-Members - $45
  • Resident Fellow Members - $25
  • Medical Student Members - $0

Emerging Topics Webinar Series

Stay up to date on important topics and trends impacting psychiatry by participating in APA's new Emerging Topics Webinar Series. Presented by specialists across the field, these monthly webinars will explore a range of diverse, pertinent topics and offer a chance to interact with peers and subject matter experts. 

Overview

This webinar will explore the intricate relationship between climate change and mental health in psychiatry. Gain insights into the direct impact of climate-induced factors on psychiatric patients, including heat-related effects on the brain. Discover indirect influences such as air-borne pollution, zoonotic illnesses, and nutritional changes in crops, all affecting neuropsychiatric well-being. Delve into the psychological ramifications stemming from natural disasters and existential distress amid the climate crisis. Real-world case studies and actionable guidance will be provided to support patients and address medicine's own role in contributing to global warming.

Format

Live, interactive webinar

Learning Objectives

  • Investigate the correlation between temperature fluctuations and the prevalence of mental health disorders
  • Explain the increased vulnerability of psychiatric patients to temperature regulation issues (i.e., thermodysregulation)
  • Detail the neuropsychiatric sequelae of nutritional deficiencies, pollution exposure, and vector-borne illnesses resulting from climate change
  • Evaluate the psychological effects of natural disasters and existential climate-related distress on mental health
  • Develop strategies for psychiatrists to actively promote and safeguard the mental well-being of their patients amidst the challenges posed by climate change

Outline

  • 60 minutes of content
  • 30 minutes of Q and A

References

  • Liu, J., Varghese, B. M., Hansen, A., Xiang, J., Zhang, Y., Dear, K., ... & Bi, P. (2021). Is there an association between hot weather and poor mental health outcomes? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Environment international, 153, 106533.
  • Palinkas, L. A., & Wong, M. (2020). Global climate change and mental health. Current opinion in psychology, 32, 12-16.
  • Hickman, C., Marks, E., Pihkala, P., Clayton, S., Lewandowski, R. E., Mayall, E. E., ... & van Susteren, L. (2021). Climate anxiety in children and young people and their beliefs about government responses to climate change: a global survey. The Lancet Planetary Health, 5(12), e863-e873.

Target Audience

Medical students, Residents/Fellows, Psychiatrists, Non-psychiatrist physicians

Estimate Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1.5 hours
Program Start Date: March 7, 2024
Program End Date: March 7, 2024

Credit for this webinar must be claimed by May 7, 2024

Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in Q&A.

How to Earn Credit

After evaluating the program, participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the event date and hours earned.

Continuing Education Credit

In support of improving patient care, the American Psychiatric Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians

The APA designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

The American Psychiatric Association adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity — including faculty, planners, reviewers or others — are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.

Instructor

  • Jacob Lee, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. Has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Joshua Wortzel, MD, MPhil, MS(Ed), Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow, Lifespan/Brown University. Has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Steve Sugden, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, University of Utah. Has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Planners

  • Vishal Madaan, MD, Chief of Education, APA, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Jacob Lee, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. Has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Joshua Wortzel, MD, MPhil, MS(Ed), Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow, Lifespan/Brown University. Has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Steve Sugden, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, University of Utah. Has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accessibility for Participants with Disabilities

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Technical Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using any of the following:

  • The latest and 2nd latest public versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari
  • Internet Explorer 11+

This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration:

  • Browser: Google Chrome (latest and 2nd latest version), Safari (latest and 2nd latest version), Internet Explorer 11.0+, Firefox (latest and 2nd latest version), or Microsoft Edge (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows versions 8.1+, Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) +, Android (latest and 2nd latest version), or iOS/iPad OS (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows PC: Windows 8.1 or higher; 1 GB (for 32-bit)/2 GB (for 64-bit) or higher RAM; Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher with latest updates installed; Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor; 512 MB or higher RAM; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

For assistance: Contact educme@psych.org for questions about this activity

Summary
Availability: Registration Required
Expires on 05/07/2024
Location: Online Meeting
Date / Time: Mar 07, 2024 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EST
Cost: Member: $25.00
Non-Member: $45.00
Medical Student: $0.00
Resident Fellow Member: $25.00
Credit Offered:
1.5 CME Credits
1.5 COP Credits
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