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ABIM MOC Activity ID

11/17/2020 - Medical Grand Rounds: Climate Change, Health, and Healthcare





Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Faculty, residents, fellows, and community physicians in General Internal Medicine and subspecialties.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the connections between greenhouse gas emissions and health outcomes.
  • Identify implications of the climate crisis on clinical practice and care delivery.
  • Develop opportunities for improvement of clinical practice and care delivery through the application of a climate change lens.
  • Recognize broader opportunities for health professionals to engage on the intersection of the climate crisis and health.

Suggested Additional Reading & Joint Accreditation Statement: Note: This Accreditation Statement Supersedes All Other Statements:

Suggested additional reading:

  1. Salas & Solomon - NEJM Interactive Perspective:
  2. Haines & Ebi - NEJM Review:
  3. 2019 Lancet Countdown Policy Brief for the United States:

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

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This educational activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Renee N. Salas, MD, MPH, MS — Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Assistant Physician, Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Yerby Fellow, Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
No other members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.