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Climate Change and Human Health: An Alaska Perspective

Webinar/Online

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 12:00pm PT - 1:30pm PT
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Posted by California El Camino Real Association of Occupational Health Nurses

Environmental Health

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Topic

This presentation will explore the wide range of climate change’s impacts on the Alaskan ecosystem and address some of its impacts on the health of Alaskan people.

Credits Offered

This event offers 1.5 CEU credits to attendees.


Additional Information

Temperatures are rising 2 to 3 times faster in Alaska and throughout the circumpolar regions as a
result of climate change. This presentation will explore the wide range of climate change’s impacts
on the Alaskan ecosystem and address some of its impacts on the health of Alaskan people.

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:
• Describe how climate change is impacting Alaska’s ecosystem
• Identify how marginalized populations are experiencing the greatest impact on their ways of living

• Discuss how these changes have a domino effect resulting in direct and indirect impacts on human health

Register for FREE: coeh.berkeley.edu/24web0403

Speakers

Jeffrey Demain
Jeffrey Demain MD FAAP, FACAAI, FAAAAI

Certified in both adult and pediatric Allergy Immunology

Dr. Demain is a preeminent immunologist who brings over three decades of experience in specialty infusion care to LUX Infusion. Dr. Demain founded the Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Center of Alaska, the Allergy Asthma Allergy Immunology Society of Alaska, and the AAFA-Alaska Chapter. In addition to serving as medical director for LUX Infusion, he serves as medical director of the COVID-19 Coalition for Providence Alaska Medical Center. Dr. Demain is board certified in adult and pediatric Allergy Immunology. He serves as Clinical Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Affiliate Professor at UAA WWAMI School of Medical Education. Dr. Demain attended medical school at Texas Tech University, followed by residency at Wright State University, where he served as Chief Resident, followed by an Allergy Immunology fellowship at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Demain has published over 40 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and has authored three textbook chapters. He continues to research and publish in both insect allergy and the impacts of climate change on respiratory health, among other topics. Dr. Demain was honored with the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology Leadership Award in 2020 and the American Academy of Pediatrics Special Achievement award in 2021. An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Demain and his wife of 48 years have called Alaska home for almost 30 years.

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