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"Mercury: Medical and Public Health Issues" -- CME Credits

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Continuing Medical Education

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 American Medical Association, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. The American Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Medical Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 16 category 1 credits toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the activity. The American Medical Association has determined that physicians not licensed in the US who participate in this activity are eligible for AMA PRA category 1 credit.

Physician attendees will:

  1. gain a better understanding of the sources of human exposure to mercury
  2. gain a better understanding of the toxicology of mercury as it relates to specific patient populations, and the clinical sequelae of such exposure
  3. learn how to conduct a proper history to estimate patient exposure to mercury
  4. learn how to access and interpret information on fish advisorys relevant to their geographic areas of practice
  5. learn about emerging issues in clinical pracftice relevant to mercury and how to advise their patients on appropriate dietary practices and preventive measures.

Inquiries about the Symposium can be directed to mercury.symposium@epa.gov




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