How to be a Climate Advocate for Kids

Let's Talk: How to be a Climate Advocate for Kids

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Presentation followed by Q & A


Course Director:   

Mary Ann Rigas, MD, FAAP


Michael L. Boninger, MD

Chief Medical Sustainability Officer, UPMC

Distinguished Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Associate Dean for Sustainability, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Senator Amanda Cappelletti

State Senator

Pennsylvania's 17th Senatorial District

Ned Ketyer, MD, FAAP

President, Physicians for Social Responsibility PA

Learning Objectives:

By the conclusion of this Webinar, program participants will be able to:

  1. Understand how climate and changes to our environment impact children's health. 
  2. Discuss the science behind the negative health effects of fracking on children. 
  3. Describe how to advocate for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the healthcare system.


  • In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and the PA Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics. The University of Pittsburgh 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. 

Credit Designation

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals attending this program will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming 1.0 hours of continuing education in a CME accredited program.  For nurses, these hours may be considered eligible for completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for biannual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania.  

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