3242.0 War and Public Health

Monday, November 5, 2007: 12:30 PM
In this session, papers will be presented on the impact of war on public health and on actions that public health workers can take to prevent war and its adverse health consequences. Presentations will address mental health problems of returning Iraq War veterans, new developments concerning the threat of nuclear weapons, a 10-year perspective on the Landmine Ban Treaty, and other issues of importance.
Session Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will be able to: 1. Recognize the impact of war on public health; and 2. Identify actions public health workers can take to prevent war and its public health consequences.
Victor W. Sidel, MD and Barry S. Levy, MD, MPH

12:40 PM
12:55 PM
Nuclear weapons and public health
Patrice Sutton, MPH and Robert Gould, MD
1:25 PM
Unembedded: Four Independent Photojournalists on the War in Iraq
Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, AB, Kael Alford, BA, MA, Thorne Anderson, MA and Rita R. Leistner, MA

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Peace Caucus
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Occupational Health and Safety, Maternal and Child Health, Latino Caucus

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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