3259.0 War, Terrorism and Public Health

Monday, October 31, 2011: 12:30 PM
Starting in 1991, the Peace Caucus has sponsored sessions at the APHA Annual Meeting on War (and subsequently Terrorism) and Public Health. These sessions have covered a wide variety of issues pertaining to war and terrorism in relation to public health, human rights, civil liberties, and social justice. The session today features an overview of these issues over this 20-year period and the role of public health workers in addressing these issues. The specific topics of this session are the evolution, during this period, of armed conflict, nuclear weapons, human rights, and civil liberties as well as the role of public health education and training in addressing these issues.
Session Objectives: By the end of this session, attendees will be able to: 1. Describe several current issues concerning war,terrorism, and public health. 2. Describe what public health workers can do to address these issues.
Barry S. Levy, MD, MPH and Victor W. Sidel, MD
Victor W. Sidel, MD and Barry S. Levy, MD, MPH

12:30 PM
War and Public Health: A 20-Year Perspective
Barry S. Levy, MD, MPH and Victor W. Sidel, MD
1:00 PM
1:15 PM
Civil Liberties
George Annas, JD, MPH
1:30 PM

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Organized by: Peace Caucus
Endorsed by: Ethics SPIG, International Health, Socialist Caucus, Vietnam Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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