The AMA is co-sponsoring a symposium for CME credit this month in Tampa, Fla., on the medical and public health aspects of mercury exposure. "Mercury: Medical and Public Health Issues" will be held from April 28-30 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina.
The meeting will bring together members of the health care, scientific, public health, environmental and private sectors to discuss sources of mercury, human exposure to mercury, emerging health issues, the recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)/U.S. Food and Drug Administration joint consumer advisory and appropriate diagnostic and treatment measures. Physicians will learn how better to advise their patients on mercury exposures.
Other co-sponsors include the EPA, the U.S Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as well as the American College of Preventive Medicine, the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Public Health Association.