CIEA to conduct mercury health training for CME credit at May Conference

The Sierra Fund is thrilled to partner with the California Indian Environmental Alliance (CIEA) to offer a mercury health training for medical professionals as part of our upcoming Reclaiming the Sierra conference.  Attendees can receive continuing medical education (CME) credit upon request.

The following information is provided by CIEA about the training:

This training provides a background on how mercury gets into waterbodies and, subsequently as methylmercury, into the fish that we eat. Participants will learn how to identify at risk patients, how to advise patients to reduce mercury in their bodies, and receive an overview of the wide variety of symptoms of mercury exposure.

All of our trainings include copies of our peer-reviewed materials, developed to address the educational needs of high risk communities and pregnant women, developing fetuses, and children, who are most affected by mercury in the human body. These include our “Eating Fish Safely” brochures, “Mercury Health Toolkit,” and available local fish advisory information.

We will offer CME certificates for interested attendees, through our partnership with the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association.  Should you choose this option, certificates are $15 each to cover the cost of processing the certificates.  Physicians and nurses will receive a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM for this hour long training.  We can accommodate a mixed room, wherein not all participants receive the CME certificates.

Registration for this training and the full conference will open soon.  In the meantime, read more at the Reclaiming the Sierra conference website.