Education and Health Promotion projects

A number of other Education and Health Promotion Projects are featured in this post.

American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) Dr. Lynn Marshall is a long-standing member of the AAEM, a Past President, and was a long-serving member of the Board of Directors and Education Committee. She is on their Listserv, and shares articles with her colleagues and patient support groups. She taught Instructional courses and regularly presents to the Annual Scientific Conference- in 2014, Failure is my Mentor; in 2013, Evidence to Action; in 2010, Cultivation of a “Health Garden” to Combat Complex Chronic Conditions, with Dr. Alison Bested.

Legal Issues related to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia- Dr. Alison Bested presented to the B.C. ME/CFS Support Group in British Columbia in fall of 2014 and upcoming in June of 2015.

Chronic Diseases Prevention Alliance of Canada, 2014 spring conference, Evidence of Early Environmental Risk Factors for Chronic Disease, presentation by Dr. L. Marshall.

Early Exposures to Hazardous Chemicals/Pollutants and Associations with Chronic Disease: A Scoping Reviewpublished in June 2011, was followed up by three webinars, presented by Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and Environment, Canadian Environmental Law Association, and EHI-Canada. Kathy Cooper was the lead speaker, and co-authors contributed, including Dr. Lynn Marshall: Part 1, January 31, 2013- Introduction to the Scoping Review; Part2, February 12, 2013- Focus on Endocrine Disruption and Obesogens; Part 3, March 6, 2013- Policy Implications. Online access starts with:

South Riverdale Community Health Centre presentation by Dr. L. Marshall, Consumers at the Crossroads: Research about Chemicals and Diabetes/Obesity, April 2013.

International Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Environmental Sensitivitiies/Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Day, Queen’s Park, May 7, 2013- Dr. Lynn Marshall made a public presentation at the request of the Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Association of Ontario (MEAO), and on May 12, 2011, Dr. Alison Bested made a public presentation at the request of MEAO, and Dr. Lynn Marshall, at the request of the Environmental Health Association of Ontario.

Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, November 19, 2013, presentation by Dr. L. Marshall Evidence of Environmental Hazards to Action.

Canadian Society for Clinical Hypnosis- Ontario Division- In order to encourage the use of clinical hypnosis in medical practice, particularly for chronic conditions with pain and sleep disturbance, Dr. Marshall ensured that the 2012 and 2011 Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced courses in Clinical Hypnosis were accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), and attendees at all three courses were awarded a Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis, or if they attended three Intermediate/Advanced  courses, they were awarded an Advanced Certificate from the University of Toronto. Apparently, this was the first time such a certificate has been granted in North America.

University of Toronto Mini-Med School– Is Our Environment Making Us Sick? Dr. Alison Bested made a public presentation on September 29, 2011, and Dr. Lynn Marshall on April 19, 2012.

Environmental Health Conference- Clinical Pearls, co-sponsored by the Environmental Health Clinic and Environmental Health Institute of Canada, and CFPC- and RCPSC-accredited, was held at Women’s College Hospital on May 4, 2011. Drs. Bested and Marshall both presented.

Movie Chemerical– Dr. Bested and Dr. Marshall were Panel Members, with other Environmental Health Clinic (EHC) physicians and movie director Andrew Nisker, discussing the important points this humorous movie was portraying.

The showing and Panel were CFPC- and RCPSC-accredited, and sponsored by the Environmental Health Clinic and EHI-Canada on April 20, 2011 at Women’s College Hospital (WCH). Dr. Marshall was interviewed in the movie in the EHC.

Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary– Dr. Marshall was a member of the planning committee for ME/CFS Diagnosis and Treatment, April 2, 2011, invited by the Course Director, Dr. Eleanor Stein.

Toxics Reduction Strategies for Health CareThe Environmental Health Institute of Canada was the Functional Lead Partner of this Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care (CCGHC) one-year $68,500 Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) grantJuly 2009-Sept. 2010. The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, of which Dr. Marshall is a Member, was the Financial Lead Partner. There were several goals with this grant, as OTF put it, to “develop and implement a greening of health care strategy that results in a reduction of toxics and use of alternative cleaning products, implementation of fragrance and scent-free policies, and feasibility study of local food project” (for patient meals and cafeterias). In the conduct of this project, the capacity of the CCGHC was expanded, methods were researched for increasing local food use in health care, and there was a review of the scientific literature and knowledge translation (with Nancy Bradshaw, Community Outreach Coordinator of the Environmental Health Clinic, Dr. Lynn Marshall and Linda Varangu, CCGHC Partnership Director) for a Fragrance Free Implementation Kit for Health Care Facilities. The CCGHC managed to leverage the OTF funding to $280,000 for ongoing work on the local food use research. A written Green Best Practice Case Study # 4, ChemTRAC proves to be catalyst of changewas developed in 2011 as part of the ChemSPEC project sponsored by Toronto Public Health, and Dr. Marshall reviewed and revised.

Canadian Network for Human Health and the Environment Network Meeting, June 13, 2010, presentation by Dr. Lynn Marshall Climate Change and Child Health.

Women’s College Hospital Grand Rounds- May 19, 2010, presented by Dr. Alison Bested and Dr. Lynn Marshall- Is the Environment Hurting Our Health?

Canadian Society for Clinical Hypnosis- Ontario Division (CSCH-OD)-    Dr. Annette Lorenz and Dr. Lynn Marshall taught Group hypnosis with medical patients: environmental sensitivities, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, at an Intermediate Workshop in Clinical Hypnosis, March 6, 2010.

Women’s Healthy Environment Network sponsored a public health promotion event, at which Dr. Lynn Marshall was asked to give a presentation: Why fragrance free?November 18, 2010 in Toronto. Dr. Marshall has been named a mentor for WHEN.

CELA and EHI-Canada Making the Links Project, Dr. L. Marshall spoke in Cornwall September 28, 2009  on topics of environmental health interest to that community, and in Hamilton, December 11, 2009, on Indoor air quality and Health, with Drs. Alison Bested, David Coates, and John Molot.

Nanaimo Regional Hospital Family Practice RoundsDr. L. Marshall was invited to present Multiple Exposures, Multiple Effects: Managing Complex, Chronic, Environment-associated Conditions on June 25, 2009, Nanaimo, BC.

College Quebecois des medecins de famille, Assemble scientifique annuelle, en anglais et francais, Child Health and the Environment- A Determinant of Health, and Multiple Exposures, Multiple Effects; Managing Complex, Chronic, Environment-associated Conditions (e.g. chemical sensitivities, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia) ; Les enfants et l’environnement : conseils pratiques pour proteger la sante des enfants contre les risques environnementaux, et Pour mieux se sentir : comment aider vos patients sensibles aux substances chimiques a faire face aux defis environnementaux de tous les jours, with Myriam Beaulne, Laval, P.Q., Novembre 12, 2009.

Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and the Environment- First Steps in Lifelong Health, A Vision and Strategy for Children’s Health and the Environment– Dr. Lynn Marshall was an invited speaker at the launchDecember 16, 2008: Health Implications of Toxic chemicals in the Womb and During Childhood: A Physician’s Perspective- 3 Points.

CHNET-Works! Fireside Chat, hosted by the Population Health Improvement Research Network of the University of Ottawa– webinar, December 10, 2008, presentation by Dr. L. Marshall Why children are more vulnerable to environmental contaminants.

College of Family Physicians of Canada, Family Medicine Forum 2008– Workshop presented by Dr. Annette Lorenz and Dr. Lynn Marshall Taming toxic Thoughts and Planning for Health with Complex, Chronic Conditions.

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