CHE Cafe call: A Conversation with Dr. Jeanne Conry, President-Elect for the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
1:00 pm US Eastern Time
Clinical Practice and Policy: A Navigation Guide: An Evidence-Based Medicine Methodology to Bridge the Gap Between Clinical and Environmental Health Sciences
Medical clinicians often do not have the time nor training to address environmental health issues, especially in an era where there are ever-increasing important health topics to discuss with patients in ever-shrinking increments of time.Dr. Jeanne Conry, president-elect of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is a very notable exception.
Dr. Jeanne Conry was awarded the 2012 US EPA Environmental Health Heroes of the Pacific Southwest in the category “Children’s Environmental Health”. In a recent CHE interview she noted, "I’m a women’s health advocate. Our patients rely on us for information. They come to us because they trust us. We are inspired to learn more about environmental hazards to protect them." Currently she is participating in a collaboration between ACOG, the UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment (PRHE) and representatives from federal agencies that play a role in regulating chemicals in the US with a goal to impress upon the regulatory agencies the major impact that chemicals can have on reproduction.
During this conversation, Dr. Conry discussed her work in the field of environmental and reproductive health as well as her vision for the future of clinical work, emerging science, and policy challenges and opportunities.
The call was moderated by Steve Heilig, CHE Director of Public Health & Education, and Director of Public Health & Education, San Francisco Medical Society.