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Cases and Controversies in Region 7

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This webinar was originally presented on April 27, 2016. The speaker will begin by presenting clinical cases/case presentations. This will be followed by a discussion of the outcome of the case with consideration and implications for current and future clinical and public health practice. The presenter will conclude by discussing preventive steps that can be taken to decrease exposure to environmental hazards and improve patient care.

Cases Discussed:

  • 2-year-old with elevated blood lead level found by Pediatrician with no source in the home identified.
  • 19-month-old with elevated blood lead level and radio opaque material on KUB
  • 19-year-old with intentional acute ingestion of elemental mercury

Presented By:

Jennifer Lowry, MD, FACMT
Chief, Section of Clinical Toxicology
Medical Director, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutic Innovation
Children's Mercy Kansas City

Jennifer Lowry, MD, FACMT, is the Chief for the Section of Clinical Toxicology at Children’s Mercy Hospital and Professor in Pediatrics at the University of Missouri. She is board certified in Pediatrics and Medical Toxicology. She is the Director for the Mid-America Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PESHU) for EPA Region 7. She is Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on Environmental Health, a current member of the Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee for the Environmental Protection Agency and a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors of NCEH/ATSDR Lead Poisoning Prevention Subcommittee.

Dr. Lowry attended medical school at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. She completed a Pediatric Residency and Clinical Pharmacology/Medical Toxicology Fellowship at the Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO.

Approximate Completion Time

60 minutes

Continuing Education Information

This course qualifies as continuing education for physicians, nurses, certified health education specialists and other professionals provided by the Centers for Disease Control and its partners. 

Origination Date – 05/31/2016
Expiration Date – 05/31/2018

CE Available

1.0 CME (for physicians)

1.0 CME (attendance for non-physicians)

1.0 CNE (for nurses)

.10 CEU (for other professionals)

1.0 CHES (for certified health education specialists)

Accreditation Statements

This material was supported by the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: U61TS000238-02 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

Acknowledgement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSU by providing partial funding to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-95877701. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications.


Training Material

  • Presentation
  • Post-Test
  • Presentation PDF
  • How To Obtain Continuing Education Credit