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This year we will be presenting the 11th Annual Earth Day Symposium on Saturday, April 26. Last year’s event had the usual excellent speakers, and this year’s program is shaping up with an exciting series, as well. The specifics will be announced soon, but the schedule will be 8:30 to 1:00, with free boxed lunch during the last presentation. The event is free.
In 2007, the money raised from this annual educational event benefit the following:
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April 22 – Sat – 10th Annual Earth Day Symposium, Orlando, FLTop
9th Annual Earth Day Symposium
Environmental Change: Impact on Present and Future Generation's Health
|8:00-8:30am||Registration for Medical Credits|
|8:30-9:00am||Introduction: The Rotary and the Environment Oswald Saavedra, M.D.>|
|9:00-9:45am||The Future of Earth & Global Climate Changes Kent Bransford M.D., of Carmel, Ca President, Physicians for Social Responsibility|
|10:00-10:45am||Children's Health and the Environment J Riegart, M.D. Professor of Pediatrics, Medical College University of South Carolina|
Elizabeth Guillette Anthropologist and Research Scientist
|Boxed Lunch 12:15-1:15pm||
Mercury Pollution and its Effects on Health
Todd Sack, M.D. Chairman, Florida Medical Association's Environmental Committee
Annual Earth Day Symposium
Theme: The Environment and Our Community
|8:30 - 9:00||Registration for CME credits|
|9:00 - 9:30||Introductory Remarks|
|9:30 - 10:30||Topic: Aesthetic, Legal, Moral and Scientific Grounds to End Environmental Holocaust: Simple Action You Can Take to Save Florida's Natural Heritage -- Presented by: Attorney Barbara Eagan, Environmental Advocate|
|10:30 - 11:30||Topic: Florida's Lakes' Ecosystem Presented by: James Madison, MD, Chairman of Winter Park Lakes and Waterways Board, President of Madison-Mackey-Rogers and Murrah Orthopaedic Association, PA|
|11:30 - 12:30||Topic: Ground Water Flow Conditions in Central Florida Presented by: Louis Murray, Jr, PhD, PE, US Geological Survey|
|12:30 - 1:30 Boxed Lunch provided||Topic: Global Warming Presented by: Oswald Saavedra, MD, Chairman of Environmental Committe of Orange County Medical Society, President of Orlando Internal Medicine, Charter Board Member of ECO-Action|
7th Annual Earth Day Symposium
Theme: Cancer and the Environment
6th Annual Earth Day Symposium
Theme: Our Environment - Our Responsibility
Health care professionals: received up to 2 CME hours for attending this event. School teachers: received up to 10 CE credit hours for attending this event.
|Earth Day||8:30 - 9:00 am||Registration|
|Our Environment - Our Responsibility||9:00 -10:00 am||The Environment: It's All About Health|
|April 26, 2003||Dick Batchelor|
|Dick Batchelor Management Group, Inc.|
|Orange County Medical Society||10:00 - 11:00 am||The Adverse Effects of Environmental Hazards on the Physical and Intellectual Development of Children|
|John Routt Reigard, II, MD|
|Orlando Regional Healthcare||Medical University of South Carolina|
|College of Medicine|
|11:00 - 12:00 pm||The Politics of Population and the Environment|
|Physicians for Social||Peter Kostmeyer|
|12:00 -1:00 pm Boxed Lunch||Towards Personal Energy Independence Preventing More Pollution - A Local Example|
|Alliance for Florida's Future||Robert Stonerock, M.D.|
Health care professionals:received up to 5 CME hours for attending this event. School teachers:< received up to 10 CE credit hours for attending this event.
|9:00-10:00 am||Worldwide Water Resource|
|Our Water, Our Life||Martin Waniellsta, PhD, PE|
|Dean, Engineering and|
|April 20, 2002||Computer Science|
|University of Central Florida|
|Orange County Medical||10:00-11:00am||Water Borne Diseases|
|Society||Debra E. (Friedman) Huffman|
|Faculty Research Associate|
|Orlando Regional||College of Marine Science|
|Healthcare||University of South Florida|
|Rollins College||11:00-12:00 pm||Water Treatment|
|J. S. Taylor, PhD, PE|
|Physicians for Social||Professor of Engineering and|
|University of Central Florida|
|12:00-1:00 pm||Lake Watch - What is it?|
|Alliance for Florida's Future||Box Lunch||Dan Canfield, Jr.|
|Professor of Limnology|
|University of Central Florida||University of Florida|
SHARE THE CARE! Earth Day 2002 Event
Sponsored by: Audubon of Florida, Central Florida Sierra Club, ECO-Action, ECO-Rollins, Free the Planet (UCF), Orange Audubon Society and The Wildlife Advocacy Project
Ample parking in the Sunbank Garage across from Bush Auditorium on Fairbanks Avenue in Winter Park.
Featured: Environmental groups shared information for public awareness. In the Florida Environmental Authors Tent, we met local authors who write books about our environment. We got a glimpse of vehicle hybrids: Honda and Toyota.
|10:30am - 11am||Charlene Klima (Young Reader)||Reading Aloud|
|11am - 11:30am||Peggy Lantz (Youthful Reader)||Presentation|
|11:30am-12pm||Dr. Walter Taylor (Wildflowers)||Presentation|
|12pm-12:30pm||Deborah Green (Canaveral Seashore, Wekiva)||Presentation|
|12:30pm-1pm||Milton Heiberg (Natural Photography)||Presentation|
|1pm-1:30pm||Willima Belleville (St. Johns River, Video||Presentation|
|1:30pm-2pm||Steve Nordlinger - The ECO-Canoeist (Hand drawn & written journals||Presentation|
|2pm-2:30pm||Dr. Joel Siry, PhD (Marshes, Climate Concern)||Presentation|
|2:30pm-3pm||JB Hardy, DMD (Mercury free dentistry)||Presentation|
4th Annual EARTH DAY SYMPOSIUM
We had a beautiful day on Earth Day 2001. We started registration for the physicians', nurses' and teachers' continuing education credits at 8 am.
Our keynote speaker was Ronald Balkissoon, MD of the National Jewish Medical & Research Center, Denver, Co. His topic: "Effects of Air Pollution on Asthma and Other Respiratory Conditions."
Our next speaker was Bruce Jeffrey Trock, Ph.D., of the Dept. of Oncology, Lombardy Cancer Center, Georgetown Medical Center, Washington, DC. His topic: "Estrogenicity of Selected Nutrients, Pesticides, and Pollutants and their Roles in Breast Cancer."
Our next speaker was Carmelo Mario Licitra, MD, assistant Clinical Professor, Internal Medicine / Infectious Diseases, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl. His topic: "Emerging Infectious Diseases Associated with Global Warming."
Our lunch speaker was Virginia Seacrist, Chairperson, SICK -- Stop Ichetucknee Cement Kiln, Fl. She spoke about getting active, becoming involved, and making a difference.
After our lunch speaker, we had an Activist Workshop, "Turning Issues into Activism", facilitated by Joseph Siry, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental Studies, Rollins College, Winter Park, Fl. This had a great turnout, primarily because of Virginia Seacrist's talk.
We'd like to thank the following people in making our Earth Day Symposium 2001 a great success: Dr. Oswald Saavedra, Beth Hollenbeck, Joe Siry and Rollins College, Dennis Bennett, all of the speakers, Greg Dorf, Lisa Newton and friend, and Julie Jacobus.Top
Earth Day @ the Maitland Art Center
Massey Services Inc. - Pest Prevention and Termite Protection, Green Up Lawn, Tree and Shrub Care
Presents: Earth Day Every DayAlso Presented by:
Thanks to the following environmental organizations working for all of us, today and every day of the year.
|10:00 am||Angel and the Odd|
|11:15 am||Friends of Florida Folk|
|12:30 am||Rocket 88|
|1:45 pm||Michael Kline and the Gypsies|
|3:00 pm||Les Dudek|
|4:30 pm||Flock of Seagulls|