Mistakes can be dangerous. Accurate identification of pesticides responsible for a patient’s illness is important in order to avoid iatrogenic errors with respect to treatment. This webinar will focus on key decision points in the diagnosis of pesticide exposures and emphasize the usefulness of a recently revised resource for clinicians, The Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings: 6th Edition. Through interactive case studies, this continuing education webinar will illustrate effective recognition and treatment of patients overexposed to pesticides. The health effects of both acute and chronic exposures will be discussed. We encourage all participants to download at no cost, The Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings: 6th Edition prior to attending this webinar.
MCN will provide simultaneous translation in Spanish for this webinar.
Take the Evaluation
- Better recognize signs and symptoms of pesticide overexposure.
- Identify key decision points in diagnosing pesticide exposures.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how to use The Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings, 6th ed. in a clinical setting.
MD, MPH, FAAFP, SFHM
Chief Medical Officer
Migrant Clinicians Network
As the Chief Medical Officer for Migrant Clinicians Network, Dr. Madaras is responsible for the oversight of MCN clinical activities. Dr. Madaras spent his early childhood in Hungary and Sweden, arriving in the USA in 1968 at the age of seven. After becoming a US Citizen at 14, he graduated in 1979 with honors from the Boston Latin School, and Dartmouth College with a degree in biochemistry in 1983. He worked on a research team that investigated proteins involved in muscular dystrophy at the Boston Biomedical Research Institute. He served three years in the Peace Corps in Congo (Zaire) as a regional fisheries coordinator, and then as a PC Country Desk Assistant for Ghana/Liberia/Sierra Leone in Washington, DC. He also worked as a pesticide review manager in the EPA in Washington, with several publications in the Federal Register removing chemicals harmful to human health. Dr. Madaras received his MD and Masters in Public Health from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1993, and worked in Gabon, West Africa as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow in pediatrics. Later he worked with the American Refugee Committee on the Congo/Rwandan border during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. He also worked on the Hungarian border with former Yugoslavia in 1995. Since 1996, Dr. Madaras has worked in both inpatient and outpatient medicine in Pediatrics, Adult Medicine and Obstetrics in Chambersburg, PA at the Keystone Health Center which included treating mobile agricultural workers. He was the Assistant Medical Director at the Keystone Community Health Center from 2001 to 2005, when he joined the new hospitalist program at Chambersburg and Waynesboro Hospitals in south central Pennsylvania where he continues to work now part time. In 2016 he became a Senior Fellow of Hospital Medicine. In 2020, he became a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP). In addition, Dr. Madaras has worked with MCN's Dr. Zuroweste as a staff physician in Tuberculosis control at the Pennsylvania State Health Department since 2012, and regularly teaches American medical students on an international health rotation in Honduras. Dr. Madaras also teaches hospital medicine to Penn State nurse practitioner and physician assistant students and medical residents at Summit Health. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Penn State College of Medicine as well as the Medical Director of Educational Affairs at WellSpan Summit Health Dr. Madaras is married with two grown children. He enjoys language, travel, scuba diving, and hiking. He has been a nationally ranked age-group triathlete and completed several marathons and a dozen 50-mile ultra marathons.
Chief Program Officer, Workers, Environment and Climate
Migrant Clinicians Network
Amy K. Liebman, MPA, MA (she/her) has devoted her career to improving the safety and health of disenfranchised populations. She joined Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) in 1999 and currently serves as the Chief Program Officer: Workers, Environment and Climate. With MCN she has established nationally recognized initiatives to improve the health and safety of immigrant workers and their families. She oversees programs ranging from integrating occupational and environmental medicine into primary care to designing worker safety interventions. She is a national leader in addressing worker safety and environmental justice through the community health worker (CHW) model. Prior to her current position, she directed numerous environmental health and justice projects along the US-Mexico Border including an award-winning, community-based hygiene education program that reached thousands of families living without water and sewerage services. She has spearheaded policy efforts within the American Public Health Association to support the protection of agricultural workers and served on the federal advisory committee to the EPA Office of Pesticide Programs. Her programs have won several awards including the 2008 EPA Children’s Environmental Health Champion Award and the 2015 National Safety Council Research Collaboration Award. In 2011, Liebman received the Lorin Kerr Award, an APHA/Occupational Health and Safety Section honor recognizing public health professionals for their dedication and sustained efforts to improve the lives of workers. She is a past Chair of APHA’s Occupational Health and Safety. Liebman has been the principal investigator and project manager of numerous government and privately sponsored projects. She has authored articles, bilingual training manuals and other educational materials dealing with environmental and occupational health and migrants. Liebman has a master’s degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Arts from the Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Liebman has traveled throughout Mexico, Guatemala, Argentina, Chile, and Europe. She is an avid soccer fan and loves to spend time with her husband and two sons. Together they spend a lot of time outdoors.
Continuing Education Credit (CEU)
The AAFP has reviewed Pesticide poisonings. Are you prepared? and deemed it acceptable for up to 1.0 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of approval is from 10/18/2022 to 10/18/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN), is accredited as an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.