ASEQ-EHAQ

L'Association pour la santé environnementale du Québec / Environmental Health Association of Québec

Medical aspects of MCS: It’s time to catch up to the science

Speakers

John Molot MD FCFM

Environmental Health and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS): Biological and Clinical Aspects

Dr. John Molot is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa.

He has taught medical students and residents in family medicine from multiple Canadian medical schools.

He has provided several Mainpro-C workshops on MCS to the Canadian Colleges of Family Physicians.

In 2016, he was appointed as a clinician expert to the Task Force on Environmental Health by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care (Ontario).

He has recently published peer-reviewed articles on MCS titled Neurological susceptibility to environmental exposures: pathophysiological mechanisms in neurodegeneration and multiple chemical sensitivity and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: it’s time to catch up to the science.

In this workshop, Dr. Molot will dissect the intricate links between our environment and human health, with a focus on the complex pathophysiological mechanisms underlying MCS. He’ll emphasize the significance of taking an environmental exposure history, explaining its principles and pinpointing its crucial role in clinical application.

Robert Lattanzio LLB BCL

Supporting Patients’ Rights to Disability-Related Accommodations

Robert Lattanzio, who has served as the Executive Director of ARCH Disability Law Centre since 2015, embarked on his journey with ARCH back in 2003. Over the years, he has made significant contributions to the field, arguing influential test cases up to the Supreme Court of Canada. As a recognized authority, Robert is a frequent guest lecturer on pivotal topics such as human rights law, education law, and disability rights.

His profound commitment to disability rights and social justice is evident in his extensive work and volunteer involvement within various equity-seeking communities. A recipient of the Law Foundation of Ontario’s Guthrie Award in 2022, Robert’s contributions to access to justice are unparalleled. He earned his LL.B and B.C.L. degrees with distinction from McGill University in 2003. In his forthcoming presentation, Robert will discuss the role of medical professionals within the duty to accommodate process, and highlight some key considerations when determining what information is needed within the context of human rights law