An Update on CDC’s Response to E-cigarette, or Vaping, product use Associated Lung Injury (EVALI)

Overview

During 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) worked with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state health departments, and public health and clinical partners to investigate the multistate outbreak of E-cigarette, or Vaping, product use Associated Lung Injury (EVALI). On September 16, 2019, CDC activated the Emergency Operations Center. As of November 2019, national and state findings suggested e-cigarette, or vaping, products containing THC, particularly those obtained from informal sources (e.g. friends, family members, illicit dealers), were linked to most of the cases and played a major role in the outbreak. This webinar was broadcast on December 4 at 1 p.m. ET. Topics included the current status of the emergency response, recommendations, and resources for the public, healthcare providers, health departments, and other groups.

Presenters

Teresa Wang, Ph.D., M.S.
Epidemiologist, CDC Office on Smoking and Health
LCDR, United States Public Health Service

Call Materials

Call Slides: View Now pdf icon[PDF – 3 MB]

Presenters

Teresa Wang, Ph.D., M.S. - Epidemiologist, CDC Office on Smoking and Health LCDR, United States Public Health Service

 

Teresa Wang, Ph.D., M.S.
Epidemiologist, CDC Office on Smoking and Health
LCDR, United States Public Health Service

Webinar Details

When: Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Webinar Link: https://zoom.us/j/491863894external icon

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Webinar ID: 491 863 894

Webinar participants and viewers will accomplish the following:

  • Describe CDC’s role in the topic covered during the presentation.
  • Describe the topic’s implications for respective constituents.
  • Discuss concerns and issues related to preparedness for and response to urgent public health threats.
  • Identify reliable information resources for the topic.
  • Describe how to promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention.
  • Webinar/Audio conference call on 12/4/2019: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Web-on-demand training will be available in January
  • Materials: PowerPoint slide set (see Call Materials)
  • Public health professionals
  • Administrators
  • Emergency responders
  • Program managers
  • Certified health educators
  • Contact Information: epic@cdc.gov
  • Support/Funding: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Risk Communication Branch
  • Method of Participation: You may participate in the educational activity by viewing the program information above.
  • Fees: None. EPIC webinars are free.

“WC4028” for attendees who participate in the live call (must be completed by January 6, 2020)
“WD4028” for attendees who participate in the online presentation (must be completed by January 7, 2022)

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CEU:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU’s for this program.

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For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH)

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DISCLOSURE:  In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.

CEU:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU’s for this program.

CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number 98614.

For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 1 CPH recertification credits for this program.

DISCLOSURE:  In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.

Page last reviewed: November 15, 2019