Environmental Exposure Grand Rounds
A shared dialogue among Occupational and Environmental Medicine Physicians, the Minnesota Poison Control System, the Minnesota Department of Health, and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
MDH Response to Vaping-Associated Lung Injuries
Presented by Cory Cole, MPH from the MDH Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Division
Uncertainty about the long-term effects of e-cigarette and other vaping product use on individual and population health has long been a concern for public health officials, clinicians, and researchers alike. During the latter half of 2019, however, the acute effects of vaping proved to be an emergency.
Between June and December of 2019, over 2,500 patients across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 2 US territories were hospitalized with a confirmed or probable case of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury, or EVALI, a mysterious and life-threatening illness characterized by acute respiratory distress and abnormal chest imaging.
This presentation will explore how MDH mobilized to investigate this outbreak and how public health’s collaboration with clinicians, labs, and other government agencies played a key role in understanding and containing EVALI.
Minnesota Department of Health
Freeman Building - B-145
625 Robert Street N.
St. Paul, MN
7 a.m. - 8 a.m.
Doors open at 6:45 a.m.
This presentation is available through remote participation.
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About Environmental Exposure Grand Rounds
The purpose of Environmental Exposure Grand Rounds is to foster communication and multidisciplinary collaboration between medical and public health specialties through presentations and discussions that explore impact of environmental exposures on health.
CMEs are not offered for this EEGR.
We are looking into reinstituting them.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits have been offered for all previous Environmental Exposure Grand Rounds through Health Partners. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Suggestions for topics are welcome. Please send your suggestions to email@example.com.