Massachusetts Medical Society: Vaping Associated Lung Injury

Vaping Associated Lung Injury

Vaping Associated Lung Injury

Course Overview
The EVALI outbreak is recent and relatively sudden, taking the respiratory community off guard. There is an urgent need to educate the community to 1. Recognize the problem, 2. Report cases to CDC, and 3. Clinically manage the patients to recovery and to prevent recurrent exposure.

David C. Christiani, MD, MPH, MS
Elkan Blout Professor of Environmental Genetics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital

Intended Audience
Physicians and other health care professionals

After participating in this activity, you should be able to:

  • To recognize the epidemiology of the EVALI epidemic of 2019
  • To become familiar with the clinical presentation and pathology of EVALI
  • To articulate the toxicology of putative culprits
  • To review and recognize the regulatory history of E-cigs and vaping

Accreditation and Credit Information
Accreditation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring internet activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Approval Statement 
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory , this activity has met the requirements as an MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards:

Allergy and Immunology
Family Medicine
Medical Genetics and Genomics
Nuclear Medicine
Plastic Surgery
Preventive Medicine
Psychiatry and Neurology
Thoracic Surgery

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA).
Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 1.25 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

You must complete the exam at the end of the course to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Course Fees
Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Physician Member: $25.00
MMS Resident/Student Member: $0.00
Non-Member Physician: $56.25
Non-Members Resident/Student: $12.50
Allied Health Professional/Other:  $20.00

Format & Estimated Time to Complete: Video, 1.25 hours

Activity Term
Original Release Date: May 13, 2020
Review Date (s): N/A
Termination Date: May 13, 2023

System requirements:

Windows 10
Mac OSX 10.6 higher

Most modern browsers including:  
IE 11+
Firefox 18.0+
Chrome latest version
Safari 12+

iOS devices beginning with OS version 10 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices) 

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