Adolescent Vaping: Recognizing Addiction and Understanding Treatment and Referral Protocols in Primary Care
Please provide your contact information to receive the webinar link for the webinar titled "Adolescent Vaping: Recognizing Addiction and Understanding Treatment and Referral Protocols in Primary Care" on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, from 12:15 - 1 p.m. CST.

Data from the 2019 Minnesota Student Survey shows e-cigarette use nearly doubled from 2016 to 2019 in 8th graders, and one in four 11th graders now use e-cigarettes. Students in all grades surveyed now use e-cigarettes and vapes at five times the rate of conventional cigarettes. As of November 21, there are 119 confirmed or probable cases of lung injuries in Minnesota and 3 confirmed deaths. Physicians play a critical role in helping young people understand the risks of vaping and resources for quitting.

The webinar will focus on:
• Incorporating vaping questions into anticipatory guidance for well visits and/or social history for acute visits
• Forms of nicotine replacement and contraindications, and alternative treatment options
• Recognizing red flags of possible vaping-associated severe lung injury, and recommended evaluation/management of these patients
• Reporting to MDH: samples that need to be obtained and patients that need to be reported
• Advocating for policy changes

Speakers:
• Lucien Gonzalez, adolescent addiction medicine specialist, University of Minnesota, and chair of the AAP Committee on Substance Use and Prevention
• Drs. Anne Griffiths and Nandini Kataria, Pediatric Pulmonologists at Children’s Respiratory & Critical Care Specialists
• Eric Dick, Lobbyist for the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
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The Minnesota Medical Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 1 MOC point in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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