Dear Clinicans and Healthcare Provider Agencies:
On behalf of Dr. Angela Dearinger, the Commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, I would like to invite you to attend a webinar for clinicians addressing the recent upswing in lung injury associated with e-cigarette (or “vaping”) use. Due to the urgency of this situation nationally, the webinar will be held this Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. We apologize for the short notice but urge clinicians to attend who might see patients suffering from lung injuries related to vaping. This syndrome is being seen particulary in teenagers and young adults nationally but has affected a broad spectrum of patients, leading to several deaths.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Thank you for your attention to this issue and we will look forward to presenting to you on Thursday.
Doug Thoroughman, PhD, MS
State Epidemiologist (Acting)
CDC Career Epidemiology Field Officer
Kentucky Department for Public Health
275 E. Main St., HS 2GW-C
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: 502-564-3418 x4315