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Popcorn Anyone? The investigation of severe fixed obstructive lung disease in microwave popcorn production workers

Special Session - Open to the Public
Friday, June 28, 4- 6 pm
UAB School of Public Health, Edge of Chaos
Dr. Kanwal was part of the NIOSH team that investigated the occurrence of severe lung disease in microwave popcorn production workers.  At the of this session you will be able to accurately describe the nature of the illnesses in these workers and the steps that were taken to investigate the illness etiology, and you will be able to list the key medical surveillance questions physicians should ask their patients to identify and treat work-related respiratory illness and prevent additional illnesses. Dr. Rich Kanwal earned his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed his residency training at UAB.  He earned his MPH degree from UAB in 2000.

After Dr. Kanwal’s presentation, we will have a panel of physicians for a question and answer session of work-related lung illnesses.  Joining Dr. Kanwal will be Dr. Veena Antony, Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary/Allergy/Critical Care at UAB and Timothy J. Key, MD, MPH, Occupational Health Physician, UAB Occupational Health & Safety.

Professional Development

The University of Alabama School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.   Popcorn Anyone?  has been awarded 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM by the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Division of Continuing Medical Education.  Physicians should claim on the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

As an AL Board of Nursing Approved Provider, the Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety awards Best Practices in Occupational Medicine 4.0 contact hours (expiration date 01/03/2015).  Participants who attend the program will earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs), the national standard of recognition for nonacademic professional education.

Registration is FREE! Please RSVP reserve your seat.  Light Refreshments will be provided.

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