Bruce Schroffel Auditorium, University of Colorado Hospital, Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion 2, First Floor Conference Room, Bruce Schroffel Auditorium

Medicine Grand Rounds: Burn Pits and Beyond: Respiratory Health Effects of Military Deployment Presented by Silpa Krefft, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine; occupational pulmonologist, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, National Jewish Health

Join us in person! Bruce Schroffel Auditorium, University of Colorado Hospital, Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion 2, First Floor Conference Room Lunch Provided
or via Zoom.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify key occupational exposures associated with military deployment to Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations in Southwest Asia (SWA)
  • Understand which cancers and respiratory conditions are considered presumptive as military service/military deployment-related as outlined in the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act.
  • Review epidemiologic studies of respiratory symptoms and lung disease in military deployers
  • Outline the spectrum of most commonly recognized deployment-related respiratory diseases (DRRDs) and review treatment strategies
  • Identify where to access SWA DRRD resources available for clinicians and patients

Accreditation & Designation Statement: The University of Colorado School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Colorado School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Statement: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) 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 ABIM MOC credit.

Disclosure: All of the planners, faculty, or individuals in control of content for this educational activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies, whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.


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