Community providers: Learn about Agent Orange and caring for Vietnam-era Veterans

Webinar: Join us Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. ET


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Are you a community provider whose Veteran patients are concerned about military exposure to Agent Orange?

Join us on Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. ET for a special webinar on Agent Orange: What You Need to Know to Care for Vietnam-Era Veterans.

Agent Orange was a tactical herbicide used by the U.S. military to clear leaves and vegetation for military operations, mainly during the Vietnam War. Veterans exposed to Agent Orange may have developed certain exposure-related illnesses.

These include certain cancers, like Diabetes mellitus type 2, Chloracne, Ischemic heart disease and Parkinson’s disease.

Join Drs. Michelle Robertson and Susan. L. Santos along with Paulette Fr. Brower with VA’s War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) who will discuss what providers need to know about Agent Orange:

  • Review Agent Orange exposure and why it causes health problems.
  • Discuss which Vietnam era Veterans were exposed to Agent Orange.
  • Define presumptions of Agent Orange exposure and why we use them.
  • Review the current health conditions related to Agent Orange exposure and treatments available.

WEBINAR REGISTRATION

TITLE: Agent Orange: What You Need to Know to Care for Vietnam Era Veterans

WHEN: Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. ET

WHO: All community providers, and interested VA providers

WHERE: Register through VHA TRAIN (must have a VHA TRAIN account first)

FACILITATORS:

  • Michelle W. Robertson, MD, MPH, Occupational and Environmental Physician, War Related Illness & Injury Study Center/VA New Jersey Health Care System East Orange, NJ.
  • Susan L. Santos, PhD, MS, Director, Education & Risk Communication, War Related Illness & Injury Study Center/VA New Jersey Health Care System East Orange, NJ.
  • Paulette F. Brower, LPC, NBCC, MBA, Program Analyst-Education, War Related Illness & Injury Study Center/VA New Jersey Health Care System East Orange, NJ.

CEU:

  • AAPA: CME Credits
  • AACME – Non-Physician AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • ACPE – Contact Hours/Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) Credits
  • ANCC: Contact Hours Continuing Nursing Education
  • APA: Continuing Education Credit
  • ASWB: Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education (JA IPCE)
  • NYSED SW: Continuing Education Clock Hours

Register here: VHA TRAIN

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Barbara Plantt is an outreach coordinator for the VHA Office of Community Care.

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Comments

  1. Denise Bailey    

    Was this webinar recorded for viewing at a later date? My father was not able to make it at 1pm.

  2. Warren Oakley    

    I have Parkinson’s and numerous diseases from exposure to agent orange and have been denied four times . Don’t know what is going to happen next. Every year getting diagnosed with other new diseases. If you were blue water like myself good luck.

  3. Matt Ovaska    

    I don’t have a VHA Train account. I’m just a vet with AO health issues (for 50 yrs) Again the VA turns it’s back on us. Oh well.
    Nothing new.

    Take Care

    Matt Ovaska

  4. Thomas Morris Irons    

    I have been having several problems for years and I have really have not had an agent orange check up since a couple of years after I got back from vietnam What should I do?

  5. Emma Elizabeth Pearline Derry    

    I joined the army in my senior year of highschool. I am not sure what to say except I served in the army from 1969-1973 during Vietnam. I had basic training at Fort McClellan in Alabama. The Wacs were exposed to Agent Orange. Agent Orange was in our drinking water, the air we breathed, in the soil, in our food. I got major rashes all over my body. I would swell up and constantly inch. All my teeth were exposed and lost them. Had to get dentures. Before I was exposed to Agent Orange my teeth were fine.
    Emma Pearline

  6. Carlos Parscal    

    Add the other three diseases before we die. bladder cancer, hypothyrodism, parkinsonism. authorized Jan 1, 2021.

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