Expiration Date: 9/19/2024
*Please note that you must complete the Post Webinar Evaluation (link below) to receive CE credit.
Trevor Cerbini, MD
The Salem Witch Trials and the Ergot Hypothesis
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) and New Jersey Poison Information & Education System (NJPIES)
Josh King, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine and Pharmacy
Medical Director, Maryland Poison Center
Program Director, Nephrology Fellowship
Adam Blumenberg, MD
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Columbia University Medical Center
David Vearrier, MD, MPH
Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Toxicology history is fun, fascinating, and educational. Numerous experiences, poisonings, and catastrophes have occurred throughout history that teach us valuable lessons. Today’s webinar will cover three major topics in the history of toxicology.
Acknowledgement of In-Kind Commercial Support
No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.
Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. You must participate in the entire webinar as partial credit is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.
Physicians and Pharmacists
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and American Academy of Clinical Toxicology. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM for physicians and 1 knowledge-based contact hours for pharmacists. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
NOTE to Pharmacists: The only official Statement of Credit is the one you pull from CPE Monitor. You must request your certificate within 30 days of the activity to meet the deadline for submission to CPE Monitor.
Objectives - After attending this program you should be able to:
- Review changing historical perspectives on poisoning and envenomation from the 16th century to the mid-19th century
- To discuss ergot poisoning, its etiology, forms, and identify outbreaks contemporary with the happenings in Salem.
- To entertain the hypothesis that the Salem witch trials, in some fashion, may have been precipitated by convulsive ergotism.
Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
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