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Webinars are free and open to the public. You do not need to be an ASA member to attend.

Includes one complimentary Continuing Education (CE) credit. CE Application Guide
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Smoking can affect nearly every organ of the body, leading to diseases such as cancer, stroke, heart disease, and lung diseases. In fact, it is among the top risk factors for dementia. This course provides strategies and resources to address smoking and build cognitive resilience.

Participants in this webinar will be able to:

  • List 6 or more modifiable risk factors for dementia.
  • Summarize the link between smoking and dementia.
  • Identify effective interventions and strategies to address smoking.
  • Identify special considerations for high-risk populations.


Mitchell ElkindMitchell Elkind, MD, is a tenured professor of Neurology and Epidemiology at Columbia University. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and trained in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed a fellowship in Vascular Neurology and Neuroepidemiology at Columbia University and holds a degree in Epidemiology from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. His research focuses on stroke prevention, risk prediction, atrial cardiopathy and vascular causes of cognitive aging.