Upcoming Webinars

August 28 from 10AM – 11:30AM

Traditional tobacco and e-cigarette use among Latinx populations: Where we are, how we got here, and how to intervene



Join us for this free webinar! While traditional tobacco use (e.g., cigarettes, pipes and smokeless tobacco) has been decreasing in the U.S. over the past few decades, e-cigarette use has exploded, especially among adolescents. This webinar will provide an overview of how the Latinx community is faring as this shift in use patterns has taken shape across the nation. The historical context of tobacco companies targeting of ethnic minority communities will be reviewed, along with a discussion of how nationality and acculturation to the U.S. influence tobacco/nicotine use patterns. Cessation intervention principles will be reviewed, with a discussion of opportunities for tailoring interventions to increase relevance for the Latinx community.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will:

  • Review trends in tobacco use patterns among Latinx populations
  • Understand the historical context of use patterns over time, including the influence of targeted tobacco advertising in Latinx communities and the influence of culture and acculturation
  • Discuss best practices for cultural adaptation of tobacco cessation interventions and apply principles in sample vignettes



Dr. Irma Corral is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Division of Behavioral Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at East Carolina University, where she also serves as the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the Brody School of Medicine. She is a clinical psychologist, specializing in behavioral medicine.

Dr. Corral received her PhD in clinical psychology, with a specialization in behavioral medicine, from the San Diego State University – University of California San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. She also holds a master’s in public health degree in health promotion, from San Diego State University. Dr. Corral has been in practice in eastern North Carolina for 10 years. Her area of clinical specialization is pre-surgical psychological evaluation and health behavior change interventions. Her research focuses on social and cultural factors in health behavior and chronic illness, as well as racial/ethnic disparities in physical and mental health.


This webinar will provide Contact Hours, CEUs (Continuing Education Units), AMA PRA Category 1 Credit and Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists for participants that view the whole webinar (not call-in only) and complete the post-webinar feedback survey.  No partial credit offered.

This program does not offer NBCC credits. However, per LCMHC guidelines, LCMHCs licensed in North Carolina may submit up to 15.0 contact hours of continuing education credit per renewal period, through attending programs by affiliates of the National Area Health Education Center Organization (NAO).

Participants should confirm continuing education credit information for licensure requirements with their state licensing board(s). If you need any additional information about this webinar for your licensure, please reach out to Megan Robertson at mrobertson@elfuturo-nc.org.



Register for this webinar by filling out the short form through the button below. You’ll receive an email confirmation from Zoom that contains a link to join the webinar at the bottom. If you’d like to receive Continuing Education credit, please also register with the Greensboro AHEC link provided in the Zoom confirmation email before the start of the webinar.

Fees & Refunds:

These webinars have been graciously funded by the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and The Duke Endowment so there is no cost to join and no refunds are distributed.

Cancellation Policy:

In the event of a cancellation, we will provide notification as soon as possible so participants can adjust their schedule accordingly. Participants that need to cancel may choose to do so at anytime but will not receive a Certificate of Completion.

The fine print:

Please contact Megan Robertson at mrobertson@elfuturo-nc.org if you have a concern or complaint you’d like to share regarding La Mesita. While we do not promise any outcomes, the individual will receive a response with the teams’ considerations and decision within two weeks time.
Please keep patient information de-identified at all times during the webinars.
Please reach out to Megan Robertson at mrobertson@elfuturo-nc.org to let us know if you need disability accommodations.

Thank you to The Duke Endowment, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (NC AHEC), and the Duke University Health System for their support of La Mesita: Latinx Mental Health Provider Network.