Asthma Education Summit 2018

Chicago, IL US
June 1, 2018
The purpose the education summit is to better inform the field on standards in appropriate and effective patient care for individuals with asthma that will therefore increase patient adherence to asthma treatment and reduce the unnecessary visits to the emergency room.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals interested in the identification and treatment of asthma.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participatants will be able to:

  • Describe the features of a successful community-based asthma program;
  • Identify asthma disparities in children in the community;
  • Discuss how to integrate the community into asthma programs;
  • List challenges that schools have when a child has asthma;
  • State supports offered by public schools in asthma management;
  • Analyze how housing issues impact asthma control;
  • Recognize mechanisms in improving adherence in asthma patients;
  • State the role of spirometry in asthma management;
  • Illustrate how to use different medications and devices in asthma management properly;
  • Identify educational opportunities in asthma and asthma management;
  • Discuss how to keep the home clean using asthma friendly cleaners and techniques.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Erica Eckhardt
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
PDF icon Asthma Education Summit 2018 Invitation281.45 KB
Available credit: 
  • 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.50 Participation
Event starts: 
06/01/2018 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
06/01/2018 - 2:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

Asthma Education Summit Agenda

Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
1250 W 119th St
Celebration Room
Chicago, IL 60643
United States
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The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

  Dr. B. Louise Giles, MD
  Director, Pediatric Asthma Program, Comer Children's Hospital
  Co-Director, South Side Pediatric Asthma Center (SSPAC)
  Medical Director, Respiratory Care Services
  University of Chicago Medicine

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
Other Healthcare Professions Credit
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board. 
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