ECHO-Chicago: Complex Pediatric Asthma

February 1, 2024 to April 18, 2024
Elevate pediatric asthma care for healthier futures in Chicago!
Revolutionize pediatric asthma care in Chicago's underserved communities with our transformative initiative led by UChicago Medicine specialists. Join virtual training sessions via Zoom to master EXHALE strategies, guided by NAEPP, Asthma Management Guidelines, and CDC EXHALE Technical Package. Boost your confidence and best practices for challenging cases, exclusively tailored for primary care clinicians in community health clinics. Elevate your impact – reserve your spot today for a concise, cutting-edge learning experience!

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals dedicated to treating complex pediatric asthma.

Learning Objectives

After this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe EXHALE strategies to reduce asthma-related hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and healthcare costs;
  • State how to identify patients with asthma using standard tests for diagnosis and assessment of severity;
  • Discuss definitions, history, and investigations related to the diagnosis and monitoring of pediatric asthma;
  • Recall common treatment plans for asthma, including pharmacotherapy, environmental modifications, patient and family education, and school-based interventions;
  • Review how to monitor asthma symptoms adequately to reduce the effect they have on the children experiencing them;
  • Describe common comorbid conditions of asthma and differential diagnoses;
  • Discuss problems associated with difficult-to-treat or severe asthma.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
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Available credit: 
  • 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 12.00 Participation
Event starts: 
02/01/2024 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
04/18/2024 - 9:00am
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

Session Date



Introduction to ECHO-Chicago,  Asthma Epidemiology and Definition – Led by Margarita Guarin, MD & Anna Volerman, MD


Asthma Pathogenesis & Clinical Diagnosis   Led by Margarita Guarin, MD


Asthma Diagnosis and Learning Spiromety Led by Margarita Guarin, MD


Why Changes in Asthma Treatment? Led by Margarita Guarin, MD


Principles of Treatment & Medication  Led by Margarita Guarin, MD


Control of Symptoms and Telemedicine   Led by Anna Volerman, MD


Changes in Guidelines for Asthma Treatment – Led by Margarita Guarin, MD


Other Treatment Interventions – Led by Margarita Guarin, MD


Self-management Education for Patients & Families –  Led by Alanna Stinson, MD


Comorbidities- Conditions that Co-exist with and/or that Mimic Asthma   Led by Anna Volerman, MD


Community Partner Education (i.e. Schools) –  Led by Anna Volerman, MD


Series Wrap-up and Review of EXHALE  ­- Led by Anna Volerman, MD

The agenda is subject to change.

Online Webinar
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ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact ECHO-Chicago via email at
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.
  Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

  Assistant of Pediatrics

  Associate Professor of Medicine
  Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships 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 (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Participant Credit
Other participants 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.
Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.
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