ECHO-Chicago: Complex Pediatric Asthma

September 17, 2021 to December 10, 2021
Nationally, 1 in 11 children have asthma, but in Chicago that prevalence is closer to 14%. That rate is much higher in communities of color and in low-income communities—where many of our participating providers work— making pediatric asthma a pressing public health issue and a barometer for inequality. Fortunately, even complex pediatric asthma can be managed with evidence-based asthma care guidelines that reduce morbidity and mortality.

Our Complex Pediatric Asthma series curriculum is designed to expand primary care capacity in diagnosing and managing complex asthma for Chicago’s most vulnerable children and to increase best practices for pediatric asthma management in the community. We will discuss diagnosis, treatment, symptom control, and related co-morbidities of the most complex cases of pediatric asthma. We welcome all community-based pediatric and family medicine healthcare providers to join this series and learn how to manage complex pediatric asthma cases and improve the health outcomes of all patients.

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

  • State how to identify patients with asthma using common tests for diagnosis and assessment of severity;
  • Discuss definitions, history, and investigations related to diagnosis and monitoring of pediatric asthma;
  • Describe 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 affect 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
For more information, please contact:
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Available credit: 
  • 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 12.00 Participation
Event starts: 
09/17/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
12/10/2021 - 9:00am
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

Agenda subject to change.

Online Webinar
To learn more about the ECHO-Chicago curricula, visit us here.

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.

  Associate Professor of Medicine
  University of Chicago

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 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.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this Performance Improvement activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Pediatrics MOC Part II Credit
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 12 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics's (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

American Board of Medical Specialties Portfolio Program
This QI Effort meets MOC Part IV Standards and Guidelines for the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Approval Program Organization and is eligible for MOC Part IV through participating ABMS Member Boards. 

As an Approved Portfolio Sponsor, the University of Chicago has been approved by the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Approval Program Organization to approve QI Efforts for MOC Part IV.

Other Healthcare Professional Credit
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.
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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