ECHO-Chicago: Complex Pediatric Asthma

September 8, 2016 to February 23, 2017
In the United States 1 in 11 children is diagnosed with asthma making it the most common chronic childhood condition. High rates of emergency department visits and hospitalizations due to asthma indicate subpar management. This is particularly true in Chicago where there is double the national average of asthma mortality in children and high rates of irreversible bronchial obstruction. A disproportionate amount of urban, minority, and underserved youth are affected by asthma. Black children in Chicago have 2-3 times higher prevalence rates and are less likely to receive recommended care than whites or Hispanics. If evidence-based asthma care guidelines are routinely followed, this morbidity and mortality is preventable.
The ECHO-Chicago: Complex Pediatric Asthma series aims to increase the use of best practices for pediatric asthma in the community and to improve health outcomes for low-income children suffering with asthma in Chicago.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed physicians and other health professionals interested in the treatment of complex pediatric asthma.

Learning Objectives

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

  • State how to identify patients with asthma using common tests for diagnosis and assessment of severity;
  • 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 control symptoms;
  • Describe common comorbid conditions of asthma and differential diagnoses.





Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Isa Rodriguez
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 13.00 Participation
Event starts: 
09/08/2016 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
02/23/2017 - 9:00am
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Online Webinar
Chicago, IL
United States
Daniel Johnson, MD
Director ECHO Chicago
Associate Chair for Clinical Services
Section Chief of Academic Pediatrics
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Comer Children's Hospital
Anna Volerman Beaser, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
University of Chicago Medicine
Satyanarayan Hegde, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Chicago Medicine
Jeannine Cheatham, APN
University of Chicago

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 anycommercial 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.
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.
Credit Designation Statement 
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
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. 

For more information about ECHO, visit the program website below.



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