ECHO-Chicago: Complex Pediatric Asthma-Fall 2019

September 5, 2019 to November 21, 2019
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 this a pressing public health issue and 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 comorbidities 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 of your patients.

Visit the ECHO-Chicago website for more information!

Target Audience

This activity is designed 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;
  • 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 in order to control symptoms;
  • Describe common co-morbid conditions of asthma and differential diagnoses.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Kanika Mittal
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 12.00 Participation
Event starts: 
09/05/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
11/21/2019 - 9:00am
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

Agenda subject to change.

Online Webinar
Chicago, IL
United States
This course is an online webinar.
To learn more about the ECHO-Chicago curricula, visit us here.


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 Medicine and Pediatrics
  University of Chicago Medicine
  B. Louise Giles, MD
  Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  Medical Director, Pediatric Respiratory Therapy
  Program Director, Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship
  University of Chicago Medicine
Jeannine Cheatham, APN
Advanced Practice Nurse
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 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 12 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.

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.
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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