Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Webinar on Successful Asthma Management


Successful Asthma Management

Join us on Thursday, May 10, 2012
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EST (2:00 PM – 3:30 PM MST)


May is Asthma Awareness Month! Asthma affects almost 25 million people of all ages and races. Despite this prevalence, public awareness of common asthma triggers and effective asthma management strategies remains limited. Join us to learn the latest in successful asthma management including identifying warning signs of an attack, avoiding triggers, asthma clinical guidelines and successful intervention strategies.

Agenda: (MST)

2:00 PM to 2:05 PM – Welcome and Introductions
Alicia Aalto, Children’s Environmental Health Coordinator, US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8 Cherri Pruitt, Maternal and Child Health Regional Consultant, US Health Resources and Services Administration, Region VIII
2:05 PM to 2:20 PM – Reducing Racial and Ethnic Asthma Disparities - Current efforts of the Interagency Task Force for Environmental Health and Safety Risks to Children Alisa  M. Smith, PhD, Indoor Environments Division, US Environmental Protection Agency
2:20 PM to 2:35 PM – Organized Federal efforts to improve asthma control Stanley J. Szefler, MD, National Jewish Health, CEH Research Center
2:35 PM to 2:50 PM – Environmental control measures to improve asthma management:  Practical tips Andrew Liu, MD, National Jewish Health, CEH Research Center
2:50 PM to 3:05 PM – Application of the asthma guidelines in the school setting: Communication with Health Care Providers Melanie Gleason, PA, National Jewish Health, Pediatric Research Clinic
3:05 PM to 3:20 PM – Answers to questions posted by Webinar attendees
3:20 PM to 3:30 PM - Events, and Resources
Facilitator: Cherri Pruitt

Cherri Jacobs Pruitt, Maternal and Child Health Regional Consultant
HRSA/MCHB/DSCH-Region VIII
Phone: 303-844-7872|Fax: 303-844-0002

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