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Community Education

The Asthma Education Summit is a yearly event. It brings together health care providers, school representatives, faith-based organizations and other community-based organizations. The summit provides asthma information and promotes asthma education.

Information on the 2022 Summit will be posted here when available.

Past summits have included lectures, discussions and workshops around the following topics:

  • Asthma Management and Triggers
  • The Benefits Community Health Workers Bring to Asthma Management
  • Managing Asthma in School
  • Asthma and Housing
  • Green Cleaning
  • Spirometry and Asthma
  • Managing COVID-19 and Asthma
  • Comorbidity of Asthma with Other Health Issues
  • Environmental Influences on Asthma
  • Tobacco and Vaping
  • Participating in Research

Presentations from 2021 Asthma Education Summit

Comorbidity of Asthma with Other Health Issues

Louise Giles, MD, FRCPC
UChicago Medicine

Learn about medical conditions that may co-exist with asthma and how to manage them.

Panel: Environmental Influences on Asthma

Sola Olopade, MD, MPH, UChicago Medicine
Rob Rottersman, MS, CIH, Ramboll
Laura Garcia, Metropolitan Tenants Organization
Susan Mudd, JD, Environmental Law & Policy Center

Understand how environmental factors impact asthma and learn ways that could help children lessen the burden.

Tobacco and Vaping

Nicholas Martin, MPH
American Heart Association

Learn about vaping, the dangers of vaping, and resources for quitting.

Why Participate in Research?

Valerie Press, MD, MPH
UChicago Medicine

Learn about the benefits of conducting and participating in research and how to recruit research participants.

If you have any questions or are interested in participating, please contact us.

South Side Pediatric Asthma Center (SSPAC)
5841 South Maryland Ave.
MC 1075
Chicago, IL 60637