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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.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

8:30am – 1:30pm

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

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

  • Asthma Management and Triggers
  • Community Health Workers
  • Managing Asthma in School
  • Green Cleaning
  • Managing COVID-19 and Asthma
  • Comorbidity of Asthma with Other Health Issues
  • Environmental Influences on Asthma
  • Tobacco and Vaping
  • Participating in Research
  • Asthma Guidelines
  • Exercise and Asthma
  • Social and Emotional Support for Young People with Asthma

Presentations from 2022 Asthma Education Summit

Social and Emotional Support for Young People with Asthma

Alyssa Marchal, LCSW
UChicago Medicine

Panel: Community Health Work in Supporting Family Wellness

Brenda Battle RN, BSN, MBA, UChicago Medicine
Dameka Edwards-Hart, UChicago Medicine
Rhonda Lay, Sinai Urban Health Institute
Mary Kate Wagner, UChicago Medicine

Exercise and Asthma

Nisarg Bakshi, DO
UChicago Medicine

Updates in Asthma Management

Louise Giles, MD, FRCPC
UChicago Medicine

Presentations from 2021 Asthma Education Summit

Comorbidity of Asthma with Other Health Issues

Louise Giles, MD, FRCPC
UChicago Medicine

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

Asthma and Vaping

Nicholas Martin, MPH
American Heart Association

Why Participate in Research?

Valerie Press, MD, MPH
UChicago Medicine

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