Who We Are:
The Ohio Asthma Coalition is a collaborative group of medical and public health professionals, business and government agency leaders, community activists and others dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma through information-sharing, networking and advocacy. The coalition has produced the Ohio Statewide Asthma Plan revised in 2009 as a 5 year guideline for groups and practitioners throughout the state.
More about the coalition and the Ohio Statewide Asthma Plan can be found at http://www.ohioasthmacoalition.org.
About the Conference:
During evenly numbered years the Ohio Asthma Coalition presents a premier conference on asthma featuring Ohio researchers and practitioners who are involved in advances and new practices to improve asthma outcomes.
Who should attend:
Physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, public health professionals, and others working with people with asthma.
This conference will provide updates of new developments, research and techniques for healthcare professionals to utilize in diagnosis and treatment of patients with asthma.
Participants will learn about practices and services throughout Ohio to enhance their practice to improve asthma outcomes.
1. Identify new tools to use in practice with patients with asthma to improve clinical practice and improve asthma control.
2. Describe the types of clinical and home care that effectively help patients do self-management.
3. Develop linkages between clinical practices, emergency departments, home visit agencies, schools and other community based efforts that work to reduce asthma reactions to triggers and improve asthma outcomes.
As an organization accredited for continuing medical education (CME), WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine and the Ohio Asthma Coalition fully comply with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) rules and regulations. If any participant is in need of accommodations, written requests should be submitted at least one month in advance. Please email if you need special accommodation. BEH@odh.ohio.gov
“This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Wright State University (WSU) and the Ohio Asthma Coalition.
WSU designated this conference, live event, for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.”
Maureen George, PhD, RN, AE-C, FAAN
Maureen George is an Assistant Professor of Nursing in Division of Family and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and a Senior Fellow in the Center for Health Behavior Research. Dr. George has worked as an advance practice nurse in lung disease since 1986, is a Past-President of the Association of Asthma Educators and current Co-chair of the Allied Health Assembly of the American Academy of Asthma Allergy and Immunology. She lectures extensively on issues related to asthma care and education and has published original research and peer-reviewed manuscripts in these areas. She serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Asthma, the Journal of Asthma and Allergy Educator and as Associate Editor for the Primary Care Respiratory Journal.
Leroy Graham, MD, Pediatric Pulmonologist, founder ”Not One More Life, Inc.”, Atlanta, GA
According to the American Lung Association®, “if LeRoy Graham, M.D.’s greatest achievements were strictly professional, they would be quite impressive, given his reputation as an outstanding pediatric pulmonologist, his medical school faculty appointments, leadership within medical organizations, and even testimony before Congress. When he founded “Not One More Life, Inc.” in Atlanta in 2003, Dr. Graham was focused on finding a way to reduce the negative impact of asthma, particularly among African Americans. Today, his corps of volunteers and a small administrative staff has not only screened more than 5,000 people for asthma, but the organization’s model now is being replicated in six cities around the country.” The American Lung Association named him “Advocate in Action” in 2010.
Anyone in a position to control content must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests in the last 12 months. Any relationships identified will be resolved prior to the individual’s involvement in the educational activity. Full disclosure will be made to participants.
Directions to OSU Fawcett Center
The Ohio State University
Fawcett Center, Building 284
2400 Olentangy River Rd.
Columbus, OH 43202
To see the location and get directions go to: http://goo.gl/maps/xWe6A
• Follow State Route 315 to the Lane Avenue exit.
• Go east on Lane Ave.
• Take Lane Avenue to Olentangy River Rd. (second traffic light).
• Turn North (a left turn) on to Olentangy River Rd.
• The Fawcett Center is the first driveway on the East (right) side of Olentangy River Rd.
Hotel accommodations available through:
The Fairfield Inn and Suites • Columbus OSU
3031 Olentangy River Rd.
Columbus, OH 43202
Room Rates $106 + applicable tax.
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