2014 Annual Conference

August 1-3, 2014
Hilton Palacio Del Rio
200 South Alamo Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
1-210-222-1400

Register Now

Click here for more information and to register for AAE’s pre-conference session, Asthma Pharmacology: A Comprehensive Review for Prescribers, on Thursday, July 31st. AAE has applied to offer 6.5 hours of pharmacy credit for this session.

Click here for more information on AAE’s post conference offerings:
Becoming an Asthma Educator Care Manager (BAECM)
Sunday, August 3rd
1:15 pm - 5:45 pm

AAE's National Asthma Educator Certification & Recertification Course
Sunday, August 3rd, 1:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday, August 4th, 7:30 am - 5:00 pm



Click below for an AAE conference invitation and
performance from dynamic asthma educator Al Keith!





Conference Purpose

Asthma affects over 25 million people. Many of those affected are children and underserved populations. AAE’s mission is to promote asthma education as an integral comprehensive asthma program, to raise the competence of health care professionals who educate individuals and families affected by asthma, and to raise the standard of care and quality of asthma education delivered to those with asthma.

The Association’s annual conference assists us with our mission by showcasing new techniques, products, and services as well as revisiting some of the basics of asthma and asthma education.




Community Service Project

Thursday, July 31
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Coordinators: Traci Hardin, Diane Rhodes

AAE believes that it is important to “give back” each year to our conference host city. The community services projects are created as a means to address the disparities in morbidity and mortality attributable to asthma among underserved populations in the local areas.

This year, AAE members will be partnering with the local San Antonio Northeast Independent School District and their year-round school, Castle Hills Elementary, to present a two hour education program that consists of free asthma screening, fun, interactive asthma educational activities for the entire family and free educational materials and asthma tools through the generous donations of multiple local, state and national partners. We need volunteers to assist with this project. Contact Courtney Devine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .





Attention, Military and Students!

AAE honors those who serve. Members of the US Military will receive the member rate for all conference and course offerings, with one complimentary year of membership in AAE.

Nursing and Allied Health undergraduate students will receive a rate of $200 for the full three day conference registration.

We are excited to share our conference invitation with you! The 2014 AAE Conference will be held in vibrant San Antonio, Texas. With much cultural diversity, historical attractions, and a thriving arts and culture scene, San Antonio is the perfect setting for this year’s conference theme, Asthma Round-Up.

Asthma affects over 25 million people. Many of those affected are children and under-served populations. AAE’s mission is to promote asthma education as an integral comprehensive asthma program, to raise the competence of health care professionals who educate individuals and families affected by asthma, and to raise the standard of care and quality of asthma education delivered to those with asthma.

The Association’s annual conference assists us with our mission by showcasing new techniques, products and services as well as revisiting some of the basics of asthma and asthma education.

At our annual conferences, participants from all over the country have the awesome opportunity to network with colleagues and exchange successful strategies and innovations. We look forward to another successful event in this regard. In addition to the numerous educational opportunities detailed throughout these pages, we will also be offering our National Asthma Educator Certification and Re-Certification course, as well as the Becoming an Asthma Educator and Care Manager course, in conjunction with the conference. Registration details for these courses will be found here.

The AAE leadership team and membership appreciate your continued support. We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio!

Bill Pruitt, MBA, RRT, CPFT, AE-C, FAARC
Conference Chair





Target Audience

The target audience for this event includes nurses, pharmacists, case managers, respiratory therapists, medical assistants, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, school nurses, educators, physicians and other health educators working in the community, ambulatory and acute care settings.





Continuing Education

Updated continuing education information will be posted at www.asthmaeducators.org as it becomes available.

Asthma Pharmacology: A Comprehensive Review for Prescribers (pre conference session): 6.5 hours
This program is approved for 6.0 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 6.0 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Program ID 1407328 This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards.

National Asthma Educator Certification and Re-Certification Course (post conference): 12 hours

Becoming an Asthma Educator and Care Manager Course (post conference): 4 hours

The following estimates apply to conference course offerings, August 1-3, 2014:
  • This program has been approved for 13.57 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063, Course #142675000.
  • This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for 16.5 CE contact hour(s). Activity code: C00011260 Approval Number: 140001276
  • AAE is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider Number 13605)
  • Application has been made to the College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Sciences, North Dakota State University, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education, for 16 hours credit. Total number of approved credits to be determined.
  • This program is approved for 17.75 contact hour(s) of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Program ID 1407327. This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards.
  • This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 16.50 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Physician assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity.

    This program was planned in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.




Post Conference Programs

Becoming an Asthma Educator Care Manager (BAECM)
Sunday, August 3rd
Hilton Palacio del Rio
1:15 pm - 5:45 pm

AAE's National Asthma Educator Certification & Recertification Course
Sunday, August 3rd, 1:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday, August 4th, 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

About NAEC/RRC
This course has been designed to help prepare asthma educators to take the NAECB exam. The AAE review course was written and is taught by credentialed asthma educators (AE-C, Asthma Educator-Certified). Our course is based on the NAECB detailed content outline and begins with a pre-test based on sample exam questions. In addition, the review course content includes epidemiology, pathophysiology, factors contributing to acute and chronic asthma, patient and family assessment, asthma management including pharmacological, behavioral and environmental interventions, development of an asthma action plan, program outcomes, referral and professional networking, and spirometry for the health care professional. Methods of teaching used in the review course include didactic presentations, interactive patient-based case studies and a hands-on device workshop.

NAEC/RRC Agenda
Sunday, August 3
  • Taking the National Asthma Educator Certification Exam
  • Asthma Epidemiology & Pathophysiology
  • History, Physical Exam, & Assessment of Severity & Control
  • Educational Needs
Monday August 4
  • Spirometry Interpretation for Asthma Educators
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Co-Morbidities and Treatment Interventions: Behavioral, Environ, Pharmacologic
  • Culturally Sensitive Approaches to Asthma
  • Asthma Devices Workshop
  • Professional Networking, Referrals, and Outcomes
  • Complicated Asthma, Comprehensive Cases
  • Review of Practice Questions
About BAECM
This course is dedicated to teaching participants to holistically approach the education of patients and families with asthma. Core topics discussed are asthma prevalence, goals of therapy, pathophysiology, controlling factors that contribute to severity, pharmacotherapy, medication administration, monitor symptoms, co-morbidities and optimizing education. Application of core topics is reviewed though interactive case studies. Participants should have an interest in improving patient and families with asthma.

Click here to register for these two programs, which are being offered at the conclusion of the Annual Conference, in San Antonio, TX.

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