ASSOCIATION OF
ASTHMA EDUCATORS


The Association of Asthma Educators is the premier inter-professional organization striving for excellence to raise the competency of diverse individuals who educate patients and families living with asthma. 

We have three primary purposes. Read more.


EDUCATION

We are the leading resource for professional asthma education. AAE offers courses designed in accordance with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health Expert Panel Report (EPR3): Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma. Read more

AAE has developed a program to prepare entry-level community health workers (CHW) to effectively provide basic asthma management education. Read more

The E. Ellis Scholarship is available to AAE members in good standing who are seeking to obtain certification as a certified asthma educator (AE-C) through the National Asthma Education Certification Board. Find out more by clicking the button below.

MEMBERSHIP 

AAE's membership includes nurses, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, doctors, physician assistants, community health workers, case managers, and social workers.

AAE holds an annual conference and produces continuing education monographs on culturally competent asthma care as well as on inhalation therapy devices. There are numerous opportunities to grow, both individually, and as a group, with the support we secure from industry leaders. Join today

ADVOCACY

AAE actively engages in advocacy efforts on behalf of its members in order to reduce asthma disparities and improve asthma outcomes. Read more

Anyone interested in asthma education will find our extensive list of resources, helpful links, asthma educator tools, videos, and consumer information relevant. Read more


2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The 2018 Annual Conference "Assembling the Puzzle of Asthma Education and Treatment"will be held on July 20-22, 2018, at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. We have selected a resort destination (Arizona Grand Resort) which has numerous amenities including pools, water slides, outdoor sports, golfing and more! Consider bringing your family and make it an end of the summer vacation trip! 

There will be an amazing pharmacology preconference on Thursday, July 21st that will highlight asthma therapies in special populations. Speakers include Maureen George, Karen Gregory, Christine Wagner, Mona Tsoukleris and Michael Schatz. Dr. Schatz is the current editor- in- chief of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice and is an expert in asthma therapies during pregnancy. Dr. Schatz will also be speaking at the general meeting as well. AGENDA

The annual meeting will also feature a panel of dynamic speakers from all over the country. 

  • Brian A. King, PhD, MPH, serves as the Deputy Director for Research Translation in the office of Smoking and Health at the CDC in Atlanta. He will be speaking on “Public Health Promise or Peril? The Rise of E-cigarettes and Implications for Public Health Policy and Practice.” 
  • Hannah Greenworks in Washington, DC, and is the Director of National Health Policy for the American Lung Association. She is coming to speak on the national Asthma Care Coverage Project. 
  • Christina KangM.M., M.S., CCC is a speech-language pathologist from the Mayo Clinic who is presenting on the diagnosis and treatment of vocal cord dysfunction. 
  • Tonya Winders, MBA is the president and chief executive officer of the Allergy and Asthma Network. She will be discussing national advocacy initiatives. 
  • Randall Brown, MD, MPH, AE-C is a pulmonologist and director of Asthma and COPD Programs at the Center for Managing Chronic Disease at the University of Michigan. He will be addressing the clinical features and therapy of asthma/COPD overlap (ACOS). 
  • Leroy Graham, MD, FCCP is a pulmonologist and CEO of the asthma education advocacy program Not One More Life in Atlanta, Georgia. He will be presenting information of disparities and differential responses to asthma treatment. 
  • Mona Tsoukleris, MS, PharmD is an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice & Science (PPS) at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She will be leading an interactive discussion about patient engagement in asthma therapies at the pharmacy. 
  • Mansel Nelson, MS, is the senior Program Coordinator for the Tribal Environmental Education Outreach Program (TEEOP) at Northern Arizona University. He will highlight programs utilizing home visits, healthy homes initiatives and improved indoor air quality to enhance Native American Respiratory Health. 
These are just a few of the many diverse speakers scheduled for this year’s annual meeting. We hope that you will come and learn from these national experts in their field, become inspired by others’ works and network with colleagues who share a passion for asthma education.

The AAE Annual Conference is an outstanding opportunity for information sharing of products and services in all areas of asthma management and treatment and we offer a vast array of participation forums.  By engaging in collaborative learning on all aspects; medications, technologies and strategies, we can achieve improved education and compliance for patients and families.  Your support and more importantly, your active involvement can make a huge impact. Please join us. Contact us at 215-353-2477 to learn more about how you can deliver your message and resources to the asthma community.



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