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2017 Annual AAE Conference:  Unraveling Current Asthma Challenges

July 27 - 30, 2017, Milwaukee, WI

About the Conference



Special Content

Speakers and Vendors

Download the 2017 AAE Annual Conference Agenda:


Preconference Session (PDF) Milwaukee Room 7/27/17

Unraveling Current Asthma Challenges Conference Brochure (PDF)

Research Posters - list and downloads

Use link to complete the required evaluation for the day(s) you attended

Thursday July 27 Pre-Conference Evaluation

Friday July 28 Evaluation

Saturday July 29 Evaluation

Sunday July 30 Evaluation

For the current list of speakers and vendors who will be present, download the file below.

Booth Assignments

Atrium Diagram Vendor Layout .pdf




Thursday, 7/27

 8:30am - 3:30pmBoard Of Directors Meeting, Crystal Ballroom
 8:30am - 4:00pm Pharmacology Course  PRESENTATION
FILE:  Pharmacologic Product Guide for Smoking Cessation
 5:30pm - 7:30pm Community Service Project Erin Lee (FAM), Jennifer Winter, Sharon Lemley (AAE)
 7:00pm- 9:00pm Cocktail Reception sponsored by Thermo Fisher (please RSVP. space is limited)

Friday, 7/28

 6:30am Registration  
 7:00am CIRCASSIA/FeNO Presentation  
 8:00am Welcome/Introduction - What are we doing here?  
 8:15am Ethnic Disparities in asthma LeRoy Graham, MD
 9:00am Building effective partnerships in asthma care - What are our targets? Ben Francisco, PhD
 9:45am Biobreak, vendor exhibits  
 10:30am Environmental trigger recognition - The merit and content of home visitation programs Don Bukstein
 11:15am Effective asthma management in the primary care setting LeRoy Graham, MD
 12:00pm Lunch

ASTRA ZENECA presentation

 1:15pm Biologics - Emerging approaches to effective asthma treatment Todd Mahr, MD
 2:00pm Telemedicine and Asthma - Challenges and Opportunities Brooke Yeager
 2:45pm Biobreak, vendor exhibits  
 3:00pm Asthma project posters - viewing and presentations by winners

Al Keith music
Lisa Johnson
 5:30pm Prize drawing, hand in evaluations Dee Mallam
 6:30pm - 8:30pm Preschool wheezing and childhood asthma; open discussion of "Thorny Issues of Asthma Care" Mike Shoemaker, moderator

Rob Lemanske, MD - UW Assoc. Dean for Clinical and Translational Research

Saturday, July 29

 7:15am - 8:15am Concurrent talks - pick one for each time slot and note on accreditation form
for attendance
 8:15am Asthma Control: What is it and how to measure it Todd Mahr, MD 
 8:15am Recognizing Asthma/Treating both Bronchospasm and Inflammation Teresa Summe
 9:00am Obesity/asthma twin US epidemics - Are they linked? Christine Wagner
 9:00am Recognizing asthma triggers Greg Metz, MD
 9:45am Product Theater vendor exhibits  
 10:30am Bronchial Thermoplasty Steve Leh, MD
 10:30am "Asthma 101" Tracy Marquette
 11:15am How and when does Asthma Begin? Rob Lemanske, MD - UW Assoc Dean for Clinical and Translational Research
 12:15pm Product Theater TEVA  
 1:15pm Asthma advocacy through the Allergy and Asthma Network (AAN) - A crucial service for families  Tonya Winders (AAN)
 2:00pm Dealing with Medicaid - program and payment issues  Ben Francisco, PhD
 2:45pm Biobreak, vendor exhibits  
 3:30pm Topic 1:  Using community health workers to improve asthma control/outcomes Lorene Alba (Breathe California, CA Dept. of Health)
  Topic 2: The AE-C certification process - Tips for Success Bill Pruitt
  Topic 3: Practical interviewing techniques to improve patient/family adherence to "The Asthma Plan" Stuart Tousman, PhD
  Topic 4: Successful approaches to implement SAMPRO in school districts in Wisconsin Nicholas Antos, MD 
4:30pm  Topic 5: Non-traditional asthma treatments Maureen George, PhD

Topic 6: Spirometry - Practical tips to get useful information Bill Pruitt
  Topic 7: Making an asthma coalition successful when money is scarce Panel discussion led by Stuart Tousman, PhD; Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and South Carolina asthma leaders
  Topic 8: Gadget, gizmos, and apps, Oh My! The latest innovations to improve asthma compliance and management Jared Rice and Dewey Hahlbohm
5:30pm Hand in evaluations
Evening on your own

Sunday, July 30

7:00am Registration for the day
Product Theater
8:00am President's Comments: AAE and the Value of AE-C
9:00am Innovations in pharmacists related to Asthma across Wisconsin Kari Trapskin, PharmaD
9:45am Innovations and challenges for pharmacists dealing with asthma
GHC Asthma Risk Project 
Dimmy Sokhal, PharmaD, Laya Esmaili-Rashid, PharmaD 
Addressing health literacy issues - A constant challenge
Ruchi S. Gupta, MD, MPH
11:15am Where do we/you go from here? Mike Bowman, moderator
11:45am Adjournment - On to Phoenix!
Completion of final evaluations
Mike Bowman, Kimberly Byrne

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