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2018 Annual AAE Conference:  Assembling the Puzzle of Asthma Education and Treatment

July 19 - 22, 2018, Phoenix, AZ

Thank you for attending the AAE Annual Conference!

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July 21 evaluation:

July 22 evaluation:



Special Content

Speakers and Vendors

Download the 2018 AAE Annual Conference Brochure:

Assembling the Puzzle of Asthma Education and Treatment Brochure (PDF) Schedule subject to change

Research Posters - list and downloads

Pound Fitness Class in Athletic Club Saturday 6:15 am

Community Service Project Thursday 6:30pm-8:30pm


Thursday, 7/19

 8:00am - 3:30pm Board Of Directors Meeting
 8:00am - 4:00pm Pharmacology Course:  Asthma in Special Populations
Overview of the Role of Inhaled Steroids and Bronchodilators in Asthma; Device Selection
Management and Selection of Devices in Infants and Toddlers
Management of Severe Asthma Including Biologics and Bronchial Thermoplasty
Management of Drug-Drug and Drug-Herb Interactions
Management of Asthma and Obesity Including Use of Appetite Suppressants

Management of Allergic Asthma Including SCIT and SLIT

Management of Non-Adherence

Management of Elderly Asthmatics Including Management of Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome

Management of Asthma in Pregnancy: Overview

Primary Prevention of Asthma and Atopic Dermatitis: Use of Probiotics during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

 5:30pm - 7:30pm Community Service Project

Friday, 7/20

 6:30am Registration/Check-in
Exhibit Hall Mesquite/Noble
 7:00am Breakfast; Presentation by Circassia
 8:00am Kick Off with Special Guest Chris Draft, former NFL player and Asthmatic Gregory Metz, MD, AE-C
 8:10am Public Health Promise or Peril? The Rise of E-cigarettes and Implications for Public Health Policy and Practice Brian A. King, PhD, MPH  Kaibab/Lantana
 9:00am Practical Implications of Asthma Phenotypes Michael Schatz, MD, MS  Kaibab/Lantana
 9:45am Visit Exhibitors  Exhibit Hall Mesquite/Noble
 10:30am Asthma COPD Overlap (ACOS): Clinical Features and Therapy Randall Brown, MD  Kaibab/Lantana
 11:15am Disparities and Differential Response to Asthma Treatment LeRoy Graham, MD  Kaibab/Lantana

Presentation by Thermofisher

Desserts in Exhibit Hall


(1:00PM Desserts in
Exhibit Hall Mesquite/Noble)
 1:15pm Asthma 2018:  A Disease of Communication as much as Inflammation Randall Brown, MD  Kaibab/Lantana
Breakout Room A:  Asthma Fundamentals:  Recognizing and Addressing Asthma Triggers Virginia Thomas, MSN, FNP-BC, AE-C   Ocotillo A
 2:00pm Breakout Room B:  Phoenix Healthmobile Angela Valdez-Huizar, MD, FAAP Kaibab/Lantana
 2:00pm Breakout Room C:  Evaluating a child with recurrent cough and night time symptoms Catherine Kier, MD, FAAP, FCCP, DABSM, AE-C Ocotillo B
 2:45pm Visit Exhibitors Exhibit Hall Mesquite/Noble
 3:30pm Asthma Poster Winners - Oral Presentations (3) Kaibab/Lantana
 4:15pm Asthma Project Posters - Viewing and Q&A Mesquite/ Noble
Meet and Greet Reception

Music by Al Keith, CRT
Exhibit Hall Mesquite/Noble
6:30pm - 8:30pm Navigating the Complexities of Asthma Care:  Discussion and Networking Session LeRoy Graham, MD Ocotillo B

Saturday, July 21

POUND Fitness Class (What is Pound?)
 Athletic Club
 7:00 am
for attendance
Exhibit Hall Mesquite/Noble
Visit Exhibits/ Coffee and Pastries
 Exhibit Hall Mesquite/Noble
 8:15am Asthma Education for the Community Health Worker:  Updates and Successes Traci Hardin, MPH, AE-C Kaibab/Lantana
 9:00am Child Advocacy in Challenging Times James Baumberger Kaibab/Lantana
Visit Exhibitors
Exhibit Hall Mesquite/Noble
 10:30am Asthma Care Coverage Project Hannah Green, MPH Kaibab/Lantana
 11:15am Asthma Action Plans - What are they and how do they work? Tracy Marquette, AE-C, RRT  Ocotillo B
 11:15am Home Visits and Native American Respiratory Health   Presentation Mansel Nelson Kaibab/Lantana
 11:15am Breakout Room 3:  Evaluation and Basic Treatment of Cord Dysfunction Christina Kang, MM, MS, CCC Ocotillo A
Presentation by GSK

(Desserts in
Exhibit Hall Mesquite/Noble Following presentations)

 1:15pm Climate Change: New Challenges to Disease Management and Patient Education.  Click on the speakers for individual presentations

 2:00pm Topic 1: Advocacy and Asthma Initiative Forum Tonya Winders, MBA Ocotillo B

Topic 2:  Challenges and Opportunities in Asthma Care for Adolescents and Teens Melissa Penkalski, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, AE-C Ocotillo A

Topic 3:  Motivational Interviewing and Other Communication Techniques to Change Patient Behavior  Stuart Tousman, PhD  Handout Kaibab/Lantana
 3:00pm NAECB Panel 
Cliff Dennis, RRT, AE-C
Kimberly Reiners, DNP, AE-C
  Increasing Patient Engagement at the Pharmacy   Supplementary Materials Mona Tsoukeris, MS, PharmD Ocotillo A
   Developing a Generation of Asthma Control Freaks - the Asthmania Academy Approach to Asthma Education Mike Shoemaker, AE-C, MBA, RRT-NPS Ocotillo B
 4:00pm Topic 7:  Respiratory Medications and Devices Dewey Hahlbohm, PA-C, AE-C Kaibab/Lantana

Spirometry and Bronchoprovocation Bill Pruitt, MBA, RRT, CPFT, FAARC, AE-C Ocotillo B

Understanding and Critically Appraising Asthma Education Research Stuart Tousman, PhD Ocotillo A
 5:00pm Hand in evaluations Mesquite/ Noble
 5:00pm Mylan Sponsored Round Table, Invitation Only Ocotillo B

Sunday, July 22

for attendance
Exhibit Hall Mesquite/Noble
8:00am President's Comments - 20 Years of Progress:  AAE from it's Beginning to Now and Beyond 
Christine Wagner, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC, FNP-BC, AE-C

Kathleen Ellis, PhD, ARNP, MSN, MHA, FAAAAI, AE-C, Past President

8:45am Community Outreach and Education Program Successes Melinda Schuler, BSBA, RRT, RCP, HHS, AE-C; Lynne Abbot, RN, MSN, AE-C  CHAMP
9:30am  T21 Project Ginny Chadwick, MPH, MA  Kaibab/Lantana
10:30am Asthma Publications:  Year in Review Gregory Metz, MD, AE-C; Elisa Thompson, APRN, CNP  Kaibab/Lantana
Where Do You/We Go From Here?
On to Buffalo...

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