The Association of Asthma Educators was founded in 1998 (click to see a list of the original founding members) and is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality education to a multidisciplinary group of asthma educators. As such, AAE serves as the premier professional organization representing health care professionals who identify themselves as asthma educators, many of whom will sit for the national asthma educator certification examination. We are one of the 20 stakeholder organizations assisting the National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB) in its mission to establish a standardized national certification examination to promote quality patient education by qualified asthma educators.
AAE's membership includes nurses, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, doctors, physician assistants, community health workers, case managers and social workers.
To meet the challenges of providing quality continuing education to this diverse group, AAE holds an annual conference. These conferences have offered a variety of programs to meet the needs of asthma educators. In 2003, AAE developed and launched a powerful Review Course program that helps to prepare participants to sit for the National Asthma Educator Certification Exam . The course content has been updated to include the 2007 EPR3 guidelines. This comprehensive program is scheduled across the country. It is also available for viewing on your computer or DVD. AAE also offers a Becoming an Asthma Educator program.
In addition to the Annual Conference, AAE has produced continuing education monographs on culturally competent asthma care as well as an inhalation therapy devices. It also publishes a quarterly newsletter and bimonthly journal. There are numerous opportunities to grow, both individually, and as a group, with the support we secure from industry leaders.
The shared vision of the Association of Asthma Educators:
The Association of Asthma Educators promotes these values:
In the conduct of professional activities, Asthma Educators shall:
View a list of our current Board of Directors here.