• 19 Jun 2018 5:09 PM | Gregory Metz (Administrator)

    Please consider running for the board of directors.   We need your help, talents, new ideas and leadership to advance our mission.    One of the greatest strengths of AAE is our diverse membership which is focused on our common goal.  

    Information about the Board:

    The Board consists of twelve (12) members.  Each of these twelve (12) members serves a three (3) year term.  A board member can only serve on the board for two (2) completed three year terms. Once the two terms are served, the board member must rotate off the board for two (2) years before reapplying for the board.  The 2018 call for nominations has four (4) positions to be filled.

    Who can serve? Members in good standing with the Association who have held their AAE membership for at least one year prior to applying are eligible to apply. A committee made up of board members will review the applications and complete an evaluation form on each applicant.

    How do I apply? To submit your application to serve, you must send your current CV that highlights your experience relevant to asthma and asthma education, along with a head photo, and a 100-word vision statement for AAE and how your membership on the board will contribute to your vision, to the Chair of the Nominating Committee.  Applications will be accepted until August 10, 2018.  No late submissions will be accepted.

    How is one elected to the board?  Once all the applications have been received and reviewed, a slate of candidates for available board positions will be sent to the membership for election by the members. This general election process starts on the first Monday in October, 2018, and closes on October 31, 2018.  A notification of acceptance will be sent to successful nominees letting them know of their election to the Board.  A notification will also be sent to each person that applied that did not get elected.  The newly elected Board of Directors will take effect January 1, 2019.

    Board members attend a phone meeting each month, an in-person meeting each year at the annual conference and assist with the planning and executing of AAE activities throughout the year. 

    Please contact me with any questions.   Also, if you can attend the upcoming annual conference, please come talk to any of the board members for more information.

    Thank you for your membership, dedication and interest in serving the Association of Asthma Eduators.

    Gregory Metz, MD, AE-C

    Chair, Nominations Committee


  • 09 May 2018 12:57 PM | Anonymous

    Mylan issued an explanatory statement on the supply of the Epipen and requested that we share it with our membership.

    "Our first priority is to ensure patients with a life-threatening allergy have access to epinephrine auto-injector products. We encourage patients who are experiencing difficulty accessing product to contact Mylan Customer Relations at 800-796-9526 for assistance in locating alternative pharmacies. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET."

  • 04 Apr 2018 1:25 PM | Anonymous

    Be the Boss of Your Asthma is an asthma patient tool developed through a partnership between AAN, AAE, AAFA and other organizations that can be a great resource for patients. It includes information and helpful resources like "Doctor Visit Checklist" and "Asthma Fact Sheet".

  • 30 Mar 2018 1:35 PM | Gregory Metz (Administrator)

    We are updating the organization's policies and procedures.    I have attached some proposed edits for your review and comment.

    Please send comments to by April 30, 2018

    1. We are removing "mailing notifications" AND replacing with "emailing notifications" throughout the policies.

    2.  The student membership information edits are underlined. .

    I.              Student Membership

    a.    Student membership is free. 

    b.    Open to full-time students in nursing or respiratory care, medical residents, fellows or those in health-related training programs with an interest in the field of asthma education. Proof of enrollment is required with the application.

    c.    Student members have full voting privileges

    d.    Students are encouraged to contribute to the newsletter, participate in projects or share asthma resources/research

  • 30 Mar 2018 1:28 PM | Gregory Metz (Administrator)

    We are in the process of updating our organization's policies and procedures.    The last full  review was several years ago.   I have attached  proposed edits to AAE’s policies for your review and comment.

    Please send any comments to: by April 30, 2018

    Revised Policy on CE Credits:

    Purpose Statement:

    To provide direction for obtaining continuing education credit for education programs given by the Association of Asthma Educators.

    Policies and Procedures:

    1. It is the policy of the Association to provide continuing education credit for

    Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Case Managers, Practioners and Pharmacists who attend and/or receive their education programs.

    For all continuing education hours, the policy of the Association will be to comply with the current accreditation agency requirements as applies to their individual professional disciplines (Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Case Managers, Practioners and Pharmacists), including fees and applications as required to maintain provider approval status of the organization.

    This will be done by the Committee Chair in conjunction with the Management Company.

    Management Company will review upcoming renewal fees and accreditation changes for each discipline as applicable and notify Committee Chair to review as required when changes are noted. 

    AAE may select Continuing Education Providers as needed to meet its current needs provided approved by the BOD.

  • 09 Mar 2018 2:09 PM | Gregory Metz (Administrator)

    Dear AAE members,

    I am pleased to announce that I will be conducting a free online asthma education/self-management program this summer.   I presented the original findings on this effective program at the 2016 conference in Jacksonville, Florida.  In the program, adults with asthma or caregivers that have children with asthma are asked to share their experiences about asthma and then I make brief you tube videos sharing the NHLBI guidelines regarding topics such as triggers, medications, and asthma control.   Program participants found that the interactive engaging communication really helped them to better understand asthma and how to self-manage it.   

    If you are interested in getting involved in this program there are two potential realms:

    1) If you work with adults or caregivers that have children with asthma they can enroll (you can share the flyer with them)

    2) If you would like to participate as part of the team to conduct the program let me know

    Please contact me for additional information and/or you would like me to email you the flyer for this program.


    Stuart Tousman, Ph.D.   


  • 21 Feb 2018 1:22 PM | Anonymous

    As an important partner, Teva Respiratory wanted to make you aware of the upcoming launch of QVAR® RediHaler™ (beclomethasone dipropionate HFA) Inhalation Aerosol, which will be available by prescription beginning on February 12, 2018. Teva will be discontinuing QVAR® (beclomethasone dipropionate HFA). Patients and caregivers are encouraged to speak with their doctors to learn more about how this discontinuation may affect their current treatment plans. 

    Important limitation of use, QVAR® RediHaler™ is not indicated for the relief of acute bronchospasm. QVAR ® RediHaler ™ (beclomethasone dipropionate HFA) Inhalation Aerosol is indicated for the maintenance treatment of asthma as prophylactic therapy in patients 4 years of age or older. It contains the same small-particle medication as the currently-available QVAR®, but in a "spacer-free" design (do not use with a spacer). The inhaler no longer requires priming and in addition, it utilizes innovative “breath-actuated” inhaler technology to deliver the medicine, eliminating the need for hand-breath coordination. Prescribing information and additional details:

  • 23 Jan 2018 10:14 AM | Anonymous

    The Association of Asthma Educators invites submission of abstracts/project posters related to any aspect of diagnosis, care or education of asthma. The submissions will be peer reviewed by a conference committee panel, and selected authors of accepted abstracts/project posters will be invited to present a poster presentation at the Association of Asthma Educators’ annual conference in Phoenix, AZ at the Arizona Grand Resort from July 20-22, 2018. Three “top” submissions will be chosen for oral presentations during the conference agenda. You do not have to be a member of AAE to submit an abstract/poster. However, if accepted, the presenter must be registered for the AAE meeting and a current AAE member in good standing of their membership dues to present at conference. The top abstract/poster winner after review will be provided free registration for the 2019 conference!

    Please download for complete details:

    2018 CALL FOR Asthma Project Poster for 2017 AAE Conference.pdf

    Abtract Poster Submission Specification.pdf

  • 20 Dec 2017 8:43 PM | Gregory Metz (Administrator)

    Please help us congratulate Lorene Alba, AE-C, on being nominated for an AAE Asthma Advocate Award.  

    Read more at 

  • 08 Nov 2017 5:26 PM | Anonymous

    As we are entering the influenza season, it is strongly recommended that those with asthma receive a flu vaccine.
    Learn more at:

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