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2019 Annual AAE Conference: Where Asthma Education falls into place

June 7,8,9 Buffalo, NY (Pre-Conference Activities and Courses June 6)



Special Content

Speakers and Vendors

BUFFALO GRAND (formerly Adam's Mark

Download the 2019 AAE Preliminary Agenda
Schedule subject to change

Pharmacology Pre-Conference Course:  Pharmacologic Management of All Things Wheezy and Itchy


Annual Conference Brochure Coming Soon

Research Posters

Pound Fitness Class  Saturday 6:15 am

Community Service Project Thursday 5:30pm-7:30pm (see details in Agenda below)

Agenda (Floorplan Below)

Thursday, June 6

 8:00am - 3:30pm Board Of Directors Meeting

 8:00am - 4:00pm 

Pharmacologic Management of All Things Wheezy and Itchy


Maureen George PhD, RN, AE-C, FAAN

Karen L. Gregory, DNP, APRN, CNS, RRT, AE-C, FAARC

Marcia Winston, RN, MSN, CPNP, AE-C, 
  • Asthma Management and Device Selection in Pediatrics
  • Asthma Management and Device Selection in Adult
  • Allergic Rhinitis Management
  • COPD, ACOS and Device Considerations
  • Anaphylaxis Practice Parameters and Devices
  • Asthma Mimickers: Evaluating and Treating Wheezing/Coughing Infants & Children
  • Asthma Mimickers: Evaluating and Treating Wheezing/Coughing Adults
  • Treatment of Rashes and Hives
  • Marijuana, E-cigs and Hookah Smoking

Total Credits: 6.5

 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Don’t Let Asthma Sideline You! Community Service Project (Must Register for this event)

We need volunteers to assess using the ACT and serve as coaches at the activity stations.  Please join us to engage in meaningful action, increase awareness and teach how to overcome barriers related to asthma control and self-management!  

(You don’t have to be asthma certified to volunteer, if you speak Spanish, that would be helpful, but not necessary.)

 Exercise and Motivation

  • 1.      Jump Rope + Hula Hoop
  • 2.      Football Drills
  • 3.      Peer to Peer Talk – I Have Asthma and I Feel Great

Medication and Adherence

  • 1.      Technique + Spacer Use
  • 2.      Quick Reliever (Rescue) vs. Controller

Environmental Triggers

  • 1.      Home Trigger Assessment + Games
  • 2.      Second-Hand Smoke / Vaping
  • Email us @ to volunteer if you have not already!

Friday,June 7

CE/CRCE/ACPE - 8.5 Units

CME with Infoception - 9.5 Units

 6:30am Registration/Check-in
Registration Desk

BREAKFAST: Product Theater - Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO)                                   Renee Bomar MSN, APRN, CPNP   (Circassia)

Grand Ballroom
 8:00am Welcome to Buffalo!  Mike Shoemaker, Dr. Gale Burstein (Erie County Commissioner of Health) Grand Ballroom
 8:10am A Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery: Asthma COPD Overlap Dr. Archana Mishra  Grand Ballroom
 9:10am Asthma Disparities Checklist 2019: What Every Educator Needs to Know                                  Dr. Randall Brown  Grand Ballroom
 10:10am Visit Exhibitors  Grand Hall
 10:30am Asthma after the Sun Goes Down (PBL)  Dr. Cathy Kier Grand Ballroom
 11:30am Is this really Asthma? Dr. Kalliope Tsirilakis  Grand Ballroom

LUNCH: Product Theater presented by Randall Brown, MD sponsored by Teva Pharmaceuticals 

Visit Vendors at 1:15

Grand Ballroom

Grand Hall

 1:45pm Practical Approaches to Improving Asthma Care in Clinical Practice: What's Old, What's New in 2019 Randall Brown, Christine Wagner  Grand Ballroom
 2:45pm Breakout:  School-based Asthma Care Planning: From the Provider to the School to the Student Sally Schoessler  Grand Ballroom
 2:45pm Fundamentals of Asthma  Dr. Heather Lehman Richardson Room
 2:45pm Role of Public/Private Partnerships for Asthma Intervention & Education Cara Matteliano Wright Room
 2:45  FeNO - How To Incorporate Into Your Practice - Ryan Burton  Sullivan Room
 3:45pm Visit Exhibitors Grand Hall 
 4:00pm Asthma Poster Winners - Oral Presentations (3) Julio Rebolledo Grand Ballroom
 4:45pm Asthma Project Posters - Viewing and Q&A  Julio Rebolledo  Grand Hall
Meet and Greet Reception

Music by Al Keith, CRT

Cash bar / hors d'oeuvres

Grand Ballroom

6:30pm - 8:30pm Sharing Ideas -- Promoting Innovation as We Face the Challenges of Asthma LeRoy Graham, MD Richardson Room


Saturday, June 8

6.0 Units 



POUND Fitness Class

(What is Pound?)

Fun Run/Walk

Registration - Sign-in for attendance (Coffee/Tea)

 Registration Desk
 8:15am Keynote Address - Working with that teenager who "doesn't have asthma"! Dr. Jamie Wooldridge Grand Ballroom
 9:15am BREAKFAST: Product Theater sponsored by AstraZeneca  Grand Ballroom

Healthy Homes & Home Assessment for Asthma Triggers - Dr. Erin Thanik

Grand Ballroom
 11:15am Differentiating Asthma from Anaphylaxis: A Challenge in School and Community Setting Sally Schoessler & Cara Kraft
Grand Ballroom
 11:15am School Setting - Fundamentals of QI and the PDSA Cycle Amanda Norton Breakout Room 1
 11:15am "Exercise effects of asthma in kids"  Karen Gregory, C. Michael Bowman Breakout Room 2
12:15pm LUNCH: (to 1:00 PM) Product Theatre Catherine Kier Sponsored By Regeneron
Grand Ballroom
 1:00pm to 1:30pm
Vendor/ Exhibit
Grand Hall

 1:30pm Asthma Coverage Project Hannah Green
Grand Ballroom
 2:00pm Vendor Exhibit/Refreshments Grand Hall
2:45pm Topic 1:  Respiratory Medications and Devices Dewey Hahlbohm PA Breakout Room 1
2:45pm Topic 2:  Value-Based Payment System - TBD Breakout Room 2
 2:45pm Topic 3:   Assessing and Managing Patients with Cough Cathy Kier, MD
Breakout Room 3
 2:45pm Topic 4: Assembling the Asthma Team for Your School Kim Utech & Mark Hoffman Breakout Room 4
 3:45pm Topic 1: Music-based Health Education Al Keith Breakout Room 1
 3:45pm Topic 2: Exercise-induced bronchospasm Karen Gregory, C. Michael Bowman Breakout Room 2
3:45pm Topic 3: Cigarettes are so Yesterday! Learn how JUULs, e-cigarettes and hookah contribute to nicotine addiction - Lorene Alba AE-C Breakout Room 3
 3:45pm Topic 4: Spirometry Amanda Clark Breakout Room 4
 4:45pm  Hand in Evaluations  Registration Desk
6:05pm Social Event -- Buffalo Bisons Baseball Game (Click here for tickets) Sahlen Field
 6:30pm Infoception: Thorny Issues in Asthma Management in Schools Mike Bowman, Sally Schoessler, Mark Hoffman, Melinda Schuler, Kim Utech  

Sunday, June 9

CE/CRCE/ACPE - 3.75 Units 

CME - 3.5 Units 

6:30am Registration - Sign in for attendance Registration Desk

BREAKFAST: Product Theatre

Sponsored by GSK "Overview of Severe Asthma" Anne Marie Irani, MD

Grand Ballroom
8:00am Social Determinants of Health Dr. Dennis Kuo
 Grand Ballroom
9:00am Directly Observed Therapy (Adherence) Dr. Cheryl Lawrence & Paul Tremblay RN, URMC
 Grand Ballroom
10:00am  Asthma Publications: Year in Review Dr. Gregory Metz and Elisa Thompson APRN  Grand Ballroom
11:00am President's State of the AAE and Adjournment Mona Tsoukleris PharmD, MS  Grand Ballroom
Closing/Wrap up
 Grand Ballroom
Adjournment/Hotel Departure

Healthy Homes & Home Assessment for Asthma Triggers - Dr. Erin Thanik

70 Buckwalter Rd. Ste 900, #330, Royersford, PA 19468   |   Phone: 888-988-7747   |   Email:

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