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Register Today: 14th Annual Virtual Clinical Asthma & Allergy Conference

September 12, 2020

The Arizona Asthma Coalition announces the 14th Annual Asthma and Allergy Clinical Conference to be held virtually. Join us on September 12th for live presentations and a chance to interact with conference presenters.

CME and CNE are available for this conference. (6.0 CME and 7.0 CNE) Certificates will be received from Empowerment Systems, Inc.

Scholarships are available for this event. Please contact Laura Taylor at or 480-289-5761.

Conference Schedule:

8:00 am | Welcome

Welcome Introduction, Instructions, and Invitation to visit the virtual exhibitor hall.

Speaker: Ted Carter, MD, Chair of the Board, Arizona Asthma Coalition

8:15 am | 1st Session

Keynote: New Guidelines for Asthma: Changing How We Do Things

Speaker: Matthew Rank, MD, Mayo Clinic

9:15 am | 2nd Session

General Session: Western Regional Pediatric Emergency Management: Peds and COVID

Speaker: Christopher Newton, MD, University of California, San Francisco, Benioff Children’s Hospital

10:15 am | Conference Sponsor Presentation by Regeneron

DUPIXENT and the Role of Type 2 Inflammation in Asthma, Chronic Rhinosinusitis With Nasal Polyposis (CRSwNP), and Atopic Dermatitis

Speaker: Product Theater Speaker

Sponsor: Regeneron & Sanofi Genzyme

11:15 am | Break

Connect with Exhibitors in the Exhibitors Hall to be entered into the Raffle Prize drawing!

11:45 am | 3rd Session

General Session: Asthma Mimics – More Than Hysterics

Speaker: Kate Freeman, MD, Mayo Clinic

12:45 pm | 4th Session

General Session: Asthma Biologics

Speaker: Christopher Couch, MD, Allergy, Asthma Clinic, Phoenix

1:45 pm | 5th Session

General Session: Breaking Down Barriers to Understanding Asthma Pathogenesis

Speaker: Benjamin Wright, MD, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

2:45 pm | 6th Session

General Session: COVID-19 in Arizona

Speaker: Joe Gerald, MD, PhD, University of Arizona, College of Public Health


  • AAC Members – $50.00
  • Non-Member + AAC Membership – $100.00
  • Non-Members – $85.00
  • Students – $30.00

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American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Update in Asthma 2019

A recent review on childhood asthma proposed that knowledge gaps will only be addressed by integrating technological advances and human knowledge across diverse disciplines, with a patient at its center. So, how far have we come in turning “big data” into actionable information to address some of the most important questions in asthma today, including clinical and mechanistic insights about the architecture of asthma heterogeneity, to inform personalized treatments? This Update focusing on publications in the American Thoracic Society journals reviews the progress made in 2019 on understanding asthma epidemiology and risk factors, mechanisms underpinning different disease subtypes, therapeutic options and prediction of treatment responses, and highlight areas for future research.

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