Monthly Newsletter from the Arizona Asthma Coalition

AAC Asthma and Allergy Clinical Conference – 14th Annual, 1st Time Virtual

The AAC Conference Committee would like to thank everyone who took part in the Asthma & Allergy Clinical Conference this year. While we all are experiencing these strange times, we are grateful that we were able to offer this educational resource and happy for those who were able to attend. Here are few points to note.

There were 78 attendees – some attended on September 12 to listen to the speakers live while others participated in the recorded version. 14 of them became AAC Members!

We would like to recognize our outstanding line up of speakers. The conference could not have happened without you. Special thanks to –

  • Chris Couch, MD
  • Ashley Feighery, BHA, RRT
  • Kate Freeman, MD
  • Joe Gerald, MD, PhD
  • Christopher Newton, MD
  • Matthew Rank, MD
  • Ryan Sidebottom, MSN, RN, FNP-C, AE-C
  • Benjamin Wright, MD

Another group to whom we owe many thanks is our wonderful sponsors and vendors. We are so grateful for your support.

  • Regeneron Sanofi/Genzyme – Platinum Sponsor
  • CSL Behring – Gold Sponsor
  • Allergy, Asthma, Immunology Associates, LTD – Bronze Sponsor

Commercial Vendors:

  • AstraZeneca
  • Optinose
  • Takeda

Nonprofit Vendors:

  • Breathmobile
  • Maricopa County Air Quality Department

Indoor Air Quality in K-12 Schools: Addressing the Concept of Layered Risk Amidst COVID-19

November 19, 2020 | 12 PM ET

Join experts from EPA's Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Program and guest speakers from the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ) and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) for a webinar discussing strategies for navigating current issues in school indoor air quality (IAQ). Expert panelists will discuss how proper IAQ management can help reduce health risks – including virus transmission – as well as explore the scientific basis for IAQ guidance issued by government and public health organizations.



Depression in Pregnancy May Raise Risk of Childhood Asthma

Repost from The New York Times

A mother’s psychological distress during pregnancy may increase the risk for asthma in her child, a new study suggests. Researchers had the parents of 4,231 children fill out well-validated questionnaires on psychological stress in the second trimester of pregnancy, and again three years later. The mothers also completed questionnaires at two and six months after giving birth. The study, in the journal Thorax, found that 362 of the mothers and 167 of the fathers had clinically significant psychological distress during the mothers’ pregnancies.

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American Lung Association Seeks Clinics to Participate in Project

American Lung Association is currently seeking clinics to participate in a project. It is FREE but takes commitment/partnership. This project focuses on the use of continuous quality improvement application to develop clinic systems that facilitate and secure high quality asthma care in clinics that is sustained. This project would best be coupled by community health workers, clinical outreach to help promote best practice in community as well.

This is a great project that demonstrates;

In recognition of the current pandemic, the American Lung Association has:

  • Modified meeting structure to one hour virtual monthly meetings through next June or July.
  • Changed in person free CME workshops to virtual
    • 2 day virtual Asthma Educator Institute workshop, and 
    • one day Spirometry workshop.
  • Included approaches for virtual asthma visits

Learn more and sign up by reaching out to Debi Holloway at

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Join the Arizona Asthma Coalition

As a nonprofit partnership since 1996, AAC has worked together with concerned stakeholders including public health, environmental quality, managed care, education, individual physicians and nurses, hospitals, foundations, families and other colleagues. Become a member of the Arizona Asthma Coalition or renew your membership and help us continue this important work.

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