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16th Annual Arizona Asthma & Allergy Clinical Conference

The Arizona Asthma & Allergy Conference provides education and networking for clinicians and anyone who cares for patients living with asthma and allergies. This educational activity is designed for practicing pediatric and adult primary care providers, asthma specialists (pulmonologists and allergists), pediatric and family nurse practitioners, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, nurses, school nurses, quality assurance leaders, case managers, MAs, students, and anyone else involved in the care of people with asthma and allergies. CMEs and CEUs will be offered for providers including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses.


Chronic Cough: Adults

Speaker: Andres Borja-Alvarez, MD


  • Determine causes of cough in adults
  • Establish an algorithm approach to diagnosis in adults
  • Establish an algorithm approach to treatment for adults

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Kids in Leaves

5 Tips to Prevent Asthma Flare-ups This Fall

Shared from American Lung Association

Fall is a magical time of year. The leaves are changing colors, the air is cool and crisp and it’s a great time to pick the perfect pumpkin. The fall season can also expose people with asthma or COPD to unexpected triggers that may make their asthma worse. The American Lung Association has some tips to help make your fall activities more asthma friendly.

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Experimental Treatment Approach Counters Allergic Asthma Without Weakening Flu Defenses

Shared from NYU Langone Health

Blocking the action of calcium signals in immune cells suppresses the most common form of asthma, but without compromising the body’s defenses against flu viruses, a new study finds.

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Climate Change Worsening Asthma for Children of Color

Shared from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Days of extreme heat driven by climate change are disproportionately harming Black and Hispanic children with asthma, according to experts. In a September 26 USA Today article, pediatricians explained that higher temperatures lead to higher levels of ozone, a gas that forms from the burning of fossil fuels. Ozone is typically worse in urban areas with more traffic—the same areas where more Black and Hispanic kids tend to live. There’s also less green space in inner-city neighborhoods. It all adds up to increased risk for people with asthma—especially kids.

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Primary Care Screening Tool Accurately Predicts Lasting Asthma in Preschoolers

Shared from AJMC

An international team of researchers found that a symptom-based screening tool used in primary care could accurately identify preschoolers at risk of persistent asthma symptoms and higher health care use.

Earlier identification of children at risk of asthma could promote active disease monitoring and treatment interventions, the authors noted, writing in JAMA Network Open.

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Open Seat on the Arizona Asthma Coalition Board

We are interested in adding a member to our board who has skill and experience in public policy and advocacy. As part of our effort to improve the health and quality of life for all asthmatics in Arizona, this new board member’s portfolio will include:

  • Networking and building relationships with coalitions and partners
  • Informing the Board and stakeholders about emerging public policies that would have an impact on people with asthma
  • Advocating for public policies which support clean air, access to healthcare and best practices for preventing and treating asthma

The successful candidate will bring a strong public health policy perspective to our board. It currently includes physicians, nurse practitioners, a school nurse manager, respiratory therapists, asthma educators, program administrators and academic faculty in pharmacy and public health.

Relevant types of experience may include:

  • Participation in local and/or statewide public health coalitions and partnerships
  • Analyzing and summarizing public policy issues in writing
  • Sharing information about policies with a statewide audience
  • Tracking proposed legislation and sharing its relevance with stakeholders
  • Representing your organization’s policy positions in presentations, media or testimony

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please send a cover letter and CV to Lisa Rascon at

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