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Allergy, Asthma & Pulmonary Diseases March 30, 2019

Allergy, Asthma & Pulmonary Diseases March 30, 2019


Each year in the United States, chronic respiratory diseases cause significant health and financial burdens, with an estimated $132 billion in personal health expenditures in 2013. The World Health Organization defines chronic respiratory disease as disease of the airways and other structures of the lungs and identifies the risk factors as tobacco smoke, air pollution, occupational chemicals and dusts, and frequent lower respiratory infections during childhood. The Texas Department of State Health Services reports chronic lower respiratory diseases as the fourth leading cause of death in 2017.

Chronic respiratory diseases are not curable but are treatable. This conference will focus on the current management and treatment for a select group of chronic respiratory diseases including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, chronic lung disease of prematurity and bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Health care professionals will also receive the most up-to-date information on the use of biologicals for allergies and asthma,guidance on appropriate allergy testing and case study implementation of an asthma action plan.


  • Explain the therapies currently used to treat cystic fibrosis
  • Identify the appropriate indications for immediate and delayed hypersensitivity testing
  • Discuss and explain the use of biologic therapies for the treatment of asthma and allergic diseases
  • Assess for severity and classification of asthma based on provided clinical information
  • Discuss pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management approach to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Explain the long term developmental, ethical and financial complications of chronic lung disease


    This activity is designed for family practice physicians, pediatricians, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, respiratory therapists and other health care professionals.


    The format will consist of PowerPoint assisted lectures, each followed by a brief question and answer session. Participants will also take part in pre- and post-questions facilitated by an audience response system.

    For a detailed agenda, click here.



    The Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) Coastal Bend Health Education Center (CBHEC) is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    TAMHSC CBHEC designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The presentation entitled, “Chronic Lung Disease of Prematurity and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia,” is designated as 1.0 hour of education medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.


    The Texas A&M Health Science Center Coastal Bend Health Education Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

    The Asthma, Allergy and Pulmonary Diseases Conference has been accredited for up to 6.50 contact hours of ACPE continuing pharmacy education. In order to receive continuing pharmacy education credit, pharmacist participants must participate in the session(s) and complete a program evaluation at the conclusion of the conference. This activity is knowledge based.

    The activity entitled, “Asthma Action Plan: Impact on Patient Outcomes,” UAN: 0834-0000-19-016-L01-P, has been accredited for 1.5 contact hours of ACPE continuing pharmacy education. This activity is application based.


    Driscoll Children’s Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association—Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    Driscoll Children’s Hospital provides 6.50 contact hours for successful completion of this educational activity.

    This CNE activity has been jointly provided by Driscoll Children’s Hospital collaboratively with the Texas A&M Coastal Bend Health Education Center.

    Grantor acknowledgement

    There is no commercial support for this activity at the time of printing.

    Disclosure statement

    The Texas A&M Coastal Bend Health Education Center and conference planning committee reserve the right to cancel this conference in the event of unforeseen or extenuating circumstances. Topics and speakers may be substituted or rearranged as necessary in order to preserve quality continuing education.


    Education Service Center, Region 2
    209 N Water Street
    Corpus Christi, TX 78401

    Registration fees Include: Breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch and free password protected Wi-Fi.

    Special note: The Coastal Bend Health Education Center has gone “green.” There will be no printed materials. All conference information and educational materials will be available on the Whova Mobile Event App. More information will be sent to registered attendees via the email provided at registration.

    Registration Deadlines:

    Early registration deadline: 3/11/19
    Regular registration deadline: 3/29/19 by 3 pm CST
    Onsite registration begins 3/30/19

    MD, Pharmacists, NP, PA

    Early Rate $150, Regular Rate $175, Onsite $275

    Nurses, RT

    Early Rate $85, Regular Rate $100, Onsite $200

    Resident Physicians, Nursing and Allied Health Students*

    Early Rate $50, Regular Rate $75, Onsite $175

    *attends school and is not yet certified in any health care field

    Cancellation policy

    Notification of registration cancellation must be received by March 18, 2019 to obtain a refund, minus a $50 administration fee. No refunds will be ma de after this date. A W-9 form may be required in order to process your refund. Questions? Please call 361.561.8589.

    Photo release

    The event organizers and other participants may take photographs during the event. By registering for this event, you give consent for the organizers, sponsors and other participants to publish these photos in printed materials or on the internet without additional notice. Individuals will never be identified/named in any photo unless prior written consent has been obtained. If you do not wish to appear in any photos, please contact the Texas A&M Coastal Bend Health Education Center and inform the event staff during registration.


    Please add each registrant separately (leave quantity at 1 on this page). To register an attendee, click on Add to Cart below, fill out required information, and click on Continue. To add an additional attendee, click on Continue Shopping. After all attendees are registered, click on Checkout.

  • Prices range from $50.00 to $150.00 (price depends on options selected)

    Notification of registration cancellation must received thirty days prior to an event to obtain refund, minus a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be made after this date. A W-9 will be requested in order to process refunds.