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Asthma, Allergy & Pulmonary Diseases Conf. March 3, 2018

Asthma, Allergy & Pulmonary Diseases Conf. March 3, 2018

EDUCATIONAL NEED AND PROGRAM GOALS

Respiratory diseases are a widespread problem in the United States, and asthma is a particularly concerning public health issue. In Texas, approximately 1.4 million adults and 617,000 children have asthma, and it is one of the most frequent reasons for emergency room visits and missed school days among children. To proactively meet the needs of patients in the Coastal Bend, this one-day conference will update health care professionals on asthma management and the newest treatments. The goal of this conference is to prevent and reduce exacerbations, hospitalizations and mortality rates of patients dealing with asthma, IgE-mediated food allergies and interstitial lung disease.

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

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.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

- Describe the underlining basic pathology that leads to asthma.

- Identify the common medications, regardless of age, for management of mild, moderate and severe asthma.

- Review the Simplified Asthma Management program (SAM)

- Describe the stepped approach for asthma management

- Describe the most effective asthma preventer therapy available

- Explain the prevalence and impact of IgE-mediated food allergy

- Apply current food allergy management and strategies to prevent the development of food allergy

- Assess whether an educational asthma intervention will improve knowledge, quality of life and health care utilization.

- Discuss if teaching the principles of Healthy Homes to participants deceases exposure to asthma triggers

- Discuss the advantages of collaborating with community health workers (promotoras) as workforce for an asthma program

- Discuss the use of the new biologics in the treatment of severe asthma

- Discuss pulmonary function testing

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS

PHYSICIANS

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 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

FAMILY PHYSICIANS

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

PHARMACISTS

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 6.0 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 reporting form and program evaluation at the conclusion of the conference. This activity is knowledge based.

NURSES

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 6.08 contact hours for successful completion of this educational activity. This CNE activity has been jointly provided by Driscoll Children’s Hospital collaboratively with Texas A&M University Health Science Center.

This CNE activity has been jointly provided by Driscoll Children's Hospital collaboratively with Texas A&M Health Science Center.

RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS

This program has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 contact hours of Continuing Education for Respiratory Therapists (CERT) credit by the Texas Society for Respiratory Care, 2633 McKinney Ave. Ste. 130 #514, Dallas, Texas 75204. Course # 14046209

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Location

Education Service Center, Region 2
209 N. Water St.
Corpus Christi, TX

Registration Fees

Fees include all conference meals, USB drive of presentation materials and printed course syllabus. Printed presentation materials may be purchased for an additional $30 plus sales tax. Deadline to order: 2/21/2018. Purchasing information will follow via email once registration has been confirmed.

MD/DO/PHARM/NP/PA

$130 Early, $155 Late

Nurse/RTs

$65 Early, $85 Late

Resident Physicians

$50 Early, $50 Late

Nursing and allied health students

$25* Early, $25* Late

Student* (A student is defined as an individual attending school and not yet certified in a health care field.)


Early bird deadline: 3 PM CST on 2/21/2018

Cancellation Policy

Registration cancellation must be received by February 23, 2018 to obtain a refund, minus a $50 administration fee. No refunds will be made after this date. A W-9 form may be requested in order to process your refund. Questions? Please call 361-561-8589 or 361-561-8591.

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Prices range from $25.00 to $130.00 (price depends on options selected)

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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.