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Asthma Summit

Program Highlights

7:00 am Registration/Breakfast/Visit Exhibits
7:45 am Introduction
Deborah Gentile, MD and Joseph Ahearn, MD
8:00 am Epidemic of Asthma in Pittsburgh
Deborah Gentile, MD
8:10 am Asthma Control Strategies
Sergei Belenky, MD, PhD
8:30 am Origins of Asthma
Giovanni Piedimonte, MD
9:30 am Problem Based Learning: Balancing Safety and Efficacy of Asthma Therapy
David P. Skoner, MD
10:30 am Break/Visit Exhibits
10:45 am Effect of Air Pollution on Asthma Outcomes in Pittsburgh
LuAnn Brink, Ph.D., M.P.H.
11:15 am Q/A
11:30 pm Buffet Lunch
Keynote Speaker: Air Pollution and Health
Joel Schwartz, Ph.D.
12:45 pm Break/Visit Exhibits
1:00 pm Effect of Air Pollution on Birth Outcomes in Pittsburgh
Evelyn Talbott, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.
1:30 pm Effect of Air Pollution on Morbidity and Mortality in Pittsburgh
Francesca Dominici, Ph.D.
2:00 pm Break/Visit Exhibits
2:15 pm Overview of the Health Impacts of Air Pollution in Pittsburgh
Ron White, M.S.T.
2:45 pm Air Mapping in Pittsburgh
Albert Presto, Ph.D.
3:15 pm Q/A
3:45 pm Wrap-Up and Conclusions
Deborah Gentile, MD
4:00 pm Adjournment

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the policy of Allegheny General Hospital, presenters must disclose all relevant financial relationships, which in the context of their presentation(s), could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest, (e.g., ownership of stock, honoraria or consulting fees). Any identifiable conflicts will be resolved prior to the activity.  Any such relationships will be disclosed to the learner prior to the presentation(s).

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