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Education

Asthma Summit 2012

May 16, 2012

Presentations can be viewed in PDF format via the links below.

Session I: Environmental Triggers, Impact and Prevalence of Asthma in Our Community

Moderator: Deborah Gentile, MD

Asthma Burden in Western PA – Vadim Drobin, MD, MPH

Overview of Asthma and Its Triggers; Importance of Lifestyle Factors – Deborah Gentile, MD

Importance of Allergens and Asthma Control – David Skoner, MD

Importance of Respiratory Viruses and Other Triggers – Giovanni Piedimonte, MD
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Session II: Importance of Air Pollution as an Asthma Trigger in Our Community

Moderator: David Skoner, MD

Program Keynote: Human Health Effects of Air Pollution – George Thurston, ScD

Quantifications of Air Pollution – Jane Clougherty, MSc, ScD

Impact of Regional Air Pollution on Asthma – Fernando Holquin, MD

The Role of Social and Environmental Stressors Upon Childhood Asthma – Michael Yonas, DrPH, MPH

Luncheon Keynote and Grand Rounds Speaker: National and International Impact of Air Pollution on Asthma – David Peden, MD

Session III: Impact of Community

Moderator: Chris Moore, WQED

Community Address – Honorable Richard Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Executive

Impact of Community – Linda Lane, EdD

The Air We Breathe – Ashton Bartholow

Panel Discussion on Impact of Community on Asthma Control
Panel Members:

Deborah Gentile, MD, Allegheny General Hospital

Don Hopey, Environmental Writer, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

David Templeton, Health and Science Writer, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Linda Lane, EdD, Superintendent, Pittsburgh Public Schools

George Thurston, ScD, Professor, New York University Institute of Environmental Medicine

Nancy Kaminski, The Pennsylvania Asthma Project

Medical Advisory Panel:

David P. Skoner, MD

Giovanni Piedimonte, MD

David Peden, MD

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