NC Asthma Summit: 2020 - Year of the Asthma Educator

Apr 29, 2020 Canceled Other

NC Asthma Summit: 2020 - Year of the Asthma Educator


In light of the COVID-19 outbreak and to protect the safety and well-being of all involved with the 2020 NC Asthma Summit, this event has been canceled. Current registrants will receive a full refund of registration fees in the coming weeks.

The AANC applauds your work with persons who have asthma and in this, the “Year of the Asthma Educator” suggests these helpful resources:


Association of Asthma Educators

Asthma and Allergy Network

Please join us at the NC Asthma Summit: 2020 - Year of the Asthma Educator. The summit will include a variety of asthma-related topics including Medicaid Managed Care, Social Determinants of Health, E-Cigarettes, Asthma Education, and embracing the “Holistic” Model of Patient Care. The NC Asthma Summit is a collaboration of the Asthma Alliance of North Carolina (AANC) and UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC.

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By registering for this workshop, you are granting permission for your contact information to be shared with AANC which is a collaborating partner of this continuing education activity.


Acorn Suites
914 S 5th Street
Mebane, NC 27302

Hotel is Exit 154 off I-40, four miles from the conference center.
Room block rate is $ 89 per night; block expires March 28, 2020.
By phone mention: NC Asthma Summit
Online registration: select QUEEN 1 BEDROOM, BOOK, enter promo code AS2020; Acorn Suites website

Target Audience

Asthma Educators, Environmental Health Specialists, Health Educators, Nurses, Respiratory Care Practitioners and interested others


  • Discuss new, evolving, or changing aspects of the state Medicaid program to better provide support and care to this vulnerable population with asthma
  • Describe one strategy of how patients, families, and health care providers can partner with others to address social determinants that impact the care & well-being of children and adults with asthma
  • Define severe asthma in accord with GINA guidelines, recognize phenotypes of severe asthma, and utilize an online interactive shared decision making tool to effectively engage and educate patients with severe asthma
  • Identify five resources to engage and educate patients in asthma care-pathophysiology, trigger identification and avoidance measures, medications, delivery devices, and a written Asthma Action Plan
  • Implement current information to curb e-cigarette use in youth
  • Breakout A: Describe asthma as a disease state, including pathophysiology, triggers, medications, written asthma action plans, and patient follow-up
  • Breakout B: Discuss the heterogeneity of severe asthma and therapeutic options/side effects of standard asthma treatments; review the rationale for choosing biologic therapy and the current data on available biologics
  • Breakout C: Demonstrate the correct use of inhalers, delivery devices and objective test measures
  • Breakout D: Utilize the EPR-3 Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma


  • Theresa P. Blount, BSN, RN, AE-C
  • Shannon B. Dowler, MD
  • Kristin N. Lamm, BSRT, RRT-ACCS, RCP
  • Jim D. Martin, MS
  • Gerri L. Mattson, MD, MSPH, FAAP
  • Madlyn Morreale, JD, MPH
  • Maeve O'Connor, MD, FACAAI, FAAAAI
  • Jeanine B. Price, RN, BSN, CCM
  • Chris Scarboro, MPH
  • Sally Schoessler, MSEd, BSN, RN, AE-C
  • Jeanine M. Sharpe, BSW, MSW, ACSW
  • Melinda S. Shuler, MHS, RCP, CTTS, HHS
  • Carol D. Sockman, RN, BSN, NCSN, AE-C
  • Amy Trees, AE-C, RRT, RCP, RPFT


Canceled NC Asthma Summit: 2020 - Year of the Asthma Educator
4/29 7:50 AM–4:00 PM

Morning Breakout Choice

Breakout A: Asthma as a Disease State
4/29 11:30 AM–12:15 PM
Breakout B: Biologics: Gaining Control of Severe Asthma
4/29 11:30 AM–12:15 PM

Afternoon Breakout Choice

Breakout C: Inhalers, Delivery Devices & Objective Test Measures
4/29 2:00 PM–2:45 PM
Breakout D: How to Use the Expert Panel Report 3 (EPR-3): Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma
4/29 2:00 PM–2:45 PM


.700 CEU

The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.70 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

6.500 Contact Hours

MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 6.50 Contact Hours.

6.500 Contact Hours

Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) - Application has been made to the NCSBEHSE for credit.

6.500 CHES - CECH

Health Educators - Application has been made for CHES - CECH credit.

6.500 NCRCB CE Hours

Respiratory Therapists: The NCRCB has approved this educational activity for 6.5 hours, Approval # 203897.


$75.00 Early Registration Fee
Applies 2/12/20–4/22/20
$90.00 Registration Fee
Applies 4/23/20–4/29/20