2024 NC Asthma Summit: Asthma Management with a SMARTT Approach

May 8–May 9, 2024 Open Allied Health Nursing

2024 NC Asthma Summit: Asthma Management with a SMARTT Approach


Kick off Asthma and Allergy Awareness month at this interprofessional Summit, with an optional pre-Summit afternoon educational activity by the Association of Asthma Educators (AAE). Learn more about a "SMARTT" (Social Determinants of Health, Management/Medications, Asthma Guidelines, Reality/Recommendation/Research, Triggers and Tools) approach to care of persons with asthma. Exhibitors will be on-site at the Summit with information about asthma-related products and services. The Summit is a collaboration between MAHEC and the Asthma Alliance of North Carolina (AANC).

2024 NC Asthma Summit: Asthma Management with the SMARTT Approach
May 9, 2024 | 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

*The optional pre-Summit AAE Educational Activity is the afternoon of May 8, 2024 from 12 - 4 PM.
Becoming an Asthma Educator and Care Manager (BAECM)
For more information and to register, go to the AAE course weblink.

In collaboration with



While there are no hotel blocks available this year, there are a few affordable, nearby hotels from which to choose. Search for hotels near the event venue address:
St. Mark's Church
1230 St. Mark's Church Road
Burlington, NC 27215

Participant information will be shared with the AANC.

Target Audience

Health Educators; Healthcare Professionals including Nurses, Respiratory Therapists and other interested professionals.


  • Discuss the social determinants of health related to asthma
  • Compare current management strategies and medications for asthma
  • Incorporate the current best practice guidelines into asthma care
  • Relate the latest in recommendations and research for asthma care
  • List the potential indoor and outdoor triggers of asthma
  • Recognize and treat asthma exacerbations related to allergy trigger(s)
  • Utilize proper technique for use of asthma-related devices


  • Allison J. Burbank, MD
  • Candace G. Cahoon, MHS RCP RRT CPFT AE-C
  • Karla J. DeHaven, RN, BSN, NCSN, CCHC-C
  • Lisa B. Feierstein, BSN RN MBA
  • Neasha B. Graves, MPA
  • Sarah Hatcher, PhD
  • Ceila E. Loughlin, MD
  • Ruth R. Medlin, BSN, RN, AE-C
  • Ray Riordan, MS
  • Jeanine M. Sharpe, BSW, MSW, ACSW
  • Melinda S. Shuler, MHS, RCP, CTTS, HHS, AE-C
  • Karin Yeatts, PhD


2024 NC Asthma Summit: Asthma Management with a SMARTT Approach

5/9 8:30 AM–3:30 PM




MAHEC, as part of the NC AHEC system, is an acceptable provider for continuing education per the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Please choose contact hours.

.600 CEU

The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire live continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.6 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

5.500 Contact Hours

MAHEC designates this live continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 5.5 Contact Hours.

5.500 CHES - CECH

Health Education Specialists: Sponsored by North Carolina AHEC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 5.5 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.75. 0.0 Continuing Competency credits are available. Provider ID# 98985

5.500 NCRCB CE Hours

Approved by the North Carolina Respiratory Care Board for 5.5 hours of CE, Program Number 244478.


$85.00 Early Registration Fee

Applies 12/4/23–5/2/24

$25.00 Registration Fee for Non-profit exhibitor reps or students

Applies 12/4/23–5/9/24

$100.00 Registration Fee

Applies 5/3/24–5/9/24

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