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June 28, 2011
Maritime Institute Conference Center, Linthicum, MD

Asthma Disparities Conference Theme

Asthma disparities in Maryland are a reality. This conference, held in June of 2011 and targeted to health care professionals including school nurses, was designed to educate attendees about the nature of those disparities, the barriers and issues that contribute to asthma disparities, and to present model solutions to overcome those barriers

Useful asthma self-management and treatment modalities including strategies to overcome asthma disparities were shared by the wide variety of experts.

Asthma Disparities Conference Agenda

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Asthma Disparities Conference Video Menu

Click on the title of a session (below) to view that session.

To read descriptions of each session, click here for the conference agenda.

MORNING GENERAL SESSIONS

Opening Remarks

  • Joshua M. Sharfstein, M.D., Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene
  • Oxiris Barbot, M.D., Baltimore City Health Commissioner

The Human Side of Asthma - A Video

  • Brittany Rose, Compliments of Concepts in Motion

AM GENERAL SESSION I: "The Reality of Asthma Disparities in Maryland"

  • Cheryl De Pinto, M.D., MPH, Medical Director, Child, Adolescent, and School Health; Center for Maternal and Child Health, DHMH

The Human Side of Asthma - A Family's Story

  • Elisa Mintz Delia, Board Member, Maryland-DC Chapter, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
    (Start time = 7 minutes, 15 seconds into the video)

AM GENERAL SESSION II: "Barriers and Factors that Contribute to Asthma Disparities"

  • Clifford S. Mitchell, MS, M.D., MPH, Moderator, Assistant Director for Environmental Health and Food Protection; Infectious Disease and Environmental Health Administration, DHMH
  • Thomas LaVeist, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, William C. & Nancy F. Richardson Professor in Health Policy; Director, Center for Health Disparities Solutions
  • Stephen J. Teach, M.D., MPH, Children's National Medical Center, Chief of Allergy, Immunology

AM GENERAL SESSION III: "Reaching Hard to Reach Populations - Marketing the Message"

  • Anne Marie O'Keefe, Ph.D., J.D., Morgan State University, Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management

TRACK A: Proven Methods and Considerations in Addressing Asthma Disparities

A-1. What Works: Model Strategies for Urban and Rural Settings

  • Arlene Butz, Sc.D, RN, MSN, CPNP, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

A-2. Marketing Health Messages to Diverse Populations

  • Anne Marie O'Keefe, Ph.D., J.D., Morgan State University, Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
  • Bonnie Braun, Ph.D., University of Maryland, Professor, Department of Family Science
  • Cassia Lewis-Land, MA, CCRP, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Project Director, General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

A-3. Asthma Interventions: Research Into Practice

  • Stephen J. Teach, M.D., MPH, Moderator, Children's National Medical Center, Chief of Allergy, Immunology, Professor of Pediatrics & Emergency Medicine
  • Keyvan Rafei, M.D., MBA, University of Maryland Baltimore, Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Gregory Diette, M.D., MHS, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Associate Professor & Director of Clinical Research, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
  • Kate Scott, MPH, RN, BSN, Baltimore City Department of Health, Asthma Program Director, Reducing Asthma Disparities (RAD) Initiative

A-4. Accruing Savings with Insurance-Funded Home Visits: The Michigan Asthma Case Management Model

  • Karen Meyerson, MSN, RN, FNP-C, Manager, Asthma Network of West Michigan

TRACK B: Proven Methods and Considerations in Addressing Asthma Disparities

B-1. Health Literacy: How it Affects Disparities

  • Bonnie Braun, Ph.D., University of Maryland College Park, School of Public Health, Endowed Chair & Director, Horowitz Center for Health Literacy

B-2. The History and Future of Asthma Treatment: Myths Dispelled

  • Mona Tsoukleris, PharmD., University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Associate Professor, Continuing Pharmacist Education
  • Nargues Weir, M.D., National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute; Co-Director of Research Development, NIH-Inova Advanced Lung Disease Program

B-3. Creating Asthma Friendly Environments: In Schools, Child Care Centers and Patient-Centered Medical Homes

  • Cheryl De Pinto, M.D., MPH, Moderator, Medical Director, Child, Adolescent, and School Health; Center for Maternal and Child Health, DHMH
  • Lois Wessel, RN, CFNP, Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU), Associate Director for Programs
  • Luis Rolando Aguirre, M.D., Montgomery County Health & Human Services; Asthma Program Coordinator, Latino Health Initiative
  • Rebecca Aiken, RN, BS, NCSN, Garrett County Board of Education; Lead Nurse, School Health Service

B-4. The Human Side of Asthma: Educating Patients to Make Healthy Decisions - Overcoming Barriers to Medication Adherence

  • Arlene Butz, Sc.D, RN, MSN, CPNP, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Greg Diette, M.D., MHS, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Associate Professor & Director Clinical Research, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
  • Bernard Abbott, M.D., South Baltimore Family Health Center, Medical Director, Pediatrician

AFTERNOON GENERAL SESSION

GENERAL SESSION: "Doing More with Less": Addressing Disparities in Challenging Economic Times

  • Bernard Abbott, M.D., South Baltimore Family Health Center, Medical Director, Pediatrician

 


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