Groundbreaking February 2009 Allergy and Immunology CME Asthma Summit

Tuesday, December 23, 2008 General News
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Leading International Experts Exchange Asthma Information and Clinical Skills to Improve Patient Care

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The SRxA Institute for Professional Education will host the inaugural meeting of the Asthma Summit to be held February 20-21, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Baltimore, MD. International key opinion leaders, physicians, and scientists will convene to discuss state-of-the-art issues in asthma genetics, asthma pharmacotherapeutics, asthma clinical management and explore how to "operationalize" the concepts of asthma control, dosing flexibility, and heterogeneity of disease described in the 2007 Expert Panel Report 3 (EPR 3): Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma.


"This gathering of experts in research, clinical practice, and academia, underscores the need to decode the complexity of asthma management, yielding useful information to clinicians to improve patient care. I look forward to interesting, creative, educational, and possibly controversial, dialogue." commented Michael A. Kaliner, MD, former President of the World Allergy Organization (WAO), the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), and Steering Committee member.

"We developed the Summit to provide for the timely discussion of outstanding issues affecting asthma care in an intimate and interactive educational setting, one that allows medical professionals to meet with opinion leaders and colleagues and to share knowledge and experiences in critical areas of respiratory medicine. Ultimately, the techniques, concepts, and treatment modalities discussed will benefit patients with asthma" said Bradley Chipps, MD, another member of the Steering Committee.

Chaired by William Busse, MD, a distinguished faculty of international prestige - including Jean Bousquet, MD, Chris Brightling, MD, William Calhoun, MD, G. Walter Canonica, MD, Gene Colice, MD, Frederick Hargreave, MD, Erwin Gelfand MD, and Stephen Lazarus, MD, among others - will present the most current clinical aspects of their research and through panels, workshops, and debates will apply their findings to everyday patient issues. In addition to Drs. Kaliner and Chipps, the Asthma Summit Steering Committee includes Peter Dicpinigaitis, MD, Allan Luskin, MD, Sheldon Spector, MD, and William Storms, MD.

This multi-sponsored activity is made possible by Sepracor, Inc., Abbott Laboratories, Delmedica Investments (Singapore) Pte. Ltd, and the TREAT Foundation.

SRxA develops and implements case-based medical education with a focus on improving practice performance for healthcare professionals. To register or to obtain a detailed program agenda and additional information regarding this Asthma CME activity please visit call +1.866.313.0673 toll free or call Jenny Mauk, Conference Secretariat directly at 202.965.0022.

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Contact: Jenny Mauk, Conference Secretariat Telephone: 202/965.0022 Email: Website:

SOURCE SRxA Institute for Professional Education

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