4096.0 Asthma Epidemiology

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 10:30 AM
This interesting session will focus on the epidemiology of asthma. Presentations will include a discussion of asthma exacerbations in the United States in children; lack of health insurance coverage and asthma management; land use and children's respiratory symptoms in Connecticut; and, the effect of aerosolized red tide toxins on asthma. One presentation will provide an overview of a statewide emergency department-based asthma surveillance system.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe outcomes of asthma exacerbation in children. 2. Analyze the effect of developed land use on infants' respiratory health. 3. Identify exposures and health effects of Florida red tide aerosols.
Elizabeth Herman, MD, MPH

10:35 AM
Land Use and Children's Respiratory Symptoms in Connecticut
Keita Ebisu, Theodore R. Holford, Kathleen Belanger, Brian P. Leaderer and Michelle L. Bell
10:50 AM
Development of a Statewide Emergency Department-Based Asthma Surveillance Program- A Report on a System of Assessing and Improving Asthma Activities
Michael F. McDermott, MD, Catherine D. Catrambone, PhD, Nicole T. Thompson, BA, Sarah Rittner, MA, Christine Kelsey, MS, Paula Tanabe, PhD, MPH, RN, Richard Lenhardt, MD, MPH, Michelle Sergel, MD and Kevin Weiss, MD, MPH
11:20 AM
Exposure and Effect Assessment of Aerosolized Red Tide Toxins (Brevetoxins) and Asthma
Lora E. Fleming, MD, PhD, Judy Bean, PhD, Barbara Kirkpatrick, EdD, RRT, Yung Sung Cheng, PhD, Richard Pierce, PhD, Jerome Naar, PhD, Kate Nierenberg, MS, Lorraine C. Backer, PhD, MPH, Adam Wanner, MD, Andrew Reich, MS, MSPH, Yue Zhou, PhD, Sharon M. Watkins, PhD, Michael Henry, MS, Julia Zaias, DVM PhD, William M. Abraham, PhD, Janet Benson, PhD, Gary Kirkpatrick, PhD, Julie Hollenbeck, MA and Daniel Baden, PhD

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Environment, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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