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Eventbrite - 1st Annual Regional Pediatric Asthma Conference

1st Annual Regional Pediatric Asthma Conference 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017
Holiday Inn Resort
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

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TOPIC: When a Child Can't Breathe, Nothing Else Matters

Conference Summary
An oceanfront, one-day course on the latest evidence-based science and practicalities of pediatric asthma and the complete pediatric airway. Earn CME/CNE or continuing education credits and network with regional medical providers.

Asthma is a heterogeneous inflammatory disease. Children are not little adults and their asthma treatment plans must recognize the unique properties of the pediatric airway and medication. Participants will learn the unique features of the pediatric airway and apply clinical knowledge specific to the pediatric patient. We will identify the comorbidities that challenge the pediatric asthmatic and gain knowledge of difficult-to-control asthma. We will study complex cases based on a multidisciplinary approach. (Pulmonology, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Allergy). The latest evidence based treatments and approaches will give caregivers the tools to help asthmatic children achieve optimal outcomes and decrease morbidity.

Conference Agenda

Topic 1: Nuts and Bolts of the Pediatric Airway and Asthma presentation video
Topic 2: Difficult to Control Asthma and Vocal Chord Dysfunction
presentation video
Marzena Krawiec, MD
Pediatric Pulmonologist, Coastal Children’s Services

Asthma and Sleep presentation video
Sasi Taravath, MD
Pediatric Neurologist, Coastal Children’s Service
Medical Director, Sleep Disorders, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit & Pediatric
Neurodiagnostics Program

Topic 1: The Pharmacology of Asthma and New Therapies presentation video
Topic 2: Spirometry and the Pediatric Patient
presentation video
Joe Spahn, MD
Pediatric Allergist-Immunologist at Children’s Hospital, Colorado

Learning on Your Feet
School Nurse Asthma Plans – Jennifer Crawford, RN
The Metered Dose Inhaler - Denise Rinaldi, RT
The Parent Experience - Laura Kellogg, RN

GERD – Does it Affect the Airway? presentation video
Robert "Chip" Williams, MD
Medical Director, Nunnelee Clinic
Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Coastal Children’s Services

We are what we breathe” The effects of environment on Pediatric Lungs presentation video
Jennifer Caicedo, MD
Pediatric Allergist-Immunologist at Asthma & Allergy Specialists, Charlotte, NC

Target Audience

Asthma Educators
Emergency Department Providers
Family Medicine Practitioners
Family Medicine Residents
Home Health Clinicians
Primary Care Pediatricians
Respiratory Therapists
School Nurses
Urgent Care Providers

Program Physician Director
Marzena Krawiec, MD
Pediatric Pulmonologist, Coastal Children’s Services


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Neonatal Care

Coastal Carolina Neonatology

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Neonatal Transport

NICU Family Resources

NICU Follow-Up Clinic


Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Pediatric Inpatient & Newborn Services

Nunnelee Pediatric Specialty Clinics


Betty H. Cameron Women's and Children's Hospital



NHRMC Foundation

NICU Family Resources



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