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Asthma Summit

Asthma Summit

Asthma Summit 2013

May 5 at Marriott Pittsburgh City Center

sponsored by Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Allegheny General Hospital in collaboration with The Breathe Project and The Suburban Health Foundation , Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

To commemorate World Asthma Month in May, Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny Health Network, and The Breathe Project are presenting a summit on the impact of the Pittsburgh region’s air quality on asthma outcomes in our communities. Pittsburgh’s particulate matter air pollution is among the worst 15% of cities across the country. Particulate matter pollution is tied to multiple illnesses, including asthma. The summit will focus on air quality in Pittsburgh and health impacts of urban living. The summit will also summarize action items to clean our region’s air.

Intended Audience and Objectives

This conference is intended for internal medicine and family practice physicians, pediatricians, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, asthma specialists,pulmonary specialists, cardiac specialists, obstetricians and public health specialists. The conference also welcomes all members of the community, including parents, school nurses, administrators, teachers and community leaders. The Summit is free and is open to the public.

At the conclusion of the conference, participants should have the ability to:

  • Discuss air quality issues in Pittsburgh and associated health challenges
  • Recognize the impact of regional air quality on asthma outcomes in Pittsburgh
  • Understand the health impacts of urban living
  • Discuss ways to improve the region’s air quality

Accreditation

Allegheny General Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

Allegheny General Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Credit

American nurses Credentialing Center (AnCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

American Academy of nurse practitioners (AAnp) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

American Academy of physician Assistants (AApA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Allegheny General Hospital has approved this activity for 4.0 contact hours for non-physicians.

The Breathe Project

The Breathe Project is a coalition of nearly 200 non-profits, businesses, government groups, healthcare organizations, and universities working together to improve air quality in southwestern Pennsylvania. Our goal is to improve air quality in our region, as clean air leads to healthier communities and a strong economy. To learn more about The Breathe Project, visit:

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Conference Location

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center
112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

Telephone (412) 471-4000

Parking/Driving Directions

Chatham Center Parking Garage

Parking is available in the Chatham Center parking garage with easy elevator access to the
hotel meeting rooms. Self-parking is $12.00 per day, no in and out privileges. Sorry, parking
cannot be validated.

For driving directions to the hotel, please visit their Website.

Hotel Accommodations

For overnight accommodations, please view a complete listing of local hotels.

Additional Information

For additional information, contact the Continuing Medical Education office by calling 412.359.4952 or by e-mail.