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Severe Asthma and Shared Decision Making: Improving Selection of Personalized Treatments and Adherence

Dates:

Apr 18, 2017 6:30pm – 8:00pm in Englewood, CO

Program:

Registration and Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m.

Dinner and syllabus will be provided at no cost

Program: This free evening CME activity includes an update on targeted therapies and biomarkers in severe asthma, as well as a presentation that helps health care providers learn to personalize a treatment plan with shared decision making strategies.

Target Audience: Primary care physicians, allergists, pulmonologists, pediatricians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, and other health care providers involved in the treatment of patients with severe asthma.

TO REGISTER OR TO LEARN MORE: Visit: www.njhealth.org/SevereAsthmaDenver, call 1-800-844-2305 or email proed@njhealth.org

39th Annual National Jewish Health Pulmonary and Allergy Update

Dates:
February 1-4, 2017 in Keystone, CO 

Program:
The Pulmonary and Allergy Update highlights insights and recent advances in pulmonary medicine, asthma, allergy and immunology, presented by faculty from National Jewish Health, the leading respiratory hospital in the nation.  Workshops and small-group sessions provide great opportunities to discuss key issues and interesting cases with colleagues and National Jewish Health faculty.

Target Audience:
Allergists, Pulmonologists, Primary Care and Internal Medicine Physicians, Pediatricians, Physician Assistants, Advanced Practice Nurses, Registered Nurses and others working with adults and children with allergic and pulmonary disease. 

Register:
Learn more and register at www.njhealth.org/keystone2017 or call 1-800-844-2305 or email proed@njhealth.org

Early bird discount is offered through December 19, 2016.

International Asthma Services Honors CAAS for Contribution

(Denver, Colorado — August 21, 2016) the Colorado Allergy and Asthma Society (CAAS) was recently honored by International Asthma Services (IAS) for CAAS’ donation to support work that IAS is doing in Nepal.

IAS is a nonprofit organization that works in developing countries and “is dedicated to: (1)to improve the over all care of the asthma patients around the globe (2) to educate patients, their families as well as motivated physicians (3) to facilitate technology transfer,” according to their website. IAS facilitates free Asthma Health Camps to promote asthma-allergy awareness and distribute essential medications, transfers needed equipment, technology and educational materials and serves needy asthmatics in under-served parts of the world.

CAAS is honored to support an organization that is doing such great work around the globe to serve and educate those who do not have access to modern technology and medicine.

For more information on IAS, please visit their website, www.globalchestinitiatives.org/about-us/

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IAS awards ceremony attendees

2016 Aspen Allergy Conference

Dates:
July 17, 2016 – July 23, 2016

Location Information:
Glacier View Ranch
8748 Overland Road Ward, CO 80481

Contacts: 
Ashley Seder
ChampCamp@Lungs.org
303.847.0279

For more information or to volunteer, please visit the ALA website

2016 ALA Champ Camp

Dates:
July 17, 2016 – July 23, 2016

Location Information:
Glacier View Ranch
8748 Overland Road Ward, CO 80481

Contacts: 
Ashley Seder
ChampCamp@Lungs.org
303.847.0279

For more information or to volunteer, please visit the ALA website

State of the Air Report

The American Lung Association’s State of the Air Report was released on April 20th. You can view the full report at www.stateoftheair.org.

The Denver metro area has improved pollution levels as exhibited by fewer average unhealthy days, but Denver is ranked 8th on the list of most-ozone polluted cities. Our fight for healthy air is making strides, but there is still work to be done. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Britt Coyne
Air Quality Program Coordinator
American Lung Association in Colorado

5600 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Suite 100
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: 303-388-4327  Direct: 303-847-0278  Fax: 877-276-2108
www.Lungs.org |  Lung HelpLine: 1-800-LUNGUSA

Holocaust Genocide and Contemporary Bioethics Program

with Art Caplan, PhD

Date: May 2nd, 2016

  • Noon-1:00pm – Presentation at the Fulginiti Pavilion: “How did German researchers in the camps go so wrong?”
  • 1:30-2:30pm – Panel Discussion at the Fulginiti Pavilion: “Why don’t we teach about the participation of health professionals in the Holocaust?”
  • 7:00-8:30pm – Community Presentation at the Wolf Theater, 350 S Dahlia St, Denver: “The Use and Misuse of the Nazi Analogy in American Politics.” A dessert reception will follow.

All events are free; however, RSVP is requested at www.coloradobioethics.org

View the event flyer here
HGCB Sponsorship details here
Relevant Letters to the Editor here

Dr. Art Caplan, PhD is a leading American bioethicist and author of the landmark book, When Medicine Went Mad: Bioethics and the Holocaust

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