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Asthma Self-Management: Optimizing Lifestyle and Medications

  • Fri, November 04, 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom


  • Select this option if you are a CAC Member and want to receive Continuing Education credits for attending this event.
  • Select this option if you are not a CAC Member, but want to receive Continuing Education credits for attending this event.
  • Select this option if you would like to attend the event, but do not want to receive Continuing Education credits for it.

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Asthma Self-Management:
Optimizing Lifestyle and Medications

A half-day mini-conference hosted by the
Chicago Asthma Consortium
3.0 CEU Credits*!

This program will focus on various lifestyle and medication tools that can help manage asthma symptoms. Presenters who have extensive experience in the asthma and allergy fields will discuss their particular areas of research and their clinical findings. Participants will come away with a deeper understanding of the tools and techniques that can be used to manage asthma.

This event is FREE to attend for all! 3.0 CEU Certificate $25 for CAC Members, $50 for non-members.


8:00-8:15 - Welcome and Speaker Introductions
8:15-9:00 - Kristin Kan - DIgital Tools for Asthma Management
9:00-9:10 - Q&A Session
9:10-9:50 - Sharmilee Nyenhuis - Physical Activity
9:50-10:10 - 10 minute Q&A Session followed by 10 minute break
10:10-10:55 - Christie Brillante - Obesity
10:55-11:05 Q&A Session
11:05-11:50 Carina Venter - Nutrition and Diet
11:50-12:00 - Close


Kristin Kan, MD, MPH, MSc - Digital Tools for Asthma Management

Attending Physician, Advanced General Pediatrics and Primary Care with the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Advanced General Pediatrics and Primary Care) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kan is a primary care pediatrician and health services and health policy researcher. Her research is primarily focused on the design of health policies and health systems and how to improve health care access and the quality of care for children with chronic diseases, in particular asthma.

Sharmilee M. Nyenhuis, MD - Physical Activity and Asthma Management

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Professor of Medicine with University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Nyenhuis’s specializes in pediatric asthma and immunology.

Dr. Christie Brillante, MD - Obesity and Asthma Management

Pulmonologist, UI Center for Lung Health. Dr. Brillante provides individualized care to patients with a variety of pulmonary diseases, and she has special interest in minority healthcare.

Carina Venter, PhD, RD - Nutrition and Diet for Asthma Management

Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Allergy/Immunology at University of Colorado Medicine. Her research and clinical practice over the past 30 years has focused on the prevention, diagnosis and management of food allergies and other allergic diseases. Her research examines how nutrition and other modifiable factors contribute to the development of allergic diseases. She uses observational studies to identify risk facts, focusing on epigenetic changes and the the role of the microbiome in the development of allergic diseases. Clinically, she enjoys supporting families to induce minimal food restrictions despite their child's food allergies and incorporate nutritional strategies to induce tolerance.

*3.0 CEU Credits available for the following certifications:

  • Universal credits
  • Licensed Social Workers/Licensed Clinical Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists/Audiologists
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Respiratory Therapists

CEUs provided via Oakton Community College/ Alliance for Lifelong Learning/ Continuing Education for Health Professionals; Oakton/ALL/CEHP has been approved as a sponsor of continuing education by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).

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