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The Air We Breathe: A Regional Summit on Air Pollution and Asthma in Our Community

September 8, 2017 @ 7:15 am - 3:30 pm EDT



Allegheny Health Network, The Pediatric Alliance and The BreatheProject are presenting the Asthma Summit to highlight the impact of air pollution in the Pittsburgh region on health outcomes, including asthma. The Summit will summarize the latest research findings about the relationship between local air pollution and asthma prevalence, severity and disease control among our region’s schoolchildren. The Keynote Lecture will focus on the effect of prenatal exposure to air pollution on childhood asthma. The Summit will also address public health measures and the use of emerging technology to monitor and improve health outcomes related to air pollution.



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

  • Identify the relationship between various socioeconomic and environmental factors, including local air pollution, on asthma outcomes in the Pittsburgh region
  • Recognize that prenatal exposure to air pollution contributes to childhood asthma
  • Understand the role of emerging technology in improving personalized asthma outcomes
  • Recognize the role of public health in the improvement and prevention of poor health outcomes related to air pollution exposure


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, school administrators, teachers and community leaders. The Summit is free and is open to the public.


Additional Information

Access the full event description, including speakers and schedule, from the conference’s online brochure:




DEADLINE: September 1, 2017

(Registrations will be taken after the deadline date on a space-available basis.)

Option 1 for Continuing Medical Ed Credits: www.aghcme.org

Select Conference Schedule, scroll down to The Air We Breathe: A Regional Summit on Air Pollution and Asthma in our Community and click on register.

Option 2 for General Registration (Without Continuing Medical Ed Credits):




Cost: Free and Open to the Public


Sponsored By:

Department of Pediatrics Allegheny General Hospital


In Collaboration with:

The Pediatric Alliance

The BreatheProject


September 8, 2017
7:15 am - 3:30 pm
Event Category:


Renaissance Pittsburgh
107 6th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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