About the National Conference on Asthma 2003

About the National Conference on Asthma 2003

Meeting the Challenge of Healthy People 2010: Preventing and Controlling Asthma

The National Conference on Asthma (Asthma 2003) will be the key asthma conference of the decade.
Asthma 2003 will address the asthma and asthma-related objectives of Healthy People 2010 (HP 2010)
as well as the overarching goals to increase the quality and years of healthy life and eliminate
health disparities.

The conference program will enable health professionals to implement
practices and community strategies designed to significantly reduce asthma-related mortality and
morbidity by the year 2010.

More specifically, with this vision in mind, Asthma 2003 will
look at:

  • Recent trends in asthma diagnosis and treatment
  • Cutting-edge basic and clinical research
  • New therapies and medications
  • The hope of genetics research
  • Asthma coalition efforts
  • The demographics of asthma
  • Health disparities and the needs of inner-city and rural populations
  • Latest Web-based technologies to reach the public
  • Media campaigns, targeting and tailoring
  • Early detection and screening strategies
  • Physician and health care provider education and skill building
  • School-based asthma interventions
  • Patient education and skill building
  • Community-based interventions
  • Asthma-friendly policies in child care centers, schools, worksites, and other community settings
  • State and local legislation and advocacy
  • Emergency department clinical practices

Who Should Attend Asthma 2003? Asthma 2003 targets a variety of health professionals who want to be
at the forefront of meeting the asthma-related challenges of Health People 2010 including:

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses/Nurse Practitioners
  • Public Health Professionals
  • Community Health Specialists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Family Practitioners
  • Internists
  • Health Educators
  • Pharmacists
  • School Personnel
  • Emergency Medical Care Providers
  • Community Coalition Staff
  • Managed Care Directors
  • Program Administrators/Planners
  • State Health Department Asthma Staff
  • Health Policy Officials

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