2020 Florida Asthma Coalition Summit

The 2020 Florida Asthma Coalition summit will be held on Friday, June 26th at St. Petersburg College Allstate Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. On June 25th, Workgroup members are invited to join for in-person strategic planning.

Stay tuned for registration information!


2019 Florida Asthma Coalition Summit

Asthma in Florida: Accelerating Evidence into Action

The 2019 Florida Asthma Coalition summit was held on February 22nd at Florida SouthWestern State College in Fort Myers, Florida. One hundred guests attended the event from all across Florida.Topics included evidence-based methods to improve asthma care such as: asthma assessment and monitoring, what health plans can do to improve care, medication adherence, assessing the home environment, and increasing asthma self-management education. On February 21st, Workgroups gathered to develop their operational plan for the coming year, outlining goals, objectives and strategies for their respective groups. We hope to see you at next year's summit!

Please see the presentations from the summit below:

Recommendations to Improve Asthma Outcomes Work Group Call to Action - Barbara Yawn, MD, MSc FAAFP, Thermo Fisher Scientific Asthma Task Force Chair

Age-Based Asthma Management - Patrick Maeng, MD, FAAP, Children’s Specialists of Florida

Exploring Barriers to Medication Adherence and Strategies for Improving Adherence for Asthma - Rich Segal, R.Ph., Ph.D.

Florida Asthma & Tobacco Cessation Learning & Action Network UnitedHealthcare Lessons Learned - Diana Valderrama, MPH, United Healthcare

Advance in Inhaler Technique: Changes in Devices, Authorized Generics and Advance in Technology for Monitoring Inhaler Adherence - Bruce Brown, MS, RRT, AE-C, Nemours Healthcare System

Healthier Homes for Children - Andres Izaguirre, Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay

School-Based Asthma Programs - Kristal Fuentes, American Lung Association, Kurt Goerke, American Lung Association & Annette Thomas, MPA, Florida Department of Health in Orange County

Breathe Well, Live Well: Adult Asthma Management Education - Kristal Fuentes, American Lung Association & Beth Ash, Thermo Fisher Scientific


A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors:






2018 Florida Asthma Coalition Summit

Working Towards Health Equity in Asthma Outcomes in Florida

The Florida Asthma Coalition hosted 90 guests at the 2018 FAC Summit at Nemours Children's Hospital on February 9, 2018. Fifteen individuals shared their expertise, experiences, and best practices through plenary and breakout speaking sessions. On Thursday, February 8, 2018, 48 coalition members joined us for a pre-summit meeting where we discussed the strengths, gaps, and needs for our workgroups to continue their work to reduce the burden of asthma throughout Florida. We thoroughly enjoyed having you all and hope to see you again next year! Presentations provided during the 2018 FAC Summit can be found below. 

Achieving Optimal Outcomes for the Asthmatic Patient - Gary Falcetano, PA-C, ThermoFisher Scientific

Severe Asthma in ChildrenDr. Sreekala Prabhakaran, UF Health Pediatric Pulmonary Division

Nemours, Anytime, Anywhere - PJ Gorenc, Nemours Children's Hospital

Health Equity: The Foundation for Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development  Dr. Debra Weiss - Randall, EdD, CHES

EPA's Tools for Schools Asthma Indoor Air Quality Program - Bruce Brown, Nemours Children's Hospital

New Treatment Options for Hi-Risk Asthma in ChildrenDr. John Prpich, Pediatric Pulmonary Specialists

Asthma In Our Community - Dr. Tarig Ali-Dinar, Nemours Children's Hospital

Florida Asthma Program - Shalawa Triggs and Jamie Forrest, MS


A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors:


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Orlando, FL 32827