CTC-RI to Launch Asthma Essentials ECHO 

  • 09 Sep 2022

CTC-RI is excited to launch Asthma Essentials ECHO and will kick off this series on October 12. The Asthma ECHO will leverage didactic sessions best practices, updated guidelines, environmental factors and community programs while using case presentations for hands-on learning. ECHO creates a virtual learning community and encourages participants to engage in an "all teach, all learn" model which includes presentations from subject matter experts and presenting real, de-identified cases to specialists—and each other—for discussion and recommendations. 

Asthma is one of the most common and costly conditions in the U.S. In RI, around 1 in 12 people have asthma. Even though asthma is controllable, an estimated 50% of children with asthma have uncontrolled asthma and 40% of adults who had asthma reported having one or more asthma attacks in the past year. Faculty include: 

  • Dr. Mansi James, DO Allergy/Asthma 
  • Lillian Nieves, PharmD 
  • Jim Ginda, MA, RRT, AE-C, FAARC 
  • Dr. Andrew Foderaro, MD, Pulmonologist 
  • June Tourangeau, Certified Asthma Educator 
  • Daniel Fitzgerald, MPH, ICPS and Ashley Fogarty, MPH 

Why participate? 

  • Learn about best practices and evidence-based care for patients. 
  • Enhance skills, competencies, and best practices in asthma care. 
  • $250 stipend per organization for attending 5/6 sessions and case presentations. 
  • Eligible to earn up to 6 CME/CEU. 

All didactic sessions will be recorded and available for viewing. View the flier to learn more and register by September 21.