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Back To Vidyya Worldwide Information & Contacts For World Asthma Day


Information On Activities From California To India


California


Sponsor: American Lung Association of the East Bay and the Solano County Health Department
Title: Press Conference
Abstract: Bus ADs and Radio PSAs have been developed for Solano County California to run during the momth of May, with the , "You can feel good living with asthma - new treatments are available, call 1.800.LUNG.USA". A press conference will be held at a local elementary school to emphasize pediatric asthma: a local M.D. will speak, as well as a representative from the Health Dept., the prinicpal of the school and several children with asthma. Issues of indoor and outdoor pollution will be tied into the messages to coincide with Clean Air Month. However, the primary message is that people with asthma need not suffer - hospitalizations need never occur - treatments are available. This message is prompted by a recent California survey that indicated that one-third of asthma experts attending a large conference were not aware of the revised NHLBI asthma guidelines.
 
Contact: Linda  Weiner
  American Lung Association of the East Bay
  105 Astrid Dr.
  Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
  Phone:   925. 935-0473
  e-mail:   lindaw@alac.org

California


Sponsor: Fresno/Madera Asthma Coalition
Title: Pharmacy customer survey
Abstract: Volunteers will spend two hours in each of twenty nine pharmacies, on World Asthma Day, in Fresno and Madera surveying customers about their basic knowledge of asthma. They will be offered materials on asthma facts and information on asthma classes.
 
Contact: Sandra  Eaton
  American Lung Association Central California
  4948 N. Arthur Ave.
  Fresno, CA 93705
  Phone:   559 222-4800
  e-mail:   

California


Sponsor: Fresno/Madera Asthma Coalition
Title: Children's Poster Contest
Abstract: On display at Fashion Fair Mall in Fresno, during the week of April 30th to May 6th, will be posters made by 3rd and 4th graders after a lession presented about asthma. Prizes will be awarded to the children participating.
 
Contact: Sherri  Watkinns
  American Lung Association Central California
  4948 N. Arthur Ave
  Fresno, CA 93705
  Phone:   559 222-4800
  e-mail:   

California


Sponsor: Kings County Asthma Coalition
Title: Asthma Screening
Abstract: Mobile health unit of the Kings County Health Department will be stationed in the parking lot of the Target store in Hanford and will be conducting asthma screenings for both adults and children.
 
Contact: Anthony  Fraser
  Baz Allegery and Asthma Intitute
  7710 N. Fresno St #102
  Fresno, CA 93720
  Phone:   559 436-4500
  e-mail:   

California


Sponsor: Merced/Mariposa Asthma Coalition
Title: Asthma Van School Site Vist
Abstract: Valley Children's Hospital mobile asthma care van will visit several schools in Merced county to present information to 4th and 5th graders about asthma. Students will be invited to tour the van.
 
Contact: Dawnette  Crass
  Valley Children's Hospital
  9300 Valley Children's Place
  Madera, CA 93638
  Phone:   559 353-5548
  e-mail:   

California


Sponsor: Supervisor A.Becerril,Asthma Task Force,community leaders
Title: Asthma Forum
Abstract: In San Francisco under the leadership of Supervisor Alicia Becerril, the local Asthma Task Force Collaborative will join them by concurrently hosting a press conference to be followed by forum on "Optimal Manangement of Asthma in Communities." The forum targeting providers for adults and children citywide, will be held on May 3, 2000 World Asthma Day.The press conference will provide the opportunity to speak with physicians specializing in allergy and asthma care, environmental experts and representatives from community based organizations. The forum will provide access to the many asthma management programs currently available in San Francisco.La ciudad de San Francisco, California estara llevando a cabo un dia de informacion educacional sobre el asma. Esto coincide con la fecha en que el resto del mundo, Mayo 3, 2000, tambien estara presentando eventos iguales sobre el asma.Se espera informar a muchas personas sobre los avances y programas para controlar el asma. Se llevara a cabo en la Biblioteca Muncipal de San Francisco, Calle Grove. Favor de communicarse al 415-202-2584 por más informacíon.
 
Contact: Kathy  Perry
  Asthma Task Force Collaborative
 
  San Francisco, CA 94127
  Phone:   415-202-2584
  e-mail:   Kathy.Thomas-Perry@ncal.kaiperm.org or alioto3@itsa.ucsf.edu

District of Columbia


Sponsor: Office of the Mayor, DC Department of Health, DC Asthma Coalition, American Lung Association of DC
Title: World Asthma Day - local event
Abstract: This celebration is a combination press conference and public awareness program which will highlight the collaborative and community-based efforts (through the DC Asthma Coalition)to address the problem of asthma, particularly among children, in the District of Columbia. It will also focus on the public school nurses and students who are graduates of the "Open Airways for Schools", an American Lung Association program, and their continuing efforts to manage asthma. New asthma posters and the activation of the asthma action line, an information and referral service, will be promoted citywide.
 
Contact: Carol  H Lowe
  American Lung Association of the District of Columbia
  475 H Street, Northwest
  Washington , DC 20001
  Phone:   202-682-5864
  e-mail:   chlowe@aladc.org

Delaware


Sponsor: Pulmonary Disease Management and Asthma Education Program of Christiana Care
Title: World Asthma Day Poster Contest
Abstract: Through our Adopt-a-school program, we have asked children at a local elementary school to create posters about asthma and how it affects them. We are chosing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each of 2 age groups, and having a pizza party for all participants. All posters will be displayed on World Asthma Day at our 2 displays in two of the hospital divisions. Pulmonary case managers and respiratory therapists will man the displays and give out information, prizes, and answer any questions about asthma.
 
Contact: Juanita  Bernard
  Christiana Care Health Systems
  1801 Rockland Road, Suite 300
  Wilmington, DE 19803
  Phone:   (302) 576-7788
  e-mail:   abernard@christianacare.org

Illinois


Sponsor: American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Title: ACAAI PR Network Asthma Awareness Campaign
Abstract: The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology's PR Network of 180 allergists-immunologists throughout the United States and Brazil are participating in asthma screenings, local media interviews and sponsoring community education programs to increase awareness about asthma on World Asthma Day.
 
Contact: Jo Ann  Faber
  American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)
  85 W. Algonquin Road, Suite 550
  Arlington Heights, IL 60005
  Phone:   (847) 427-1200
  e-mail:   joannfaber@acaai.org

Illinois


Sponsor: Chicago Asthma Consortium
Title: News Event
Abstract: A news event will be held a Kennedy King College. We will bring local experts to talk about the asthma in the local community. Also we will have the "RAP DOCTORS," who will perform and talk about asthma and a local sports figure.
Later that day will participate with the University of Chicago in their world asthma day activities.
 
Contact: Carolyn L Jackson
  Chicago Asthma Consortium
  400 N.May Street
  Chicago, IL 60622
  Phone:   312-243-4755
  e-mail:   clj@chicagoasthma.org

Massachusettes


Sponsor: Boston Urban Asthma Coalition
Title: Press Conference
Abstract: Press conference at City Hall Plaza with Mayor Manino, City Councilor, Mickey Roache and parent activists.
 
Contact: Jean  Zotter
  Boston Urban Asthma Coalition
  Dowling 3 South
  One Boston Medical Center Place
  Boston, MA 02118-2393
  Phone:   617-414-3654
  e-mail:   Jean.Zutter@BMC.org

Massachusettes


Sponsor: Margaret Reid, Asthma Director
Title: Kids With Asthma Can! Asthma Swim Events
Abstract: The Boston Department of Public Health, in conjunction with other community organizations, is sponsoring free asthma swim events for the month of May. Children with asthma are invited to attend. They will receive free pools passes and can enroll in on-going asthma swim programs.
 
Contact: Margaret   Reid
  Boston Public Health Commission
  1010 Massachusetts Avenue
  Boston, MA 02118
  Phone:   (617)534-5966
  e-mail:   Margaret_Reid@bphc.org

Massachusettes


Sponsor: Multicenter Airway Research Collaboration (MARC)
Title: Multicenter Airway Research Collaboration (MARC) Website
Abstract: The Multicenter Airway Research Collaboration (MARC) is an international network of more than 100 emergency departments with an interest in asthma. Our mission is to increase awareness of the role of emergency medicine in asthma management, and to improve emergency care of asthma exacerbations. The MARC website (http://healthcare.partners.org/marc) summarizes our various activities and provides links to other asthma-related organizations. We encourage you to join us!
 
Contact: Carlos A Camargo
  Multicenter Airway Research Collaboration (MARC)
  Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
  Clinics Bldg. 397, 55 Fruit Street
  Boston, MA 02114
  Phone:   617-726-5276
  e-mail:   marc@partners.org

Massachusettes


Sponsor: Partners Asthma Center
Title: Annual Spring Asthma Symposium
Abstract: The Annual Spring Asthma Symposium will be held on May 3, and will include presentations by the staff of the Partners Asthma Center.
 
Contact: Mark   Anderson
  Partners Asthma Center
  Brigham and Wormen's Hospital, Massachussetts General Hospital, Faulkner Hospital
  75 Francis Street
  Boston, MA 02115
  Phone:   617-732-2594
  e-mail:   

Maryland


Sponsor: John Hopkin's University School of Nursing Students as Representatives for GBAC
Title: Greater Baltimore Asthma Consortium World Asthma Day Events
Abstract: Marc Steiner with Jitle's radio talk show. Discussing:
How prevelant is asthma
Ways to look at asthma
Ways to treat asthma
 
Contact: Barbara  Calabrese
  Greater Baltimore Asthma Consortium
  P.O. Box 1933
  Pasadena, MD 21123
  Phone:   410-550-3289
  e-mail:   bcalabre@welch,hu.edu

Michigan


Sponsor: Detroit Asthma Coalition
Title: World Asthma Day Celebration
Abstract: The Detroit Asthma Coalition (DAC), working with the American Lung Association of Michigan, will invite Detriot-area children with asthma to the Detroit Science Center to learn about their asthma.

Children with asthma will meet with Jerome Bettis, Pittsburgh Steeler and Detroit native, who has asthma. Other celebrities include Detroit deejay Mason, of WJLB, and former tobacco research scientist, Dr. Victor DeNoble. Parents and health care providers are also invited to attend.

Children and their parents will have the opportunity to meet with health care professionals to discuss proper asthma management and treatment techniques.

For more information, call Jennifer Pickett at (800) 543-LUNG.
 
Contact: ED  Zoratti, MD
  Detriot Asthma Coalition
  26555 Evergreen
  Suite 375
  Southfield, MI 48076
  Phone:   248-359-5864
  e-mail:   

Michigan


Sponsor: Membership of Detroit Asthma coalition
Title: Govenor's Proclamation & Detroit Science Museum Education Program
Abstract: AAFA, MI State Community Health Department will request Governor's proclamation
 
Contact: Bruce  Frandsen
  Asthma and Allergy Foundation, MI Chapter
  17520 W. 12 mile
  Suite #102
  Southfield, MI 48076
  Phone:   248-557-8050
  e-mail:   aafamich@aol.com

Minnesota


Sponsor: American Lung Association of Minnesota
Abstract: Cushing Lecture on The Asthma Epidemic
Health Fairs
Volunteer Recognition Ceremony and Awards
News Release
Media Story
Web Site Information
 
Contact: Tracy  Anderson
  American Lung Association of Minnesota
  490 Connecticut Avenue
  St. Paul, MN 55013
  Phone:   651-227-8014
  e-mail:   website: www.alamn.org

North Carolina


Abstract: Sending out media kits to over 500 North Carolina Media Outlets. Website promotion of programs and services. Launch of virtual asthma community at http://www.virtualasthma.org
 
Contact: Jeff D Greene
  American Lung Association of North Carolina
  1323 Capital Boulevard, Suite 102
  P.O. Box 27985
  Raleigh, NC 27611
  Phone:   1-800-892-5650
  e-mail:   jgreene@lungnc.org

North Carolina


Sponsor: Cape Fear Valley Health System
Title: Asthma Screening
Abstract: Our event will be May 3, 2000, 4pm-8pm, in the Lobby of The Medical Center. The event will include an Asthma Questionaire and if indicated a pulmonary function list, educational information, medical equipment display and community resources.
 
Contact: Cindy  Brown
  Cape Fear Valley Health System
  PO Box 2000
  Fayetteville, NC 28302
  Phone:   910-609-7125
  e-mail:   cbrown@capefearvalley.com

North Carolina


Sponsor: Southeastern Regional Medical Center and Southern Allergy
Title: Asthma Expo 2000
Abstract: TUESDAY MAY 2nd 4-8pm At Biggs Park Mall in Lumberton NC. Events include free pulonary function screening. Inhalerdemonstrations, free spacer and flow meters, register for the NC Child Health Insurance Program, many educational booths and watch the Webvention fromm our internet connected health education center.
 
Contact: Allison L Redfearn
  Southern Allergy & Asthma Associates
  220- E Wintergreen Drive
  Lumberton, NC 
  Phone:   910-738-2525
  e-mail:   southern@carolina.net

North Carolina


Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Title: Breathing with Asthma: An Environmental Perspective Satellite Broadcast
Abstract: Breathing with Asthma: An Environmental Perspective Satellite Broadcast

When: May 2, 3, and 4, 2000
1:00-3:30 pm EDT on each day

Audience: The audience for the workshop includes state and local air pollution as well as public health professionals, healthcare providers, educators, school administrators, non-governmental organizations, and interested members of the public.

Purpose: Provide participants with the most up-to-date information on the science of asthma, prevention and mitigation strategies, and resources available to address the role environmental factors play in asthma.

How can I view the broadcast?
You can view the broadcast in a number of ways:
At one of the downlink sites within EPA's Air Pollution Distance Learning Network (APDLN). Please visit our website at http://www.epa.gov/oar/oaqps/eog for the closest site. At another site with satellite downlink capability, such as a local hospital, clinic, medical/dental college, public school, college or university, or a private home with a satellite dish. You can also call your local cable access channel as some of them have committed to carring this broadcast for the convience of their veiwers. At your computer via a live Internet simulcast http://www.epin.ncsu.edu/t-007/ You can also download materials from the same address. If you are unable to view the broadcast live, you can request a videocassette, by contacting Holly Wilson of EPA's Education Outreach Group by fax at 919-541-5678, or by e-mail at wilson.holly@epa.gov.

Collaboration: The satellite broadcast is being organized by OAR's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Education and Outreach Group. Co-sponsors of the workshop include OAR's Indoor Environments Division, the Office of Research and Development, the Office of Children's Health Protection, and the Centers for Disease Control, and will also include taped segments from a number of universities and the National Association of School Nurses, among others. The National Institutes of Health, CDC, the American Public Health Association, the American Lung Association, and many other organizations are also widely promoting the broadcast through their own asthma networks.

Online Conference Site
There will be opportunity for a live question and answer session. In addition, this telecast is augmented by an online discussion. Group and individual questions will be addressed online by subject matter experts. Veiwers wishing to participate in these group exchanges of information may log-on to the Online Conference for this course at anytime for 2 weeks after the broadcast date. The URL is, http://www.epin.ncsu.edu/t-007/

Coordinates for Ku and C band.

Ku band -
SBS 6
Transponder 9
Downlink Freq: 11921
Polarity: horizontal
Audio: 6.2/6.8 MHZ
Bandwidth: 43 MHZ

C band -
Galaxy 3
Transponder 23
Downlink Freq: 4160 MHZ
Polarity: horizontal
Audio: 6.2/6.8
Bandwidth: 36 MHZ
 
Contact: Holly P Wilson
  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  79 T.W. Alexander Dr.
  Education and Outreach Group (MD-7)
  Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
  Phone:   (919)541-5624
  e-mail:   wilson.holly@epa.gov

New Hampshire


Sponsor: American Lung Association of New Hampshire
Title: Blowing Away Asthma
Abstract: For every parent, coach, teacher or scout leader whow has been confused by the onset of a child's asthma attack, this two-hour program is for you! Avoid unnecessary trips to the emergency room or absences from school through this slide show program that also includes a handy reference book to take home.
 
Contact: Keliane  
  American Lung Association of New Hampshire
  9 Cedarwood Drive
  Unit 12
  Bedford, NH 03110
  Phone:   603-669-2411
  e-mail:   

New York


Sponsor: Asthma-net
Title: Asthma Awareness Day
Abstract: We intend to volunteer at the Asthma Awareness Day at Capitol Hill Wash. D.C. Wednesday May 3, 2000. We have been asked by Mothers of Asthmatics to attend and assist in their activities.
 
Contact: David  V Reynolds
  Asthma-net
  PO Box 838
  Binghamton, NY 13902
  Phone:   607 775-3116
  e-mail:   aerox@mkl.com

New York


Sponsor: AsthmaMoms.com
Title: Launch AsthmaMoms.com website
Abstract: This website is the first interactive comprehensive resource on asthma. The site walks the parent throught the home, school or outdoor environment to locate possible triggers of asthma so that the triggers may be decreased or eliminated. The mission of the website is to proivde a content-driven community where parents may share ideas about what really works for their children with asthma.
 
Contact: Catherine M Hughes
  AsthmaMoms.com
  176 Broadway, Suite 14C
  New York, NY 10038
  Phone:   212-732-9234
  e-mail:   cmch@prodigy.net

New York


Sponsor: Caribbean Women's Health Association, Inc.
Title: Community Forum on the Impact of Asthma on Our Families
Abstract: Community residents of East Flatbush, Brooklyn will participate in a forum to discuss the impact of asthma on the community. Asthma education, epidemiology and resources will be provided to participants.
 
Contact: Andrea  P Blair-Dawson
  Caribbean Women's Health Association, Inc.
  123 Linden Boulevard
  Brooklyn, NY 11226
  Phone:   (718) 826-2942
  e-mail:   abdawson@cwha.org

New York


Sponsor: North Brooklyn Health Network
Title: World Asthma Day 2000
Abstract: Woodhull will host a World Asthma Day in the HealthWorks Health Education Pavilion featuring activities for children including videos, games, and workshops on asthma. Literature and information on asthma management will be available for adults and children. Families will be introduced to the programs the North Brooklyn Health Network offers for asthmatics such as the Attack Back Pediatric Asthma Program. An Attack Back education session for families will take place at 12pm at the Williamsburg Community Health Center site,279 Graham Avenue.
 
Contact: Melissa   Muniz
  North Brooklyn Health Network
  Woodhull Medical & Mental Health Center
  760 Broadway
  Brooklyn, NY 11206
  Phone:   718-630-3201
  e-mail:   muniz_cadp@yahoo.com

New York


Sponsor: Pediatric Asthma Center - Bronx Lebanon Hospital
Title: Family Asthma Day
Abstract: Family Asthma Day on May 6, 2000, from 10am - 1pm, at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital. There will be a massive Educational Health Fair on Asthma for children, parents, and adults. Teaching workshops on recognizing and managing asthma, prevention of asthma, environment triggers, and role of allergies/smoke.
 
Contact: Mary A Witt
  Pediatric Asthma Center - Bronx Lebanon Hospital
  1770 Grand Concourse
  Bronx, NY 
  Phone:   718-901-8175
  e-mail:   

New York


Sponsor: Rochester Community Asthma Network
Title: Asthma Expo 2000
Abstract: Located in downtown Rochester, NY, the first asthma expo will provide asthma awarness and education to the targeted audiences as listed above. Exhibitors will provide asthma screening & monitoring, inhaler demonstrations, identification of asthma triggers, health,home and school evaluation and much, much more. Local health experts will provide three lectures during the expo. Entertainers from local music and talents, clowns, face painting, glitter lungs, and sand art to name a few. Participants from insurance representatives, home care agencies, heating & air conditioning companies, pharmaceutical representatives and health care systems from the Rochester area. Last year our fair was attended by 300 asthmatic children. Our goal for 2000 is to reach 1,000!
 
Contact: Maureen L Prince
  The Genesee Hospital, Mary Parlos Asthma Center
  220 Alexander Street
  Suite #406
  Rochester, NY 14607
  Phone:   716-922-8370
  e-mail:   maureen.prince@viahealth.org

New York


Sponsor: RxMaxwell, Inc
Title: World Asthma Day Asthma Education
Abstract: The RxMaxwell Learning Center will be open for anyone who wishes to learn about asthma. A nurse practitioner will be available to answer any questions about asthma education.

Our Web Page features learning activities for children with asthma, which include: Coloring Book, Maze, and Award Certificate

Our professional staff will be volunteering at World Asthma Day activities in Washington, D.C.

RxMaxwell is comprised of a team of expert physicians, nurses, educators, psychologists and technologists, employing the latest interactive, multimedia technology to educate people and empower them to attain maximum wellness.

Current and planned teaching modules include: Asthma, Pediatric Asthma, Tobacco Prevention for Children, Tobacco Cessation, Hypertension, Nutrition, Congestive Heart Failure, Diabetes, Low Back Pain, and Women's Wellness.
 
Contact: R. Andrew   Packard, M.D.
  RxMaxwell, Inc
  52 Elm Street
  Huntington, NY 11743
  Phone:   (631) 425-3365
  e-mail:   www.rxmaxwell.com

New York


Sponsor: The Center for Children + Families/ Jamaica Childhood Asthma Partnership
Title: Asthma Education/ Mass Mailing
Abstract: Through the newly developed Jamaica Childhood Asthma Partnership, over 200 packets of Asthma Education materials will be distributed to community agencies, schools, daycare centers, churches, and health facilities within Jamaica, Queens. Press releases will also be sent out promoting the availability of asthma services within the community.
 
Contact: Laudrey  Lamadieu
  The Center for Children + Families
  163-18 Jamaica Avenue, Suite 401
  Jamaica, NY 11432
  Phone:   718-657-5662
  e-mail:   asthma@panix.com

Ohio


Sponsor: St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center (Debbie Hayward, RRT)
Title: World Asthma Day Display
Abstract: A display of asthma facts, tools and educational materials/resources will be displayed in a highly visible location within the Medical Center. The World Asthma Day theme will be used as a kickoff for the Annual Employee Campaign that has named C.A.R.E. (Community Asthma Resource and Education) as its special project for the year. Our goal is to raise $13,000.00 toward this cause.
 
Contact: Debbie  Hayward
  St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center
  2213 Cherry St.
  Toledo, OH 43608
  Phone:   (419) 251-0603
  e-mail:   DebbieSHayward@mhsnr.org

Oregon


Sponsor: Childhood Health Associates of Salem
Title: ASTHMA FAIR
Abstract: Asthma Fair...To provide demonstrations and education for children and their families.Booths to offer peak flow training, Use of an MDI with spacer, handouts, samples.
 
Contact: Carol A Watson
  Childhood Health Associates of Salem
  2395 Center St. NE
  Salem, OR 97301
  Phone:   503-364-2181
  e-mail:   caw@chaos.mvipa.org

Oregon


Sponsor: Oregon Asthma Program
Abstract: The Oregon Asthma Program is hosting the EPA's broadcast titled "Breathing with Asthma: An Environmental Perspective". A press release will also be issued.
 
Contact: Karen  E Burrell
  Oregon Health Division
  800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 772
  Portland, OR 97232
  Phone:   503-731-4025
  e-mail:   karen.e.burrell@state.or.us

Pennsylvania


Sponsor: American Lung Association of PA - Reading Outreach Center
Title: Asthma Awareness Day 2000
Abstract: Local Pulmonologists, Joseph A. Mariglio, M.D. and John Shuman, M.D. will speak about asthma and new treatments to the adults. A puppet show and other activities will be conducted for the children by respiratory students from Reading Area Community College. Immanuel UCC (adjacent to Governor Mifflin High School, Brobst & Waverly) is the site for the day. Programs begin at 8:30 a.m. and run until 12:00 noon on May 6, 2000. Registration required by calling 610-373-0253.
 
Contact: Shari L Murrow-Smoot
  American Lung Association of PA - Reading Outreach Center
  317 North 5th Street
  P.O. Box 137
  Reading, PA 19603-0137
  Phone:   610-373-0253
  e-mail:   

Pennsylvania


Sponsor: American Lung Association of PA--Central Region
Title: Managing Asthma--for Parents of Asthmatics
Abstract: For the parents of asthmatics, learn how to recognize and manage asthma symptoms, solve problems with medications, decide how bad the symptoms are, find triggers and control asthma. Wednesday, May 3, 2000, Chambersburg Hospital Classroom 3, Chambersburg, PA. Pre-registration required! Call 1-800-451-2010.
 
Contact: Stacey M Walser
  American Lung Association of Pennsylvania--Central Region
  6041 Linglestown Road
  Harrisburg, PA 17112
  Phone:   717-541-5864
  e-mail:   

Pennsylvania


Sponsor: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Title: In Recognition of World Asthma Day.....
Abstract: The community is invited to visit asthma educational stations staffed by CHOP asthma specialists, register for Asthma Camp, as well as attend a feature presentation by Jerome Bettis (the Bus), 2-time MVP running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers. "How I Tackled Asthma" is a motivational tale of how this highly successful professional athlete overcame the limitations of his asthma. Events are scheduled on Tuesday, May 2 from 1-3 PM in Stokes Auditorium @ Children's Hospital.
 
Contact: Jutta  Helm-Stone, RN, CRNP
  The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  34th Street and Civic Center Blvd.
  Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399
  Phone:   215 590 3210
  e-mail:   Helm@email.chop.edu

Texas


Sponsor: American Lung Association
Title: World Asthma Day 2000, Making Your Lungs Work for You
Abstract: We will start on Tuesday the 2nd and have a 2 day "Asthma Hotline". During assigned hours people can call the American Lung Association and ask Houston's leading pulmonologists questions regarding asthma and/or air pollution. We hope to help parents idenitify asthma symptoms in their children and provide an opportunity for diagnosis and treatment. Wednesday we will hold and event at a local elementary school, doing asthma screenings (hopefully with the help of a local celebrity.) In addition, speakers will be available and Open Airways for Schools kits provided to all interested elementary schools.
 
Contact: Michele  Coakley
  American Lung Association
  2425 West Loop South #330
  Houston, TX 77027
  Phone:   713-629-1600
  e-mail:   mcoakley@texaslung.org

Virginia


Sponsor: Allergy and Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics
Title: Asthma Awareness Day on Capitol Hill
Abstract: Asthma Awareness Day on Capitol Hill, a full day of interactive learning, offers a health fair, asthma screening, and educational forums. The Capitol Hill event puts a human face on asthma, bringing together celebrities, government leaders, and people from all over the country who have experienced firsthand the challenges of asthma. Special awards recognize people whose efforts have made a difference in the fight against asthma.
 
Contact: Kelly L Miller
  Allergy and Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics, Inc.
  2751 Prosperity Avenue
  Suite 150
  Fairfax, VA 22031
  Phone:   703-641-9595
  e-mail:   aanma@aol.com

Brazil


Sponsor: Brazilian Society of Allergy and Immunopathology
Title: National Asthma Day
Abstract: The National Asthma Day in Brazil will be held on May 25 in the main cities of the country and is sponsored by the Brazilian Allergy and Immunopathology Society and its Regional Chapters.
Many allergists will participate and clarify the public and the Medical professionals about the advances in the knowledge of Allergies, Asthma and Immunology.
 
Contact:   
  Brazilian Society of Allergy and immunopathology
  Av Prof Ascendino Reis 455 Vila Clementino
  Sao Paulo, Brazil 04027000
  Phone:   55-11-575-6888
  e-mail:   sbai@sbai.org.br

Canada


Sponsor: British Columbia Lung Association
Title: World Asthma Day Open House
Abstract: The British Columbia Lung Association joins the rest of the world in recognition and celebration of World Asthma Day. We're inviting everyone, especially parents of children with asthma and health care professionals, to an OPEN HOUSE. On display will be all the latest medication and asthma devices, education materials, and a poster presentation on asthma, environmental control, and allergies. Certified asthma educators will provide information and answer questions. The theme of the Open House is LET EVERY PERSON BREATHE.

Where: British Columbia Lung Association
2675 Oak Street, Vancouver
When: 9am to 12 noon, Wednesday, May 3
Call (604)731-5864 for more information.
 
Contact: Menn  Biagtan
  British Columbia Lung Association
  2675 Oak Street
  Vancouver, Canada V6H 2K2
  Phone:   (604) 731-5864
  e-mail:   biagtan@bc.lung.ca

Columbia


Abstract: Radial conferences, interview in local TV Medellín Colombia
WEB page for answers and education of the patients Calixto@intic.net
Conference to physicians
 
Contact: calixto  herrera
  CENTRO INMUNOLOGICO COLOMBIANO
  CRA 43 A 14-27 OF: 306 EDIF. COLINAS DEL POBLADO
  MEDELLIN, Columbia 
  Phone:   2688138
  e-mail:   CALIXTO@INTIC.NET

Greece


Abstract: EXERCISE PROGRAM (SWIMMING) ON ASTHMATIC CHILDREN.
 
Contact: ALEXANDER  BEKIARIS
  ARISTOTELEIO UNIVERCITY OF THESSALONIKI (GREECE)
  GYZI , 9
  THESSALONIKI, Greece 54634
  Phone:   
  e-mail:   BEKALEX@HOTMAIL.COM

India


Sponsor: BETTER BREATHERS CLUB OF INDIA and GLAXO WELCOME INDIA
Title: World Asthma Day In India at India Habitat Center, New Delhi ,India on May 3, 2000
Abstract: Subject: Asthma Awareness Program on World Asthma Day, May 03, 2000 at India Habitat Center, New Delhi

Over 150 million people in world are asthmatics, of which approximately 20 - 50 million are Indians. These figures are chasing us with escalation in their numbers everyday. With this huge burden of the disease especially in India, a concerted effort is required by governmental and non-governmental organizations to help people understand the disease and tackle it timely and effectively.

To commemorate the day, 'Better Breathers Club of India' (BBCI)-a non-profit patient education group in New Delhi, India, will be organizing a plethora of activities on May 3, 2000 at the most promiment convention center in New Delhi - INDIA HABITAT CENTER, LODHI ROAD in the larger interest of the masses.

Backed by a group of chest physicians, BBCI helps educate people about better self-management of asthma. Inspired by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), BBCI was launched in the year 1998 when GINA also sponsored the first WAD. Since then BBCI has organized a series of asthma awareness camps, lectures, workshops and exhibitions for educating the masses. Impressed by its proven skills and capabilities in organizing academic shows in respiratory medicine, the BBCI was nominated for its Governor Community award in 1999 at Chicago by the American College of Chest Physicians. The Glaxo India Limited has invited the club's physicians to form a respiratory advisory board to launch a national initiative against asthma by organising regular patient and professional education programs.

BBCI activities on the World Asthma Day:
In collaboration with Glaxo India Limited, BBCI is pleased to organise the following activities on the day:

1. School Asthma Awareness National Seminars (SAANS).
The SAANS ( In India language - HINDI means Breath ) will help schools identify high risk children through education and detection camps at different schools so that a cooperative management system could be developed between schools and SAANS task force to benefit school going asthmatics.

2. Launch of SAANS newsletter.
The newsletter will be an official organ of BBCI, and will be brought out bimonthly. Each issue of the newsletter will focus on asthma problem and its management primarily in school children, and other different sections of the society as well.

3. Free asthma help clinic

4. Asthma education, diagnostic and monitoring workshops

5. CYBERINFO - WORLD TOUR OF ASTHMA.
This will be Public Education on Asthma through the Internet taking them through the websites of NHLBI, GINA, ALA, NATIONAL ASTHMA CAMPAIGN IN UK, BTS, ACCP, ATS, Association of ASTHMA ALLERGY And IMMUNOLOGY etc

The experts to deliberate on the day are:

1. Dr P P Bose : Chairman BBCI, New Delhi

2. Dr Vikram Sarbhai : Vice Chairman & CEO - BBCI, Consultant Pulmonologist - Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi

3. Dr Satish Bhardwaj : General Secretary - BBCI,
Medical Intensivist, Apollo Hospital, New Delhi

4. Dr Virender Singh : President, Indian Asthma Care Society

5. Dr J C Suri : Head, Department of Respiratory Medicine,
Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi

We would highly appreciate your wide coverage of the show in the larger interest of the masses, and thereby helping BBCI in its ongoing crusade against respiratory illnesses and making people feel relieved from the naunces of choking Delhi

We welcome any query you may have regarding the same.

With best regards,

PP Bose, MD, DNB, DTCD Dr Vikram Sarbhai
Chairman, BBCI Vice Chairman & CEO - BBCI
Tel: 9810159687; 6441672 Tel : 91-11-6926746
bbci@mantramail.com bbci@mantramail.com
 
Contact: Dr. PARTHA P Bose
  BETTER BREATHERS CLUB OF INDIA
  I - 1611, Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi 110 019, India
  New Delhi, India 110 019
  Phone:   91-11-6441672,
  e-mail:   bbci@mantramail.com

India


Sponsor: GLAXO WELCOME INDIA, INDIA MHABITAT CENTER, NEW DELHI
Title: WORLD ASTHMA DAY IN INDIA AT NEW DELHI
Abstract: WORLD ASTHMA DAY 2000 IN INDIA AT NEW DELHI
Let Every Person Breathe
3rd May 2000

NAME: Dr. P. P. Bose
ADDRESS: Chairman
BETTER BREATHERS CLUB OF INDIA ( BBCI )
I - 1611, Chitranjan Park, New Delhi- 110 019, India
Consultant Pulmonologist Orthonova Hospital, New Delhi, India
TEL :( O ) 0091-11-6441672
( R ) 0091-11-6287188
FAX :( O ) 0091-11-6987048
E-mail: bbci@mantramail.com

NAME: Dr. Vikram Sarbhai
ADDRESS:Vice Chairman & CEO
BETTER BREATHERS CLUB OF INDIA ( BBCI )
I - 1611, Chitranjan Park, New Delhi - 110 019, India
Consultant Pulmonologist Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre,
New Delhi - 110 025 India

TEL : ( O ) 0091-11-6825001
( R ) 0091-11-6926746
FAX : ( O ) 0091-11-6825013
E-mail:sarbhai@hotmail.com
bbci@mantramail.com

We colleagues plan to organise the following activities to support World Asthma Day in our area. Please indicate when these activities will take place and the name of the person in charge ( are the two people mentioned above).

WORLD ASTHMA DAY IN INDIA AT NEW DELHI

The Better Breathers Club of India (BBCI), a nations voluntary, not for profit organization is fighting to improve public lung health by increasing public awareness. Over the last three years BBCI through its community outreach programs, has conducted public awareness symposia, health camps in the city of Delhi and neighboring states. BBCI has been well supported by media for its pioneering effort. The American College of Chest Physicians nominated BBCI in 1999 for its Governor Community Outreach Award at their annual conference CHEST'99 at Chicago, USA.

The mission of BBCI is, to
· Support its National Initiative for Asthma (that it launched in 1998 in New Delhi through its first national public education seminar).
· Raise awareness among the public, patients, and doctors about asthma being a serious disease
· Ensure the proper diagnosis and treatment by doctors and foster adherence to consensus international guidelines,
· Facilitate access to care for asthma patients regardless of income or other factors,
· Foster partnership among patients, caregivers, health care providers and community.

We at BBCI are extremely excited to commemorate World Asthma Day on May 3, 2000 as per the declaration of GINA. This is our small and voluntary contribution to the efforts of GINA and the theme - let Every Person Breathe. BBCI will be organizing a major National Public Awareness Seminar on this day at India Habitat Center, New Delhi. India Habitat Center is the capital's most prominent convention center. It has taken BBCI's contribution for this noble cause and this crusade against asthma by GINA very seriously. It is partnering in our efforts as a sponsor. BBCI other major sponsor is GlaxoWelcome India.

Better Breathers Club of India activities for the WORLD ASTHMA DAY include:

1. Launch of Project : SAANS - School Asthma Awareness National Seminars for children suffering from Asthma ( SAANS- in Indian Language [ HINDI ] means BREATH ).

2. Launch of News Magazine - SAANS ( a breath of fresh air ) ( the Official News Magazine of BBCI ) : A public awareness news magazine for Asthma and other Respiratory Disorders

3. CYBERCAFE - WORLD TOUR OF ASTHMA - Cyber Education of Public on Asthma and Viewing of WEBVENTION on Asthma by GINA using Internet.

4. Asthma Symposium
The speakers are
· Dr P P Bose : Chairman BBCI and Consultant Pulmonologist, Heart Lung and Sleep Center, Chitranjan Park, New Delhi, India

· Dr Vikram Sarbhai : Vice Chairman & CEO,BBCI and
Consultant Pulmonologist Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi, India

· Dr Satish Bhardwaj : General Secretary BBCI and Medical Intensivist Apollo Hospital, New Delhi,India

· Dr Virender Singh : President Indian Asthma Care Society
Professor of Medicine, S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

· Dr J.C.Suri : Head, Department of Respiratory Medicine
Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi, India

5. Patient - Doctor Interactive Sessions

6. Free Asthma Clinics
· Experts will render medical services to public

7. Asthma Diagnosis and Monitoring Workshop
· Pulmonary Function Testing
· Home Monitoring of Asthma using Peak Flow Meter

8. Asthma Education Workshop
· Education Materials
· Video Demonstrations on Asthma
· Inhaler Demonstration Techniques
· Asthma Kit For Children and School Teachers
· Free / Subsidized distribution of drugs, Inhalers, spacers etc
· Asthma Diagnosis and Monitoring Workshop

9. Media Involvement - Press and Television at the National and international Level

 
Contact: Dr. PARTH P BOSE
  The Better Breathers Club of India (BBCI)
  I - 1611, Chitranjan Park
  NEW DELHI, India 110 019
  Phone:   0091-11-6441672
  e-mail:   bbci@mantramail.com

India


Sponsor: GLAXO WELCOME INDIA, INDIA MHABITAT CENTER, NEW DELHI
Title: WORLD ASTHMA DAY IN INDIA AT NEW DELHI
Abstract: WORLD ASTHMA DAY 2000 IN INDIA AT NEW DELHI
Let Every Person Breathe
3rd May 2000

NAME: Dr. P. P. Bose
ADDRESS: Chairman
BETTER BREATHERS CLUB OF INDIA ( BBCI )
I - 1611, Chitranjan Park, New Delhi- 110 019, India
Consultant Pulmonologist Orthonova Hospital, New Delhi, India
TEL :( O ) 0091-11-6441672
( R ) 0091-11-6287188
FAX :( O ) 0091-11-6987048
E-mail: bbci@mantramail.com

NAME: Dr. Vikram Sarbhai
ADDRESS:Vice Chairman & CEO
BETTER BREATHERS CLUB OF INDIA ( BBCI )
I - 1611, Chitranjan Park, New Delhi - 110 019, India
Consultant Pulmonologist Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre,
New Delhi - 110 025 India

TEL : ( O ) 0091-11-6825001
( R ) 0091-11-6926746
FAX : ( O ) 0091-11-6825013
E-mail:sarbhai@hotmail.com
bbci@mantramail.com

We colleagues plan to organise the following activities to support World Asthma Day in our area. Please indicate when these activities will take place and the name of the person in charge ( are the two people mentioned above).

WORLD ASTHMA DAY IN INDIA AT NEW DELHI

The Better Breathers Club of India (BBCI), a nations voluntary, not for profit organization is fighting to improve public lung health by increasing public awareness. Over the last three years BBCI through its community outreach programs, has conducted public awareness symposia, health camps in the city of Delhi and neighboring states. BBCI has been well supported by media for its pioneering effort. The American College of Chest Physicians nominated BBCI in 1999 for its Governor Community Outreach Award at their annual conference CHEST'99 at Chicago, USA.

The mission of BBCI is, to
· Support its National Initiative for Asthma (that it launched in 1998 in New Delhi through its first national public education seminar).
· Raise awareness among the public, patients, and doctors about asthma being a serious disease
· Ensure the proper diagnosis and treatment by doctors and foster adherence to consensus international guidelines,
· Facilitate access to care for asthma patients regardless of income or other factors,
· Foster partnership among patients, caregivers, health care providers and community.

We at BBCI are extremely excited to commemorate World Asthma Day on May 3, 2000 as per the declaration of GINA. This is our small and voluntary contribution to the efforts of GINA and the theme - let Every Person Breathe. BBCI will be organizing a major National Public Awareness Seminar on this day at India Habitat Center, New Delhi. India Habitat Center is the capital's most prominent convention center. It has taken BBCI's contribution for this noble cause and this crusade against asthma by GINA very seriously. It is partnering in our efforts as a sponsor. BBCI other major sponsor is GlaxoWelcome India.

Better Breathers Club of India activities for the WORLD ASTHMA DAY include:

1. Launch of Project : SAANS - School Asthma Awareness National Seminars for children suffering from Asthma ( SAANS- in Indian Language [ HINDI ] means BREATH ).

2. Launch of News Magazine - SAANS ( a breath of fresh air ) ( the Official News Magazine of BBCI ) : A public awareness news magazine for Asthma and other Respiratory Disorders

3. CYBERCAFE - WORLD TOUR OF ASTHMA - Cyber Education of Public on Asthma and Viewing of WEBVENTION on Asthma by GINA using Internet.

4. Asthma Symposium
The speakers are
· Dr P P Bose : Chairman BBCI and Consultant Pulmonologist, Heart Lung and Sleep Center, Chitranjan Park, New Delhi, India

· Dr Vikram Sarbhai : Vice Chairman & CEO,BBCI and
Consultant Pulmonologist Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi, India

· Dr Satish Bhardwaj : General Secretary BBCI and Medical Intensivist Apollo Hospital, New Delhi,India

· Dr Virender Singh : President Indian Asthma Care Society
Professor of Medicine, S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

· Dr J.C.Suri : Head, Department of Respiratory Medicine
Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi, India

5. Patient - Doctor Interactive Sessions

6. Free Asthma Clinics
· Experts will render medical services to public

7. Asthma Diagnosis and Monitoring Workshop
· Pulmonary Function Testing
· Home Monitoring of Asthma using Peak Flow Meter

8. Asthma Education Workshop
· Education Materials
· Video Demonstrations on Asthma
· Inhaler Demonstration Techniques
· Asthma Kit For Children and School Teachers
· Free / Subsidized distribution of drugs, Inhalers, spacers etc
· Asthma Diagnosis and Monitoring Workshop

9. Media Involvement - Press and Television at the National and international Level

 
Contact: Dr. VIKRAM  SARBHAI
  The Better Breathers Club of India (BBCI)
  I - 1611, Chitranjan Park
  NEW DELHI, India 110 019
  Phone:   0091-11-6926746
  e-mail:   bbci@mantramail.com

India


Sponsor: Society for asthma Care and Research(SACR)
Title: World Asthma Day, India
Abstract: SACR, a non profit orgganization in India has plans to stimulate and encourage about 200 contact points in India to observe and initaite activities on WAD 2000, through an action folder and kit adapted from WAD materials, to launch a website (www.asthmacare.org: having info about asthma for parents/patients, doctors, info for media , web directory of interessted doctors and much more on asthma), to launch an official postion statement on Use of combination of inhaed coticosteroids and inhaled short acting beta-2 agonists in asthma, to organize a public seminar at delhi on 30 April,2000, to organize a three day training : 4th SACR workshop : Advances in asthma care and management, on 5-7 may 2000 at NOIDA,UP (near Delhi), an essay competition among school children on "How to prevnt asthma", a press meeting on 3 may at New Delhi, media releases every week from last week of march to May 2nd week and lauch of 5th issue pof SACR's qarterly publication, ASTHMA NEWS,and an exhibit of patient education materials developed by the SACR.
 
Contact: Rita  Gupta
  Society for Asthma Care and Research(SACR), India
  G-303 Rashmi Apts. Harsh Vihar, Pitampura
  DELHI, India 110034
  Phone:   91-11-7249825
  e-mail:   ritarun@vsnl.com

Peru


Sponsor: "Dos de Mayo" National Hospital
Title: Free to Breath!
Abstract: 1. Symposium: Asthma in Hospitals. Coordinators of each hospital will show their data and experiences.
2. Free to Breath!: in front of the Dos de Mayo National Hospital, childs and youngs of several institutions and health authorities to set free ballons with the message: World Asthma day. Media will cover this activities and other.
 
Contact: Oswaldo Jave  
  Asthma, Environment and Tobacco Control Unit, Dos de Mayo National Hospital, PERU
  Av Universitaria Mz F Lte24, Urb Pacifico 1aEtapa, Lima 31,PERU
  LIMA, Peru 051
  Phone:   5311128
  e-mail:   osjave@amauta.rcp.net.pe

Thailand


Sponsor: Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital, Thailand
Title: Asthma Education
Abstract: Radio program for information about asthma
- What is asthma?
- Suituation of asthma in the world and Thailand
- What factors associate with asthma?
- What triggers asthma episodes?
- How do we diagnose asthma in children?
- Goals of asthma therapy
- A stepwise approach to treat the child with asthma
 
Contact: Yothi   Tongpenyai
  Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital
  Research and Development Center, Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital,
  Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, 30000
  , Thailand 30000
  Phone:   66-1-8761640
  e-mail:   yothit@yahoo.com

Turkey


Sponsor: Individual Civil Groups and Medical Profesionals
Title: Anti-Tobacco Advertisement
Abstract: Turkey Goverment is trying to pass a law to allow
the Camel Trophy and Formula-1 activities
to be carried on in Turkey. We are fighting
to stop this kind of laws to be passed by our legislators at present.

We are sending in faxes, writing in the newspapers and having press conferences in order to be heard of.

We would appreciate if you could also please join us in this effort and and send faxes to the related
departments to support our fight against the tobacco companies. Any kind of relevent in formation send in by your office will be of extreme importance to us.

Than you;

Prof. Canan M Karatay, MD, Cardiologist

Faxes to:

Prof. Mumtaz Soysal
# 0090312-677 0340
Mr.Yalcin Bayer
#0090212-677 0320
#0090212-677 0327

Mr. Yavuz Donat
#0090-212 550 4900

Mr.Fatih Altayli
#0090-212 677 0327




 
Contact: Canan M Karatay
  Yeditepe University Medical School
  Moda Cad. 192, #10, Kadikoy
  Istanbul, Turkey 81300
  Phone:   0090216-3361991
  e-mail:   karatay@attglobal.net

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