Florida Asthma Coalition


To reduce the overall burden of asthma, with a focus on minimizing the disproportionate impact of asthma in racial/ethnic and low-income populations, by promoting asthma awareness and disease prevention at the community level and expanding and improving the quality of asthma education, management, and services through system and policy changes.

12:10 – 12:55 PM 

Ezinne ChinemereMHS, CHES, AE-C

Addressing Health Disparities: Understanding Systemic Racism and its Impact on Health Outcomes


Floridians with asthma will achieve optimal health and quality of life.

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2022 Florida Asthma Coalition Virtual Summit

Diversity in Asthma Management


Florida Asthma Coalition Co-Chairs

John Prpich,  MD, FAAP

Debra Weiss, EdD, CHES®

Summit Host

Xan Nowakowski, PhD, MPH


5:30 PM


Erika A. Waters, PhD, MPH


Sienna Ruiz, BA

Timothy Dougherty, MD, FAAEM, DACMT

Jennifer Fishe, MD, FAAP

Ezinne Chinemere, MHS, CHES, AE-C

John M. Prpich, MD, FAAP


Juan Carlos Cardet, MD, MPH

Keynote Speaker

The times presented are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Florida Asthma Program Manager

Wanda Rodríguez-Donham, DrHSc, RRT-NPS

June 24th, 2022

June 24th, 2022

June 23rd, 2022

ASTHMA EDUCATION from Asthma Educators

Half Day Training

1:00-5:00 PM (EDT)

Cost: $200

What's Included 

Summary of Asthma Educator Review Course 

One on one time with a Mentor and Expert 

Access to Self Study Course and 15.5 CE, CRCE ($250 Value) 

Registration URL: 


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Call for Poster Submissions

Submissions will be peer reviewed by the FAC Summit Poster Committee, and selected authors will be invited to present a poster at the FAC annual virtual conference on June 23-24, 2022.
The Florida Asthma Coalition (FAC) invites submission of research/project poster abstracts on any aspect of asthma diagnosis, treatment, management, or education for the annual FAC Virtual Summit held on June 23-24 2022.
The deadline for submission is June 3rd.
Please review the instructions for poster submissions: 2022 FAC Poster Submission Instructions (PDF).

Asthma Pathophysiology

Karen L. Gregory, DNP, APRN, CNS, RRT, AE-C, FAARC  

PFTs with Interpretations 

Kevin Collins, PhD, RRT, RPFT, AE-C

Identifying Asthma Control, Risks, Classifications and Management

Teresa M. Summe, BS, RRT, AE-C

Networking, Questions, Answers

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Plenary Speaker

8:00 - 8:25 AM 

Welcome (Xan Nowakowski, PhD, MPH)

 Intro and Wellness Activity (Debra Weiss, EdD, CHES

John Prpich, MD, FAAP)

8:45 – 9:30 AM 

Keynote Speaker

Don Bukstein, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI

 Building an Asthma Lifestyle Plan: The Total Lung Connection to Improve Asthma Outcomes 

8:25 - 8:45 AM

Wanda Rodríguez-Donham, DrHSc, RRT-NPS

Florida Asthma Program Overview & Burden of Asthma

9:35 – 10:20AM 

Timothy Dougherty, MD, FAAEM, DACMT

Vaping: You Come A Long Way Baby?

10:25 - 11:10 PM 

Jennifer Fishe, MD, FAAP

EMS' Prehospital Care of Children with Asthma Exacerbations

11:10 - 12:10 PM 

Lunch Break & Poster Exhibits

1:00 – 2:00 PM 

Exhibitor Meet & Greet

2:05 – 2:50 PM 

Juan Carlos Cardet, MD, MPH

 Use of Anti-Inflammatory Drugs to Close Racial Gaps in Asthma Outcomes 

2:55 – 3:40 PM 

Erika A. Waters, PhD, MPH and Sienna Ruiz, BA

The Diversity of Asthma Care Beliefs and Practices: 

The Findings of the Asthma Caregivers Project

3:40 – 4:25 PM

Plenary Speaker 

John Prpich, MD, FAAP

Overview of New NAEPP/GINA Asthma Guidelines

4:30 – 4:50 PM 

Florida Asthma Coalition Announcements and Workgroup Updates

4:50 – 5:30 PM 

Award Announcements (Asthma Champions and Poster Session Awards) & Closing Remarks