The USAsthma Summit 2020 was held on Friday, November 13. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the Summit was hosted via webcast.

USAsthmaSummitLogo 1200


Welcome, Tonya Winders, President & CEO, Allergy & Asthma Network; President Global Allergy & Airways Patient Platform (GAAPP).

  • The State of Asthma in the United States, Allen Meadows, MD, President, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). — Starts at 7:00 minute mark
  • Racism is a Public Health Crisis and is Causing Health Disparities, Bridgette L. Jones, MD MSc, FAAAAI, FAAP, Medical Director, Office of Equity and Diversity Allergy/Asthma/Immunology & Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology,Toxicology and Therapeutic Innovation Children’s Mercy Kansas City Associate Professor of Pediatrics. — Starts at 30:15
  • EXHALE: A Technical Package to Control Asthma and Reduce Health Care Costs, JoyHsu, MD, MS, FAAAAI CDR, US Public Health Service Medical Officer, Asthma and Community Health Branch -Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). — Starts at 1:12:10
  • Telehealth for Allergy & Asthma Care –2020 Best Practices, Jackie Eghrari-Sabet, MD, Board-certified in Allergy/Immunology and Pediatrics. Founder of Family Allergy & Asthma Care and FAAR Institute, Washington, D.C. — Starts at 1:48:00
  • Excellence in Asthma Management: EPA’s 2020 National Asthma Awards Winners Presenter: Tracey Mitchell, RRT, AE-C, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Washington D.C. — Starts at 2:30:45
      • University of Texas Health Science Center of Tyler (UTHSCT) Breath of Life Mobile Asthma Program, Michele Bosworth, M.D., FAFFP. Executive Director of The Center for Population Health, Analytics, and Quality Advancement for the UTHSCT School of Community and Rural Health. — Starts at 2:40:05
      • Children’s Hospital Colorado Asthma Program; Melanie Gleason, PA-C, MS Physician Assistant, Asthma Program Children’s Hospital, CO. — Starts at 2:57:00
  • GINA Updates and Look Forward, Tonya Winders — Starts at 3:20:00

More than 24 million people live with asthma in the United States, but there is still relatively little public understanding about “what is asthma” and its full impact on quality of life. As a result, the burden of living with asthma is underappreciated and the voice of patients and families is often missing from key decisions and initiatives.

In 2015, Allergy & Asthma Network took the lead on raising awareness and understanding of asthma by hosting the first USAsthma Summit, in conjunction with the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) and with the support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The goal of the USAsthma Summit is to bring together representatives from asthma coalitions and state asthma programs, school nurses, community health workers, pediatricians and other stakeholders from across the country to share lessons learned and best practices, as well as brainstorm strategies to advance Guidelines-based asthma care throughout the United States, especially in underserved communities.

Since the first USAsthma Summit in 2015, Allergy & Asthma Network has hosted more than 2,500 people in person and remotely (via livestream), with representation from all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. (Our previous USAsthma Summits: 2015 – San Antonio; 2016 – San Francisco; 2017 – Boston; 2018 – Seattle; 2019 – Houston)

Sponsored by

Photos of logos of the Asthma Summits sponsors


Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed in conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.