• 01 Sep 2016 11:54 AM | Administrators AAE (Administrator)

    GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) today announced publication of results from the paediatric ‘LABA’ (long acting beta2-agonist) safety study, VESTRI (SAS115358) in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Headline results reported in March, demonstrated that the study had achieved its primary endpoint. The study compared Advair® Diskus®, a combination of the LABA, salmeterol and inhaled corticosteroid (ICS), fluticasone propionate (FP) to FP monotherapy, to assess the safety profiles of each medicine when used to treat children 4-11 years of age with asthma. This was assessed by the composite endpoint of serious asthma-related events (deaths, intubations or hospitalisations). These results are also being presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in London, UK on 7th September, (Abstract number: OA4798).

    The primary endpoint of the study showed the salmeterol/FP combination (FSC) twice-daily (100/50mcg, 250/50mcg) demonstrated non-inferiority compared to corresponding doses of FP twice-daily (100mcg, 250mcg), Hazard Ratio (HR) 1.285, (95% CI 0.726, 2.272) p=0.006 on the risk of serious asthma-related events.  In the study a non-statistically significant reduction of 14% was observed in the risk of time-to-first asthma exacerbation for FSC compared to FP (HR 0.859; 95% CI 0.729, 1.012). 

    Kate Knobil, Chief Medical Officer - Pharmaceuticals at GSK said: “We are pleased that the study achieved its primary safety endpoint and has now been published in a key peer-reviewed journal as well as being presented at the forthcoming European Respiratory Society congress. These are important data, especially in an area where data are limited, such as in paediatric asthma.  We understand how important it is for clinicians to have access to data that have been independently reviewed, to give them greater knowledge and understanding in this disease area.”

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  • 31 Aug 2016 6:01 PM | Administrators AAE (Administrator)

    We have been so pleased with all the feedback, support and ideas we've received over the past year from our fantastic members! We want you to become part of the organizing force that is the Association of Asthma Educators' Board of Directors. Help us shape the organization for the coming years! Please consider joining our leadership so that our membership can benefit from your talents and experience. As AAE continues to grow on the national stage in Asthma Care and Education, your participation is more vital than ever!

    ACT NOW, the NEW application deadline for the 2017 Board of Directors is September 7, 2016.

    If your passion and interest is in asthma education and improving asthma management, joining the AAE Board of Directors is a perfect role for you. Join the effort to reach asthma educators on a national level, develop impactful strategies and deliver valuable services to the asthma community from caregivers to patients. We welcome you to join us! Our membership is rich with experience, creativity and leadership capabilities- all of which are key to continuing to expand the AAE!                                      

    Interested candidates, please e-mail your curriculum vitae, a 100 word vision statement, and a head photo to:                                            

    *See attached letter for additional information on nominee requirements, eligibility and AAE’s election process. The three-year terms begin on January 1, 2017.


    Catherine Kier MD, FAAP,FCCP, DABSM, AE-C

    Cindy L. Cooper, RN, AE-C

    Co-Chairs, AAE Nominating Committee

  • 05 Aug 2016 3:46 PM | Administrators AAE (Administrator)

    The Association of Asthma Educators is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity to our members.  A scholarship has been created by the founding members of AAE, in memory of Elliot F. Ellis, MD.  Dr. Ellis was instrumental in supporting AAE during the creation of the organization in 1998.  Members of your AAE Board of Directors have also contributed to the fund with 100% participation.  AAE members who would like to support this effort can also donate in Dr. Ellis’ memory via the AAE website.

    The scholarship will be made available to AAE members in good standing who are seeking to obtain certification as an asthma educator (AE-C) through the National Asthma Education Certification Board. 

    Download the application here: Ellis scholarship app revised 6-2016.docx

    Email completed applications to:

  • 16 Jun 2016 11:11 AM | Administrators AAE (Administrator)

    It's time to submit nominations for four awards to be presented at our Annual Conference in August.

    Deadline for nominations is July 2nd.

    Please spend a few minutes today to nominate your colleagues for the following awards 

    These four awards represent much of the impact AAE members have in the area of asthma research, prevention, community education, and successful outcomes. Nominate today by completing the above forms and emailing to, Subject Line: NOMINATIONS 

  • 06 Apr 2016 9:51 AM | Administrators AAE (Administrator)

    Click on the link above to be directed to online registration.


    Download a Registration Form

    Pre-conference/Pharmacologic Management of All Things Wheezy and Itchy: Asthma, COPD, Allergic Rhinitis, Atopic Dermatitis and Anaphylaxis:  August 4, 2016 Separate registration required 

  • 06 Apr 2016 9:46 AM | Administrators AAE (Administrator)

  • 16 Mar 2016 11:07 AM | Administrators AAE (Administrator)


    The Association of Asthma Educators invites submission of abstracts related to any aspect of diagnosis, care or education of asthma. The abstracts will be peer reviewed by a conference committee panel, and selected authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to present a poster presentation at the Association of Asthma Educators’ annual conference in Jacksonville, FL at the Grand Hyatt Hotel August 5-7, 2016. Three “top” abstracts will be chosen for oral presentations during the conference agenda. You do not have to be a member of AAE to submit an abstract. However, the abstract presenter must be registered for the AAE meeting and a current AAE member in good standing of their membership dues when the abstract is submitted. The top abstract winner after review will be provided free conference registration.

    Abstract Submission Guidelines and Instructions

  • 23 Feb 2016 11:56 AM | Administrators AAE (Administrator)

    Plan now to join the 4th Cindy Cooper 5K FunRun/Walk at this year’s Conference in Jacksonville, FL. This is an annual event at our Conferences that started back in Portland, OR in 2012. It’s early, it’s FUN, it is a great way to jump start the day! Keep watching for more info as details unfold…

    Look forward to seeing you there!


    Cindy Cooper, RN, AE-C

    Immediate Past President 2016

  • 05 Feb 2016 9:57 AM | AAE Web Support (Administrator)

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