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Dr. Juan Carlos Celedón discusses risk factors for health disparities in childhood asthma, and reviews genetic and epigenetic studies to help develop personalized medicine for asthma.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss existing evidence to support the role of vitamin D, psychosocial stress, and overweight or obesity in asthma pathogenesis
  • Identify how genetic/epigenetic studies will help develop personalized medicine for asthma
  • Recognize which major racial or ethnic groups have the greatest burden from asthma in the U.S.


Dr. Celedon has financial interests with the following entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Other: Received research materials from Pharmavite (vitamin D  and placebo capsules), in order to provide medications free of cost to participants in NIH-funded studies.

All presenters' disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

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Release Date: 12/20/2018 | Last Modified On: 1/20/2020 | Expires: 12/16/2022


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