Asthma Conference to Focus On WNY's Respiratory Health

By Lois Baker

Release Date: April 30, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- New asthma drugs, new genetic discoveries and the influence of home and external environments on the disease will be among the topics addressed at the 4th annual Asthma and Environmental Exposure Conference, to be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 9 in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.

The conference will be sponsored by the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the Center for Asthma and Environmental Exposure, part of the Lung Biology Research Program at Buffalo General Hospital. The registration fee for the conference, which is open to the public, is $50 for students and $75 for all others.

Topics to be covered are the scope of the asthma epidemic, drug therapy, patient assessment, the incidence of asthma in Erie and Niagara counties, asthma management and education, community-based asthma education programs and HMO asthma programs.

Speakers will include Jameson S. Lwebuga-Mukasa, UB associate professor of medicine, director of the Center for Asthma and Environmental Exposure and conference chair, as well as specialists from the UB medical school, the Lung Biology Research Program, SUNY Brooklyn Health Science Center, University of Rochester, Children's Hospital of Buffalo, New York State Health Department, Erie County Health Department, Syracuse Health Science Center, UB School of Pharmacy, UB Center for Urban Research and several community-health organizations.