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Rethinking ‘Inner-City’ Asthma

Location: Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas Signe Auditorium

Address: 4900 Mueller Blvd., Austin, Texas 78723 | View Map »

Date: Friday, November 15, 2019

Time: 7:30–8:30 a.m.

Contact: Mary Matus

About the Event

This installment of Pediatric Grand Rounds features Elizabeth C. Matsui, M.D., MHS, on asthma. Matsui is the director of clinical and translational research and professor of population health and pediatrics at Dell Medical School.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this presentation, the audience participant should be able to:

  • Identify major environmental exposures that cause asthma morbidity among children living in high-poverty neighborhoods;
  • Discuss the history of discrimination in housing policy and its relationship to poor housing conditions and environmental exposures;
  • Discuss the evidence for implantation of home environmental interventions in asthma management.

Target Audience

  • Primary: Pediatricians, pediatric subspecialists, family medicine physicians, pediatric residents
  • Secondary: Nursing staff, hospital staff


This activity has been designed to promote some of the following desired physician attributes and competencies:

  • ACGME: Patient care; medical knowledge; practice-based learning and improvement; interpersonal and communications skills; professionalism; systems-based practice.
  • IOM: Provide patient-centered care; work in interdisciplinary teams; employ evidence-based practice; apply quality improvement; utilize informatics.

Matsui does not have relevant financial relationships to disclose relating to the educational content of this series.

The Pediatric Grand Rounds planning committee members are Nalinda Charnsangavej, M.D.; Daniel Richards, M.D.; Tania Eid, M.D.; Andrew Wang, D.O.; Annemarie Wolfe, M.D.; and Mary Matus. The members of the planning committee do not have relevant financial relationships to disclose relating to the educational content of this series.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School designates this live 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.