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Asthma Symposium

On September 26, 2019, the Consortium had its first asthma symposium entitled “Addressing Asthma in Schools” to discuss innovative school-based asthma prevention and treatment strategies with leading experts in the field.

Symposium Agenda
  • Title: Overview of Asthma in Baltimore City
    Presented by Sarah LaFave, MPH, RN, PhD Student, Johns Hopkins University
  • Title: Baltimore City Health Department Asthma Strategy: School and Community Continuum of Care
    Jointly Presented by Margret Schnitzer, MSW, LCSW-C Director, Community Asthma Program and Joy Twesigye, WHNP-BC, MPP, Director of Health Program Planning and Evaluation
  • Title: Built environment and asthma triggers in schools
    Presented by Meredith McCormack
  • Title: School-Based Directly Observed Asthma Controller Therapy
    Presented by Katherine A. Connor, MD, MSPH, Medical Director, The Rales Health Center at KIPP Baltimore
  • Title: Telehealth: An Innovative Approach to Reaching High-Risk Asthma Patients
    Presented by Helen Kinsman Hughes, MD MPH, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


School-Based Vision Care Symposium

On April 16, 2019, the Consortium had its inaugural symposium on school-based vision care entitled “Addressing Pediatric Eye Care Needs – The Role of School-Based Vision Programs.” This successful event attracted individuals from Hopkins and many other organizations interested in school-based vision care for an afternoon of presentations and discussion around this topic. Keep an eye out for our next symposium in Fall 2019.

Vision Symposium Agenda
  • Title: An overview of school-based vision programs
    Presented by Megan E. Collins, MD, MPH
  • Title: Lessons learned from parent and teacher focus groups on school-based vision programs in Baltimore and Chicago
    Presented by Hursuong Vongsachang, BA; Alyssa M. Kretz, BA; Jonathan Callan, BS; Madison Wahl, BS
  • Title: Rales GOSEE: Vision programming, community partnership, and creating a vision home
    Presented by Tresa M. Schumann MSN, RN, CPNP
  • Title: Student adherence and satisfaction with eyeglass usage in the Baltimore Reading and Eye Disease Study (BREDS)
    Presented by Amy Huang, BA
  • Title: Eyeglasses retention in a school-based vision program
    Presented by Moneesha R. Mukherjee, BA
  • Title: Compliance with eyeglasses in school-based vision programs: A systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis
    Presented by Amanda Inns, PhD; Alyssa M. Kretz, BA
  • Title: Analysis of vision screening failures in a school-based vision program (2016-18)
    Presented by Rachel R. Milante, MD
  • Title: Quantitative insights from school-based vision programs – analyses in Vision for Baltimore
    Presented by Ahmed Shakarchi, MBChB, MPH
  • Title: Modalities of vision screening: photoscreener vs. distance acuity
    Presented by Xinxing Guo, MD, PhD
  • Title: The use of advocates and incentives to increase consent return rates
    Presented by Christine Levy
  • Title: Cost analysis of a school-based vision program in Baltimore, MD
    Presented by Alyssa M. Kretz, BA
  • Title: Program-building considerations for school-based delivery of vision care
    Presented by Jonathan Callan, BS
  • Title: Vision screening guidelines by state
    Presented by Madison Wahl, BS
  • Title: Refractive error prevalence among inner-city students receiving school-based vision screenings and eye exams
    Presented by Angeline Nguyen, MD
  • Title: Glasses in Classes: How school-vision advocates support school-based programs
    Presented by Christine Levy, Anne Currie, Grace Galiani, School Vision Advocate Interns
  • Title: Quality Assurance of the Vision for Baltimore program
    Presented by Emma Ghazaryan, MD
  • Title: Referral to community care in school-based vision programs
    Presented by Ahmed Shakarchi, MBChB, MPH