Asthma Webinars

The Montana Asthma Control Program has been holding two to three webinars per year since 2010 to provide continuing education opportunities for health care providers in Montana. 

We attempt to record all of our webinars, and they are posted here in our archives within a week of airing.   

The webinars below have been approved for 1 CE by the Montana Board of Pharmacy and/or through the partnership with the American Lung Association in Montana and approved by the Montana Board of Respiratory Care Practitioners. Since these agencies are both approved accrediting organizations for continuing education, CEs provided by them may be applicable to other professions.  If you are not a Montana-based provider, please note these organizations are not national accrediting bodies, and they might not be accepted by professional organizations outside of Montana.

  • June 20, 2023: "Greener" Asthma Care: Understanding the Environmental Impacts of Inhalers
     with Dr. Hayley Blackburn, PharmD, BCACP, BC-ADM. Dr. Blackburn is an Associate Professor at the University of Montana. She has been published and given numerous presentations with content around both asthma care and pharmacist roles in climate action. Hayley is also a co-founder of Rx for Climate Global Pharmacy Alliance.
  • March 23, 2023:  Asthma-COPD Overlap with Rachael Zins, PharmD, AE-C and Brooke Ackerman, PharmD Candidate. Dr. Zins has been a pharmacist for over 15 years. She currently is a Pharmacy Practice Instructor, Clinical Assistant Professor, and IPHARM Pharmacy Manager at the University of Montana. Learn about overlap symptoms, treatments, and guidelines for care for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
    • View the recording of the March 23 webinar.
    • Receive respiratory CE or provide feedback on this webinar by filling out the Asthma-COPD Overlap evaluation.
    • Receive pharmacy CE by filling out the  UM Skaggs Asthma-COPD Overlap evaluation form with the access code given during the webinar.
      ACPE logo Skaggs School of Pharmacy at the University of Montana is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This knowledge-based program is targeted to pharmacists. The Universal Activity Number (UAN) for the presentation is #0035-99999-23-009-H01-P and is approved for 1 hour or .1 CEUs. In order to receive credits, participants must attend the entire presentation and complete a program evaluation. CE credits will be uploaded to CPE Monitor within 60 days after completion of the program. 
  • December 7, 2022:  Asthma on the College Campus with Dr. Kevin Collins, PhD, RRT, RPFT, AE-C. Dr. Collins is a tenured Associate Professor of Respiratory Care at Texas University. He is also the current Appointed President-Elect of the Board of Directors for the Association of Asthma Educators. With extensive, hands-on, experience in respiratory care and the academic world, he has co-authored numerous published works. In this webinar learn about asthma on the college campus.
  • August 18, 2022:  Athletes and Asthma with Dr. William "Bill" Picconatto, RPT, PH.D., ATC. Dr. Picconatto recently retired from more than 25 years instructing at the college and university level. Most recently, he served as the Kinesiology Chair and Athletic Training Program Director at Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota. Learn about asthma as an overlooked condition in youth, high school, and other levels of sports. Learn about it's potential impact and what you can do to make a difference.
  • March 24th, 2022:  Allergies in Asthma with Dr. Rachael Zins, PharmD, AE-C.
    Dr. Zins has been a pharmacist for over 15 years. She currently is a Pharmacy Practice Instructor, Clinical Assistant Professor, and IPHARM Pharmacy Manager at the University of Montana.

Archived Webinars

  • September 30th, 2021:  Asthma-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD) with Dr. Nathanael Brady D.O. A graduate of Michigan State he has completed both a residency in Pediatrics and a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology.
  • August 30th, 2021:  Physician Asthma Care (PACE) Program with Dr. Minal Patel a professor at the University of Michigan's Department of Health Behavior & Health Education. This webinar addresses the gap between guidelines and care in patients with asthma.
  • May 11th, 2021:  Asthma Medication Affordability and Adherence with Marcus Paske, PharmD, BCACP, AE-C, CPP
  • August 5th, 2020:  Optimal Management of Asthma: Follow up care and co-management with Dr. Barbara Yawn, MD, MSc, FAAFP.
  • June 30th, 2020:  Optimal Management of Asthma: Use the Right Tools with Dr. Barbara Yawn, MD, MSc, FAAFP.