The speakers included:
“Asthma 2016 “Beyond the Guidelines, Phenotyping Endotypes, Biologics and Treatment for non-cosinophilic Asthma”, Monica Kraft MD, University of Arizona Medical School.
“Advances in our understanding of Aspirin Exacebated Respiratory Disease (AERD)”, Rohit Katial, MD, National Jewish Health, Denver, CO.
“Atopic Dermatitis: Advances including the role of biologics in the management of severe AD”, Mark Boguniewicz, MD, National Jewish Health, Denver, CO.
The new President of the Society will be Pierre Sakali, MD., Tucson, Arizona.
Neal Jain, MD, is now the immediate past president of the Society.
The guest speaker was David A. Stempel, MD, “BREO: A Treatment for Adult Patients with Asthma”.
The speaker was Anita Kadikar at Flemming's Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Chandler, Arizona.
Featured speakers were: Stan Stead, MD, MBA, Vishu J. Jhaveri, MD, MSA, and Tom Betlach, MPA.
The guest speaker was Dr. Tristan Huie.
Dr. Huie is a member of the National Jewish Health Autoimmune Lung Center and clinical director of the Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Program, a position he has held since 2013.
As part of the ILD Program, Dr. Huie is investigating novel therapies for the treatment of ILD, a broad category of more than 130 lung diseases that are caused by scarring or inflammation of the lungs. ILD accounts for 15 percent of the cases seen by pulmonologists.
Dr. Huie trained at Georgetown University for medical school and residency. He was a fellow at National Jewish Health from 2006 to 2010.
National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation; their unique and collaborative approach to care finds answers where others cannot.
Free Lung Function (Spirometry) Testing was generously provided by Allergy Associates & Asthma, Ltd.
The complimentary luncheon was at Maggiano’s Restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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On Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Suresh C. Anand, M.D., attended a medical education program for health care professionals in Phoenix, AZ. It was on "Insights Into the Risk Factors, Diagnosis, and Immunologic Mechanisms of Allergic Rhinitis". The speaker was Eli Meltzer, M.D. Co-Director of the Allergy & Asthma Medical Group & Research Center in San Diego, CA. It was sponsored by Merck representative Vaughn K. Watson.
Indian Surgeons achieve Breakthrough in restoring vision in Retinitis Pigmentosa for which world has no treatment.
Eye is a special organ. Blindness due to anterior chamber (cornea, lens) has established treatment. But post. chamber Retina a vascular disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa which rum in family. Night blindness in childhood converts to blindness in adult, for which there is no treatment in world even to check further loss. From long time research is going on in several countries to revascularise retina, including artificial retinal chip. None have succeeded even to save from becoming blind. As retinal artery course is intra cranial direct retinal by pass is not feasible, we developed new technique (Agrawal technique) of omental transplantation.
Worldwide accepted - Telecast in Living Pulse II series by Discovery Channel in 2003. Published in scientific journals and retinal degeneration book published from USA-2009 NOVA Sciences
Omentum a fatty tissues in abdomen has angiogenic property, due to CD+34 and Ly-1+B stem cells. in this the omental is lengthen and brought in continuity and transplanted in eye. Stomach artery supplies the eye (Retinal Bypass)
In ten years 260 cases were operated from all over India (Map Enclosed). Further loss of vision was checked in all cases. Vision and field increased in cases that had preoperative vision up to 6/60. As we are pioneer in Omental transplant in eye. As it is the first series of long term results in world ever published. It will prove to be breakthrough in medical science.
Retinitis Pigmentosa Treatment in India, Vision can be restored
The first screening will be on October 19, 2012, during the Blue Cross Blue Shield of AZ Advantage Expo Event. Location: VICTORY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 5946 E University Dr., Mesa, AZ 85205 (Northwest corner of Recker & University Dr.). Dr. Suresh Anand (Chairman) will speak at 11:00 am on the topic of: ASTHMA & ALLERGIC DISEASES.
The second screening will be on October 30, 2012, from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, at the TSYS Health Fair. Location: 8320 South Hardy Drive, Tempe AZ 85284. Dr. Miriam Anand (Chairman).
On Saturday, April 14, 2012 Allergy Associates & Asthma's team called the "Wheeze Whackers" comprised of employees and guests participated in the 2012 Fight For Air Walk. It was a 5K walk throughout beautiful Old Town Scottsdale. Following the walk there was a free pancake breakfast, kid's corner with clowns, face painting, and bounce houses, team photos, live music, massages, and more! Each year the American Lung Association raises money for the fight against lung disease. Their mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease!
Dr. Miriam Anand has been named by her peers to the Super Doctors ®List, AZ Magazine, 2012 Phoenix
We now have complementary Wi-Fi in our Tempe, Mesa, and Chandler Offices. Ask at the front desk for the password.
On Saturday, September 24th and 25th members and associate members of the Arizona Allergy and Asthma Society (AAAS) held their 2011 annual meeting.
It was held at the Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort by Hilton, in Scottsdale, AZ.￼
On Saturday, Dr. Neal Jain, M.D., a local allergist, spoke on “Guideline Based Measurement of FeNO in Clinical Practice: A Guideline Based Approach”.
For the second year Greer sponsored a “weed walk” at the Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix, Arizona.
In the evening there was a reception for members, guests, and pharmaceutical representatives, followed by dinner, and the entertainment was provided by Tera Crisalida and her Brazilian Jazz and Samba band.
On Sunday, the guest speaker was Stephen P. Peters, M.D., PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Translational Science and Associate Director, of the Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine Research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He gave a lecture on “Optimizing Asthma Care: Application Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management”. Members of the audience were allowed to ask questions and participate in a discussion format.
Participants at this meeting included: Dr. Suresh C. Anand, Dr. Miriam K. Anand, and Dr. Michael Saavedra.
There were nineteen exhibitors at this year’s meeting.
The annual business meeting of members and associate members followed and was well attended. 2012 Executive Board members will be: Earl Labovitz, M.D., President, David Friedman, M.D., Vice President, and Michael Saavedra, M.D., Secretary-Treasurer. The 2012 meeting will be held in Sedona, Arizona.
Below is an image of Governer Jan Brewer's proclamation of May 2011 as "Asthma Awareness Month." Click the image for a larger version.
On May 7, 2011 local area allergists participated in the 15th annual Nationwide Asthma Screening program in the Phoenix area. Dr. Miriam Anand, Local Area Coordinator, Dr. Suresh Anand, Dr. Earl Labovitz, and Dr. Aaron Davis helped in this important public service campaign to promote early detection and effective treatment of asthma. The program is conducted by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and is also sponsored by TEVA Pharmaceuticals.
During the asthma screenings, people with breathing problems were able to take a health assessment survey and a spirometry test, and receive information on whether they should seek an appointment with an Allergist for a diagnosis. People previously diagnosed as asthmatic were able to assess whether their disease is under control.
Allergy Associates and Asthma was proud to be a sponsor of the American Lung Association's 2011 "Fight For Air Walk". We were committed to making a difference in the fight against lung disease. The walk was on Saturday, April, 2, 2011 at Scottsdale of fun and purpose. There was a leisurely 5K walk throughout beautiful Old Town Scottsdale, followed by a free pancake breakfast, kid's corner with clowns, face painting, and bounce houses, team photos, live music, massages, booths, and more.
Left to right: Michael Saavedra, M.D., Miriam Anand, M.D., Senator Barbara Leff, Trudie Anand, Suresh C. Anand, M.D.
The 18th annual Arizona Coalition for Tomorrow (ACT) Health Fair was held on Saturday, September 20th at the Phoenix Preparatory Academy in Central Phoenix. It is sponsored by the Maricopa County Medical Society every year. Dr. Suresh Anand and Dr. Miriam Anand participated in this annual event to provide free physical, dental, hearing, and vision examinations and immunizations in preparation for enrollment in the national Head Start education-based program for Valley children who would otherwise be unable to obtain such care.
Miriam Anand, M.D. listens to this adorable girl taking a deep breath.
Suresh Anand, M.D. listens closely to this beautiful little girl's breathing.
Photos from the Asthma Walk Awards Reception put on by the American Lung Association of Arizona on April 5, 2008 at the Scottsdale Civic Center.
Dr. Miriam Anand, Sponsor, is accepting our award for appreciation and participation in the event.
Dr. Miriam Anand and Jennifer Doyle, Licensed Practical Nurse who attended the reception on June 25, 2008.
Doctor's Suresh C. Anand and Miriam Anand are very active with Maricopa County Medical Society and recently attended an event at the Phoenix Art Museum. Pictured here are Dr. Miriam Anand, her mother Trudie Anand, Dr. Robert Modic and his wife Coulette.