16th Annual Reach the Peak Asthma & Allergy Review and Update

Aurora, CO US
April 10, 2024 to April 11, 2024

The Children's Hospital Colorado annual Reach the Peak Conference is our interdisciplinary educational conference for health team members managing patients with asthma.

Reach the Peak is turning 16! This year, we are excited this year to offer a hybrid conference with both in-person and virtual attendance options, and there is new curriculum for our asthma providers! Updated content will include implementing the latest asthma guidelines and barriers to successful asthma management. 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) are available for 1st day conference attendance, 10.75 NCPD credits are available for both days. 

Facilitated by leading experts in their field, Reach the Peak incorporates problem-based learning methods with a combination of lectures, small group case scenarios, networking and comprehensive collaboration strategies. The information presented helps provide updates in current asthma management guidelines, practice challenges and discussion on addressing social determinants impacting asthma care.

Proceeds from Reach the Peak support Roundup River Ranch. Roundup River Ranch helps children and families with asthma and lung disorders to attend camp. Camp opportunities can be life changing for these children. Click Here to learn more about Roundup River Ranch!

Registration Fees


 Community ProvidersCHCO/PCN Affiliated
In-Person Attendance$150$125
Virtual Attendance$125$100

Target Audience

Physicians, advanced practice providers, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, registered nurses, staff assistants and respiratory therapists will find the content extremely useful in their clinical settings. 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the pathophysiology and contributing factors of asthma diagnosis and management
  • Apply evidence for new asthma therapies including the use of combination medications as a controller and a reliever therapy (SMART therapy) in children with asthma
  • Summarize the importance of addressing social needs and building community partnerships to address barriers in asthma care.

Learner Outcome

As a result of this activity, the participant will report increased knowledge and intent to change practice related to evidence-based asthma guidelines and protocols for pediatric asthma patients.

Scholarship Assistance

Five full scholarships are being offered. To apply, email a letter of request outlining scholarship need to Jade Freeman at Jade.Freeman@childrenscolorado.org by Friday, March 8th, 2024. Notification of award will be sent by Friday, March 15th, 2024, along with instructions on how to register.

Do not register for the conference prior to applying for a scholarship. Separate registration instructions will be sent directly to all scholarship applicants.

Additional Information

Course Contact: 
For questions, please contact Jade Freeman at jade.freeman@childrenscolorado.org
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 10.75 Attendance
  • 9.25 CRCE Credit
  • 10.75 NCPD
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/10/2024 - 7:30am MDT
Event ends: 
04/11/2024 - 2:00pm MDT


Wednesday, April 10, 2024
*CME & NCPD Credit Available
7:45amWelcome & Course Overview
Bridget Raleigh, MSN, FNP-BC, AE-C
8:00amAsthma Guidelines: A Case Study Approach
Monica Federico, MD
9:15amSpirometry & IOS in Asthma Management
Deb Liptzin, MD
10:00amSocial Determinants of Health and Impact on Asthma
Robert Franklin
11:00amPharmacologic Therapy for Asthma
Laney Brennan, PharmD
11:45amBreakout Sessions
Case Scenarios & Application of SMART/MART/AIR - Monica Federico, MD & Trish Eells
AED of Asthma & Adherence, Environmental Triggers and Device Teaching - Bridget Raleigh, MSN, FNP-BC, AEP & Mary Walsh, RT
12:30pmLunch Break
1:15pmAllergic and Environmental Factors Contributing to Acute and Chronic Asthma
William C. Anderson III, MD
2:00pmIndependent Study & Adjourn Day 1


Thursday, April 11, 2023
*NCPD Credit Available
7:45amKey Messages: Making the Asthma Action Plan Work
Kate Michalek, MS, PA-C, AE-C
9:00amAdherence and Motivation
Meghan Camacho & Heather De Keyser, MD
10:00amBreakout Sessions
Partnering With School Nurses to Enhance Asthma Management - Melanie Gleason, PA-C
Care Management - Joyce Baker, RT & Mary Walsh, RT
10:45amBreakout Sessions
Addressing Pharmacy and Patient Access Barriers - Trish Eells, PNP
Continuity of Care: Teen to Adult Asthma Care - Laura Payne
11:30amQ&A Panel
12:00pmLunch Break
12:30pmSmall Group Sessions


Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 East 16th Avenue
Conference Center - Floor 2
Aurora, CO 80045
United States

This two-day course will be offered in-person at Children's Hospital Colorado Medical Conference and Education Center on the Anschutz Campus and virtually via Zoom. Further information regarding links to access the course virtually will be provided prior to the event. 

Faculty and Planning Committee

William C. Anderson III, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Co-Director Multidisciplinary Asthma Clinic (MAC)
University of Colorado
Associate Program Director, Allergy and Immunology Fellowship

Joyce Baker, MBA, RRT-NPS, AE-C, FAARC
Asthma Clinical Program Coordinator
Children's Hospital Colorado

Allyson Barsanti, MSN, RN
Clinical Education Specialist | Ambulatory Nursing
Children's Hospital Colorado

Laney Brennan, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist
Children's Hospital Colorado

Meghan Camacho
Children's Hospital Colorado

Heather De Keyser, MD
Associate Professor | Pediatrics-Pulmonary
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Monica Federico, MD
Pediatric Pulmonologist
Associate Professor, Pediatrics | Director, Asthma Program
University of Colorado | Breathing Institute

Robert Franklin
Children's Hospital Colorado

Jade Freeman, MFA
Continuing Medical Education Coordinator
Children's Hospital Colorado

Melanie Gleason, MS, PA-C, AE-C
Associate Director School Centered Asthma Programs| Breathing Institute
Senior Instructor l University of Colorado

Deborah R Liptzin, MD
Pediatric Pulmonologist 
Associate Clinical Professor | University of Colorado School of Medicine 

Katherine Michalek, MS, PA-C, AE-C
Senior Instructor | Breathing Institute
University of Colorado

Bridget Raleigh, MSN, FNP-BC, AE-C
Associate Medical Director, Asthma Programs
Senior Instructor | Breathing Institute
University of Colorado

Mary Walsh, RT
Children's Hospital Colorado

*Small group facilitator
†Planning committee member


Planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.



Children’s Hospital Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children’s Hospital Colorado designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Children’s Hospital Colorado is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This education activity for 10.75 nursing contact hours is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Respiratory Care

This program has been approved for 10.25 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd, Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063.


A general certificate of attendance will be given to all other care providers.


Available Credit

  • 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 10.75 Attendance
  • 9.25 CRCE Credit
  • 10.75 NCPD


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