Thumbprint.aiIn the fall of 2015, the Medical Home Chapter Champions Program on Asthma, Allergy and Anaphylaxis (MHCCPAAA) held an Educational and Networking Conference for pediatric chapter champions and chapter representatives passionate about improving asthma, allergy and anaphylaxis care in the context of the medical home. The MHCCPAAA is a program of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and was launched in 2010, focusing only on asthma. The program has since expanded to include allergy and anaphylaxis as focus areas. The conference took place on October 9 &10, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Rosemont, IL.

There were 49 total conference attendees, with 34 chapters represented by champions (23) or proxies (11). Attendees included 22 primary care pediatricians, five allergists, five pulmonologists, and two allied health professionals. There were three faculty in addition to eight MHCCPAAA Project Advisory Committee (PAC) members, some of who also served as faculty. Two PAC members also serve as chapter champions โ€“ Washington and New York 3. Six staff members from the AAP also attended.