9-2SY An Environmentally-Induced Increase in Th2 Responses Is the Most Important Cause of Childhood Asthma

Thursday, 15 October 2015: 15:55 - 16:15
Grand Ballroom 104 (Coex Convention Center)

Juan Celedon, MD, DrPH , Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy and Immunology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Learning Objectives:
1) To review current evidence supporting an environmental basis for the "asthma epidemic", particularly for atopic asthma.

2) To briefly discuss the most likely potential causes of the increased prevalence of asthma in industrialized nations.

3) To understand how heredity may interact with environmental or lifestyle changes to cause atopic asthma