Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA)


Paying more and getting less for your healthcare dollars?

How will FDA’s proposed new paradigm impact your asthma and anaphylaxis care?

Has a new allergy testing and immunotherapy scheme moved into your town?Those were topic of discussion at AANMA’s 16th annual Allergy & Asthma Day Capitol Hill. 

Find pictures and excerpts here — and come back for more developments coming soon!


A look back at events of the day:

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Congressional Press Breakfast Briefing
9:00-10:00 am

Room B338, Rayburn House Office Building (street level)

“Asthma and life-threatening allergies are NOT for do-it-yourselfers”

Speakers include:

  • James Kiley, PhD, National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, on the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program
  • James Valentine, Food & Drug Administration, on FDA’s Patient Network
  • Laura Ledford, from Brandenburg, KY, mother of a 9-year-old boy who died from asthma
  • Richard Weber, MD, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, on the Nationwide Asthma Screening Program

Guest Speaker: Apolo Anton Ohno


Short-track speed skater shares how an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plan help him overcome exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB)



Allergy & Asthma Health Fair

10:30 am-1:30 pm

Rayburn Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building (1st floor)


  • Asthma and allergy screenings
  • One-on-one consultations with allergists
  • Exercise-induced bronchospasm screening
  • “Bike Buddies” gifts for kids
  • Spirometry tests to measure lung function
  • EIB All Stars raffle with Apolo Anton Ohno
  • Hands-on, interactive displays


For more information:

Phone: 800.878.4403 • Email:

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to ending needless suffering and deaths due to asthma, allergies and related diseases.

Thank You: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Boston Scientific, Genentech Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Mylan Specialty LP, sanofi, Sunovion, TEVA Respiratory, ThermoFisher


View what happened at Allergy & Asthma Day Capitol Hill 2012