In recognition of Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, Boston Scientific Corp, Natick, Mass, has made a donation to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) to support education initiatives designed to increase public awareness of asthma management and treatment.

AAFA is the largest asthma and allergy patient advocacy organization in the world, with a focus on developing health education programs to promote national awareness, organizing state and national advocacy efforts, and funding research for better treatments and cures.

“We applaud AAFA in their dedication to educate and improve the quality of life for people with asthma and are proud to sponsor their efforts to promote asthma awareness,” said David Pierce, president of Boston Scientific’s Endoscopy Division. “Through support of public education and awareness programs, we can help patients take control of asthma with proper management and treatment.

This month, Boston Scientific also hosted a Webinar to educate asthma-treating physicians about asthma management and its Alair® bronchial thermoplasty system, a catheter-based outpatient procedure for treating severe adult asthma. The Webinar is available for replay. In addition, Boston Scientific will take part in AdvaMed’s Medtech Day on May 24, 2011, at the California state capitol in Sacramento, to bring attention to new medical technologies, including bronchial thermoplasty to treat severe asthma.

Source: Boston Scientific Corp