About the Centre


Artwork done by El Salvadorian, Mauricio Mejia for Asthma Tool

Mission Statement

To maintain and extend excellence in the assessment, management and treatment of asthma and provide learning opportunities in the community for patients and their care-givers to help overcome the hardships imposed by asthma.


  • Develop a local, provincial, national and international network of practitioners, interest groups and researchers, dedicated to the highest quality of care for patients with asthma, for education of patients and health-care professionals, and for basic and applied research on the etiology, pathogenesis, treatment and prevention of asthma.
  • Facilitate optimal use of existing knowledge and resources, to improve the treatment of those with asthma, to develop new knowledge in all aspects of asthma, and in doing so, to reduce the burden of asthma in the community.
  • Foster an environment where members challenge the boundaries of knowledge and are encouraged to share their challenges with health professionals, researchers, and patients.

"There will be challenges and we have to be flexible, innovative and visionary as we strive to achieve our goals and be a strong contributor in improving the burden of asthma for individuals and the community."

Dean Befus, PhD Director, Alberta Asthma Centre