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Rush University Medical Center offers an ongoing series of educational community events led by experts at Rush.

Registration is requested for most programs. To register, please call the Rush physician referral service at (888) 352-RUSH (7874).

Some of the events listed below may direct you to a different contact number or website for more information.

Respiratory Health Association Asthma Management Class

The RHA Asthma Management classes are offered on the first Wednesday of each month and last approximately two hours.

Even months (February, April, June, August, October, December): 8 a.m.
Odd months (January, March, May, July, September, November): 10 a.m.

Professional Building,
First floor, Suite 117
Allergy and Immunology conference room
1725 W. Harrison St.

Asthma Management is a free, two-hour program that educates anyone who has asthma or caregivers of asthmatics. The program covers:

  • Early warning signs of asthma
  • Common asthma triggers
  • How to handle an asthma emergency
  • Proper asthma medication use and inhaler technique

Parking is available in the Rush parking garage on Harrison Street. There will be an $8 fee for parking with stamped validation. Parking will be validated at the class.

Because space is limited, registration is required. Please call Paige Adeli, RN, AE-C, at (312) 466-9247 to register. 

Women's Health: Online Seminar Series

Join physicians from Rush for a free online seminar series covering women's topics that may not be easy to talk about but can significantly affect your quality of life. Learn how the risks of osteoporosis, stroke and breast cancer increase as women age, particularly as they enter perimenopause and menopause. In addition, you’ll learn how to be proactive about your health and about risk factors and available treatment options. All seminars begin at noon and include a brief presentation followed by a question-and-answer period. Sign up for one or all three. You can submit questions in advance via Twitter using the #rushhealthchat tag or send an email to

  • Tuesday, May 20: Stroke in Women: How You Can Lower Your Risk, Shawna Cutting, MD, neurologist
  • Tuesday, June 3: Osteoporosis: Reducing Your Risk and Proper Nutrition, Ailda Nika, MD, rheumatologist and Kristin A. Gustashaw, MS, RD, LD, dietitian
  • Tuesday, June 24: Latest Research and Treatment Options for Breast Cancer, Melody Cobleigh, MD, breast oncologist

For more information or to register, please visit Once you register, you will receive an email with instructions on how to watch or participate in the seminar.

Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Continued Care and Treatment Options

Thursday, July 17
6 to 8 p.m.
Armour Academic Center,
600 S. Paulina St., Room 976

Thanks to advances in treatment, people born with heart disease, known as congenital heart disease, are reaching adulthood and living full lives. But they still face unique challenges, including the need for additional surgery and an increased risk of sudden cardiac death. Join experts at Rush to learn about diagnosis and treatment options for adults living with congenital heart disease at this free event.

  • By phone:
    Please call (888) 352-RUSH (7874) to register for this program or for more information.
  • Online:

Free parking

Refreshments will be offered and free parking is available in the Rush parking garage accessed on Harrison Street. Parking will be validated at the event.

Additional community programs regarding aging are offered by Rush Generations, a comprehensive program designed to help older adults and family caregivers achieve better health and well being.

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