This activity is supported by independent educational grants from:
- Aimmune Therapeutics
- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- Pharming NV
- Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
- Stallergenes Greer
This activity is also supported by KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc. and Micro Direct, Inc. through in-kind educational grants consisting of loaned durable equipment and disposable supplies.
Medical professionals who treat patients with allergic and/or immunological conditions:
- Practicing Allergist/Immunologists
- Allergy/Immunology Fellows-in-Training
- Physician Assistants
- Nurses and Advanced Practice Nurses
- Allied Health Professionals
- Primary Care Physicians
- Other Medical Professionals
Overall Educational Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify major advances in key areas of cutting edge research in immunologic mechanisms and allergic responses, including anaphylaxis and pathophysiology of the upper airways, lungs, eyes, skin and gastrointestinal tract.
- Demonstrate knowledge of basic processes linking molecular and cellular biology and genetics with allergic pathophysiology and immunodeficiency.
- Translate emerging clinical science principles to clinical practice in patients with allergic and immunologic diseases.
- Evaluate and implement state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for treating patients with allergic and immunologic diseases.
- Explain the impact of environmental exposures and external influences on patients with allergic disorders.
- Recognize emerging trends in the prevalence of allergic and immunologic disorders and discuss their impact on public health.
- Evaluate the impact of new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies on health care costs and outcomes.
- Discuss processes, tools and technologies for the efficient allergy and immunology practice.
As required by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and in accordance with the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (College) policy, the College must identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals responsible for the development, management, presentation, or evaluation of content for a CME activity. Financial disclosures are reviewed in advance, to ensure any potential conflicts of interest are resolved. Disclosure in no way implies that the information presented is biased or of lesser quality; it is incumbent upon course participants to be aware of these factors in interpreting the program contents and evaluating recommendations.
Accreditation and Credit Statements
The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) designates this live activity for a maximum of 42 AMA PRA Category I Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and is acceptable for maximum of 42 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the AAP.
Advanced Practice Health Care Providers 1-Day Course:
This activity is approved 7.08 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 1.41 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 17082793. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.
Allied Health Professionals 1.5-Day Course:
This activity is approved 10.34 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 3.58 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 17092831. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.