Medical professionals who treat patients with allergic and/or immunological conditions:
- Practicing allergist/immunologists
- Academic allergists including training program and division directors
- Allergy/immunology fellows in training
- Physician assistants and advanced practice nurses
- Allied health professionals
- Primary care physicians and 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.