Welcome to an all-new meeting experience!

We’re glad you’re here to experience our all-new and best-ever Annual Scientific Meeting! To revamp our premier educational event, we took feedback from attendees at previous meetings and created a program perfect for allergists at any stage in their journey - as well as their allied health staff and office managers.

So, now that you’re here in Seattle, what should you make sure to attend? All sessions are in the Washington State Convention Center unless otherwise noted.

Check out new session formats:

Ask the Expert Roundtables

Select up to four roundtable topics all related to an overarching theme. Attendees will then rotate through those topics for 15 to 20-minute discussions facilitated by a topic expert. Our experts will briefly talk about the topic at hand, covering any recent updates, and the rest of the time will be open for your questions – so come prepared! Ask the Expert Roundtable sessions include:

  • Phases of Allergy Practice, Friday, Nov. 16, 10:00 - 11:30 am, room 615-617

  • Pearls for Keeping your Practice Healthy, Saturday, Nov. 17, 1:00 - 2:30 pm, room 615-617

Clinical Conundrums

These interactive, case-based sessions explore novel, complex or nouveau cases from practice, with three cases per session. Each case will be broken down into three phases: history/testing, diagnosis and treatment options. Attendees answer a multiple-choice question for each phase, revealing their opinion of best practice. Each speaker will then discuss the actual outcomes of the case and provide a rationale for their methods. Clinical Conundrum sessions include:

  • What to Do When Your Patients Reach the Yellow Zone, Friday, Nov 16, 3:00 – 4:30 pm room 6E

  • Expanding Our Role in the Community: Treating COPD in the Allergy/Immunology Practice Setting, Saturday, Nov. 17, 10:00 – 11:30 am, room 602-604

  • Going Nuts: The Complexities of Diagnosing and Managing Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy, Saturday, Nov. 17, 1:00 – 2:30 pm, room 6ABC

  • Maximizing the Safe Delivery of Immunotherapy in the Office, Saturday, Nov. 17, 1:00 – 2:30 pm, room 602-604

  • Use of Genetic Testing for Diagnosis in Immunologic Disorders, Saturday, Nov. 17, 1:00 – 2:30 pm, room 618-620

  • Cannabis: What the Allergist Needs to Know About Marijuana: Medical and Recreational, Saturday, Nov. 17, 3:00 – 4:30 pm, room 606-609

  • Managing Food-sensitized Patients Who Have Never Eaten the Food, Sunday, Nov. 18, 10:00 – 11:30 am, room 6E

  • Urticaria/Angioedema/HAE, Sunday, Nov. 17, 10:00 – 11:30 am, room 602-604

  • Evaluation of a Patient With Secondary Immune Deficiency, Monday, Nov. 18, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm, room 608-609

Interdisciplinary Panel Sessions

These moderator-led sessions include a panel of three leaders from related specialties giving their perspectives on two emergent allergy/immunology issues in community health. Leaders may come from fields such as pulmonology, dermatology, chest, sleep, endocrinology, etc. They may also come from lay organizations or be allied health professionals. Sessions include:

  • Allergy/Immunology Physician Wellness: Challenges, Threats and Opportunities, Friday, Nov. 16, 8:00 – 9:30 am, room 606-609

  • Best Current Treatment Options for Chronic Rhinosinusitis, Saturday, Nov. 17, 10:00 – 11:30 am, room 618-620

  • Spectrum of Dysfunctional Breathing, Sunday, Nov. 18, 10:00 – 11:30 am, room 608-609

  • How to Assess Growth and Fracture Risk in the Steroid-treated Patient, Sunday, Nov. 18, 1:00 – 2:30 pm, room 608-609

  • Addressing Unmet Needs in Food Allergy Research, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2:00 – 4:30 pm, room 608-609

Practical Applications at Work Seminars

These sessions address how clinical guidelines and patient decision aids unite to improve patient experience and care. Areas of interest include: practice parameter/guideline adaptions, enhanced quality control, practice management issues, overcoming barriers to change and evidence-based recommendations. To join, check out:

  • Lung Function Testing: Spirometry, FeNo and Challenges Done Right!, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2:00 – 4:30 pm, room 602-604

  • How to Prescribe Immunoglobulin Replacement: The Right Product for the Right Patient, Sunday, Nov. 18, 10:00 – 11:30 am, room 606-607

  • How Allergists Can Help Prevent Food Allergy Development: Translating Evidence Into Practice, Monday, Nov. 19, 9:45 – 11:00 am, room 608-609

Problem-based Learning

These sessions will be topic-themed and highlight best practices. Each will address two selected cases. Attendees will discuss the appropriate evaluation of patients, the stepwise approach to treatment and management, and any potential uses for biologics. Sessions include:

  • An Interactive Case Discussion of a Young Adult With Severe Atopic Dermatitis: Insights From the Expert, Saturday, Nov. 17, 10:00 – 11:30 am, room 201

  • An Inner-city Child With Uncontrolled Asthma – Learning to Care for the Underserved Child – Lost Opportunities, Saturday, Nov. 17, 1:00 – 2:30 pm, room 201

  • A Pediatric Asthma Case That Needs Proper Coding – Lost Opportunities – Better Call Codeman and Doctor Document for Help!, Saturday, Nov. 17, 3:00 – 4:30 pm, room 201

  • Difficult Cases in Primary Immune Deficiency, Sunday, Nov. 18, 1:00 – 2:30 pm, room 201

From all of us at the College, we hope you have a fantastic time here and leave with everything you need to take your practice to the next level!

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