Education Information

Target Audience Overall Educational Objectives Disclosure Statement Accreditation Statements Credit Designation Maintenance of Certification Core Competencies Disclaimer

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Target Audience

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.

Disclosure Statement

As required by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and in accordance with the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) policy, the College must identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals responsible for the development, management, presentation, and/ or evaluation relevant to a CME activity. Disclosed information is reviewed in advance in order to manage and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. 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.

View specific disclosure information for the 2020 Annual Meeting.

Accreditation 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) is a provider, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17239, for 31.5 contact hours.

Credit Designation

The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) designates this live activity for a maximum of 31.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Advanced Practice Health Care Providers Course: This activity has been designated for up to 4.75 Continuing Education contact hours.

Allied Health Professionals Course: This activity has been designated for up to 6.75 Continuing Education contact hours.

The virtual meeting is considered a live activity scheduled for the dates of November 13 – 15. In order to earn credit, you must log into the meeting during those dates. Credit claimed should be commensurate with your participation during that period.

Maintenance of Certification

Due to the virtual format of this year's Annual Meeting, ACAAI will not be designating any 2020 Annual Meeting sessions for MOC Part II Self-Assessment Credit. However, you’ll find other opportunities to earn MOC Part II self-assessment credit at the College Learning Connection.

The American Board of Allergy and Immunology’s (ABAI) Maintenance of Certifcation (MOC) program facilitates a physician’s commitment to lifelong learning. Part II of ABAI’s MOC program requires that diplomates obtain 25 CME credits in the areas of allergy and/or immunology on an annual basis. The CME credits for the Annual Meeting can be used to satisfy this requirement. In addition to the required 25 CME credits, the ABAI recommends that six of the CME credits also qualify as Self-Assessment credit (aka MOC Part II credit).

ACAAI seamlessly transfers your Annual Meeting CME and MOC Part II credits to the ABAI at the end of the calendar year.

Please note that faculty cannot earn CME or MOC Part II credit for their presentations.

Core Competencies

ACAAI is committed to providing educational activities that align with the ABAI Core Competencies, which include:

  • Patient Care and Procedural Skills
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Practice-based Learning and Improvement
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-based Practice


The primary purpose of the ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting is educational. Information, as well as technologies, products and/or services discussed, is intended to inform participants about the knowledge, techniques and experiences of specialists who are willing to share such information with colleagues. A diversity of professional opinions exists in the specialty and the views of the College disclaim any and all liability for damages to any individual attending this conference and for all claims which may result from the use of information, technologies, products and/or services discussed at the conference.

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