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Named Lectures

Each year, the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology presents named lectures during the Annual Scientific Meeting. In 2022, the Luisa Businco, Edward J. O'Connell and Bela Schick lectures will be presented. 

The allergists selected to present named lectures embody the high standards and achievements of the physicians for whom the lectures are named.

The College is proud to present the following named lectures at its 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting. All lectures will be held at the Kentucky International Convention Center.

Luisa Businco Lecture

Common Oral Immunotherapy Challenges in Your Allergy Clinic
Katherine Anagnostou, MD, PhD, FACAAI

Thursday, Nov 10, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Businco Lecture is named in honor of Professor Luisa Businco of Rome, Italy. Her hard work in providing excellent patient care, effective teaching and quality research led to significant advances in understanding several aspects of pediatric food allergy. Her clinical and laboratory research was focused on the development, prediction and prevention of allergy in children. Dr. Businco worked with dedication to promote the specialty of pediatric allergy, and her work continues in the careers of the many physicians taught and trained by her. This lecture is presented during the International Food Allergy Symposium.

Edward J. O'Connell Lecture

What Does the Landscape of Therapeutics Look Like in Allergy Practice?

Thomas B. Casale, MD, FACAAI

Sunday, Nov 13, 8:00 - 9:30 am

This annual lectureship was established to honor the legacy of Dr. O'Connell, a past president of the College and past editor-in-chief of Annals, who was a caring, compassionate physician with a life-long passion for serving children. He was an adept educator and authored nearly 100 original articles, along with many book chapters related to allergy and immunology.

Bela Schick Lecture

Implicit Bias: It Is Not Always What You See
Cherie Zachary, MD, FACAAI

Monday, Nov. 14, 8:00 - 9:30 am

The annual Bela Schick Lecture is named in honor of one of medicine’s most respected scientists. Bela Schick was born in Hungary and attended medical school in Austria. After serving as Extraordinary Professor of Children’s Diseases at the University of Vienna, he immigrated to the United States in 1923. He was a pediatrician at Mt. Sinai in New York for many years, loved by his patients and respected by his fellows. Dr. Schick is best known for his work with Clemens von Pirquet on anaphylaxis and for the test he developed to assess immunity in diphtheria.


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