Component Testing for Food Allergy Diagnosis

This interactive course outlines the shortcomings of the standard tests currently used to diagnose food allergy and explains the development and potential application of component resolved diagnosis (CRD). It describes, in depth, how CRD can be applied when evaluating potential allergies to plant (peanut and hazelnut) and animal (milk and eggs) products. The course also explains the limitations of CRD and makes suggestions for additional research.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Virtual Patient: Soccer Coach too Busy for Shots

This case simulation involves a female high school soccer coach with seasonal allergic rhinitis that has not been well controlled with over-the-counter medications. Symptoms have progressively worsened over the past four summers since she returned to Baltimore, Maryland, and now include cough and wheezing. She is interested in allergen immunotherapy but travels out of town frequently and wants to know about alternatives to immunotherapy injections (shots). Making IT Count is funded through...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Applied IV Therapy for the Allergy/Immunology Practice

Join AAAAI for a new hands-on training program focusing on the use of IV therapies in the allergy/immunology practice on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA from 8:00am - 5:00pm. This unique one-day program will include skills training on the fundamentals of intravenous therapy and the short peripheral catheter insertion technique as well as education about the effective incorporation of infusion therapy services into the allergy/immunology practice....
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

The Life Spectrum of Asthma: Online

The incidence and prevalence of asthma has increased considerably in recent years. Asthma is not a single disease, and its expression, remission, progression, and severity can vary based on age and gender. Therefore, it is crucial for allergist/immunologists, as specialists in the diagnosis and management of asthma, to understand how to select the most appropriate patients for the use of immune response modifiers and how to assess and manage the risk-benefit ratio of treatment. The Life Spectr...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Gut Reactions: Probiotics and Their Role In Gastrointestinal Care

Goal: The goal of this CME initiative is to educate members of the intended audiences about the appropriate use of probiotic therapies in a variety of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. Learning Objectives: At the completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: 1. Describe the role of microbiota in GI health 2. Review clinical data for the use of probiotic therapies in irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Helicobacter pylori infection, and Clostridi...
Applied Clinical Education

Diagnosis and Treatment of NSCLC in The Era of Targeted Therapies: A 3-Part Series

Goal: The goal of this CME activity is to educate health care professionals about current standards for the diagnosis and treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), with an emphasis on targeted therapies. Intended Audience: Oncologists Part 1: Screening and Diagnosis Learning Objectives 1. Review current epidemiologic data on NSCLC 2. Describe approaches to prevention and screening in NSCLC 3. Appraise the benefits and limitations of diagnostic modalities such a...
Applied Clinical Education

Improving Recognition and Prevention of Residual Paralysis After Surgery: Case Examples of Monitoring and Reversal

Target Audience This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of anesthesiologists and anesthesia providers. Program Overview Neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) cause generalized paralysis of skeletal muscles and prevent involuntary movement during surgical procedures. Often, residual paralysis remains postoperatively—a phenomenon known as residual neuromuscular blockade (RNMB)—and is associated with both short- and long-term morbidity. Despite the risks associated ...
Applied Clinical Education

Virtual Patient: Needs Rapid IT Buildup

This patient simulation involves a 33-year-old female whose allergy symptoms in the spring and fall significantly affect her. She is a busy professional who travels a lot, so she is seeking an immunotherapy treatment option that requires fewer clinic visits than traditional immunotherapy treatment. You will be required to discuss cluster and rush immunotherapy as treatment options, then adjust her treatment as her symptoms change. Making IT Count is funded through an educational grant from Mer...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Virtual Patient: Young Girl with Peanut Allergy

This patient simulation involves a young girl with severe peanut allergy whose parents are interested in a desensitization treatment, like oral immunotherapy (OIT). During the consultation, her parents ask several questions about the administration, safety, efficacy, and effects of peanut/food oral immunotherapy. The findings from food OIT clinical trials will be referenced to answer these questions. Making IT Count is funded through an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Virtual Patient: Rhinitis and Asthma in a Pregnant Patient

This case simulation involves a female patient who has struggled with allergy and asthma symptoms, particularly in the spring and fall, for quite some time. Shortly after finding a comprehensive treatment regimen that relieves her symptoms, she becomes pregnant, and must explore with her care provider how the treatment will change during her pregnancy. FDA guidelines, practice parameters, and pertinent research will be discussed. Making IT Count is funded through an educational grant from Mer...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Food-Dependent Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis

This is an interactive course that aims to educate physicians and allied health providers about the diagnosis and management of food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis (FDEIA). This course discusses symptoms, triggers, and diagnostic tools to help with the identification of FDEIA in patients, as well as pathophysiologic theories about its precipitation. We'll also cover management strategies that should be recommended to patients.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Atopic Dermatitis and Food Allergy

This is an interactive course that provides information about the challenging process of diagnosing food-induced atopic dermatitis. The course will provide a basis for understanding of atopic dermatitis and research-based information about its patterns in patients. In addition, it will discuss how to test for and treat atopic dermatitis. The course references a number of key studies in the field and directs learners to helpful resources. 
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Core Concepts in Allergen Immunotherapy

Review the fundamentals of allergen immunotherapy with this multimedia course. Topics covered include: - Patient benefits and safety concerns when receiving immunotherapy - The mechanisms of action and potential outcomes of immunotherapy -Appropriate patient selection and dosing strategies for the various forms of allergen immunotherapy. Making IT Count is supported through an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Medical Spanish for the Healthcare Professional

The Spanish speaking population has grown tremendously over the past few decades and healthcare providers in many areas of the country are challenged to communicate with this expanding patient population.The goal of this conference is to teach basic, intermediate and advanced Medical Spanish language skills in the classroom and to implement the usage of these skills with native Spanish speakers in an immersion setting. At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to improv...
Medical Studies Abroad

2014 - Contraceptive Technology

2014 - Contraceptive Technology Content Origination Date: Apr 9, 2014 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2017 Total CE Credits: 73.25 - Physician 15.31 - Pharmacology 73.25 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 73.25 - CA RN/CA BRN This year we have much to share about new programs, initiatives, and guidelines! Come hear Emily Godfrey, MD, MPH cover the clinical wisdom in the newly published U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations. Ward Cates, MD, MPH, will preview the c...
Contemporary Forums

2014 - Neonatal Pharmacology

2014 - Neonatal Pharmacology Content Origination Date: May 15, 2014 ‐ Content Expiration Date: May 31, 2017 Total CE Credits: 27.50 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 27.50 - CA RN/CA BRN 16.50 - Pharmacology 27.50 - Physician The Neonatal Pharmacology conference offers cutting-edge pharmacologic information from some of the leading clinicians in neonatology. You will learn from these experts how to integrate best practices into your unit for a broad range of neonata...
Contemporary Forums

2014 - Adolescent Health Care

2014 - Adolescent Health Care Content Origination Date: May 15, 2014 ‐ Content Expiration Date: May 31, 2017 Total CE Credits: 61.00 - Physician 61.00 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 61.00 - CA RN/CA BRN 4.50 - Pharmacology The Adolescent Health Care conference addresses key issues affecting the clinical and psychosocial care of adolescents, providing you with tools for empowering teens to take control of their health and life. Program Manager: Kathryn Clayton...
Contemporary Forums

2014 - Advances in Health Care for Women Over 40

2014 - Advances in Health Care for Women Over 40 Content Origination Date: Jun 1, 2014 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Jun 17, 2017 Total CE Credits: 50.25 - Physician 50.25 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 50.25 - CA RN/CA BRN 9.25 - Pharmacology This national conference features the latest research translated into clinical pearls and evidence-based approaches for assessing and managing a variety of issues women face during the transition. Learn practical clinical stra...
Contemporary Forums

2014 - Hot Topics in Primary Care

2014 - Hot Topics in Primary Care Content Origination Date: Jul 20, 2014 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Aug 1, 2017 Total CE Credits: 25.00 - Physician 25.00 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 25.00 - CA RN/CA BRN 5.50 - Pharmacology In the current environment of promoting health and prevention, ambulatory medicine and primary care practice are in the spotlight. The rational use of diagnostic tests and new medications, reduction of cardiovascular risk factors, issues in ...
Contemporary Forums

2014 - Brain Injuries

2014 - Brain Injuries Content Origination Date: Sep 17, 2014 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Sep 24, 2017 Total CE Credits: 57.25 - Physician 57.25 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 57.25 - CA RN/CA BRN 57.25 - Physical Therapist Caring for the complex brain injury patient is certainly both rewarding and challenging. While treatment strategies evolve, technology advances, and research progresses, it remains the goal of the patient care team to ensure and facilitate the b...
Contemporary Forums

2014 - Women's Health and OB/GYN Nursing

2014 - Women's Health and OB/GYN Nursing Content Origination Date: Sep 24, 2014 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Oct 13, 2017 Total CE Credits: 51.25 - Physician 51.25 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 51.25 - CA RN/CA BRN 8.25 - Pharmacology Women’s Health and OB/GYN Nursing focuses on the challenges you face daily in your care of women in the primary care setting. Now in its 29th year, this conference was designed for NPs, CNMs, RNs and PAs and promises to enrich your...
Contemporary Forums

2014 - Advanced Critical Care and Emergency Nursing

2014 - Advanced Critical Care and Emergency Nursing Content Origination Date: Oct 11, 2014 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Nov 4, 2017 Total CE Credits: 50.00 - Physician 50.00 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 50.00 - CA RN/CA BRN 8.25 - Pharmacology Expert faculty challenges you to take your knowledge to the next level through case study discussions, presentations addressing critical care hot topics and information on the latest technologies and evidence-based practice...
Contemporary Forums

2014 - The Fetus and Newborn

2014 - The Fetus and Newborn Content Origination Date: Nov 12, 2014 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2017 Total CE Credits: 59.00 - Physician 59.00 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 59.00 - CA RN/CA BRN 9.50 - Pharmacology The Fetus & Newborn conference addresses the latest innovations in neonatal care from nationally recognized faculty with broad expertise and hands-on experience. The 2014 conference celebrates 30 years of presenting this exceptional education! ...
Contemporary Forums

2015 - Contraceptive Technology - Boston

2015 - Contraceptive Technology - Boston Content Origination Date: Mar 25, 2015 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Apr 17, 2018 Total CE Credits: 68.50 - Physician 68.50 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 68.50 - CA RN/CA BRN 14.25 - Pharmacology The changing medical and policy climates continue to challenge reproductive health care providers. Top that off with the ever-present dilemma of unequal access to care, coupled with the ongoing political climate affecting family pla...
Contemporary Forums

2015 - Psychiatric Nursing

2015 - Psychiatric Nursing Content Origination Date: Apr 15, 2015 ‐ Content Expiration Date: May 17, 2018 Total CE Credits: 38.50 - Physician 38.50 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 38.50 - CA RN/CA BRN 6.75 - Pharmacology Review evidence-based information and fine-tune assessment and patient-care skills with the online Psychiatric Nursing conference. Learn clinical pearls that will help you provide recovery-oriented treatment for those in your care. A faculty of ex...
Contemporary Forums

2015 - Healthcare for Women Over 40

2015 - Healthcare for Women Over 40 Content Origination Date: Apr 22, 2015 ‐ Content Expiration Date: May 15, 2018 Total CE Credits: 29.00 - Physician 29.00 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 29.00 - CA RN/CA BRN 7.25 - Pharmacology The latest research will be translated into clinical pearls and evidence-based approaches for assessing and managing a variety of issues related to perimenopause, menopause and aging will be explored in sessions from this online conferenc...
Contemporary Forums

2015 - Hot Topics in Primary Care

2015 - Hot Topics in Primary Care Content Origination Date: Jul 19, 2015 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Aug 11, 2018 Total CE Credits: In the current environment of health promotion and disease prevention, the rational use of diagnostic tests and medical interventions as well as interprofessional management of chronic disease are mandates as we move forward in the 21st century. We all know that expanding access to insurance coverage will continue to put significant demands on our health c...
Contemporary Forums

2015 - The Fetus and Newborn

2015 - The Fetus and Newborn Content Origination Date: Oct 14, 2015 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Nov 2, 2018 Total CE Credits: 62.50 - Physician 62.50 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 62.50 - CA RN/CA BRN 8.75 - Pharmacology 26.25 - Pharmacist The Fetus & Newborn conference addresses the latest innovations in neonatal care from nationally recognized faculty with broad expertise and hands-on experience. Learn at your own pace from experts in the fields of neonatal ...
Contemporary Forums

2015 - Advanced Critical Care and Emergency Nursing

2015 - Advanced Critical Care and Emergency Nursing Content Origination Date: Nov 1, 2015 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Dec 3, 2018 Total CE Credits: 56.00 - Physician 56.00 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 56.00 - CA RN/CA BRN 7.50 - Pharmacology Expert faculty challenges you to take your knowledge to the next level through case study discussions, presentations addressing critical care hot topics and information on the latest technologies and evidence-based practice....
Contemporary Forums

2016 - Health Care for Women Over 40

2016 - Health Care for Women Over 40 Content Origination Date: Apr 11, 2016 ‐ Content Expiration Date: May 2, 2019 Total CE Credits: 45.00 - Physician 45.00 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 45.00 - CA RN/CA BRN 11.25 - Pharmacology The latest research will be translated into clinical pearls and evidence-based approaches for assessing and managing a variety of issues related to perimenopause, menopause and aging will be explored in sessions from this online conferen...
Contemporary Forums

2016 - Neonatal Pharmacology

2016 - Neonatal Pharmacology Content Origination Date: Apr 14, 2016 ‐ Content Expiration Date: May 5, 2019 Total CE Credits: 32.00 - Physician 32.00 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 32.00 - CA RN/CA BRN 20.00 - Pharmacology 20.50 - Pharmacist This online conference offers cutting edge information from leading clinicians and researchers in neonatology focusing on an interdisciplinary team approach to the pharmacologic treatment of critically ill newborns. You wil...
Contemporary Forums

2016 - Contraceptive Technology Boston

2016 - Contraceptive Technology Boston Content Origination Date: Apr 24, 2016 ‐ Content Expiration Date: May 12, 2019 Total CE Credits: 76.00 - Physician 76.00 - RN / NP (All RNs/Nurses except CA RNs) 76.00 - CA RN/CA BRN 19.50 - Pharmacology The changing medical and policy climates continue to challenge reproductive health care providers, as we work at keeping our focus on providing high quality, evidence-based care for our patients. The 2016 online conference features cu...
Contemporary Forums

Improving Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Neuromuscular Blockade

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants will have improved their ability to: 1. Identify risk factors for complications from residual neuromuscular blockade (RNMB) 2. Select neuromuscular blocking agents based on identified risk factors for RNMB 3. Debate the rationale for objective monitoring of depth of neuromuscular blockade in patients undergoing general anesthesia 4. Compare efficacy and safety profiles of neuromuscular blockade reversal agents to identi...
Applied Clinical Education

Highlights from the 2015 CTCA Forum: Advances & Controversies in Malignant Hematology & Oncology

Goal: The goal of this program is to educate health care providers involved in the care of patients with hematologic cancer about advances and evolving standards of care in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Learning Objectives: At the completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: 1. Interpret new and emerging data and apply newer evidence-based data to assess the care of patients with CLL 2. Translate knowledge gained into appropriate managemen...
Applied Clinical Education

Virtual Patient: Adult Male with Reaction to Yellow Jacket Sting

Course Description: This course contains a case simulation with a patient who has had a severe reaction to a yellow jacket sting. The learner will receive the patient history, and based on test results, choose the best way to treat the patient with immunotherapy. The learner will answer specific questions that explain the immunotherapy treatment, including benfits, risks, intervals, duration, and possibility of relapse to the patient. The learner will receive feedback for each decision that i...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Virtual Patient: Young Child with Allergy to Grass Pollen

Course Description: This course provides a case simulation that involves evaluation and management of a young child with seasonal allergic rhinitis with allergen immunotherapy (AIT). The benefits and risks of AIT in general in the context of a young child will be reviewed, and a summary of AIT literature supporting best practices will be provided. Making IT Count is funded through an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc. Target Audience: Allergist/Immunologists Fellows-in-Train...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Diagnosis and Natural History of Peanut Allergy

This is an interactive course that provides information about the diagnosis and natural history of peanut allergy. We will cover a variety of topics that are important when evaluating a patient for peanut allergy, such as details about testing and interpreting the results. We'll also cover pertinent information about persistence and resolution of peanut allergy. Target audience: Allergist/Immunologists Fellows-in-Training Allied Health providers Upon completion of this activity,...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

2016 Virtual Annual Meeting Recordings

Pre-order your 2016 Virtual Annual Meeting today! The AAAAI offers more than 300 educational sessions at the Annual Meeting each year. Because it's impossible to attend every session, and because many people are unable to attend, each year we offer select recordings from the live meeting in our Virtual Annual Meeting. These recordings are offered in two formats: streaming online and in MP4 format to download to your preferred device. Sessions that will be recorded will be marked with the fo...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

2016 AAAAI/ACAAI Online Board Review Course

Now Available! The 2016 AAAAI/ACAAI Online Board Review Course provides a thorough review of the range of topics in the allergy/immunology specialty. Whether you are a fellow-in-training preparing for your initial ABAI certification or a practicing allergist/immunologist participating in Maintenance of Certification, the 2016 AAAAI/ACAAI Online Board Review Course will help you prepare to take the ABAI exams and keep you up to date in the field of allergy/immunology. This is especially hel...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Update in Kidney Transplant 2017

Updates on recent advances and optimal management of kidney transplantation in a one-day course Scope: The Division of Nephrology and Transplantation, and Department of Medicine of Columbia University Presents: Update in Kidney Transplant, 2017: April 8, 2017 (Live Event or Attend Virtually via Live Web Conference) Scope: Overview of Kidney Transplantation The Kidney Transplant Candidate The Donor Candidate Special Transplant Populations (ABOi/Swap Program) Im...
Columbia University, Department of Medicine

Neonatal Skin: Bacterial Colonization, Disinfection and Antimicrobial Bathing

Learning Objectives: Introduce the concept of the skin microbiome, and what is known about adults, children and neonatal skin microbiome. Discuss use of skin disinfectants in the NICU in terms of efficacy, toxicity and skin irritation. Review studies related to bathing the newborn with antimicrobial solutions and identify the pros and cons of this practice.
Contemporary Forums

Vitamin A in the NICU: An Expensive Therapy for BPD Reduction. Is It Worth It?

Learning Objectives: Describe the mechanism used by Vitamin A to reduce the severity of BPD. Describe the clinical evidence supporting the use of vitamin to reduce BPD. Determine if the use of Vitamin A is cost effective and worthwhile in their NICU population.
Contemporary Forums

Neonatal Drug Formulations: Safety Gains and Risks

Learning Objectives: Describe the legal and regulatory challenges to pharmaceutical compounding for neonates. Describe clinical risks associated with pharmaceutical compounding for neonates. List compounded neonatal medications with recently published formulations.
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What's New in Neonatal Pharmacology and Drug Dosing?

Learning Objectives: Describe new dosing guidelines for at least 1 medication. Describe new safety information for at least 1 medication. Describe FDA final rule regarding drug labeling for use in pregnancy and lactation.
Contemporary Forums

Optimal Nutritional Management After Discharge in the Term and Preterm Neonate

Learning Objectives: List the limitations of our current nutritional discharge process. Identify the areas in nutrition that are important to consider for the growing preterm infant. Develop a framework that clearly creates a detailed nutritional discharge plan for your NICU.
Contemporary Forums

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Think Big: My Approach for Overcoming Obstacles

Learning Objectives: Describe a framework for Thinking Big to overcome obstacles. List 8 key principles in making personal and professional goals possible. Describe personal examples of how to Think Big in achieving personal and professional goals.
Contemporary Forums

A Skeptic's View of Neonatal Medicine: Balancing Science and Art

Learning Objectives: Describe the indications for the use of bicarbonate in the NICU. Discuss the risks and benefits of postnatal steroids for BPD. Describe the limitations of probiotics for the prevention of NEC.
Contemporary Forums

Delivery Room Emergencies: Case Studies

Learning Objectives: Apply clinical assessment skills to the care of complex neonatal cases in delivery room. Discuss etiology, pathophysiology and management of selected neonatal cases. Describe emerging technologies and new therapies for these cases.
Contemporary Forums

Don't Forget the Kidneys! Renal Failure in the NICU Patient

Learning Objectives: Review key alterations in renal function compared to the adult. Develop an initial management plan for the infant with acute renal failure. Discuss potential long-term complications related to acute renal failure.
Contemporary Forums

Challenging Cases in Neonatal Ethics

Learning Objective: List the four basic principles of pediatric ethics. Discuss how pediatric ethics principles apply to newborns. Identify the challenges that arise when caregivers and parents disagree on the provision of care for critically ill newborns.
Contemporary Forums

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