13th Annual Asthma and Allergy Conference

CONTINUING EDUCATION

2018 Educational Objectives

Conference educational objectives are to recognize, discuss and debate the following:

Allergy

  • Review new research and understanding in the area of insect allergy.
  • Review testing methods to accurately diagnose food allergy.
  • Clinical presentations and symptoms that call for food allergy testing.
  • Current guidelines for managing and treating food allergy.
  • Diagnosing drug allergy, and using systems-based approaches to manage adverse drug reactions.
  • Review tools and biomarkers of drug allergy.

Asthma / Respiratory

  • Understand the importance of viral pathogens to childhood asthma.
  • Identify the origins of asthma as a tool for diagnosis and potential environmental mitigation.
  • Describe the purpose of the School Based Asthma Management Program (SAMPRO) released in 2016.
  • Identify the four fundamental components of the School Based Asthma Management Program (SAMPRO).
  • Learn online SAMPRO toolkit access and available resources.
  • Identify key immunologic pathways driving asthma development and pathogenesis.
  • Understand current biologic therapies for asthma; and determine when and how to consider them in clinical use.
  • Describe the integrated roles of lifestyle, nutrition, exercise, sleep and stress management in caring for asthma and allergy patients.

Immune System

  • Understand phenotypes and endotypes of asthma and the role of biomarkers for stratifying patients with asthma.
  • Review current understanding of key immunologic pathways driving asthma development and pathogenesis.
  • Understand the new classifications for mast cell disorders.
  • Understand tools and algorithms for the diagnosis of mast cell disorders.
  • Provide treatment options for clonal and non-clonal mast cell disorders.
  • Improve ability to recognize, evaluate and diagnose rheumatologic disease which present with symptoms of clinical findings commonly associated with allergy/immunology.

Skin

  • Discuss the manifestations of contact dermatitis and how to identify which patients would benefit from patch testing.
  • Review appropriate and effective patch testing methods for the diagnosis and management of contact dermatitis.
  • Describe treatment methods for the management of contact dermatitis.
  • Identify patients with chronic urticaria and recognize the clinical manifestations.
  • Understand proper management for patients with chronic urticaria.
  • Implementing the guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment and management of chronic urticaria.