Ok, Monday – let’s do this.
First, wake up early and start the day right with your pick of a Meet the Professor breakfast. Choose from:
- Nuts and Bolts of Food Desensitization: Is It Right for Your Office?
- Office Evaluation of Chronic Cough
- ASA Desensitization: How and When to Add to Your Practice
- Approach to the Pediatric Patient with Recurrent Infections
- Treatment of Immunodeficiency: Selecting the Appropriate Product and Route of Administration
- SLIT: How and When?
- Assessment of Food-specific Quality of Life in Patients with Food Allergies
- Perioperative Anaphylaxis
- Severe Asthma: Where Biologics Fit
- Chronic Urticaria
Then, attend the plenary session Immunity Gone Bad. Allergists need to know about the possible non-infectious complications in their immunodeficient patients. Get an understanding of the mechanisms of autoimmunity in primary immune deficiencies and the role of the inflammasome. Walk away with practical knowledge to assist with the recognition of these complications and the prescription of the appropriate disease-modifying medications.
Stay for the Annual Business Meeting to participate in the election of the College’s new officers and hear the latest news on College activities and plans for the coming year. Bryan Martin, DO, FACAAI, president, will deliver his State of the College Address, and then members will vote for the new officers. Following the election, the new officers will be installed, including incoming president Stephen Tilles, MD, FACAAI, who will address the members with his goals for the coming year.
Before lunch, catch Asthma in 2016: Advances in Understanding Origin, Presentation and Approaches to Management. Respiratory viruses and the respiratory microbiome in patients with persistent asthma have been important topics in understanding the origin of asthma. Hear how to recognize the various treatment modalities that may be applied to children with mild to moderate asthma. And, learn how biologics can be used for treating asthma that doesn’t respond to GINA Step 3, 4 and 5 care, as well as the two classes of biologic agents that are available.
After lunch, you can take your pick from one of these workshops:
- Management of Asthma: Beyond Just Medications – Find out more about the non-pharmacologic approach to asthma management, including complementary medicine.
- Atopic Dermatitis In-Depth – Discuss an evidence-based approach to the evaluation and management of patients with atopic dermatitis, use of systemic agents including phototherapy and creation, and use of an Eczema Action Plan.
- Alcohol, Marijuana, Hookah and Additive Allergies – Review food additive hypersensitivity reactions and histamine signs and symptoms, as well as the different mechanisms of reactions to alcoholic beverages, marijuana and hookahs.
- Hyper IgE and Hypereosinophilia: When to Worry and How to Evaluate – Clinical cases are used to highlight hypereosinophilic disorders presentation, evaluation, and treatment.
- Delayed Hypersensitivity Drug Reactions: Dilemmas in Diagnosis and Treatment – Find out how drug reactions, evaluation and management are a niche for the allergist.
- Eosinophilic Esophagitis and Other Swallowing Disorders – Hear about the differential diagnosis of EoE and the spectrum of presentation across age groups. Get an update on the various therapeutic options for EoE and other swallowing disorders.
- Primary Immune Deficiency: Antibiotics and Other Treatments – Learn about new types of laboratory evaluation of the immune system.
- Allergies in Infants and Very Young Children – Discuss new and current recommendations for diagnosis and management of childhood asthma, atopic dermatitis, urticaria and allergic rhinitis in infants and young children.
Finally, the day wraps up with Modern Therapies for Allergic Skin Diseases, a plenary covering current and emerging therapies for atopic dermatitis, especially the most difficult ones. Newer biologics are being developed for atopic dermatitis and pruritus and allergists are increasingly called on to manage eczema and contact dermatitis. Allergists need to be able to understand the intricacies of patch testing and the common chemical sensitizers found in cosmetics, household products and in various occupational settings.
With so much great educational programming on Monday, you will want to be there. Register today!