Wheezin', Sneezin' & Itchin' in Alaska
This 2-day program targets a variety of medical specialists who frequently encounter allergy, asthma and immunology patients in their clinical practices. There are only 9 board certified allergists/immunologists practicing in Alaska; therefore many Alaskans with asthma and/or allergies living in both urban and rural communities, rely on medical care from general practitioners such as pediatricians, family practice providers, ANPs, and PAs. Physicians and other health care providers from across Alaska, welcome the opportunity to increase their knowledge of asthma, allergy and immunology management. AAFA Alaska’s annual conference provides local access to state of the art education programs, minimizing the amount of travel that would be required to attend similar programs in the continental United States. For the past 14 years this program has been a “sold out” event. Our program is the largest medical conference in Alaska. Our reputation for high quality, evidenced based programming with national experts has made this the most anticipated medical conference in Alaska, also attracting attendance from outside Alaska, despite limiting our advertising in state.
- Physicians (Family Practice, Pediatricians, Pulmonologists, Allergists, Internists, ER)
- Fellows in Training
- Nurse Practioners
- Physician Assistants
- Registered Nurses
- Respiratory Therapists
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss new treatment options available for food allergies.
- Review the guidelines on diagnosis and management of eosinophilic esophagitis.
- Discuss controversial tests/unproven tests often used in the diagnosis of food allergies
- Review updates on diagnosis and management of venom allergies
- Review anaphylaxis and it’s treatment with injectable epinephrine
- Discuss the basics of anaphylaxis action plans and various epinephrine autoinjectors
- Review the work up for a patient with recurrent infections
- Review case studies in the field of allergy and immunology
- Review most recent asthma guidelines, comparing and contrasting both GINA and NAEPP
- Discuss the use of biologics in asthma
- Discuss the importance of shared decision making in clinical practice, using examples from the field of allergy and immunology
- Review the work up and treatment of the patient with sleep disordered breathing
- Review the diagnostic criteria and management of the patient with vocal cord dysfunction
- Discuss vaccine hesitancy and the re-emergence of many vaccine preventable diseases
- Review adverse reactions to vaccine, including allergic reactions
- Discuss current data and impacts of Covid 19 in Alaska
- Address and discuss physician burnout and the importance of wellness 18. Review the most pertinent updates in allergy and immunology in 2020.
Anne Russell, MS BSN RN AE-C
Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, MI
Relevant relationships: None
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Credit claiming for this activity will expire at 11:59 pm on June 30, 2022. Requests to claim credit on or after July 1, 2022 will be subject to an administrative fee.
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