AAAAI-NAIA/JACI: In Practice Virtual Journal Club: COVID-19: Unmasking Telemedicine

July 29, 2020


Telemedicine adoption has rapidly accelerated since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Telemedicine provides increased access to medical care and helps to mitigate risk by conserving personal protective equipment and providing for social/physical distancing in order to continue to treat patients with a variety of allergic and immunologic conditions. During this time, many allergy and immunology clinicians have needed to adopt telemedicine expeditiously in their practices. This webinar provides guidance to allergy/immunology clinicians to help them optimally incorporate telemedicine into their clinical activities.

The July 29, 2020 webinar will focus on the following journal article (click the Program tab to download the PDFs):

COVID-19: Unmasking Telemedicine


Discussion Leaders:

Nathan Hare, MD FAAAAI
Priya Bansal, MD FAAAAI

Target Audience

  • Allergist/Immunologists
  • Fellows-in-Training

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Name the steps involved in starting a telemedicine program
  • Conduct an optimal telemedicine visit


Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 1.50 CME
    CME credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/29/2020 - 7:30pm CDT
Event ends: 
07/29/2020 - 9:00pm CDT
Hare N, et al. COVID-19: Unmasking Telemedicine. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2020; In Press.

PDF icon COVID-19 - Unmasking Telemedicine.pdf

Planning Committee

Christina Kwong, MD
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Relevant relationships: None

Benjamin Prince, MD MCSI FAAAAI
Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH
Relevant relationships: None

Ashwini Reddy, MD
Children's Hospital of Philadephia/University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Relevant relationships: None

Michael Schatz, MD MS FAAAAI
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Diego, CA
Relevant relationships: None

Maria Slack, MD
Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay, OH
Relevant relationships: None


Nathan Hare, MD FAAAAI
UPMC Susquehanna Health, Williamsport, PA
Relevant relationships: None

Priya Bansal, MD FAAAAI
Asthma and Allergy Wellness Center, St. Charles, IL
Relevant relationships: None

Content Reviewer

Pamela Steele, MSN CPNP AE-C
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Relevant relationships: None

AAAAI Disclosure Policy

Pursuant to the Code of Ethics for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) and the Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the AAAAI requires disclosure of certain information from faculty members of educational activities designated for CME credit by the AAAAI. Prior to the activity, authors and reviewers are required to disclose all relationships that meet the following parameters

  • Employment: Name of employer and job title.
  • Financial interests: All organizations, other than the employer, from which the faculty member or a member of his/her immediate family or household receives annual remuneration in any amount (including grants, honoraria and consulting fees).
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The information disclosed by the speakers and planning committee was reviewed in accordance with the AAAAI Disclosure Policy. All potential conflicts of interest were resolved by the planners, faculty, and reviewers prior to their participation in the development of this activity.

Accreditation Statement

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit Claiming Period

Credit claiming for this activity will expire at 11:59 pm on June 30, 2021. Requests to claim credit on or after July 1, 2021 will be subject to an administrative fee.

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Available Credit

  • 1.50 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 1.50 CME
    CME credit.


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