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Virtual Journal Club Online: A Phased Approach to Resuming Suspended Allergy/Immunology Clinical Services

In March 2020, in response to COVID-19, state and local governments instituted shelter-in-place orders and nonessential ambulatory medical care was significantly curtailed, including allergy/immunology services. With rates of new infections and fatalities potentially reaching a plateau and/or declining, restrictions on the provision of routine ambulatory care are lifting and there is a need to help guide the allergy/immunology clinician on how to re-initiate services. This recorded webinar presents a flexible, algorithmic best-practices planning approach on how to prioritize the re-initiation of services and highlights key considerations for how to safely do so.

The July 1, 2020 webinar will focused on the following journal article (click the Program tab to download the PDF):

A Phased Approach to Resuming Suspended Allergy/Immunology Clinical Services

 

Discussion Leaders:

Cullen Dutmer, MD
Matthew Greenhawt, MD MBA MSc FAAAAI
Marcus Shaker, MD MS FAAAAI
Daniel Searing, MD

Target Audience

  • Allergist/Immunologists
  • Fellows-in-Training

Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognize the guiding principles that underlie the recommendations regarding re-initiation of allergy/immunology services
  • Utilize telehealth visits appropriately during the re-initiation of services
  • Implement in-person services in a phased manner that best balances benefits and risks to patients and providers
Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 1.50 CME
    CME credit.
Course opens: 
07/06/2020
Course expires: 
07/05/2021
Member cost:
$0.00
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0
Searing, DA, et al. A Phased Approach to Resuming Suspended Allergy/Immunology Clinical Services. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2020; In Press.

A Phased Approach to Resuming Suspended A-I Clinical Services.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

Jonathan Tam, MD
Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Relevant relationships: None


Faculty

Cullen Dutmer, MD
Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO
Relevant relationships: None

Matthew Greenhawt, MD MBA MSc FAAAAI
Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO
Relevant relationships: None

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

Marcus Shaker, MD MS FAAAAI
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
Relevant relationships: None

Daniel Searing, MD
Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO
Relevant relationships: None


Content Reviewer

Brian Schroer, MD
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
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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  • Gifts: All organizations from which the faculty member or a member of his/her immediate family or household have received a gift of any amount in the last year.
  • Other interests: All interests of the faculty member or a member of his/her immediate family or household that would be judged by a majority of his/her peers to be more than casual and/or likely to impact his/her ability to exercise independent judgment. This includes any financial interest in or relationship with any manufacturer of a commercial product, and any financial interest or relationship with any organization that provides commercial support to AAAAI-sponsored educational activities.

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 enduring 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 July 5, 2021. Requests to claim credit on or after July 6, 2021 will be denied.


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Available Credit

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

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