Core Concepts in Allergen Immunotherapy
Review the fundamentals of allergen immunotherapy with this multimedia course. Topics covered include:
- Patient benefits and safety concerns when receiving immunotherapy
- The mechanisms of action and potential outcomes of immunotherapy
- Appropriate patient selection and dosing strategies for the various forms of allergen immunotherapy.
Making IT Count is supported through an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.
- Fellows-in-training completing training in allergy/immunology
- Allied Health providers working in allergy/immunology practices
- Primary care providers treating patients in need of allergen immunotherapy treatment
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the benefits and safety concerns related to various forms of allergen immunotherapy.
- Discuss the use of biomarkers to predict the response to immunotherapy to pollens.
- Summarize the effectiveness of monoallergen subcutaneous and sublingual immunotherapy when compared with placebo in controlled studies.
- Identify methods to improve immunotherapy treatment compliance.
Planning and Content Review
Linda Cox, MD FAAAAI
Allergy & Asthma Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Relevant relationships: Stallergenes/Greer: advisory board
Peter S. Creticos, MD FAAAAI
Creticos Research Group, LLC - Director of Clinical Research, Crownsville, MD
Relevant relationships: Circassia, Greer: consulting; Merck/Schering-Plough: clinical research funding
- 3.50 AttendanceAttendance credit.
- 3.50 CECE credit.
- 3.50 CMECME credit.
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- Please confirm that your computer speakers are on in order to hear the audio content.
- A PDF reader, such as Adobe Reader or Apple Preview, is required to review the required reading.