Making IT Count

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.

Target Audience

  • Allergist/immunologists
  • 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

Learning Objectives

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.
Available credit: 
  • 3.50 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 3.50 CE
    CE credit.
  • 3.50 CME
    CME credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

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


Available Credit

  • 3.50 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 3.50 CE
    CE credit.
  • 3.50 CME
    CME credit.


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Required Hardware/software

  • Our system supports the two most recent versions of Safari, Google Chrome, and Firefox. Internet Explorer is not recommended.
  • Pop-ups must be enabled to allow access to all course content.
  • 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.