1002: NIEHS: Understanding the Exposome: Allergens, Adjuvants and Non-Allergens

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Session 1002 from the 2018 AAAAI/WAO Joint Congress includes the following talks:

  • Allergen Detection and Standardization
  • The Influence of Pollution Exposure on Allergic Sensitization
  • The Immune Response to Allergens and Non-Allergens
  • Are Allergens More Abundant and/or More Stable Than Other Proteins?
  • The Influence of Environmental Factors on Allergens and Antibody Recognition

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™: 2.50
CE: 2.50

Credit must be claimed by May 31, 2020.  Any credit request on or after June 1, 2020 will be subject to an administrative fee.

Target Audience

Nurse Practitioners
Allied Health Professionals

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss the totality of human exposure and how this influences allergic disease
  • Describe the molecular mechanisms of allergic sensitization using a holistic view of allergen, adjuvant and non-allergen exposure
  • Identify environmental influences on the antibody recognition of allergens
Available credit: 
  • 2.50 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 2.50 CE
    CE credit.
  • 2.50 CME
    CME credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Juan C. Celedon, MD DrPH FAAAAI
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Relevant relationships: none

Maksymilian Chruszcz, PhD
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Relevant relationships: none

Geoffrey Mueller, PhD
NIEHS, Research Triangle Park, NC
Relevant relationships: none

Bjoern Peters, PhD
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, San Diego, CA
Relevant relationships: none

Anna Pomés, PhD FAAAAI
INDOOR Biotechnologies, Inc., Charlottesville, VA
Relevant relationships: none

Euan R. Tovey, MSc PhD
Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia
Relevant relationships: none

Maria Crain, RN MA CPNP
Children's Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, TX
Relevant relationships: none

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  • Employment. Name of employer and job title.
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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
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AAAAI and the World Allergy Organization. The AAAAI is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CE Designation Statement
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (AAAAI) is a Provider, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #10704, for up to 2.50 Contact Hours.

Credit Claiming Period
Credit claiming for this activity will expire at 11:59 pm on May 31, 2020. Requests to claim credit on or after June 1, 2020 will be denied.

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Available Credit

  • 2.50 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 2.50 CE
    CE credit.
  • 2.50 CME
    CME credit.


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