vPMW Recording: Managing Stress and Maintaining Wellness During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic brought sudden and dramatic societal changes. Allergists reacted quickly with practice adjustments to keep patients and staff safe, but many are now experiencing high levels of stress. Practices are facing tough economic challenges, and some allergists are caring for COVID-19 patients or dealing with the illness in family members or themselves. Many are counseling patients, family members or friends who are resistant to public health protocols and don’t take the pandemic seriously. Everyone is coping with the emotional toll of long-term changes to “normal” life. This webinar will provide techniques allergists can utilize both at work and at home to help mitigate the feelings of burnout brought on by the pandemic along with strategies for combatting pandemic misinformation in person and on social media.

Target Audience

  • Allergist/immunologists
  • Fellows-in-training
  • A/I practice staff

Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognize the warning signs and symptoms of burnout
  • Describe and implement interventions to mitigate burnout on a personal level and at the office
  • List several ways you can effectively engage with patients, colleagues, family members and friends to dispel COVID-19 misinformation and common myths

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

Tessie Adams, CMPE
Coastal Allergy & Asthma PC, Savannah, GA
Relevant relationships: None

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

Christina Ciaccio, MD FAAAAI
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Relevant relationships: None

Helen Combs
Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center, Birmingham, AL
Relevant relationships: None

Marshall Grodofsky, MD FAAAAI
Connecticut Asthma and Allergy Center, LLC, West Hartford, CT
Relevant relationships: None

Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo, MD FAAAAI
Allergy and Immunology Care Center of South Florida, Davie, FL
Relevant relationships: None

Douglas H. Jones, MD FAAAAI
Global Food Therapy, LLC, Clearfield, UT
Relevant relationships: None

Dianne LeDuc, RN
Allergy Parnters of Northern Virginia, Fairfax, VA
Relevant relationships: None

Mike Tankersley, MD MBA FAAAAI
The Tankersley Clinic, Memphis, TN
Relevant relationships: None

Mohamed Yassin, MD FAAAAI
Allergy, Asthma & Pulmonary Associates, PA
Relevant relationships: None


Theresa Bingemann, MD FAAAAI
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Relevant relationships: None

Giselle Mosnaim, MD MS FAAAAI
NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL
Relevant relationships: None

Anil Nanda, MD FAAAAI
Asthma and Allergy Center, Lewisville, TX
Relevant relationships: None

Hemant Sharma, MD MHS FAAAAI
Children's National Medical Center, Ellicott City, MD
Relevant relationships: None

David Stukus, MD FAAAAI
Nationwide Children's Hospital, New Albany, OH
Relevant relationships: None


Kevin Parks, MD FAAAAI
AAC/CRI of Southern Oregon, Medford, OR
Relevant relationships: None


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.
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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.


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.


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.


The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (AAAAI) is a Provider, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #10704, for up to 1.50 Contact Hours.


Credit claiming for this activity will expire at 11:59 pm on August 30, 2020. Requests to claim credit on or after August 31, 2021 will be subject to an administrative fee.


To verify your participation in educational activities, you may be asked to provide your name, contact information, and/or other descriptors. The AAAAI will not release this information to outside entities. It may be used internally to inform you of other AAAAI educational activities. If you wish to have your information excluded from this process, please contact us at cme@aaaai.org


Activity-related questions should be directed to Lauri Sweetman at practicemanagement@aaaai.org.

Registration and credit claiming questions should be directed to cme@aaaai.org.

Available Credit

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


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