Component Testing for Food Allergy Diagnosis

This interactive course outlines the shortcomings of the standard tests currently used to diagnose food allergy and explains the development and potential application of component resolved diagnosis (CRD). It describes, in depth, how CRD can be applied when evaluating potential allergies to plant (peanut and hazelnut) and animal (milk and eggs) products. The course also explains the limitations of CRD and makes suggestions for additional research. 

Target Audience

  • Allergist/Immunologists
  • Fellows-in-Training
  • Allied Health providers 

Learning Objectives

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

  • Demonstrate understanding of limitations in current standard allergy testing methods and how component-resolved diagnosis may be used in the diagnosis of some plant and animal-derived food allergies.
  • Apply CRD to the evaluation of peanut allergy
  • Apply CRD to the evaluation of hazelnut allergy
  • Differentiate between different phenotypes of milk and egg allergy using CRD
  • Identify current limitations of CRD in diagnosis of food allergy and foods for which clinical application is not yet recommended
Summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 0.50 CE
    CE credit.
  • 0.50 CME
    CME credit.
Course opens: 
11/18/2016
Course expires: 
11/17/2018
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
5

Content Author
Amanda L. Cox, MD FAAAAI
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
Relevant Financial Disclosures: None

Course Reviewers
Edwin Kim, MD
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 
Relevant Financial Disclosures: None

Kim E. Mudd, RN MSN CCRP
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 
Relevant Financial Disclosures: None

Sally A. Noone, RN MSN
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
Relevant Financial Disclosures: None

Julie M. Wang, MD FAAAAI
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
Relevant Financial Disclosures: None

AAAAI Disclosure Policy
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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
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 [live activity or enduring material] for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 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 0.50 Contact Hours.

Credit Claiming Period 
Credit claiming for this activity will expire at 11:59 pm on November 17, 2018. 

Medium and Method of Physician Participation 
Follow these steps to complete the activity:

  1. Register for the activity.
  2. Review the CME and Disclosure information.
  3. Complete all required components.
  4. Complete the post-test. You must achieve a score of 70% or higher on post-tests to claim credit.
  5. Complete the activity evaluation.
  6. Claim your credits. Enter only the number of credits earned based on your participation in the activity.
  7. Print or save your certificate.

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Questions
Activity-related questions should be directed to cme@aaaai.org

Available Credit

  • 0.50 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 0.50 CE
    CE credit.
  • 0.50 CME
    CME credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
11/18/2016
Course expires: 
11/17/2018

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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Required Hardware/software

One of the two latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari. Internet Explorer is not recommended. 

Pop-ups must be enabled in order to access all course content. 

The interactive course will pop-up in a new window. When you finish, you must close the pop-up and click "Component Testing for Food Allergy Post-Test" on the left-hand navigation menu in order to move forward.