Eosinophilic Esophagitis from the Allergist’s Perspective

This is an interactive course that aims to ensure that allergists and allied health providers understand Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE). The course discusses the characteristics, symptoms, and triggers of EoE and explains how it is different from other allergic reactions and diseases. Diagnostic and management strategies, including diets and medications, are also covered at length.

Target Audience

  • Allergist/immunologists
  • Fellows-in-Training
  • Allied Health Professionals

Learning Objectives

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

  • Define the diagnostic criteria for eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and describe its pathogenesis
  • Identify symptoms and triggers of EoE in adult and pediatric patients
  • Differentiate EoE from other types of food allergy and causes of EoE
  • Suggest potential treatment options for EoE
  • Apply concepts regarding diagnosis and management of EoE to case-based scenarios
Summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 0.25 CE
    CE credit.
  • 0.25 CME
    CME credit.
Course opens: 
10/19/2017
Course expires: 
10/18/2019
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0

Content Authors
Benjamin L. Wright, MD
Phoenix Children's Hospital/Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ
Relevant relationships: None

Alexia K. Beauregard, MS RD CSP LD
Seagrass Nutrition and Therapy, Greer, SC
Relevant relationships: None


CME Committee Reviewers:
Jeanne Conner, NP
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Relevant relationships: None

James Gern, MD FAAAAI
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Relevant relationships: None

Jon A. Ramsey, RN
Allergy & Asthma Clinics of Georgia/Georgia Asthma Coalition, Albany, GA
Relevant relationships: Genentech: speaker (Xolair); Shire/Baxalta: advisory board  

Kristin C. Sokol, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Division of Allergy and Inflammation, Brookline, MA
Relevant relationships: None


AAAAI Disclosure Policy
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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
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 enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 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 0.25 Contact Hours.

Medium and Method of 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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Release date
Original release date: October 19, 2017. Valid for credit through October 18, 2019.

Available Credit

  • 0.25 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 0.25 CE
    CE credit.
  • 0.25 CME
    CME credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/19/2017
Course expires: 
10/18/2019

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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