Making IT Count - Immunotherapy Education

Virtual Patient: Young Girl with Peanut Allergy

This patient simulation involves a young girl with severe peanut allergy whose parents are interested in a desensitization treatment, like oral immunotherapy (OIT). During the consultation, her parents ask several questions about the administration, safety, efficacy, and effects of peanut/food oral immunotherapy. The findings from food OIT clinical trials will be referenced to answer these questions. 

Making IT Count is funded through an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss the current FDA approval status of food OIT treatments
  • Summarize findings from studies regarding administration, duration, safety, efficacy, and cross-reactivity of food OIT
  • Explain how desensitization is measured and how to minimize the risk of a reaction during OIT by avoiding so-called augmentation factors
Summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 0.25 CE
    CE credit.
  • 0.25 CME
    CME credit.
Course opens: 
08/09/2016
Course expires: 
09/05/2018
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0

Anna H. Nowak-Wegrzyn, MD FAAAAI

 Anna H. Nowak-Wegrzyn, MD FAAAAI
 
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, NY 
 
Relevant Financial Disclosures: DBV, Nutricia: research funding

Mike Tankersley, MD FAAAAI 

 Mike Tankersley, MD FAAAAI 
 University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
 Relevant Financial Disclosures: None

CME Committee Reviewers
Gloria E. Akan, MD
ENTAA Care, Glen Burnie, MD
Relevant Financial Disclosures: None

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

Available Credit

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

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
08/09/2016
Course expires: 
09/05/2018

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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