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2019 AAAAI Leadership Institute Course

San Francisco, CA US
February 22, 2019

The Leadership Institute Course will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 8:00 am – 12:00 Noon in San Francisco, CA (in conjunction with the start of the AAAAI Annual Meeting). All times listed are Pacific Standard Time.

This one time course will encompass the development of your leadership skills through both didactic lecture and interactive scenario based education. As a continuum of learning and to enhance your educational experience, the Institute will also be offering additional e-learning opportunities and community building after the course that will augment your leadership learning pathway.

Registration will be limited to those who applied to and were accepted for the course. Participants will be expected to attend all sessions in their entirety. 

Selected participants received a confirmation email. Please contact John Augustyniak, CAE, with any questions at

The 2019 AAAAI Leadership Institute Course offers 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to claim 3.75 Part II MOC credits if they complete a follow-up activity after attending the course.

Target Audience

Members of the AAAAI who are interested in furthering their leadership skills with regard to their roles with both AAAAI and their personal employment settings, including:

  • Allergist/Immunologists
  • Nurses, NPs, PAs and other Allied Health Practitioners
  • Fellows-in-Training

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify their personal areas of interest with regard to leadership
  • Create a strategy for achieving their personal leadership goals
  • Apply the principles discussed to their current employment and AAAAI membership situations
Available credit: 
  • 3.75 CME
    CME credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/22/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
02/22/2019 - 12:00pm



8:00 - 8:05 AM


Robert Wood, MD FAAAAI
AAAAI President

Sharon Markovics, MD FAAAAI
Christina Ciaccio, MD FAAAAI
2019 Course Co-Directors

AAAAI Structure and Pipeline


8:05 - 8:20 AM

Structure of the Academy

James T. Li, MD FAAAAI
Chair, AAAAI Leadership Institute
AAAAI Past President

8:20 - 8:35 AM

Pathway to Leadership
(From Committee Member to AAAAI Board)

Giselle Mosnaim, MD MS FAAAAI
Member, Leadership Institute
Director, Leadership Institute Mentorship Program

8:35 - 8:50 AM

Practice and Advocacy

Paul V. Williams, MD FAAAAI
Member, AAAAI Office of Practice Management
At-Large Director, AAAAI Board of Directors

Andrew W. Murphy, MD FAAAAI
Chair, Office of Practice Management
Member, AAAAI Advocacy Committee

8:50 - 9:00 AM

Importance of Giving Back to the Specialty
(AAAAI Foundation)

Joe Diaz, MD
Member, AAAAI Foundation Council


9:00 - 9:05 AM





9:05 - 10:10 AM


Robert Corriel, MD FAAAAI

Denise DiPrimio-Kalman, MD FAAAAI

Mitchell Grayson, MD FAAAAI

Sunani Kakumanu, MD FAAAAI

James T. Li, MD PhD FAAAAI

Sharon Markovics, MD FAAAI

Giselle Mosnaim, MD MS FAAAAI

Andrew Murphy, MD FAAAAI

James Sussman, DO FAAAAI

Julie Wang, MD FAAAAI


10:10 - 10:15 AM


Article Review


10:15 - 10:30 AM

Review of New England Journal of Medicine Article: Leadership Development in Medicine

Sharon Markovics, MD FAAAAI

Christina Ciaccio, MD FAAAAI

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Group Activity

Small Group Discussion

11:00 - 11:15 AM

Report Back: Lessons Learned


Bringing It All Together


11:15 - 11:45 AM

Leadership Doesn't End with the Presidency

David Peden, MD MS FAAAAI
AAAAI Immediate Past President

Closing Remarks

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Marriott Marquis San Francisco
780 Mission Street
Lower B2 Level, Yerba Buena Salon 10
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States
Planning Committee

Sharon Markovics

Christine Ciaccio

John Augustyniak


Christina Ciaccio

Robert Corriel

Joseph Diaz

Denise DiPrimio-Kalman

Mitchell Grayson

Sujani Kakumanu

James Li

Sharon Markovics

Giselle Mosnaim

Andrew Murphy

David Peden

James Sussman

Julie Wang

Paul Williams

Content Reviewers

Edwin Kim

Scott Sicherer

AAAAI Disclosure Policy

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.
  • Financial interests: All organizations, other than the employer, from which the faculty member or a member of his/her immediate family or household receives annual remuneration in any amount (including grants, honoraria and consulting fees).
  • Research interests: All organizations which support research projects for which the faculty member or member of his/her immediate family or household serves as an investigator.
  • Legal Consultation Services/Expert Witness Testimony: All topics on which the faculty member provided legal consultation and/or expert witness testimony during the previous calendar year.
  • Organizational interests: All organizations, other than the AAAAI, for which the faculty member holds volunteer positions.
  • Gifts: All organizations from which the faculty member or a member of his/her immediate family or household have received a gift of any amount in the last year.
  • Other interests: All interests of the faculty member or a member of his/her immediate family or household that would be judged by a majority of his/her peers to be more than casual and/or likely to impact his/her ability to exercise independent judgment. This includes any financial interest in or relationship with any manufacturer of a commercial product, and any financial interest or relationship with any organization that provides commercial support to AAAAI-sponsored educational activities.

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 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit Claiming Period

Credit claiming for this activity will expire at 11:59 pm on December 31, 2019. Requests to claim credit on or after January 1, 2020 will be subject to an administrative fee.

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Registration and credit claiming questions should be directed to

Available Credit

  • 3.75 CME
    CME credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
Course expires: 


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