Oral Immunotherapy for Treatment of Food Allergy: 2023 Update
This is an interactive course that provides information about the different types of food immunotherapy, with a focus on oral immunotherapy (OIT). We will review the history of OIT and examine the current evidence supporting OIT's use. We also will discuss the FDA-approved peanut oral immunotherapy product and the importance of shared decision making with patients and families to identify which patients might benefit most from this therapy. This course also highlights the risks and limitations associated with OIT.
- Allied Health Professionals
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
- Apply your understanding of benefits and limitations of food allergy testing to determine which patients qualify for oral food challenge vs. oral immunotherapy (OIT)
- Demonstrate understanding of the currently understood immunologic mechanisms and protocols of OIT
- Identify the benefits and limitations associated with OIT and the importance of shared decision making
- Review the prescribing information and risk mitigation strategies for the first FDA-approved peanut OIT drug
Justin C. Greiwe, MD
Bernstein Allergy Group, Cincinnati, OH
Relevant Relationships: None
Jonathan A. Hemler, MD FAAAAI
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Relevant Relationships: None
The information disclosed by the speakers and planning committee was reviewed in accordance with the AAAAI Disclosure Policy. All relevant financial relationships were mitigated by the planners, faculty, and reviewers prior to their participation in the development of this activity.
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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 enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Medium and Method of Physician Participation
Follow these steps to complete the activity:
- Register for the activity.
- Review the information in the Faculty and Accreditation tabs.
- Click Begin (from the Overview, Register, or Begin tabs).
- Complete the OIT module and the assessment. You must achieve a score of 70% or higher to claim credit.
- Complete the activity evaluation.
- Claim your credits.
- Print or save your certificate.
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- 0.50 AttendanceAttendance credit.
- 0.50 CMECME credit.
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