2018 ISAAI Leon Unger Lectureship

Chicago, IL US
October 14, 2018


Come join us for the Annual Leon Unger memorial lecture series and have the opportunity to meet nationally renowned speakers, who will discuss the latest treatments and research regarding a wide array of allergy and immunology topics. You will have the chance to meet these experts up close, ask them questions, and share your experiences with them regarding clinical care in an intimate setting with your peers.

Registration Fees
Member TypeFee
Non-ISAAI Member$60

Online registration will close on Friday, October 12 at 12:00pm Central Time. On-site registration will begin at 8:00 am on Sunday, October 14.

Credit claiming will open on Wednesday, October 17 by 12:00 pm Central Time. Instructions will be distributed at the meeting and will also be available as an attachment at the bottom of this page when credit claiming opens.

Credit claiming will remain open through June 30, 2019 at 11:59 pm. Requests to claim credit on or after July 1, 2019 will be subject to an administrative fee.


Target Audience

  • Allergist/Immunologists
  • Allied Health practitioners
  • Fellows in Training

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify proper billing codes to use for using biologics in the treatment of asthma
  • Identify when oral immunotherapy (OIT) may be an appropriate treatment strategy
  • Implement the findings of the LEAP study into everyday practice
  • Describe risk stratification in the diagnosis of peanut allergy

Additional Information

Available credit: 
  • 3.00 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 3.00 CME
    CME credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/14/2018 - 9:00am CDT
Event ends: 
10/14/2018 - 12:00pm CDT

Illinois Society of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology


Sunday October 14h, 2018


Marriott Medical District/UIC

625 S. Ashland

Chicago, IL 60607


Moderator: Jeffrey Kulik, M.D.






Breakfast/Exhibit viewing



Business meeting

Reading of Nominees:




First & Second reading of applications



Teresa Thompson

Coding & Billing for Biologics


Break/Exhibitor viewing




David Stukus,M.D.

LEAP Study Update


Sakina Bajowala,M.D.

Oral Immunotherapy


Meeting Concludes



Future Meetings:


January 27th, 2019            9:00 am Interesting Cases/Journal Club                                  Chicago-UIC Marriott

April 7th, 2019                     9:00am Fellow Research Program/Annual Meeting          Oakbrook-Double Tree


There is no charge for ISAAI Members and Fellows-in-Training to attend. Guests will be charged $60.00.

Marriott Chicago Downtown Medical District/UIC
625 S Ashland
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

Planning Committee
Naveed Akhtar, MD
Advanced Allergy Asthma Clinic, Bolingbrook, IL
Relevant relationships: None

Priya Bansal, MD FAAAAI
Athmas and Allergy Center, Bloomingdale, IL
Relevant relationships: CSL Behring, Astra Zeneca (speaker); Exhale (consultant); Shire, ALK (advisory board)

Yasmeen Bilimoria, MD
Glen Allergy & Asthma, Glenview, IL
Relevant relationships: None

Christopher Codispoti, MD PhD FAAAAI
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Relevant relationships: None

Anne Ditto, MD FAAAAI
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Relevant relationships: None

Eugenia Hahn, MD FAAAAI
Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates, Long Grove, IL
Relevant relationships: None

Jeffrey Kulik, MD
Elmhurst Clinic, Elmhurst, IL
Relevant relationships: Novartis (speaker)

Renee Lantner, MD FAAAAI
Western Springs Asthma and Allergy, SC, Western Springs, IL
Relevant relationships: None

Sakina Bajowala, MD FAAAAI
Kaneland Allergy & Allergy Center, North Aurora, IL
Relevant relationships: None

David Stukus, MD FAAAAI
Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH
Relevant relationships: None

Teresa Thompson, CPC CMSCS CCC
TM Consulting, Inc., Carlsborg, WA
Relevant relationships: None

Content Reviewers
Stuart Abramson, MD FAAAAI
Shannon Medical Center, San Angelo, TX
Relevant relationships: None

Kristin Sokol, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brookline, MA
Relevant relationships: None

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
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AAAAI and the Illinois Society of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. The AAAAI is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.00 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 June 30, 2019. Requests to claim credit on or after July 1, 2019 will be subject to an administrative fee.

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Activity-related questions should be directed to kellyisaai@comcast.net.

Registration and credit claiming questions should be directed to cme@aaaai.org.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 3.00 CME
    CME credit.


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