2018 NESA Allied Health Practitioners' Update

Westford, MA US
April 6, 2018

CREDIT CLAIMING IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2018 NESA AH PRACTITIONERS' UPDATE.

Credit claiming will remain open through December 31, 2018. Credit requests on or after January 1, 2019 will be subject to an administrative fee.


The Allied Health Practitioners Allergy Update is the major educational activity for allied health practitioners sponsored by the New England Society of Allergy. This update is offered during each spring meeting of the Society, and is organized by a dedicated group of allergy society nurses and physicians. The goal of the Allied Health Update is to provide continuing education in asthma, allergy, and clinical immunology for allied health personnel working in the specialty and to provide a forum for networking. 

Registration is $160 for the full day (lunch included) or $100 for the morning lectures only (no lunch). Please note that this fee applies only through the last day of online registration (Sunday, April 1). After April 1, participants will need to register on site at the meeting and a $25 late fee will be applied to the registration fee ($185 full day/$125 half day).

Group Registration
Please note that ALL attendees must register under their own accounts. If multiple people from one practice wish to make a single payment, each person should select the option to pay with a check (even if the intent is for the practice to pay with a credit card), and ALL attendees must be registered before payment is made.
If paying by check for a group, be sure to include with the check the names and order numbers from the order confirmations for every employee who will be attending
If paying by credit card for a group, contact Gail Radecki at the AAAAI at 414-272-6071 for assistance.

Target Audience

Allied Health Practitioners (nurses, nurse practitioners, phyisician assistants, medical assistants, and others)
Physicians
Fellows-in-Training

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify the signs and symptoms that may indicate singing insect allergy, and discuss testing and treatment options
  • Recognize patterns of common allergens of allergic contact dermatitis in adults and children
  • Describe the basics of adult and pediatric patch testing
  • Define the impact of penicillin allergy on patient care and compare testing approaches for drug-allergic patients
  • Describe the differences between clinical- and research-based food challenges, and how to perform "LEAP-type" oral food challenges in young infants for the prevention of food allergies
  • Discuss telephone triage, who will be triaged, and who should be seen by a specialist or primary care physician
  • Define spirometry and identify why it is used, and discuss two key measurements of test results
  • Describe the role of the environment, including significant allergen and pollutant exposures, in asthma development and its role in asthma morbidity
  • Identify and review the most recent findings in clinical immunology and allergy
Summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.00 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 8.00 CE
    CE credit.
Course opens: 
02/09/2018
Course expires: 
12/31/2018
Event starts: 
04/06/2018 - 6:00am
Event ends: 
04/06/2018 - 4:30pm
Cost:
$160.00
Rating: 
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TimeTopicPresenter
7:00-7:45amRegistration, Networking & Visiting with Exhibitors 
7:45-8:00amWelcoming and Opening RemarksMichelle Conroy, MD
8:00-9:00amStinging Insect Allergy: Diagnosis and TreatmentEllen Dutta, MD
9:00-10:00amPrimer on Allergy Contact Dermatitis in Adults and ChildrenJeff Yu, MD
10:00-11:00amCurrent Issues in Drug Allergy Treatment and TestingKim Blumenthal, MD
11:00-11:15amBreak and Exhibits 
11:15am-12:15pmFood Challenges: An OverviewCarina Venter, PhD RD
12:15-1:15pmLunch & Visiting with Exhibitors 
1:15-1:30pmAfternoon RemarksMichelle Conroy, MD
1:30-2:30pmChildhood Asthma and the EnvironmentPerdita Permaul, MD
2:30-3:30pmLiterature ReviewPaul Sklarew, MD
3:30-4:30pmHands-on Skills Training: Spirometry, Telephone Triage, Patch TestingDiscussion Leaders
4:30-5:30pmHandss-on Skills Training: Spirometry, Telephone Triage, Patch TestingDiscussion Leaders
5:30pmClosing Remarks 
Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center
219 Littleton Road
Westford, MA 01886
United States

Planning Committee
Amanda Bogue
Shoreline Allergy and Asthma Associates, Mystic, CT
Relevant relationships: None

Michelle Conroy, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Relevant relationships: None

Stephanie Hayes, LPN
Shoreline Allergy and Asthma Associates, Mystic, CT
Relevant relationships: None

Paul Sklarew, MD
The Allergy and Asthma Center of Cape Cod, Yarmouth Port, MA
Relevant relationships: None

Faculty
Aleka Athanasiades, RN
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Relevant relationships: None

Ann Beaulieu, RN AE-C
Northeast Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Leominster, MA
Relevant relationships: None

Robyn Bell, RN
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Relevant relationships: None

Kimberly Blumenthal, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Relevant relationships: None

Michelle Conroy, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Relevant relationships: None

Ellen Dutta, MD FAAAAI
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Relevant relationships: None

Brittney Folan, RN
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Relevant relationships: None

Maura Goodney, RN
UMass Memorial Healthcare, Southborough, MA
Relevant relationships: None

Shelly Lucchesi, RN
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Relevant relationships: None

Perdita Permaul, MD FAAAAI
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Relevant relationships: None

Paul Sklarew, MD
The Allergy and Asthma Center of Cape Cod, Yarmouth Port, MA
Relevant relationships: None

Carina Venter, PhD RD
Children's Hospital of Colorado, Aurora, CO
Relevant relationships: None

JiaDe (Jeff) Yu, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Relevant relationships: None

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

Karen Gregory, DNP APRN-BC RRT AE-C
Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic, Edmond, OK
Relevant relationships: Merck, MEDA and Novartis: speakers bureau
 
Todd Rambasek, MD FAAAAI
ENT Allergy & Health Services, Westlake, OH
Relevant relationships: None

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 (name of non-accredited provider). The AAAAI is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Designation Statement
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 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 8.00 Contact Hours.

Credit Claiming Period
Credit claiming for this activity will expire at 11:59 pm on December 31, 2018. Requests to claim credit on or after January 1, 2019 will be subject to an administrative fee.

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Questions
Activity-related questions should be directed to shorlineallasth@yahoo.com.
 
Registration and credit claiming questions should be directed to cme@aaaai.org.

Available Credit

  • 8.00 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 8.00 CE
    CE credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
02/09/2018
Course expires: 
12/31/2018

Price

Cost:
$160.00
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CREDIT CLAIMING IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2018 NESA AH PRACTITIONERS' UPDATE.

Credit claiming will remain open through December 31, 2018. Credit requests on or after January 1, 2019 will be subject to an administrative fee.

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