2020 Virtual Northwest Allergy Forum

October 3, 2020

The Northwest Allergy Forum is a CME educational meeting jointly sponsored by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and the Western and Oregon Societies of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. The program is a one-day event with speakers covering topics such as asthma, immunotherapy, food and drug allergy.


Registration Information
 
All Registrants$50

Online registration will close on Friday, October 2, 2020 @ 10:00am Pacific


Credit Claiming

Credit claiming will open no later than 12:00 noon on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 and will remain open through June 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM Central time.
Requests to claim credit on or after July 1, 2021 will be subject to an administrative fee.


Target Audience

  • A/I physicians
  • Other Physicians (from related specialties)
  • Nurses
  • NPs
  • PAs
  • A/I Fellows-in-Training
  • Residents
  • Medical Students
  • Postdoctoral Fellows

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe available and upcoming novel therapeutics for the treatment of food allergies and understand current research and initiatives of the new CoFAR.
  • Discuss the role of available and upcoming biologic therapies for severe, refractory persistent asthma. 
  • Recognize the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and management of eosinophilic esophagitis, and understanding of these aspects has evolved over time.
  • Understand how food allergic responses are influenced by the gut microbiome.
  • Apply updated coding requirements for clinical visits (in person and telemedicine) resulting from changes due to the COVID19 pandemic as well as for implementation of OIT in clinical practice.
Summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 5.00 CME
    CME credit.
Course opens: 
09/11/2020
Course expires: 
06/30/2021
Event starts: 
10/03/2020 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
10/03/2020 - 4:00pm
Cost:
$50.00
Rating: 
0

2020 Northwest Allergy Forum

 

Saturday, October 3, 2020                                                                          Moderator – David Jeong, MD

7:00 am                       Industry Portals

7:30-8:00am               Registration/ Sign In!

8:00-8:10 am               Welcome and Overview

8:10-9:10 am               Food Allergy at the Dawn of the Treatment Era: Current and Future Directions~ Brian Vickery, MD

9:10-10:10 am             Novel Therapeutics in Severe Asthma~ Thomas B Casale, MD

10:10-10:30 am           Break, Industry Portals

10:30-11:30am           What is New and What is Old in Eosinophilic Esophagitis~ Jonathan M Spergel, MD

11:45-12:30 pm          State Society Meetings

12:30-1:00 pm            Lunch Break, Industry Portals

1:00-2:00pm               Regulation of Allergic Responses to Food by Intestinal Bacteria~ Cathryn Nagler, Ph.D.

2:00-3:00pm               Coding for the Allergist in 2020 and 2021~ Teresa Thompson, CPC   

3:00-3:05pm               Conclusion of Meeting

3:05-4:00pm               Industry Portals will be open until 4pm

 

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe available and upcoming novel therapeutics for the treatment of food allergies and understand current research and initiatives of the new CoFAR.
  2. Discuss the role of available and upcoming biologic therapies for severe, refractory persistent asthma. 
  3. Recognize the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and management of eosinophilic esophagitis, and understanding of these aspects has evolved over time.
  4. Understand how food allergic responses are influenced by the gut microbiome.
  5. Apply updated coding requirements for clinical visits (in person and telemedicine) resulting from changes due to the COVID19 pandemic as well as for implementation of OIT in clinical practice.

 

Target Audience

Allergy/Immunology Trainees, Medical Students Residents, Postdoctoral Fellows, UW Allergy Section faculty, nurses, pharmacists, UW Medicine faculty in related specialties (e.g. Pulmonary / Critical Care Medicine), Local Allergists and their affiliated staff, Members of the Washington and Oregon State Societies of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Allergists in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and California.

NWAF Final Agenda 2020.pdf

 

Planning Committee

David Jeong, MD FAAAAI
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Relevant relationships: None

Vivek Agarwal, MD
The Doctor's Clinic, Silverdale, WA
Relevant relationships: None

Catherine Feight, BS
Washington State Society of Asthma Allergy and Immunology, Seattle, WA
Relevant relationships: None

Mark Tucker, MD
Naval Branch Health Clinic, San Diego, CA
Relevant relationships: None

Faculty

Thomas B Casale, MD FAAAAI
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Relevant relationships: None

Jonathan M. Spergel, MD PhD FAAAAI
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Relevant relationships: None

Cathryn Nagler, Ph.D.
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Relevant relationships: None

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

Brian Vickery, MD FAAAAI
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Relevant relationships: None

Content Review

Anne Russell, MS BSN RN AE-C
Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, MI
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 Northwest Allergy Forum. 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 5.00 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 Central on June 30, 2021. Requests to claim credit on or after July 1, 2021 will be subject to an administrative fee.

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Available Credit

  • 5.00 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 5.00 CME
    CME credit.

Price

Cost:
$50.00
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