Fall 2017 Symposium of the Los Angeles Society of Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology

Los Angeles, CA US
September 23, 2017

This is a live event taking place on September 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 

The purpose of this activity is to provide board certified allergists/immunologists and nurses who work in the allergy field with information on topics that promote best practices among clinicians.

This year's topics include: Management of Asthma in Children, Mimickers of Asthma, Safety Considerations for Common Allergy and Immunology Therapies, and Immune Dysregulation and Autoimmunity in Immunodeficent Patients.

Target Audience

  • Allergy/Immunology specialists
  • Nurses working in the field of allergy/immunology

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the major types of immune dysregulation/autoimmunity observed in patients with primary immunodeficiency disorders
  • Describe approaches to evaluate and treat immune dysregulation in patients with primary immunodeficiency disorders
  • Discuss new information on the use of biomarkers and patient characteristics in selecting long-term controller therapy strategies
  • Discuss information related to the use of macrolide antibiotics for the prevention of respiratory exacerbations in young children with lower respiratory tract illness
  • Identify the dosing of inhaled corticosteroids in children with asthma
  • Discuss the prevention and early recognition of systemic side effects of inhaled corticosteroids in children with asthma
  • Discuss the differential diagnosis of dermatitis
  • Describe the algorithm for diagnosis determination
Available credit: 
  • 4.25 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 4.25 CE
    CE credit.
  • 4.25 CME
    CME credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/23/2017 - 7:00am CDT
Event ends: 
09/23/2017 - 12:00pm CDT
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
United States
Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA LASAACI

Planning Committee
Gary Gibbon, MD
Santa Monica, CA
Relevant relationships: None

Marilyn Li, MD FAAAAI
Los Angeles County and University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Relevant relationships: Meda (speaker, advisory board)

Joyce Sapon, RN
Kaiser Permanente, Woodland Hills, CA
Relevant relationships: None

Sharon Jacob, MD
Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
Relevant relationships: TBA

David Skoner, MD
West Virginia University School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
Relevant relationships: TBA

Stanley Szefler, MD FAAAAI
Children's Hospital of Colorado, Aurora, CO
Relevant relationships: TBA

Troy Torgerson, MD PhD
Seattle Children's Research Institute, Seattle, WA
Relevant relationships: TBA

Activity Reviewers
Maria Crain, RN MA CPNP
Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, TX
Relevant relationships: None

Bruce Lanser, MD
National Jewish Health, Denver, CO
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 Los Angeles Society of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical 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 enduring material for a maximum of 4.25 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 4.25 Contact Hours.

Medium and Method of Physician Participation for a Live Activity
Follow these steps to complete the activity:

  1. Register for the activity.
  2. Review the CME and Disclosure information.
  3. View pre-meeting information and/or complete the pre-test.
  4. Attend the meeting. Be sure to sign in so your attendance can be recorded.
  5. Return to the online meeting site after the meeting and complete the post-test, if required. You must achieve a score of 70% or higher on post-tests to claim credit.
  6. Complete the activity evaluation.
  7. Claim your credits. Enter only the number of credits earned based on your participation in the activity.
  8. Print or save your certificate.

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Live Activity Date
September 23, 2017. Valid for credit through June 30, 2018.

Activity-related questions should be directed to laallergysociety@gmail.com.

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

Available Credit

  • 4.25 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 4.25 CE
    CE credit.
  • 4.25 CME
    CME credit.


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Registration for the Symposium is done through the LASAACI and not on this site. Please email laallergysociety@gmail.com to register. Fee table follows:

Member TypeFee
Non-member Physician$65
Non-member Nurse/Allied Health$30

Return to this site after receiving confirmation of registration and access code to complete the pre-test prior to attending the Symposium.

After attending the Symposium, return here to complete the post-test and evaluation, and to claim credit.