New England Society of Allergy Fall 2018 Meeting

Plymouth, MA US
October 20, 2018 to October 21, 2018

NESA provides ongoing educational meetings to allow our membership to keep up to date with the latest developments in the field of Allergy and Immunology.

This year's fall meeting will focus on food allergy, PID and genetic testing in PID, the atopic march, and doctor-patient communication.

Registration Fees
Member TypeOnline Fee (through October 12)Walk-in Fee
NESA Member


Non-NESA Member





Trainee (Resident or Fellow)



Social Event

Poster Session and Society Dinner

Attendee fee includes the cost of the dinner. Attendees may bring guests for an additional cost as outlined below:

Fee TypeAdditional Fee
Attendee (no guest)No additional fee
Attendee + 1 guest$50
Attendee + family$75
Trainee (may bring guests)No additional fee
Speaker (may bring guests)No additional fee

Target Audience

NESA members, any physician interested in the field of Allergy and Immunology (including fellows-in-training), and any Allied Health professional (including RNs, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants) interested in increasing their fund of knowledge in the field.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the current guidelines for the prevention of food allergy and recognize their inherent limitations
  • Discuss the outcomes of some key clinical trials performed by the Consortium of Food Allergy Research
  • Describe the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmunity in patients with primary immune deficiency
  • Describe management of inflammatory complications in patients with primary immune deficiency
  • Recognize the different types of DNA mutations in primary immune deficiency and approaches for their analysis
  • Describe the inheritance, penetrance and expressivity patterns found in primary immune deficiency and approaches to genetic diagnosis
  • Discuss the risk factors and strategies for the prevention of asthma
  • Consider logical strategies for the prevention of the Allergic/Atopic March
  • Discuss system innovation for supporting effective teamwork between clinicians and patients
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 6.00 CE
    CE credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/20/2018 - 8:15am
Event ends: 
10/21/2018 - 12:35pm
DateStart TimeEnd TimePresentation TopicFaculty
10/20/20188:15 AM8:20 AMOpening RemarksLisa Bartnikas, MD
     8:20 AM9:05 AMPrevention of Food AllergyRobert Wood, MD
     9:05 AM9:20 AMQ & A     
     9:20 AM10:05 AMClinical Immunology: Primary Immunodeficiencies, More than Just Recurrent InfectionsThomas Fleisher, MD
     10:05 AM10:20 AMQ & A     
     10:20 AM11:00 AMBreak and Exhibits     
     11:00 AM11:45 AMUpdate on CoFARRobert Wood, MD
     11:45 AM12:00 PMQ & A     
     6:00 PM7:00 PMPoster Session     
     7:00 PM9:00 PMSociety Dinner     
10/21/20188:15 AM9:00 AMGenomics and Genetic Testing in Immunodeficiency DisordersThomas Fleisher, MD
     9:00 AM9:15 AMQ & A     
     9:15 AM9:50 AMBusiness Meeting     
     9:50 AM10:35 AMThe Presidential Forum: Preventing the Atopic MarchWanda Phipatanakul, MD, MS
     10:35 AM10:50 AMQ & A     
     10:50 AM11:30 AMBreak and Exhibits     
     11:30 AM12:15 PMThe Doctor-Patient Relationship in 2018Neel Shah, MD, MPP
     12:15 PM12:30 PMQ & A     
     12:30 PM12:35 PMClosing RemarksLisa Bartnikas, MD
Hotel 1620–Plymouth Harbor
180 Water Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
United States

Planning Committee


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  • Employment: Name of employer and job title.
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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 New England Society of Allergy. 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 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 6.00 Contact Hours.

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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Available Credit

  • 6.00 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 6.00 CE
    CE credit.

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