2019 New England Society of Allergy Spring Meeting

Westford, MA US
March 29, 2019

CREDIT CLAIMING IS NOW OPEN FOR THIS ACTIVITY.

The credit claiming period will end at 11:59 pm on December 31, 2019. Attempts to claim credit on or after January 1, 2020 will be subject to an administrative fee.


NESA provides ongoing educational meetings to allow our membership to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the field of Allergy/Immunology. The Spring Physicians' Meeting is a half-day program designed for physicians and advanced care practitioners, and the Allied Health Practitioner Update is a full-day program designed primarily for nurses, though all health practitioners in A/I are welcome, including physicians. Both meetings are designed to provide continuing education and networking opportunities for health care providers at all levels working in the specialty.


Physicians' Meeting Fees
Member TypeOnline FeeWalk-in Fee
NESA Member - Physicians' Meeting Only$75$125
NESA Member - Allied Health Half Day + Physicians' Meeting$175$225
NESA Member - Allied Health Full Day$140$190
NESA Member - Allied Health  Half Day Only$100$150
Non-NESA Member - Physicians' Meeting Only$125$175
Non-NESA Member - Allied Health Half Day + Physicians' Meeting$225$275
Non-NESA Member - Allied Health Full Day$140$190
Non-NESA Member - Allied Health Half Day Only$100$150
Fellow-in-training/ResidentFREEFREE
SpeakerFREEFREE

Online registration closes at 5:00 pm Central Time on Friday, March 22. Walk-in registration will open at 7:30 am on Friday, March 29.

Please note that walk-in registrations will incur an additional $50 fee.


Credit claiming will open by noon on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. The credit claiming period will end at 11:59 pm on December 31, 2019. Attempts to claim credit on or after January 1, 2020 will be subject to an administrative fee.


 

Target Audience

  • Allergy/Immunologists
  • Fellows-in-training and Residents
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Other A/I health care practitioners

Learning Objectives

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

Allied Health Update
  • Identify the major changes in A/I in 2018
  • Discuss the history of and current regulations and challenges related to allergy extracts
  • Identify which therapies and strategies are appropriate for HAE patients
  • Implement appropriate therapies and strategies for HAE patients in the office setting
  • Apply appropriate screening tests to evaluate patients with various types of immunodeficiency
  • Recognize the clinical manifestations of food protein-induced entercolitis syndrome to better diagnose and treat patients with FPIES
  • Identify populations at risk for drug hypersensitivity
  • Summarize the protocols, pre-medications, and outcomes of drug desensitization
  • Implement the techniques used for scratch and intradermal testing for allergy
  • Compare and contrast radioallergosorbent testing (RAST) and skin testing
  • Instruct patients on the appropriate use of medical devices, such as inhalers and epinephrine auto-injectors
  • Instruct parents on the various support systems available to them as parents of children with food allergy

Physicians' Meeting
  • Compare and contrast autoinflammation with autoimmunity and allergic disease
  • Evaluate patients for autoimmunity who present with urticaria, fevers, or immunodeficiency
  • Discuss the pros and cons of oral immunotherapy
  • Recognize the current phenotypes of mast cell activation disorders
  • Evaluate tryptase and KIT mutations in mast cell activation disorders
  • Provide management tools to patients with mast cell activation disorders
Summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.00 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 7.00 CE
    CE credit.
  • 7.00 CME
    CME credit.
Course opens: 
01/18/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
Event starts: 
03/29/2019 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
03/29/2019 - 5:00pm
Cost:
$265.00
Rating: 
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Allied Health Update
Start TimeEnd TimePresentation TopicFaculty
7:30 AM8:15 AMRegistration Networking Information Tables     
8:15 AM8:30 AMWelcoming and Opening RemarksMichelle Conroy, M.D.
8:30 AM9:30 AMHereditary Angioedema: Overview and Current TreatmentsAleena Banerji, M.D.
9:30 AM10:30 AMHow Allergy Extracts are MadeEllen Dutta, M.D.
10:30 AM10:45 AMBreak and Exhibits 
10:45 AM11:45 AMOverview of Immune DeficienciesFrancisco Bonilla, M.D.
11:45 AM12:45 PMChemotherapy DesensitizationsMariana Castells M.D.
12:45 PM1:45 PMLunch      
1:45 PM2:00 PMAfternoon RemarksMichelle Conroy, M.D.
2:00 PM3:00 PMFood Protein-induced Enterocolitis SyndromeMichelle Conroy, M.D.
3:00 PM4:00 PMReview of Recent Important Articles in Allergy and AsthmaPaul Sklarew MD
4:00 PM5:00 PM

Hands-on Skills Training:

  • Living with Food Allergies
  • Skin Testing
  • Device/Medication Training
     
5:00 PM Concluding Comments/Evaluation of Afternoon Session     
Physicians' Meeting
Start TimeEnd TimePresentation TopicFaculty
11:45 AM12:55 PMPoster Session and Lunch     
12:55 PM1:00 PMOpening RemarksLisa Bartnikas, M.D.
1:00 PM1:00 PMBusiness Meeting 
1:30 PM2:15 PMUpdates in Mast Cell DisordersMariana Castells, MD PhD
2:15 PM2:30 PMQ&A     
2:30 PM3:00 PMBreak and Exhibits     
3:00 PM3:45 PMPros and Cons of Implementing OIT in Your PracticeWayne Shreffler, M.D. Ph.D.
3:45 PM4:00 PMQuestion and Answer     
4:00 PM4:45 PMFinding Autoinflammation in Your Allergy ClinicJonathan Hausmann, MD
4:45 PM5:00 PMQuestion and Answer     
5:00 PM5:05 PMClosing RemarksLisa Bartnikas, MD
Westford Regency Inn
219 Littleton Road
Westford, MA 01886
United States
Planning Committee

Lisa Bartnikas, MD
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
Relevant relationships: None

Ann Beaulieu, RN AE-C
Jordan Scott, MD, Leominster, MA
Relevant relationships: None

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

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

Jackie Garrett, MD
Riverbend Medical Group, Feeding Hills, MA
Relevant relationships: None

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

Mitchell Lester, MD FAAAAI
Fairfield County Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Norwalk, CT
Relevant relationships: None

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

Michael C. Young, MD FAAAAI
South Shore Allergy Asthma Specialists, P.C., South Weymouth, MA
Relevant relationships: None

Faculty

Aleena Banerji, MD FAAAAI
Massachuetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Relevant relationships: CSL Behring, Biocryst, Pharming, Shire (advisory board); Biocryst, Shire (research grant)

Lisa Bartnikas, MD
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
Relevant relationships: None

Francisco Bonilla, MD PhD FAAAAI
Northeast Allergy Asthma and Immunology, Leominster, MA
Relevant relationships: None

Mariana Castells, MD PhD FAAAAI
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Relevant relationships: None

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

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

Jonathan Hausmann, MD
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
Relevant relationships: None

Wayne Shreffler, MD PhD FAAAAI
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University Medical School, Boston, MA
Relevant relationships: None

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

Content Reviewers

Maria Crain, RN MA CPNP
Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, TX
Relevant relationships: Aimmune: food allergy oral immunotherapy

Bruce Lanser, MD
National Jewish Health, Denver, CO
Relevant relationships: Aimmune: peanut oral immunotherapy


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 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 7.00 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 7.00 Contact Hours.

Special Note Regarding Claiming Credit for the 2019 Meeting

Please note that the maximum number of credits offered for this meeting is for those who attend a full day (either the Allied Health Update full day option or the Allied Health Update half day and the Physicians' Meeting). All credits claimed should be based on the individual's actual attendance, in quarter-hour increments.

Credit Claiming Period

Credit claiming for this activity will expire at 11:59 pm on December 31, 2019. Requests to claim credit on or after January 1, 2020 will be subject to an administrative fee.


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Questions

Activity-related questions for the Allied Health Update should be directed to Amanda Bogue at amanda@ShorelineAllasth.com.

Activity-related questions for the Physicians' Meeting should be directed to Lisa Henry at nesocietyallergy@gmail.com

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

Available Credit

  • 7.00 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 7.00 CE
    CE credit.
  • 7.00 CME
    CME credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
01/18/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019

Price

Cost:
$265.00
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