NESA 2020 Allied Health Practitioners' Update

Westford, MA US
April 3, 2020

The Allied Health Practitioners Allergy Update is the major educational activity for nurses sponsored by the New England Society of Allergy. This update is offered during each spring meeting of the society. It is organized by a dedicated group of allergy society nurses. The goal of The Allergy Nurses 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. It is a one-day program designed for allergy nurses by the clinical staff members of the society.


The Physicians' Meeting that takes place in the afternoon on the 3rd is also approved for nursing credit, and allied health practitioners are welcome to attend. Please note that if you plan to attend the morning Allied Health meeting and the afternoon Physicians' meeting, you need to register and pay separately for each:

  • For the Allied Health meeting, select the AM only option when registering on this site
  • For the Physicians' meeting, click this link to register: 
    https://education.aaaai.org/rsl/NESAMD2020
  • Credit claiming is also separate, so you will need to sign in at both parts of the meeting, and visit both sites to claim credit after the meeting is over.

Registration Fees

PLEASE NOTE:

  • All attendees must register under her or his own account in the AAAAI system.
  • There is no group registration option on this site. A single payment can be made for groups, but you must first contact Gail at AAAAI (414-272-6071) to discuss this option before anyone registers.
  • If you do not have an account, you will be prompted to create one before registering (free, no membership required).
  • If you are unsure if you have a AAAAI account, please contact the AAAAAI Education Team at cme@aaaai.org so someone can check the database. Duplicate accounts cause unnecessary confusion and delays in receiving payments and marking attendance.
Member TypeFee
NESA Member (nurse, NP, PA, other Allied Health, physician) - FULL DAY$140
Non-NESA Member (nurse, NP, PA, other Allied Health, physician) - FULL DAY$140
Half-Day Attendee (all member types) - LUNCH NOT INCLUDED$100
SpeakerFREE

Online registration will continue through 5:00 pm Eastern time on Friday, March 27.

Walk-in registration will begin on Friday, April 3, at 7:30 am. There will be a $50 late registration fee for walk-in attendees.


 

Target Audience

Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants & Medical Assistants who care for people with allergic diseases and any NESA physician member desiring additional CME credits.


 

Learning Objectives

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

  • List current biologics used in a allergy practice for specific allergic disease processes
  • Outline the process of Peanut Oral Immunotherapy in an allergy practice
  • Identify which patients should be considered for treatment and the protocol patients will need to follow after treatment
  • Recognize eosinophilic esophagitis, how it presents in different patients, and the treatment involved in helping these patients
  • Describe rush immunotherapy, which patients should be considered for rush immunotherapy, and the protocol involved to administer in the office setting
  • List basic antibodies and how they affect the patient being seen in an allergy practice
  • Review the final requirements of USP 797 (Making: Extracts in the Office Setting)
  • Instruct patients on how to implement techniques used to treat eczema
  • Teach patients how to identify which medications are most helpful for different skin conditions
  • Identify anaphylactic reactions that occur in the office, and how to treat them in a variety of testing situations

 

Additional Information

Summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.00 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 7.00 CE
    CE credit.
  • 7.00 CME
    CME credit.
Course opens: 
02/12/2020
Course expires: 
12/31/2020
Event starts: 
04/03/2020 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
04/03/2020 - 5:00pm
Cost:
$140.00
Rating: 
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ALLIED HEALTH PRACTITIONERS’ UPDATE

7:30 – 8:15 am

Registration, Networking, Exhibits

8:15 – 8:30 am

Opening Remarks

Michelle Conroy, MD

8:30 – 9:30 am

Update on Biologics for Allergic Disease

Jon Bayuk, MD

9:30 – 10:30 am

Peanut Oral Immunotherapy Therapy (OIT) in Practice

Jordan Scott, MD

10:30 – 10:45 am

Break and Exhibits

 

10:45 – 11:45 am

Eosinophillic Esophagitis (EoE)

Paul Hesterberg, MD

11:45 – 12:45 pm

Rush Immunotherapy

Ellen Dutta, MD

12:45 – 1:45 pm

Lunch Break and Exhibits

1:45 – 2:00 pm

Afternoon Remarks

Michelle Conroy, MD

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Antibodies 101

Michelle Conroy, MD

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Review Final Requirements: USP 797 - Making Immunotherapy Extract in the Office Setting

Paul Sklarew, MD

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Hands on Skill Training:

  1. Eczema Skin Care / Topical Medications
  2. Treating Anaphylactic Reactions in an Office Setting

Nurses from the Mass General Nursing Dept.

5:00 pm

Closing Remarks and Evaluation

 

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

Faculty

Jonathan Bayuk, DO FAAAAI
Allergy & Immunology Associates of New England, Northampton, MA
Relevant relationships: Takeda, Sanofi Regeneron, Astra Zeneca, GSK, Novartis, Teva (speaker)

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

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

Ellen Dutta, MD FAAAAI
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington, MA
Relevant relationships: None

Alexandra Dunham, RN
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Relevant relationships: None

Paul Hesterberg, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Relevant relationships: None

Stephanie Orifice, RN
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Relevant relationships: None

Jordan Scott, MD
New England Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Leominster, MA
Relevant relationships: None

Katlin Shippy, RN BSN
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

Content Reviewers

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

Jeanne Conner, NP
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
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 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.

Credit Claiming Period

Credit claiming for this activity will expire at 11:59 pm on December 31, 2020. Requests to claim credit on or after January 1, 2021 will be subject to an administrative fee.

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.
Questions

Activity-related questions should be directed to Amanda Bogue at amanda@ShorelineAllasth.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.

Price

Cost:
$140.00
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