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New England Society of Allergy Fall 2017 Meeting

Mystic, CT US
October 13, 2017 to October 14, 2017


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.

To register, please select the Register tab, select your attendee type, whether you will attend the poster session/Society dinner, and if you have any special dietary needs or require other accommodations. An overview of the fees follows:

Meeting Fees

Attendee TypeFee
NESA Member (Physician/Allied Health)$150
Non-NESA Member (Physician/Allied Health)$275
Speaking/Presenting FacultyFREE
Trainee (Resident or Fellow-in-training)FREE
Poster Session/Society Dinner FeesFee
Attending aloneNo extra cost
Bringing one guest$50
Bringing family (more than 1 guest)$75
Additional guest(s) attending with Speaking/Presenting Faculty or TraineeNo extra cost

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 to the individual with asthma how to recognize when he/she is starting to lose control (“Yellow Zone”)
  • Recognize the therapeutic strategies that can be recommended for use by individuals with asthma to regain control (outside the medical setting)
  • Describe the health benefits and risks of using ecigarettes as smoking cessation strategies in individuals with asthma
  • Describe the causes of eczematous dermatitis with generalized distribution
  • Discuss the manifestations of systemic contact dermatitis, its workup and management
  • Discuss some differentiating features of eczematous diseases
  • Discuss rashes seen in the allergy office but aren’t allergic
  • Develop a diagnostic approach to the evaluation of adverse reaction to vaccines including skin testing where appropriate
  • Advise patients and families regarding the future administration of vaccines after an adverse reaction to a previously administered vaccine
  • Safely prescribe medications containing food-derived excipients to patients with food allergies
  • Perform appropriate investigation of a patient who has had an apparent allergic reaction to a medication containing a food-derived excipient
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 6.00 CE
    CE credit.
  • 6.00 CME
    CME credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/13/2017 - 7:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
10/14/2017 - 7:00pm CDT
Hilton Mystic
20 Coogan Blvd
Mystic, CT 06355
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

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

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

Chitra Dinakar, MD FAAAAI
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Relevant relationships: Meda (advisory board); Boehringer Ingelheim (speaker); Teva (products)

Luz Fonacier, MD FAAAAI
Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY
Relevant relationships: Baxter, Genentech (principal investigator); Church and Dwight (consultant)

John Kelso, MD FAAAAI
Scripps Clinic, San Diego, CA
Relevant relationships: None

Activity Reviewers
Stuart Abramson, MD FAAAAI
Shannon Medical Center, San Angelo, TX
Relevant relationships: None

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 6.00 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 6.00 Contact Hours.

Credit claiming will remain open through June 30, 2018. Credit requests on or after July 1, 2018 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 Info Page.
  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
14-15 October 2017. Valid for credit through 30 June 2018.

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Available Credit

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


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