New England Society of Allergy Spring 2020 Physicians' Meeting

Westford, MA US
April 3, 2020

Due to concerns about COVID-19 and increasing numbers of travel and meeting restrictions, the NESA Spring Meetings have been canceled. Any further information will be posted here as it is received from NESA leadership.


NESA provides ongoing educational meetings to allow our members to stay up to date with the latest developments in the field of Allergy and Immunology. The Spring 2020 MD meeting will focus on:

  • Allergen extract preparation and the new regulations
  • Microbiome and food allergy
  • Lessons from infant food challenges

Click the Program tab for more details.


Physicians may attend the morning portion of the Allied Health meeting for an additional fee. Scroll to the bottom of this page to download a PDF of the agenda for the Allied Health Practitioners' Update.  

Please note that there is a separate site to register for this meeting. Click HERE to register and pay the additional fee. You will also need to return to that meeting's site to claim credit for that portion of the meeting.


Registration Fees
Member TypeFees
NESA Member (physician, nurse, NP, PA)$75
Non-NESA Member (physician, nurse, NP, PA)$125
Resident/Fellow-in-TrainingFREE
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 11:30 am. There will be a $50 late registration fee for walk-in attendees.


 

Target Audience

Our target audience consists of NESA members and physicians interested in Allergy and Immunology (including any fellows-in-training) and any Allied Health Professional including RN's, Nurse Practitioners and 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 process of preparation and the standardization of manufacturers' extracts
  • Discuss the current regulations and challenges in the preparation of extracts
  • Identify appropriate patients and dosing for infant food challenges
  • Implement infant food challenges in the outpatient setting
  • Review the pitfalls of infant food challenges
  • Explain the role of the gut microbiota in preventing food allergies
  • Discuss new therapies targeting microbiota manipulation for food allergies
  • Counsel patients on the use of probiotics in managing and preventing food allergies

 

Additional Information

Summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 3.00 CE
    CE credit.
  • 3.00 CME
    CME credit.
Course opens: 
02/11/2020
Course expires: 
12/31/2020
Event starts: 
04/03/2020 - 11:45am
Event ends: 
04/03/2020 - 5:30pm
Cost:
$125.00
Rating: 
0


 

Start TimeEnd TimeTopicFaculty
11:45 AM12:55 PMPoster Session and Lunch     
12:55 PM1:00 PMOpening RemarksJackie Garrett, MD
1:00 PM1:30 PMBusiness Meeting     
1:30 PM2:10 PMLessons from Infant Food ChallengesMichael Pistiner, MD, MMSc
2:10 PM2:30 PMQuestion and Answer     
2:30 PM3:00 PMBreak and Exhibits     
3:00 PM3:40 PMMicrobiome and Food AllergyRima Rachid, MD
3:50 PM4:00 PMQuestion and Answer     
4:00 PM4:40 PMHow Allergen Extracts Are Made: Compounding and FDA IssuesEllen Dutta, MD
4:40 PM5:00 PMQuestion and Answer     
5:00 PM5:05 PMClosing RemarksJackie Garrett, MD
Westford Regency Inn
219 Littleton Road
Westford, MA 01886
United States
Planning Comittee

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

Jackie Garrett, MD
Trinity Health of New England Medical Group, East Longmeadow, 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

Faculty

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

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

Jackie Garrett, MD
Trinity Health of New England Medical Group, East Longmeadow, MA
Relevant relationships: None

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

Michael Pistiner, MD MMSc
Massachusetts General Hospital for Children/Food Allergy Center, Boston, MA
Relevant relationships: None

Rima Rachid, MD FAAAAI
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
Relevant relationships: Consortia Therapeutics (stock owner)

Michael C. Young, MD FAAAAI
South Shore Allergy Asthma Specialists, P.C., South Weymouth, 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.

Jointly-Provided 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 or enduring material] for a maximum of 3.00 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 3.00 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 Lisa Henry at nesocietyallergy@gmail.com.

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

Available Credit

  • 3.00 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 3.00 CE
    CE credit.
  • 3.00 CME
    CME credit.

Price

Cost:
$125.00
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