Updated August 29, 2018
Exciting changes are coming for allied health members at the 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting Nov. 15-19 in Seattle. For the first time, the all-inclusive registration fee allows you to attend the Advanced Practice and Allied Health courses and the main general sessions, such as plenaries and symposia, throughout the entire meeting.
The Annual Meeting is now entirely formatted into 90-minute blocks which allows you the opportunity to maximize your time and learning. Friday morning’s Advanced Practice plenaries include:
- Drug allergy
- Venom immunotherapy
- Primary immune deficiency
Friday afternoon sessions will include the choice of two problem-based learning sessions and a literature review.
Saturday morning, all attendees will head to the main plenary session on asthma management for pediatrics and adults before we break out for the Allied Health course in late morning and afternoon. Topics include:
- Food allergy
- Epinephrine education
- Patch testing
On Sunday morning, attendees can check out the main plenary session again or, if you would like to improve your spirometry skills, attend the spirometry and asthma devices workshops instead. Seasoned allergy providers and nurses will appreciate attending the main session, while newer members of the field can opt to attend the smaller hands-on workshops.
Attendees will also have many opportunities to network with other members from across the country. All the breaks for the allied health courses are at the same time this year, so you can meet and mingle with even more folks. The new format really allows an allied health member to fully experience the Annual Meeting and take back valuable cutting-edge and practical information to their practice and staff.
We hope all members will take advantage of the new meeting format and come to Seattle! The Allied Health Committee is looking forward to another great meeting, and we hope you will join us in the Emerald City. Registration is now open – stay tuned to College Insider and the Annual Meeting website for more details.
Jodi Shroba, MSN, APRN, CPNP
Division of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology at Children’s Mercy Kansas City
Allied Health Professionals Committee chair