All About the Annual Meeting

2020 Annual Meeting will be virtual


July 6, 2020

After closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its continuing impact on our patients, practices and country, the College has made the decision to deliver the ACAAI 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting as a 3-day, fully virtual event, instead of meeting face-to-face in Phoenix this November.

With our virtual platform, we plan to offer an uncompromised program filled with the outstanding content you have come to expect from the College.

What can you expect?

Congratulate award recipients


October 28, 2019

We are proud to honor our award winners for their contributions to the College and the specialty. The Gold Headed Cane will be presented at the Opening Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 9 and the other award recipients will be recognized at the Annual Business meeting on Sunday, Nov. 10.

Gold Headed Cane

Dana Wallace, MD, FACAAI of Fort Lauderdale, FL will be presented the Gold Headed Cane Award, which is given for demonstrating the highest standards of scientific excellence and integrity. The gold headed cane is a concept used by many medical schools and specialty societies to recognize outstanding physicians.

Caught up on all the new research?


October 7, 2019

The College’s 2019 Literature Review Course will help you catch up on the reading you’ve missed. You’re busy with your patients and practice, and there’s not enough time to read all the latest scientific literature on allergy and asthma. We have a solution – our Annual Literature Review at the Annual Scientific Meeting in Houston, Nov. 7 – 11.

Attend this all-day review, Friday, Nov. 8, to hear the most important, clinically-focused literature of our specialty published between Nov. 2018 and Oct. 2019. Top allergy experts and training program directors keep you up-to-date on:

We’ve got the MOC review you need


September 23, 2019

While you’re setting your schedule for the Annual Scientific Meeting, Nov. 7 – 11 in Houston, be sure to stay for Monday’s Continuous Assessment Program (CAP) Review.

This literature-style review gives you a hand in maintaining your American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI) certification and covers most of the articles chosen by the ABAI for the July – December cycle of the CAP program.

The CAP review is similar to our popular Annual Literature Review. Attendees will hear experts break down each article, making them easier to understand. In addition, you’ll get ideas on how to implement them into your clinical practice.

Named lectures continue tradition


September 9, 2019

The College continues its tradition of featured named lectures at this year’s Annual Scientific Meeting. We are honored to present these prestigious speakers who embody the high standards and achievements of the physicians for whom the lectures are named.

Luisa Businco Memorial Lecture
Thursday, Nov. 7, 8:05 – 8:35 am, part of the International Food Symposium
Presented by: Jonathan Hourihane, MD
Harmonization, Differences in Guidelines, Unmet Needs and Implementation Barriers

Edward J. O’Connell Memorial Lecture
Saturday, Nov. 9, 8:05 – 8:30 am
Presented by: Matthew Rank, MD, FACAAI
GRADEing Eosinophilic Esophagitis: What Is the Role of the Allergist?

Hands-on experience is yours with College workshops


August 26, 2019

Get the most out of your Annual Meeting learning experience! Hands-on workshops provide a full spectrum of instruction in immunoglobin infusion, allergic emergencies, rhinolaryngoscopy and techniques in dermatology. You’ll get to practice these techniques, first-hand, and leave ready to implement them in your own practice. Make sure to include these workshops when you register for the Annual Meeting, Nov. 7 – 11 in Houston:

Start your day with invigorating educational sessions


August 12, 2019

Get your mornings moving in the right direction at the Annual Meeting, Nov. 7 - 11 in Houston. Our 90-minute plenaries provide insightful information you can use in your practice from leading experts in the field. Plan to attend these:

Presidential Plenary – Adapting to new evidence

Saturday, Nov. 9

8:00 – 9:30 am

Following the meeting’s Opening Ceremony, stay for the Presidential Plenary: Adapting to New Evidence. What is the evolution evidence on the conditions allergists manage? Speakers address new guidelines, conditions and approaches to longstanding beliefs.

Everything is bigger in Texas, including the Allied Health courses


July 1, 2019

Exciting changes are coming for allied health attendees at the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting, Nov. 7 – 11, in Houston. This year there are opportunities to obtain more CE credits than ever before. Nursing CE can now be obtained for any of the general sessions that are designated for credit. When allied health professionals register for the Annual Meeting, the Advanced Practice (AP) and Allied Health (AH) courses are included in the fee. The entire meeting is again formatted into 90-minute blocks to maximize your time and educational opportunities.

AP plenary sessions on Friday morning, Nov. 8, include:

Ask the expert – choose your topic


June 17, 2019

One of the best reasons to attend the College’s Annual Meeting is the opportunity to interact with your colleagues and one-on-one with the experts in the field. Our Ask the Expert Roundtables are some of the most sought-after sessions at the meeting. Not only will you get the opportunity to learn from accomplished leaders in important allergy topics, but you get your choice of which topics to focus on.