All About the Annual Meeting

Named lectures continue tradition

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Stay for the entire meeting

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May 28, 2019

Plan ahead for the Annual Scientific Meeting, Nov. 7 – 11 in Houston. With the theme New Frontiers - Advocating for Patients, Practices and Research, this meeting will offer out of this world education for allergists at every career stage. We have sessions for you and everyone in your office.  

The meeting is packed with informative sessions and workshops all weekend. As you are planning your trip, make room in your schedule to attend sessions on Thursday and Monday to add value to your meeting experience.

New treatment to protect people with peanut allergy

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November 19, 2018

At the College’s Annual Scientific Meeting, new research presented showed promise for a treatment to help people with severe peanut allergy tolerate accidental peanut exposure. The abstract titled Age-Related Findings from the Peanut Allergy Oral Immunotherapy Study of AR101 for Desensitization (PALISADE) Study, was presented  by Stephen Tilles, MD, FACAAI, College past president. The results of the study were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study shows it is possible for some people with peanut allergy to protect themselves from accidental ingestion by building up their tolerance to peanut over time. 

Pearls from Twitter

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November 19, 2018

During the College's Annual Scientific Meeting, Twitter was flooded with the latest allergy info from our sessions. Allergists who were not able to make it to Seattle could follow along from home, and attendees were able to help spread the latest and greatest evidence-based science around the world. Here at the College, we deeply appreciate our College members and meeting attendees who like and retweet our posts and contribute their own, so we've rounded up some of the best pearls tweeted during the meeting for you to enjoy.

Congratulate your colleagues!

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October 29, 2018

The College is proud to honor the following individuals for their contributions to the College and the specialty of allergy/immunology. These awards will be presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting, Nov. 15-19 in Seattle, during the College’s Annual Business Meeting at 5:15 pm on Sunday.


Distinguished Fellow Awards will be presented to Mark Corbett, MD, FACAAI and Dana Wallace, MD, FACAAI. The award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions and commitment in the United States or Canada on behalf of the specialty.