All About the Annual Meeting
We’ve closed the books on another great ACAAI Annual Meeting, but if you still haven’t claimed your CME credit, it’s not too late.
For your convenience, ACAAI is using an online evaluation and credit claiming system for the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting. The system allows you to complete evaluations and claim credit for sessions attended. After completing an overall meeting evaluation, you will be able to save and/or print your certificate.
Two research studies highlighted at the Annual Meeting unveiled important new information for allergists. Both studies stemmed from a national survey conducted by Ruchi Gupta, MD, ACAAI member.
The first study suggests that peanut allergy in children has increased 21 percent since 2010, and that nearly 2.5 percent of U.S. children may have an allergy to peanuts.
For years, allergists were assured that changes in health care delivery would revolutionize the way they practiced medicine. Have predictions fulfilled their expectations?
In the annual Bela Schick Lecture, which has traditionally focused on the future of allergy, Allen Meadows, MD, FACAAI, asked Is it FINALLY a Brave New World? with the overarching theme of, “the more things change, the more they stay the same.”
“We have been promised that new systems being proposed for medicine will change the future of medicine forever. But none, except Medicare, have quite lived up to the hype,” said Dr. Meadows, Advocacy Council chair.
As we celebrated 75 years of excellence during the Annual Meeting, we also looked to the future. Predicting the future can be a precarious task that often turns into visions of flying cars and plots of Star Trek episodes. When Susan Rudd Bailey, MD, FACAAI, looks ahead, she stays closer to the ground, to a world that has refined the research of today to make it the reality of tomorrow.
“Who would have thought 10 years ago that we would be holding in our hands a very powerful computer,” she said, referencing the smartphone. “What technologies will we have 10 years from now?”
The 2017 ACAAI Annual Meeting has so much to offer, and if you can’t come to Boston in person, join the live meeting virtually. You will attend plenary and symposia sessions on Saturday and Sunday through your PC or mobile device. Earn up to 14.5 CME (including 8.5 MOC) credits. $249 for members.
Food allergies have been in the headlines all year. It began when the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases announced new guidelines for introducing peanut-containing products to high, moderate and low-risk infants to prevent peanut allergy. Ten months later, many parents are still confused about the guidelines, and are probably coming to you for answers. That’s just the first glance when it comes to food allergy as a hot topic. The College Annual Scientific Meeting Oct. 26-30 in Boston has a lot of answers, and will provide the information you need to be the go-to resource for your patients.
If you’re a fan of the smooth sounds of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, you won’t want to miss the Annual Fundraiser event at this year’s Annual Scientific Meeting on Sunday, Oct. 29. America’s Got Talent winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., will be performing “big band with a twist” live for your entertainment. Check out his inspiring story (and beautiful voice) in the video below.
With new and seemingly endless regulations, it’s more important than ever that your entire office team is on the same page. Luckily, you can all get the skills and training you need at the Annual Scientific Meeting, Oct. 26-30 in Boston. We’ve got sessions perfect for every member of your office, whether you are in clinical practice or a research center. And, registration is open now – so act quickly to get your first picks!
The Office Administrators Practice Management Course on Oct. 27 covers all the topics important to running your practice. Sessions cover:
Tracking your course through the College’s Annual Scientific Meeting has never been easier. Looking for the latest in food allergy, chronic cough or biologics? Want to focus your learning on one aspect of clinical care? We make it easy to find the most relevant sessions for you with our 9 critical allergy and immunology topic tracks.
Start planning your best Annual Meeting ever. Registration is now open.