All About the Annual Meeting
The College has your back when it comes to your practice during the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting Oct. 26-30 in Boston. There are a lot of sessions to choose from on our Practice Management and Professional Development track, all focused on helping your practice run as efficiently as possible. Sessions include:
Make your travel plans a little earlier for this year’s Annual Scientific Meeting, Oct. 26-20 in Boston. We have a great schedule of events laid out for you on Thursday. We’ve put together sessions that will help you move toward precision medicine in your practice - both in atopic dermatitis and food allergy.
On Thursday, Oct. 26, we’re taking a deep dive into atopic dermatitis. Topics to be covered include the epidemiology of atopic dermatitis, systemic aspects of atopic dermatitis, and the pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis, as well as the infectious complications, the role of contact allergy, and new treatments.
We’re excited to announce a unique opportunity – the Spark program – for first-year internal medicine or pediatric residents, and first- or second-year med-peds residents. The Spark program was created to help “spark” an interest in residents who might be considering a career in allergy and immunology. The College is providing $1,500 to help cover expenses for residents to spend three days at the 2017 ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston, taking place Oct. 26-30.
With busy schedules to juggle and long travel times for some, it’s not always easy to make it to the Annual Scientific Meeting in person. This year, more than 50 allergists registered to attend the Virtual Meeting using their desktops or mobile devices. The live-streamed sessions really captured the feeling of being at the meeting! Attendees could chat with each other and ask questions in real time, and attendees connected from all over the world, even logging in from as far away as Lebanon. Questions were posed during the sessions, and other attendees jumped in to answer them, fostering a friendly peer discussion.
At the ACAAI Annual Business Meeting that took place on Nov. 9, College members heard the latest news on the activities and plans for the coming year. ACAAI President James Sublett, MD, FACAAI, delivered his State of the College Address to the audience. Then, new officers and members of the Board of Regents were installed, including:
@Choirdoc, @AndyDangMD, @VenterCarina, @DrStanFineman, and @PediatricCareC live-tweeted the Symposium. With so many great presentations during this full-day symposium, what were some of the most interesting pearls and tidbits that were tweeted?
The House of Delegates Town Hall Meeting on Friday evening brought together members of the HOD, delegates from state societies and Annual Meeting attendees for an open forum about issues important to the practicing allergist. What were the hottest topics of discussion?
This past Saturday night, College members, guests, friends and family gathered to recognize newly-appointed Fellows and the recipients of the College’s most prestigious awards.
Eli O. Meltzer, MD, FACAAI, received the 15th annual Gold Headed Cane Award for demonstrating the highest standards of scientific excellence and integrity. Executive Medical Director Bobby Lanier, MD, FACAAI, gave the audience the history of the award – dressed in costume, complete with white powdered wig. The concept of the Gold Headed Cane can be traced back to the 1600’s when the canes were carried by physicians, and is now used by medical schools and specialty societies to recognize a physician who symbolizes the pursuit of the highest standards of scientific excellence and integrity.