All About the Annual Meeting
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.
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When you attend the 2015 ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting, you’ll have more engaging workshops to choose from than ever before. Ensuring that there is something for every practicing allergist who attends, these all-new workshops cover a wide range of topics, from food allergy to practice management. Of course, the top-selling sessions from previous years will be returning – with updated information - in 2015 as well.
“Allergists who attend the Annual Meeting are going to be pleasantly surprised by the variety of new offerings this year,” said Luz Fonacier, MD, FACAAI, chair of the Workshop Committee. “These workshops are great for finding out the latest research and learning what’s trending in patient care. Meeting attendees will leave with tips and pearls to start using right away back at home.”
New workshops this year include:
Are food allergies an important part of your practice? Make sure you attend the International Food Allergy Symposium on Thursday, Nov. 5. It’s the place to be to get all the latest information and research, from the mechanisms of food allergy to clinical diagnosis and management.
Are certain medications increasing the development of food allergies? How can you use new diagnostic tests? What are the best ways to manage patients with EoE and FPIES? How can you tell the difference between seafood allergy and non-allergy mimicking conditions? Get answers during this full day symposium, co-chaired by Amal Assa’ad, MD, FACAAI, and Sami Bahna, MD, FACAAI.
New topics include:
- Deciphering the Black Box of Food Allergy Mechanisms
- Anaphylaxis Mechanism as Relates to Food Allergy
- Not Every Seafood “Allergy” is Allergy
- The Role of Prebiotics and Probiotics in Food Allergy
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The Annual Scientific Meeting Nov. 5-9 in San Antonio, Texas is the place for you to get the skills you need to practice excellence, every day. Invite your staff to join you – this year’s meeting will provide valuable practice management education for you and your office staff whether you are in clinical practice or a research center.
The Office Administrators Practice Management Course on Nov. 6 is especially important considering the sweeping changes taking place in health care. Here’s where you and your office administrators can quickly get up to speed on:
Think this will be one of those formal, grandiose galas you’ve been to before? Not this party.
The Annual Scientific Meeting Fundraising Event is going to rock – courtesy of Blood, Sweat & Tears. Known as the first group to successfully blend rock and jazz into a genre-crossing sound and style, BS&T has been thrilling audiences for more than four decades. Their hit songs “Spinning Wheel,” “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy,” “And When I Die,” “Go Down Gamblin’,” “I Love You More than You’ll Ever Know” and many more remain classics to this day.
So get ready to rip off your suit jacket and leave your high heels at the table. Grab your tickets when you register for the Annual Scientific Meeting; they’re $250 each or $2,300 for a table. Corporate tables are $10,000.