Spotlight on the Annual Meeting

Shine a light on your research


June 18, 2018

Think you’ve got great research? The College has more ways for you to spotlight it than ever before! Get your abstracts (and medically challenging cases) ready for submission for presentation at our Annual Scientific Meeting, Nov. 15-19 in Seattle – and put your findings and ideas out there for the world to see.

Submit research abstracts

Just like in years past, the College is accepting your research abstracts. If you have new research that you are excited to share, now is the time to get it ready, as the submission deadline of July 17 is fast approaching!

Arrive early; stay late!


June 4, 2018

Our Annual Scientific Meeting in Seattle is all-new this year, with great new features, enhanced social events and so much more. It’s perfect for any stage in your journey – whether you are in training or a veteran allergist. As summer begins, mark your calendar for Nov. 15-19 and plan for a few days out of the office – you aren’t going to want to miss our Thursday and Monday programs.

On Thursday morning, you’ll get the scoop on how to use biologics in your practice. These medications are costly and often difficult to implement, and we’ve got the info you need to start using them in your practice right away. Prepare to dive into topics like:

A whole new meeting experience awaits you in Seattle


January 1, 2018

Put Nov. 15-19 on your calendar because you’re going to want to join the College in Seattle for a whole new meeting experience. The 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting is all about you, and we’re shaking things up to bring you more of what you want.

“The theme for next year is Practice Empowerment: Patients. Community. Partners. We will profile the allergists unique role in working with our partners to better serve our patients,” said Todd Mahr, MD, FACAAI, vice president and program chair. “We will also highlight the many opportunities we have to work within our communities.”

Claim your CME credit now!


November 6, 2017

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.

Latest food allergy research


October 30, 2017

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.

Is it finally a brave new world?


October 30, 2017

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.

A world of precision medicine


October 30, 2017

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?”