Get one-on-one with thought leaders

June 18, 2018

The Annual Scientific Meeting, year after year, brings together the top experts in allergy, asthma and immunology from around the globe. At the 2018 meeting, Nov. 15 – 19 in Seattle, two all-new sessions will let you get up close and personal with some of these leaders. You’ll want to plan ahead for this fantastic, intimate new format.

One of the many new features we are introducing this year is the Ask the Expert Roundtable. During these two interactive sessions, attendees will select three or four roundtable topics from a list of seven or eight. Attendees will then rotate through those topics for 15 to 20-minute discussions facilitated by a topic expert. Our experts will briefly talk about the topic at hand, covering any recent updates, and the rest of the time will be open for your questions – so come prepared!

Attend one roundtable session or both – you will walk away with so many valuable tips, pearls and tidbits to put to use in your practice right away. Our Ask the Expert Roundtables are:

  • Phases of Allergy Practice, Nov. 16 – Whether you are just getting started, or are a seasoned veteran, this exciting new interactive learning opportunity has something for you. Spend time with the experts of your choice on topics addressing all phases of an allergy practice, including:
    • Academic versus private practice (Kathleen May, MD, FACAAI)
    • Joining a practice or starting your own (William Berger, MD, MBA, FACAAI)
    • Expanding a practice (James L. Sublett, MD, FACAAI)
    • Working with nurse practitioners and/or physician assistants (Melinda Rathkopf, MD, FACAAI)
    • Retirement planning (Stanley Fineman, MD, MBA, FACAAI)
    • Selling/transitioning out of practice (Dana Wallace, MD, FACAAI)
  • Pearls for Keeping Your Practice Healthy, Nov. 17 – The Advocacy Council brings you a new interactive approach to learning. Spend time with experts and get the real inside information you need to know, such as:
    • USP & FDA Compounding update (J. Allen Meadows, MD, FACAAI)
    • How to make a difference being an effective advocate for your specialty (Stephen A. Imbeau, MD, FACAAI)
    • Contracting & carrier relationships (James L. Sublett, MD, FACAAI)
    • Pearls on billing biologics (James M. Tracy, DO, FACAAI)
    • A novel use of a certified registered nurse practitioner as a team with an allergist (as opposed to working independently) (J. Wesley Sublett, MD, MPH, FACAAI)
    • Managing expenses in changing times (John R. Seyerle, MD, FACAAI)
    • Media relations (Purvi Parikh, MD)

Registration for the Annual Meeting opens in early August – stay tuned to College Insider and our website for more details.

Bradley E. Chipps, MD, FACAAI
ACAAI President