Hands-on experience is yours with College workshops

August 26, 2019

Get the most out of your Annual Meeting learning experience! Hands-on workshops provide a full spectrum of instruction in immunoglobin infusion, allergic emergencies, rhinolaryngoscopy and techniques in dermatology. You’ll get to practice these techniques, first-hand, and leave ready to implement them in your own practice. Make sure to include these workshops when you register for the Annual Meeting, Nov. 7 – 11 in Houston:

  • Hands-on: Facilitated SQ Immunoglobin Infusion, Nov. 9, 10:00 – 11:30 am: Clinicians frequently prescribe gamma globulins for antibody deficiencies but are not very familiar with the administration of immunoglobulins. Oversight of these infusions is important. Get instruction on administration of intravenous SQ to facilitate SQ and determine the best product for each patient. Speakers are Nikita Raje, MD, FACAAI, Richard L. Wasserman, MD, PhD, FACAAI, Nicholas Rider, DO and Lisa R. Forbes, MD.
  • Hands-on: The Use of Case Simulation for the Education of Allergic Emergencies: Anaphylaxis, Nov. 9, 1:00 – 2:30 pm (for Allied Health staff) and 3:00 – 4:30 pm (for allergists): Studies have demonstrated that hands-on practice offered by case simulations is more effective than standard classroom instruction for emergency situational training. In this workshop, you will practice crisis management and teamwork skills so you’re confident in life-threatening emergencies, such as anaphylaxis. Speakers are Marcella Aquino, MD, FACAAI, Aleena Banerji, MD and Kimberly Blumenthal, MD. There is a second session of this workshop exclusively for Allied Health staff on Nov. 9 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm.
  • Hands-on Session in Rhinolaryngoscopy: Introductory, Nov. 10, 1:00 – 2:30 pm: Learn how to describe the major anatomical structures of the nasal, pharyngeal and glottic areas as visualized during examination; describe variations of what is normal, as seen when participants examine one another; and demonstrate the proper handling and initial skills needed to perform a comprehensive upper airway examination with a fiber-optic endoscope. Speakers are Seong Cho, MD, FACAAI, Kevin Murphy, MD, FACAAI, Grant Olson, MD, FACAAI, Donald Pulver, MD, FACAAI, and David Elkayam, MD. Consider attending the didactic session Introductory Course in Rhinolaryngoscopy, Nov. 9, 10:00 – 11:30 am.
  • Hands-on Session in Rhinolaryngoscopy: Intermediate/Advanced, Nov. 10, 3:00 – 4:30 pm: Learn how to better navigate the recesses of the nasal airway and larynx by acquiring more advanced skills with a fiber-optic endoscope. More confidently identify major structures of the nasal, pharyngeal and glottic areas as visualized during an exam. Discuss challenging cases or problems you have encountered when performing this procedure. Speakers are Seong Cho, MD, FACAAI, Kevin Murphy, MD, FACAAI, Grant C. Olson, MD, FACAAI, Donald Pulver, MD, FACAAI, and David Elkayam, MD.

    To participate in this intermediate/advanced workshop, you must:
    • Have taken the Introductory Rhinolaryngoscopy Course at a prior meeting or have received similar training.
    • Have a basic working knowledge of the nasal and laryngeal anatomy.
    • Be familiar with the use of and have performed examinations with a flexible fiber-optic rhinoscope.
    • Be willing to be examined by course participants.
  • Patch Test, Wraps, Ointments, Biopsy, Nov. 10, 10:00 – 11:30 pm: This hands-on workshop demonstrates techniques in dermatology: patch testing, skin biopsy, physical urticaria challenges and wet wraps. Some case studies may be used to set the stage, but the focus will be hands-on stations. Attendees may select the stations of their choice. Speakers include: Luz Fonacier, MD, FACAAI, Karin Pacheco, MD, MSPH, David Weldon, MD, FACAAI, Anil Nanda, MD, FACAAI and Sandra Gawchik, MD, FACAAI.

When you register for the Annual Meeting, add one (or more) of these great workshops to your schedule!