Year in review and an updated practice parameter

January 3, 2017

Each issue of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology offers new opportunities for learning. The January issue is full of new features and manuscripts that will fulfil learning opportunities with wide and varying interests.

Two articles in particular are worth special mention. The first is the annual Year in Review: The Best of 2016 in the Annals, authored by the editors. We carefully selected these articles based upon our perception of greatest utility to our readers. It is a succinct way for you to see the highlights of the two volumes of the Annals published in 2016, organized based upon subheadings derived from the table of contents of each issue.

The next is the updated practice parameter on Stinging Insect Hypersensitivity compiled by the ACAAI-AAAAI Joint Task Force for Practice Parameters. This document provides cutting-edge recommendations for diagnosis and management of stinging insect reactions. As is true for all of the practice parameters, this document is well-detailed and organized to be of rapid and practical use in the allergist’s office.

As always, we welcome your comments, both good and bad, that reflect what you find most valuable in the pages of the Annals, things we can do better and new features you would like to see added.

Gailen D. Marshall, Jr., MD PhD, FACAAI