Learning & Performance Objectives
This course is designed for allergists, immunologists, pulmonologists, primary care and family practice physicians, otolaryngologists, pediatricians, internists, dermatologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants and all allied health professionals who care for patients with allergic and immunologic illnesses.
The goal of this live seminar is to increase knowledge, competence and performance in the management of allergic diseases including asthma, allergic rhinitis, chronic sinus disease, food allergy, drug allergy, dermatitis, hereditary angioedema, anaphylaxis, autoimmunity and immunodeficiency. A team approach will be encouraged with physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals learning side by side in this CME course. At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Develop a differential diagnosis and management plan for patients with allergic skin diseases, such as atopic dermatitis, urticaria, and chronic itch.
- Develop a strategy for identifying patients with severe asthma and atopic dermatitis who would benefit from treatment with biological therapies.
- Describe the effect of environmental allergen immunotherapy and compare the efficacy of the subcutaneous and sublingual routes of administration.
- Identify patients who should be evaluated for vocal cord dysfunction.
- Describe the treatment options for patients with chronic sinusitis.
- Review the updated recommendations for prevention of peanut allergy and new emerging therapies for treatment of food allergy.
- Implement guidelines regarding prevention of peanut allergy in the pediatric patient, and develop a management plan for patients with other food allergic disorders.
- Develop a plan for diagnosis and management a patient with anaphylaxis.
- Develop a plan for diagnosis of immunodeficiency in the pediatric patient.
- List the available treatment options for immunodeficiency disorders requiring immunoglobulin replacement.
- Identify patients with a penicillin allergy designation and list the benefits of performing allergy testing in these patients.
In support of improving patient care, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credits awarded for the Activity:
American Medical Association (AMA)
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates this live activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
This activity is awarded up to 12.5 ANCC contact hours.
It is the policy of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Continuing Medical Education, that planners, faculty and other persons who may influence content of this CME activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order for CME staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest prior to the educational activity. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation. Detailed disclosures will be made in activity handout materials.
This activity is supported in part by various commercial organizations. A complete list of commercial supporters and contributors will be available at the time of the conference. Some companies may also exhibit.