Overview

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) is a professional organization with more than 6,500 members in the United States, Canada and 72 other countries. This membership includes allergist / immunologists, other medical specialists, allied health and related healthcare professionals—all with a special interest in the research and treatment of allergic and immunologic diseases.


2016 Virtual Annual Meeting Recordings

Pre-order your 2016 Virtual Annual Meeting today! The AAAAI offers more than 300 educational sessions at the Annual Meeting each year. Because it's impossible to attend every session, and because many people are unable to attend, each year we offer select recordings from the live meeting in our Virtual Annual Meeting. These recordings are offered in two formats: streaming online and in MP4 fo...
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Atopic Dermatitis and Food Allergy

This is an interactive course that provides information about the challenging process of diagnosing food-induced atopic dermatitis. The course will provide a basis for understanding of atopic dermatitis and research-based information about its patterns in patients. In addition, it will discuss how to test for and treat atopic dermatitis. The course references a number of key studies in the field...
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Avoiding the Risks of Elimination Diets

The NIAID Food Allergy Guidelines Expert Panel recommends an elimination diet for the treatment of a properly diagnosed food allergy. Additionally, elimination of one or a few foods may be useful for diagnostic purposes, especially to help identify food triggers for certain non-IgE mediated allergies. Elimination diets, however, are not without risk. Children in particular are at increased risk ...
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Component Testing for Food Allergy Diagnosis

This interactive course outlines the shortcomings of the standard tests currently used to diagnose food allergy and explains the development and potential application of component resolved diagnosis (CRD). It describes, in depth, how CRD can be applied when evaluating potential allergies to plant (peanut and hazelnut) and animal (milk and eggs) products. The course also explains the limitations ...
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Core Concepts in Allergen Immunotherapy

Review the fundamentals of allergen immunotherapy with this multimedia course. Topics covered include: - Patient benefits and safety concerns when receiving immunotherapy - The mechanisms of action and potential outcomes of immunotherapy -Appropriate patient selection and dosing strategies for the various forms of allergen immunotherapy. Making IT Count is supported through an educational grant...
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Diagnosis and Natural History of Peanut Allergy

This is an interactive course that provides information about the diagnosis and natural history of peanut allergy. We will cover a variety of topics that are important when evaluating a patient for peanut allergy, such as details about testing and interpreting the results. We'll also cover pertinent information about persistence and resolution of peanut allergy. Target audience: Allergist...
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Eczema and Contact Dermatitis in the Allergy/Immunology Practice

Join AAAAI for a one-day hands-on course to improve your knowledge of atopic and contact dermatitis and practice the skills needed to diagnose and counsel patients. As increasing numbers of patients with allergic and immunologic skin diseases seek care from allergist/immunologists, it's more essential than ever that physicians and allied health providers are able to accurately diagnose these pat...
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Eosinophilic Esophagitis from the Allergist's Perspective

This is an interactive course that aims to ensure that allergists and allied health providers understand Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE). The course discusses the characteristics, symptoms, and triggers of EoE and explains how it is different from other allergic reaction diseases. Diagnostic and management strategies, including diets and medications, are also covered at length.
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Food-Dependent Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis

This is an interactive course that aims to educate physicians and allied health providers about the diagnosis and management of food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis (FDEIA). This course discusses symptoms, triggers, and diagnostic tools to help with the identification of FDEIA in patients, as well as pathophysiologic theories about its precipitation. We'll also cover management strategies...
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Meeting the Challenges of Atopic Dermatitis

This supplement will go in-depth regarding how to assess the current treatment of atopic dermatitis and its unmet needs. It will examine the current guidelines for the evaluation and management of atopic dermatitis: A comparison of the Joint Task Force Practice Parameter and American Academy of Dermatology guidelines. In addition, it will discuss the clinical phenotypes and endophenotypes of ...
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Oral Immunotherapy for Treatment of Food Allergy

This is an interactive course that provides information about the different types of food immunotherapy, with a focus on oral immunotherapy (OIT). We will review the history of OIT and examine the current evidence supporting OIT's use. In doing so, we will identify which patients might benefit from this therapy but also highlight the risks and limitations associated with OIT in an attempt to pro...
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The Life Spectrum of Asthma: Online

The incidence and prevalence of asthma has increased considerably in recent years. Asthma is not a single disease, and its expression, remission, progression, and severity can vary based on age and gender. Therefore, it is crucial for allergist/immunologists, as specialists in the diagnosis and management of asthma, to understand how to select the most appropriate patients for the use of immune ...
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Virtual Patient: Adult Male with Reaction to Yellow Jacket Sting

Course Description: This course contains a case simulation with a patient who has had a severe reaction to a yellow jacket sting. The learner will receive the patient history, and based on test results, choose the best way to treat the patient with immunotherapy. The learner will answer specific questions that explain the immunotherapy treatment, including benfits, risks, intervals, duration, a...
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Virtual Patient: Needs Rapid IT Buildup

This patient simulation involves a 33-year-old female whose allergy symptoms in the spring and fall significantly affect her. She is a busy professional who travels a lot, so she is seeking an immunotherapy treatment option that requires fewer clinic visits than traditional immunotherapy treatment. You will be required to discuss cluster and rush immunotherapy as treatment options, then adjust h...
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Virtual Patient: Providing Safe Immunotherapy Treatment

In this patient simulation, you will evaluate and treat a patient with persistent allergies. The decisions you make should be based on safety considerations in allergen immunotherapy treatments, such as Subcutaneous Immunotherapy (SCIT) and Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT). Just like in your clinic, you will want to make the correct decisions so that the allergy and asthma treatments you initiate...
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Virtual Patient: Rhinitis and Asthma in a Pregnant Patient

This case simulation involves a female patient who has struggled with allergy and asthma symptoms, particularly in the spring and fall, for quite some time. Shortly after finding a comprehensive treatment regimen that relieves her symptoms, she becomes pregnant, and must explore with her care provider how the treatment will change during her pregnancy. FDA guidelines, practice parameters, and pe...
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Virtual Patient: Soccer Coach too Busy for Shots

This case simulation involves a female high school soccer coach with seasonal allergic rhinitis that has not been well controlled with over-the-counter medications. Symptoms have progressively worsened over the past four summers since she returned to Baltimore, Maryland, and now include cough and wheezing. She is interested in allergen immunotherapy but travels out of town frequently and wan...
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Virtual Patient: Young Child with Allergy to Grass Pollen

Course Description: This course provides a case simulation that involves evaluation and management of a young child with seasonal allergic rhinitis with allergen immunotherapy (AIT). The benefits and risks of AIT in general in the context of a young child will be reviewed, and a summary of AIT literature supporting best practices will be provided. Making IT Count is funded through an educa...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Virtual Patient: Young Girl with Peanut Allergy

This patient simulation involves a young girl with severe peanut allergy whose parents are interested in a desensitization treatment, like oral immunotherapy (OIT). During the consultation, her parents ask several questions about the administration, safety, efficacy, and effects of peanut/food oral immunotherapy. The findings from food OIT clinical trials will be referenced to answer these quest...
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