Innovations in Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Management

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019

Hershey Lodge

325 University Dr.
Hershey, PA 17033

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Conference ID

J6419

Purpose/Overview

This annual conference is designed to update the health-care provider on allergic diseases, which include:

  • Asthma
  • Immunodeficiencies
  • Food allergies
  • Angioedema
  • Allergic skin disorders
  • And more

Objectives

Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Identify updates in recent advances in immunodeficiencies, food allergies, asthma, angioedema and allergic skin disorders
  • Incorporate new information on respiratory diseases, including alpha-1-antritrypsin deficiency, into practice
  • Improve patient outcomes in immunodeficiencies, food allergies, asthma, angioedema and allergic skin disorders

Audience

  • Allergists
  • Immunologists
  • Internal medicine practitioners
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Pediatricians
  • Physician assistants
  • Primary care practitioners
  • Respiratory care practitioners

Credit

AMA

Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (AC CME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses Using AMA Credit

Nurses will receive a certificate from Penn State College of Medicine verifying their participation in 7.25 hours of approved continuing medical education. Continuing education activities which are approved by accredited institutions of higher education and that are relevant to patient care or professional nursing meet the requirements of mandatory continuing education for registered nurses in Pennsylvania, as required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The Board of Nursing recommends that nurses retain their certificates for a period of at least five years. Additional information is available through the State Board of Nursing website.

These credits meet the criteria set by the ANCC, American Nurses Credentialing Center as contact hours that are acceptable for renewal certification. Additional information is available through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

AARC/CRCE

Application has been made to the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for continuing education contact hours for respiratory therapists.

Fees

$65 per person

Fee includes:

  • Cost of instruction
  • All listed meals
  • Online handout materials

Registrations received after Sept. 6, 2019, will incur a $25 late fee.

Cancellations

Cancellations received after Aug. 30, 2019, will be assessed a $25 processing fee.

No refunds will be made for cancellations that are received after Sept. 4, 2019.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.

If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Preregistered participants will be notified if a program is filled or cancelled.

Faculty

Invited Faculty

David Peden, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
UNC School of Medicine

Sally Wenzel, MD
Department Chair of Environmental and Occupational Health
Graduate School of Public Health
Director
University of Pittsburgh Asthma Institute
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Faculty

Doerthe Adriana Andreae, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Allergy and Immunology
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Children’s Hospital

Neeti Bhardwaj, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Allergy and Immunology
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Children’s Hospital

Timothy J. Craig, DO, FAAAAI, FACAAI, FACOI
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Children’s Hospital

Aparna Daley, MD
Allergy and Immunology Fellow
Penn State College of Medicine

lwona Dziewa, DO
Allergy and Immunology Fellow
Penn State College of Medicine

Tracy Fausnight, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Chief, Division of Allergy and Immunology
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Children’s Hospital

Paul Faybusovich, DO
Allergy and Immunology Fellow
Penn State College of Medicine

Gisoo Ghaffari, MD, FACP, FAAAAI, FACAAI
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Penn State College of Medicine

Paula Henao, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Penn State College of Medicine

Alexandra Horwitz, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Division of Allergy and Immunology
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Children’s Hospital

Pooja Jhaveri, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Allergy and Immunology
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Children’s Hospital

Lauren Kaminsky, MD, PhD
Allergy and Immunology Fellow
Penn State College of Medicine

Kristin Lambert, PhD
MD, PhD Candidate
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care
Penn State College of Medicine

Kristen Lutzkanin, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Allergy and Immunology
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Children’s Hospital

Taha Al-Shaikhly, MBChB
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Penn State College of Medicine

Heather Stern, DO
Asthma and Immunology Fellow
Penn State College of Medicine

Agenda

7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • 7:30 a.m. | Check-In/Continental Breakfast/Exhibits
  • 8 a.m. | Welcome Remarks and Introductions
    Timothy J. Craig, DO, FAAAAI, FACAAI, FACOI
  • 8:10 a.m. | Assessing and Phenotyping Severe Asthma
    Sally Wenzel, MD
  • 8:45 a.m. | Asthma Biomarkers
    Kristin Lambert, PhD
  • 9 a.m. | The Role of Biologics in Asthma
    Taha Al-Shaikhly, MBChB
  • 9:30 a.m. | Asthma in Pregnancy – Two Lungs are Better Than One
    Aparna Daley, MD
  • 9:45 a.m. | Break/Exhibits
  • 10:05 a.m. | Asthma and the Environment
    David Peden, MD
  • 10:40 a.m. | Newborn Screening for Severe Immunodeficiency
    Tracy Fausnight, MD, FMAAI, FACAAI
  • 11:10 a.m. | Assessing the Adult with Severe Infections
    Paula Henao, MD
  • 11:40 a.m. | Eosinophilic Esophagitis; Updates
    Gisoo Ghaffari, MD, FACP, FAAAAI, FACMI
  • 12:10 p.m. | Lunch
  • 1:10 p.m. | Diagnosis and Treatment of Urticaria
    Doerthe Adriana Andreae, MD, PhD
  • 1:40 p.m. | Hereditary Angioedema: An Update
    Paul Faybusovich, DO
  • 1:55 p.m. | Atopic Dermatitis: Evolving Therapies
    Neeti Bhardwaj, MD, MS
  • 2:25 p.m. | Screening and Testing for Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency
    lwona Dziewa, DO
  • 2:40 p.m. | The Importance of Penicillin Allergy Testing
    Heather Stern, DO
  • 2:55 p.m. | Break/Exhibit
  • 3:15 p.m. | LEAPing into Early Food Introduction
    Kristen Lutzkanin, MD
  • 3:45 p.m. | Intestinal Microbiomes and Food Allergy
    Lauren Kaminsky, MD, PhD
  • 4 p.m. | Appropriate Testing for Food Allergy
    Pooja Jhaveri, MD
  • 4:30 p.m. | The Role of Food Testing in Atopic Dermatitis
    Alexandra Horwitz, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI
  • 5 p.m. | Adjourn

Access (ADA)

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Changes

Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and educational balance)

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