Program Information

Saturday, September 7, 2024

6:30AM:  Registration, Exhibits & Coffee Break
8:20AM:  WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION – Sonal Patel, MD, LASAACI President/Program Director
8:30AM:  The Microbiome and Allergy and Asthma Prevention – Susan Lynch, PhD
9:30AM:  Updates and Advances in Immunotherapy – Tricia Sowers, PhD
10:30AM:  Buffet Brunch, Exhibits, Posters
11:30AM:  Brought to you by the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: Technology-driven Efficiencies and Artificial Intelligence in an Allergy Practice – Tania Elliott, MD
12:30PM:  MCAS: What Your Patients Are Reading – Katharine M. Woessner, MD, FAAAAI
1:30PM:  Adjourn

Target Audience

Practicing allergists, primary care physicians, and allied healthcare professionals.

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education  (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) and the Los Angeles Society of Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology (LASAACI).  ACAAI is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

CE Designation

The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) is a provider, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17239, for 4 contact hours.

Disclosure Policy and Disclosures

As required by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and in accordance with the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) policy, all individuals in a position to control or influence the content of an activity must disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company that have occurred within the past 24 months. Ineligible companies are those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Examples of such organizations include advertising, marketing, or communication firms whose clients are ineligible companies; bio-medical startups that have begun a governmental regulatory approval process; compounding pharmacies that manufacture proprietary compounds; device manufacturers or distributors; diagnostic labs that sell proprietary products; growers, distributors, manufacturers or sellers of medical foods and dietary supplements; manufacturers of health-related wearable products; pharmaceutical companies or distributors; pharmacy benefit managers; reagent manufacturers or sellers.

The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests. For more information, visit www.accme.org. All identified relevant relationships must be mitigated and the educational content thoroughly vetted for fair balance, scientific objectivity, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. It is required that disclosure of or absence of relevant financial relationships be provided to the learners prior to the start of the activity.

Learners must also be informed when off-label, experimental/investigational uses of drugs or devices are discussed in an educational activity or included in related materials.

Disclosure in no way implies that the information presented is biased or of lesser quality. It is incumbent upon course participants to be aware of these factors in interpreting the program contents and evaluating recommendations. Moreover, expressed views do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the ACAAI. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

CME Instructions

In order to receive credit, participants must sign in to the ACAAI College Learning Connection (CLC) at https://education.acaai.org, review the CME information, complete the evaluation and download their certificate. Per the American Medical Association (AMA), only physicians may receive a CME certificate. Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Attendance that they may submit to their regulatory body.

Disclaimer

The information provided at this CME Activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

Special Needs

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, ACAAI and LASAACI request that participants in need of special accommodation submit a written request to well in advance. Please submit to: email@laallergysociety.org.