2014 A&I Cert/MOC/Board Review Course PDF Collection

PDF Collection

This online collection of pdfs provides the slide content from the 2014 ACAAI/AAAAI Certification/Maintenance of Certification Board Review Course, the premier postgraduate educational activity to prepare allergists/immunologists for initial certification and maintenance of certification exams. This review aid can assist practicing physicians and fellows-in-training (FITs) in preparing for the initial certification exam, the maintenance of certification exam, or as an intensive review of allergy and immunology to strengthen physician competence. The course consists of content developed by outstanding experts in the field and endeavors to cover the major concepts included in the written exams. Multiple choice questions are also provided along with the presentation content.

PLEASE NOTE: This course is not offered for CME credit or any other credit. It is intended for review and study purposes only.


Target Audience

  • Allergists/Immunologists and Fellows-in-Training (FITs) preparing for upcoming certification exams
  • Physicians seeking to strengthen competence via an intensive review of key concepts in allergy and immunology

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify, evaluate and manage current concerns and issues related to the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of allergic and immunologic diseases
  • Demonstrate a mastery of key concepts in allergy and immunology and respond knowledgeably to multiple choice questions on board exams for initial certification and maintenance of certification in allergy and immunology
  • Summarize the practical application of key concepts in allergy and immunology in the management of clinical problems as discussed in this intensive board review course

Patient Care
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement

Additional information

ACAAI/AAAAI 2014 Certification/Maintenance of Certification
Board Review Course
April 24 - 27, 2014
Chicago, Illinois 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 educational planners, presenters, instructors, moderators, authors, reviewers, and other individuals in a position to control or influence the content of an activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that have occurred within the past 12 months. All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved and the educational content thoroughly vetted for fair balance, scientific objectivity, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. It is required that disclosure be provided to the learners prior to the start of the activity. Individuals with no relevant financial relationships must also inform the learners that no relevant financial relationships exist. 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 identified conflicts of interest have been resolved.
Mark M. Ballow, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Allergy & Immunology
All Children’s Hospital
University of South Florida College of Medicine
St Petersburg, FL
Consultant/Advisory Board: Baxter, CSL Behring
Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB): Green Cross, Kedrion
Honorarium: Baxter, CSL Behring, Grifols
Research Grant: CSL Behring
Speaker: Baxter, CSL Behring, Grifols
Discusses off-label/investigative uses of biological immune response modifiers
Karyl S. Barron, MD Deputy Director, Division of Intramural Research
NIAID, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
No relevant financial relationships to disclose
David D. Chaplin, MD, PhD Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology
University of Alabama at Birmingham,
Research Grants: National Institutes of Health
Scott P. Commins, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Virginia
Research Grant: NIH
No relevant financial relationships to disclose
Carla M. Davis, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Research Grant: Nutricia
Mark S. Dykewicz, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine
Chief, Section of Allergy & Clinical Immunology
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
Consultant/Advisory Board and Honorarium: Merck
Renata J.M. Engler, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Uniformed Services
University of the Health Sciences (USUHS)
Bethesda, MD Research Grant: National Institutes of Health/Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP)
Stock: Stellar Biotechnologies
Stanley M. Fineman, MD, MBA
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics/Allergy Division
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Clinic
Speaker: AstraZeneca, Genentech, Novartis,
Research Grant: Genentech, Novartis, Shionogi,
Thomas A. Fleisher, MD
Chief, Department of Laboratory Medicine
National Institutes of Health, DHHS
Bethesda, MD
No relevant financial relationships to disclose
Luz S. Fonacier, MD
Head, Allergy Section, Department of Medicine
Program Director, A&I Fellowship
Winthrop University Hospital
Professor of Clinical Medicine
SUNY at Stony Brook
Honorarium: Genentech
Research Grant: Baxter, Genentech, Merck
Speaker: Baxter
Steven M. Holland, MD
Chief, Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases
NIAID, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
No relevant financial relationships to disclose
David A. Khan, MD
Professor of Medicine
Allergy & Immunology Training Program Director Division of Allergy & Immunology
UT Southwestern Medical Center-Dallas
Honorarium: Baxter, Genentech, Merck
Research Grant: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Speaker: Baxter, Genentech, Merck
Amy D. Klion, MD
Clinical Investigator
Bethesda, MD
No relevant financial relationships to disclose
David M. Lang, MD
Head, Allergy/Immunology Section
Respiratory Institute
Director, A/I Fellowship Training Program
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Consultant/Advisory Board: Hycor, Quest
Speaker and Honorarium: Genentech, Novartis
GlaxoSmithKline, Merck
Research Grant: Genentech, Novartis, Merck
Carol A. Langford, MD, MHS
Director, Center for Vasculitis Care & Research
Department of Rheumatic & Immunologic Diseases
Cleveland Clinic Research Grant: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genentech,
Tao T. Le, MD, MHS
Associate Clinical Professor
Chief, Section of Allergy & Immunology Department of Medicine
University of Louisville
Senior Editor/Author: McGraw Hill Publishing
Executive Editor/CEO: USMLE-Rx/MedIQ Learning, LLC
Editor: ACAAI Review for the Allergy and Immunology Boards
Gerald B. Lee, MD
Assistant Professor Department of Pediatrics, Allergy & Immunology
University of Louisville
No relevant financial relationships to disclose
Dennis K. Ledford, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
University of South Florida College of Medicine
Advisory Board: AstraZeneca, Novartis
Expert Witness: Fowler White Burnett
Consultant: Shook Hardy Bacon, Saieva and Stine, Fowler White Burnett, Genentech, Merck
Research Grant: Teva, Forest, Genentech, Merck, Shire
Speaker: AstraZeneca, Genentech, Meda, Merck
Arnold I. Levinson, MD
Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Neurology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Consultant: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Regado Biosciences, Stallergenes, Inc.
Phillip L. Lieberman, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Department of Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Division of Allergy and Immunology
University of Tennessee College of Medicine
Consultant/Advisory Board: Genentech, Meda, Mylan, Teva
Speaker: Genentech, Meda, Merck, Mylan, Teva
Peter A. Lio, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology and
Pediatrics Dermatology
Northwestern University Feinberg SOM
Consultant/Advisory Board: Anacor, Galderma, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, National Eczema Association
Speaker: Johnson & Johnson
Honorarium: Anacor, Galderma Labs, Johnson & Johnson, Merck
Jordan S. Orange, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Professor of Pediatrics and Immunology
Baylor College of Medicine
Consultant/Advisory Board: ASD, Atlantic Research Group, BPL Pharmaceuticals, Baxter Healthcare, CSL Behring, Octapharma USA, Viracor
Research Grant: CSL Behring
Dennis R. Ownby, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Georgia Regents University
Augusta, GA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose
Jennifer M. Puck, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
UCSF School of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
No relevant financial relationships to disclose
John M. Routes, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Children’s Research Institute
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Research Grant: Baxter Pharmaceuticals
Sarbjit S. Saini, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Training Program in Allergy & Clinical Immunology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Research Grants: AstraZeneca, Genentech, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Novartis
Consultant/Advisory Board: Genentech, Medimmune
Harry W. Schroeder, Jr., MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Genetics
Director, Training Program in Immunologic Diseases and Basic Immunology
Division of Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology
Departments of Medicine, Microbiology, and Genetics
University of Alabama at Birmingham
No relevant financial relationships to disclose
William T. Shearer, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics & Immunology
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
No relevant financial relationships to disclose
Charles J. Siegel, MD
Kansas City, MO
Consultant/Advisory Board and Speaker: Meda, Teva
Honorarium: Meda, Mylan, Teva
John W. Sleasman, MD
Professor and Chief, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC
Consultant/Advisory Board and Speaker: CSL Behring
Joseph D. Spahn, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric A&I Training Program Director
Divisions of A/I and Clinical Pharmacology
National Jewish Health
Denver, Colorado
Speaker and Honorarium: Aerocrine, GlaxoSmithKline
John W. Steinke, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
Research Grant: Genentech, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Royalties/Licensing: immortalized cell line
Kelly Stone, MD, PhD
Director, Allergy & Immunology Fellowship
Clinician, Laboratory of Allergic Diseases
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bethesda, MD
No relevant financial relationships to disclose
Kathleen E. Sullivan, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman SOM
Research Grant: Baxter Pharmaceuticals
Michael S. Tankersley, MD
Colonel, USAF, MC
Chief, Air Force Physician Education
Joint Base San Antonio, Texas
No relevant financial relationships to disclose
Steven A. Tilles, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine
Partner, NW Asthma and Allergy Center
Executive Director, ASTHMA Inc. Clinical Research Center; Seattle, WA
Research Grants/Principal Investigator: Allerquest, Amgen, Amphastar, Astellas, Astrazeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cephalon, Cerecor, DBV Technologies, Genentech, Medimmune, Merck, Novartis, Pulmagen, Rigel, TEVA, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Consultant: Amphastar, Genentech, Hycor, Sunovion, TEVA
Richard W. Weber, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, CO
Speaker: Merck
Research Grant: Genentech, Merck, Novartis
Pl = Planner
Mod = Moderator
Fac = Faculty

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