ACAAI 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting

November 15, 2018 to November 19, 2018


Welcome to Practice Empowerment, ACAAI’s 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting!

No matter where you are in your journey – in training, a veteran allergist, or anywhere in between – we invite you to join us Nov. 15 – 19 in Seattle for a meeting experience that’s better than ever. There are new session types, a streamlined schedule with more opportunities to meet and mingle, and a focus on interactive learning and collaboration! Join us in Seattle for #ACAAI18!

Practice Empowerment: Patients. Community. Partners.

Target Audience

Medical professionals who treat patients with allergic and/or immunological conditions:
• Practicing allergist/immunologists
• Allergy/immunology Fellows-in-Training
• Physician assistants
• Nurses and advanced practice nurses
• Allied health professionals
• Primary care physicians
• Other medical professionals

Overall Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
• Identify major advances in key areas of cutting edge research in immunologic mechanisms and allergic responses, including anaphylaxis and pathophysiology of the upper airways, lungs, eyes, skin and gastrointestinal tract.
• Demonstrate knowledge of basic processes linking molecular and cellular biology and genetics with allergic pathophysiology and immunodeficiency.
• Translate emerging clinical science principles to clinical practice in patients with allergic and immunologic diseases.
• Evaluate and implement state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for treating patients with allergic and immunologic diseases.
• Explain the impact of environmental exposures and external influences on patients with allergic disorders.
• Recognize emerging trends in the prevalence of allergic and immunologic disorders and discuss their impact on public health.
• Evaluate the impact of new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies on health care costs and outcomes.
• Discuss processes, tools and technologies for the efficient allergy and immunology practice.

Accreditation Statement

The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) designates this live activity for a maximum of 32.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM

Commercial Support

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from:
• Aimmune Therapeutics
• AstraZeneca
• DBV Technologies
• GlaxoSmithKline
• Pharming Group NV
• Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
• Shire
This activity is also supported by Dormer Laboratories Inc., Micro Direct, Inc., Optim LLC and SmartPractice through independent educational grants consisting of loaned durable equipment and disposable supplies.

Additional information
PDF icon 2018 Annual Meeting Faculty Disclosures348.43 KB

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.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AANP
  • 32.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 32.50 Attendance
  • 13.00 MOC
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/15/2018 - 8:00am CST
Event ends: 
11/19/2018 - 12:30pm CST
Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, WA
United States

Available Credit

  • 6.00 AANP
  • 32.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 32.50 Attendance
  • 13.00 MOC
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