On Demand 2017 Friday General Sessions

This collection covers general sessions from Friday's program. This includes plenaries, and symposia. The sessions listed below are included in this package:

  • Mastocytosis/Mast Cell Activation Syndrome: Demystifying MCAS - Clearing the Muddy Waters
  • Special Seminar: What's New in Health Care
  • Chronic Rhinosinusitis: Translating Studies Innate Immunity/Barrier Function & Inflammatory Endotypes to Treatment Paradigms for Patients
  • Childhood Asthma
  • World Allergy Forum: State of the Art on the Management of Atopic Dermatitis

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.

The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) designates this enduring material for a maximum of 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Examine basic immunology of innate, adaptive and mucosal host defense mechanisms.
  • Apply these facts to identify targets for new, novel treatment strategies. 
  • Design appropriate history, physical, laboratory and imaging studies to allow precision medicine therapeutic plans to be developed for chronic hyperplastic sinusitis. 
  • Differentiate key signs and symptoms of HAE from other common conditions and review the HAE complement profile.
  • Review the role of the complement cascade in HAE attacks.
  • Discuss the role of bradykinin receptors in HAE attacks and potential pathophysiologic explanations for multi-site attacks.
  • Illustrate the appropriate historical and physical manifestations of chronic sinusitis and accompanying comorbidities.
  • Design the appropriate laboratory evaluation to confirm the diagnosis of mastocytosis from mast cell activation syndrome.
  • Evaluate treatment options for MCAS and mastocytosis.


Additional information

As required by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and in accordance with the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (College) policy, the College must identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals responsible for the development, management, presentation, or evaluation of content for a CME activity. Financial disclosures are reviewed in advance, to ensure any potential conflicts of interest are resolved. 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. Specific disclosure information for the 2017 Annual Meeting is conveniently located online at college.acaai.org/disclosures. There is a link to this information in the Annual Meeting app under Disclosures.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 8.50 Attendance
  • 3.00 MOC
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
  • Jay Lieberman, MD, FACAAI
  • Cem Akin, MD
  • Lawrence B. Schwartz, MD, FACAAI
  • Mariana C. Castells, MD, PhD, FACAAI
  • David M. Lang, MD, FACAAI
  • Eli O. Meltzer, MD, FACAAI
  • Robert Schleimer, MD, PhD
  • Tanya M. Laidlaw, MD
  • Daniel L. Hamilos, MD
  • Todd A. Mahr, MD, FACAAI
  • Leonard B. Bacharier, MD, FACAAI
  • Stanley Szefler, MD
  • Mario Sanchez-Borges, MD
  • Stephen A. Tilles, MD, FACAAI
  • Lanny J. Rosenwasser, MD, FACAAI
  • Marcella R. Aquino, MD, FACAAI
  • John J. Oppenheimer, MD, FACAAI

Available Credit

  • 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 8.50 Attendance
  • 3.00 MOC
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