Farming-associated environmental exposures and effect on atopic diseases

Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

August 2012 Volume 109, Issue 2, Pages 93-98  CME Review

Overall Purpose
Participants will be able to demonstrate increased knowledge of the clinical treatment of allergy/asthma/immunology and how new information can be applied to their own practices

Accreditation: 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.

Designation: The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planning Committee
Jill A. Poole, MD (Author)
Leonard Bielory, MD (Associate Editor)
Gailen D. Marshall, Jr, MD, PhD (Editor-in-Chief)

Target Audience

Physicians involved in providing patient care in the field of allergy/asthma/immunology

Learning Objectives

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

● Recognize that farm exposures are inversely associated with the development of IgE-mediated allergic disorder but that non-IgE-mediated upper and lower respiratory diseases, predominately neutrophilic, are prevalent among farm workers and their family members.

● Discuss that farming exposures are complex and enriched with a wide diversity of microbial components that can activate host defense response through specific pattern recognition receptors. 

Additional information

J.A. Poole has received grant/research support from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIH/NIEHS) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH); L. Bielory has received grant/research support from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and G.D. Marshall has received grant/research support from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). No unapproved/investigative use of a product/device is discussed.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
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Jill A. Poole, MD

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
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