Impact of climate change on aeroallergens

Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

May Volume 108, Issue 5, Pages 294-299  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
Richard W. Weber, MD (Author)
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:
● Describe the techniques involved in the assessment of global climate change.
● Summarize the importance of changes in vegetation phenology on assessing climate change.
● Discuss the impact of changes in ambient carbon dioxide and temperature on aeroallergenic plants and their production of pollen.
● Discuss the impact of ambient carbon dioxide changes on plant-fungi interactions and airborne fungal allergen burden.

Additional information

R.W. Weber is on the speakers’ bureau for AstraZeneca and Genentech and has received research grants from Merck, Novartis and Pfizer. G.D. Marshall has nothing to disclose. 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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Richard W. Weber, MD

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
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