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Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships
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- Jonathan A. Bernstein, MD (Annals CME Subcommittee): Consultant, Grants/Fees: AstraZeneca, CSL Behring, Novartis, Pharming, Sanofi Regeneron, Shire; Consultant, Grant: BioCryst
- Guha Krishnaswamy, MD (Annals CME Subcommittee): Author, Royalties: UpToDate; Research, Grant: CSL Behring; Reviewer, Honorarium: NIAID/AITC
- Gailen D. Marshall, Jr, MD, PhD (Editor-in-Chief): Research, Grants: AstraZeneca, NIH, PCORI, Stallergenes
- Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn, MD (CME Series Editor, Deputy Editor): Advisory Board, Fees: ALK Abello, Gerber, Merck; Contributor, Fees: UpToDate; Research, Grants: Astellas Pharma, DBV Technologies, Food Allergy Research and Education, NIH/NIAID Immune Tolerance Network, Nutricia, Thermo Fisher Scientific; Speaker, Grant/Fees: Nestle
- John J. Oppenheimer, MD (Annals CME Subcommittee, Associate Editor): Consultant, Fees: AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, DBV Technologies, GlaxoSmithKline, Kaleo, Novartis, Sanofi
- Bruce G. Bender, PhD has no relevant financial relationships to disclose
Recognition of Commercial Support: This activity has not received external commercial support.
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