On Demand 2019 Climate Change and Natural Disasters: The Central Role of Allergists (MOC)

Price: $25 members, $35 non-members

Our changing climate has impacted not only our temperatures, but the onset and duration of pollen season as well. It is important for allergists to understand the impact that climate change is having on our patients and to anticipate changes to how we provide care. Natural disasters create many challenges and are extremely disruptive to people’s lives. An often-neglected aspect of natural disasters includes the impact that flooding, fires and severe weather can have on the health of people with asthma and allergic conditions. Allergists who care for patients in natural disaster-prone areas can help them prepare for when those disasters strike.

You can earn up to 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, and up to 1.5 MOC Part II Self-Assessment credits. 

  • Climate Change and the Impact on Allergic Conditions
    David B. Peden , MD, FACAAI
  • When Disaster Strikes: The Health Impacts of Hurricanes, Floods and Fires
    Nicholas Rider, DO
  • Be Aware and Prepare: How Allergists Can Help Patients Before Their Time of Need
    Maya Gharfeh, MD, MPH

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 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, the ABAI has designated a maximum of 1.5 credits as meeting the requirements for MOC Part II Self-Assessment.

Target Audience

  • 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

Objective 1:
Discuss possible roles for allergists in addressing air quality disasters.
Objective 2:
Anticipate medication challenges facing patients during poor air quality.
Objective 3:
Be able to work with public health to develop health care plans for at-risk populations.

Additional information

As required by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and in accordance with the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) policy, the College must identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals responsible for the development, management, presentation, and/ or evaluation relevant to a CME activity. Disclosed information is reviewed in advance in order to manage and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. 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 2019 Annual Meeting is available online and via the meeting app.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 CBRN
  • 1.50 MOC
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

David B. Peden , MD, FACAAI

Nicholas Rider, DO

Maya Gharfeh, MD, MPH

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 CBRN
  • 1.50 MOC


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