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Boston Convention & Exhibition Center 415 Summer St Boston , Massachusetts 02210
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2017 ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting - American College Of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

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Overview

Event Overview:

The Annual Scientific Meeting is the place to be to get cutting-edge information on how you can advance your practice in these changing and challenging times. With all-new features like a Practice Management Bootcamp, pro/con debates, and a stellar keynote speaker, there’s more to discover at the meeting than ever before. And don’t miss all of your returning favorites, like in-depth workshops, symposia on the latest research, fun networking events and more.

Exhibitor Information:

The ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting is the premier event in the field of allergy and immunology. Allergists, internists, pediatricians and other healthcare professionals will be in attendance.

Why you should exhibit at the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Meeting.

  • The ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting is the premier event in the field of allergy, asthma and immunology.
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By exhibiting at the meeting, you will have the opportunity to:

Target influential decision makers.

Introduce new products and services.

Interact face-to-face with physicians involved in patient care.

Generate new sales leads.

Build visibility for your company in a competitive marketplace.

Give product demonstrations.

Expand your prospect base and strengthen existing customer relationships.

Conduct market research.

ACAAI greatly values the contribution made by our exhibiting company partners and look forward to your participation.

About ACAAI:

The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, established in 1942, is a professional association of more than 6,000 allergists/immunologists and allied health professionals. Its mission is to promote excellence in the practice of the subspecialty of allergy and immunology.

Agenda

Oct 26   
Thursday Morning Program: Moving Toward Precision Medicine in Atopic Dermatitis 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM  
Room: Ballroom A (3rd Floor), Hynes Convention Center

This session will cover the epidemiology of atopic dermatitis, adult atopic dermatitis, and systemic aspects of atopic dermatitis; the pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis; infectious complications of atopic dermatitis; the role of contact allergy in contact dermatitis; and new treatments in atopic dermatitis.

Supported by an independent educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

 

Format: Thursday Program
Session Primary Track: Dermatology
8:00 AM - 8:05 AM Welcome and Introductions 
8:05 AM - 8:30 AM Epidemiology of Atopic Dermatitis, Adult Atopic Dermatitis, Systemic Aspects of Atopic Dermatitis 
Speaker: Jonathan Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH 
8:30 AM - 8:55 AM Pathophysiology of Atopic Dermatitis 
Speaker: Emma Guttman-Yassky, MD, PhD 
8:55 AM - 9:10 AM Questions and Discussion 
9:10 AM - 9:25 AM Refreshment Break 
9:25 AM - 9:50 AM Infectious Complications of Atopic Dermatitis 
Speaker: Peck Y. Ong, MD 
9:50 AM - 10:15 AM Role of Contact Allergy in Eczematous Dermatitis 
Speaker: Luz Fonacier, MD 
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM New Treatments in Atopic Dermatitis 
Speaker: Lynda Schneider, MD 
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM Questions and Discussion 
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM Adjourn 
Thursday Afternoon Session: New Horizons in Food Allergy 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM  
Room: Ballroom A (3rd Floor), Hynes Convention Center

This session will explore new treatments that may be approved by the FDA for food allergy in the near future and examine the latest techniques in prevention of food allergy.

Supported by an independent educational grant from Aimmune Therapeutics

Format: Thursday Program
Session Primary Track: Food & Drug Allergy and GI Disorders
12:00 PM - 12:25 PM Oral Immunotherapy 
Speaker: A. Wesley Burks, MD 
12:25 PM - 12:50 PM Epicutaneous Immunotherapy 
Speaker: J. Andrew Bird, MD 
12:50 PM - 1:15 PM Other Approaches to Treatment 
Speaker: Robert Wood, MD 
1:15 PM - 1:40 PM Mechanisms of Food Allergy (Development and Treatment) 
Speaker: Wayne G Shreffler, MD, PhD 
1:40 PM - 2:05 PM Non-IgE Mediated Food Allergy 
Speaker: Antonella Cianferoni, MD 
2:05 PM - 2:20 PM Refreshment Break 
2:20 PM - 2:45 PM Prevention of Food Allergy 
Speaker: Aikaterini Anagnostou, MD, PhD 
2:45 PM - 3:10 PM Epidemiology of Food Allergy 
Speaker: Corinne Keet, MD 
3:10 PM - 3:35 PM FARE: Update on Clinical Network and Tools 
Speaker: Luis Garcia, Doctor of Medicine 

 
3:35 PM - 4:00 PM Questions and Discussion – Panel 
 
4:00 PM - 4:00 PM Adjourn 
Oct 27   
Alliance Hospitality Suite 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM  
Room: Republic Ballroom (2nd Floor), Sheraton Boston Hotel

Registered spouses and guests are invited to start the day with a visit to the hospitality suite. It’s a perfect way to connect with friends and meet new ones.

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Mindfulness Meditation for Stress Relief and Relaxation 
Chronic Rhinosinusitis: Translating Studies Innate Immunity/Barrier Function & Inflammatory Endotypes to Treatment Paradigms for Patients 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM  
Room: Ballroom BC (3rd Floor), Hynes Convention Center

Allergy and immunology specialists will receive the most up-to-date information regarding the immunologic basis and therapeutic targets of the newest treatment options for chronic hyperplastic sinusitis.

Format: Symposium
Session Primary Track: Rhinitis/Sinusitis/Ocular and Anaphylaxis
8:30 AM - 8:35 AM Welcome and Introductions 
8:35 AM - 9:05 AM Unraveling Innate Immunity/Barrier Function and Inflammatory Endotypes in Chronic Rhinosinusitis 
Speaker: Robert Schleimer, PhD 
9:05 AM - 9:35 AM Identifying Inflammatory Therapeutic Targets in Chronic Rhinosinusitis and Nasal Polyps 
Speaker: Tanya Laidlaw, MD 
9:35 AM - 10:05 AM Chronic Rhinosinusitis: Translating Studies Innate Immunity/Barrier Function & Inflammatory Endotypes to Treatment Paradigms for Patients 
Speaker: Daniel Hamilos, MD 
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM Adjourn 
10:05 PM - 10:30 PM Questions and Discussion 
Special Seminar: What's New in Health Care 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM  
Room: 302-304, Hynes Convention Center

"The trouble with the future is that it usually arrives before we're ready for it." –Arnold H. Glasgow

Format: Other
Session Primary Track: Practice Management/Professional Issues
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Update From the Center for Drugs at the FDA: Precision Medicine and Targeted Therapy 
Speaker: Badrul A. Chowdhury, MD, PhD 
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM The Transition to Value-Based Health Care: Why It's Important and How Best to Prepare 
Speaker: David Lang, MD 

 
11:15 AM - 11:15 AM Adjourn 
Current Management of Hereditary Angioedema: Considerations to Optimize Individualized Care 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM  
Room: Ballroom BC (3rd Floor), Hynes Convention Center

This program will utilize a case-based interactive symposium format. The program will engage health care providers by linking discussion of the latest scientific data with its application in the clinical setting. An audience response system will be used to facilitate audience participation in decision-making related to presented cases. As faculty members move through their respective presentations, the audience will be asked to make decisions related to presented patient care. In addition to the case review and audience interactivity provided by the response system, the program will include a 30-minute question and answer session. 

Supported by an independent educational grant from Pharming NV

Format: Symposium
Session Primary Track: Dermatology
11:30 AM - 11:35 AM Welcome and Introductions 
11:35 AM - 11:40 AM HAE Overview 
11:40 AM - 12:10 PM Case Study #1: Accurate Diagnosis of HAE in a Pediatric Patient With GI Symptoms 
Speaker: Joshua S. Jacobs, MD 
12:10 PM - 12:40 PM Case Study #2: Treatment of Previously Undiagnosed in the ED/Evaluating the Need for Self-administration Training 
Speaker: Marc Andrew Riedl, MD, MS 
12:40 PM - 1:10 PM Case Study #3: Treatment of a Female Patient Prone to Multi-site Attacks/Considerations for Development of a Long-term Treatment Plan that Includes Prophylaxis 
Speaker: William R. Lumry, MD 
1:10 PM - 1:30 PM Questions and Discussion 
1:30 PM - 1:30 PM Adjourn 
Mastocytosis/Mast Cell Activation Syndrome: Demystifying MCAS – Clearing the Muddy Waters 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM  
Room: 302-304, Hynes Convention Center

There remains extensive debate regarding the definition of mastocytosis and MCAS. This session will clarify the diagnostic criteria and outline treatment possibilities.

Format: Plenary Session
Session Primary Track: Clinical Immunology and Autoimmune and Biologicals
1:30 PM - 1:35 PM Welcome and Introductions 
1:35 PM - 2:00 PM History and Associated Diseases 
Speaker: Cem Akin, MD, PhD 
2:00 PM - 2:25 PM Laboratory Evaluation: Develop a Diagnostic Treatment Plan 
Speaker: Lawrence Schwartz, MD, PhD 
2:25 PM - 2:50 PM Treatment 
Speaker: Mariana C Castells, MD, PhD 
2:50 PM - 3:00 PM Questions and Discussion 
3:00 PM - 3:00 PM Adjourn 
Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  
Room: Halls C & D (2nd Floor), Hynes Convention Center
 
Exhibit Hall Open 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM  
Room: Halls C & D (2nd Floor), Hynes Convention Center
 
E-poster Presentations 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM  
Room: Halls C & D (2nd Floor), Hynes Convention Center

Each e-poster has been assigned a specific presentation time in which the author will present their research from a dedicated presentation monitor and answer questions. The e-posters will be on display in Halls C & D (2nd Floor) of the Hynes Convention Center and open during normal exhibit hours.

The full e-poster schedule is avaible by downloading this session's handouts.

Childhood Asthma 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  
Room: 302-304, Hynes Convention Center

This session will examine the evidence-based therapies used to treat childhood asthma and benefit versus risk equations.

Format: Symposium
Session Primary Track: Asthma and Respiratory/Sleep Disorders
4:00 PM - 4:05 PM Welcome and Introductions 
4:05 PM - 4:35 PM What Determines the Inception of Childhood Asthma? 
Speaker: Leonard Bacharier, MD 
4:35 PM - 5:05 PM Can Disease Modification Occur Now or in the Future? 
Speaker: Wanda Phipatanakul, MD, MS 
5:05 PM - 5:35 PM Controller Therapy: How to Choose the Correct Medication 
Speaker: Stanley J Szefler, MD 
5:35 PM - 6:00 PM Questions and Discussion 
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM Adjourn 
World Allergy Forum: State of the Art on the Management of Atopic Dermatitis 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  
Room: 312, Hynes Convention Center

There are new advances in understanding the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis (AD). Physicians will learn about best management practices and therapeutic advances in severe cases of AD. Inflammatory pathways, diagnosis, standard therapies, and novel treatment methods with biological drugs and immunomodulators in severe AD will be covered.

Format: Other
Session Primary Track: Clinical Immunology and Autoimmune and Biologicals
4:00 PM - 4:05 PM Welcome and Introductions 
4:05 PM - 4:35 PM Inflammatory Pathways Leading to Skin Damage in Patients With Atopic Dermatitis 
Speaker: Lanny J. Rosenwasser, MD 
4:35 PM - 5:05 PM Diagnostic Approach, Patch Testing and Topical Therapy 
Speaker: Marcella Rita Aquino, MD 
5:05 PM - 5:35 PM The Role of Allergen Immunotherapy and Biologicals in the Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis 
Speaker: John J Oppenheimer, MD 
5:45 PM - 6:00 PM Questions and Discussion 
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM Adjourn 
W1 PBL: Child With a Chronic Cough 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  
Room: 204, Hynes Convention Center

This is one of the most common complaints in an allergist's office. The case will engage the audience in a real-time needs assessment. Evaluation will focus on cutting-edge diagnostics, including FeNO.


Speaker: Kevin R Murphy, MD 
Speaker: Ray S Davis, MD 
Format: Workshop: Case-based
Session Primary Track: Asthma and Respiratory/Sleep Disorders
W2 How to Improve Your Patients' Satisfaction: Improving Practice Operations – Which Pearls Really Work 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  
Room: 202, Hynes Convention Center

At this session, we plan to discuss practice management techniques that help improve patients' satisfaction, including improved patient communication with staff and physicians and monitoring patient feedback with satisfaction surveys. We will be also present techniques that help improve practice operations, including customer service training, office flow and HR hiring and management.


Speaker: Stanley Fineman, MD, MBA 
Speaker: Kay Tyler, BS, BA, MBA 
Format: Workshop: Hands-on
Session Primary Track: Practice Management/Professional Issues
W3 Essentials of Sterile Compounding for the Allergy Practice 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  
Room: 203, Hynes Convention Center

Allergists who compound immunotherapy extracts must comply with applicable current guidelines (such as USP 797) mandated by national legislation. This session walks participants step-by-step through applicable guidelines, office requirements, techniques and the media fill test and quiz to achieve compliance. 


Speaker: Bryan Martin, DO 
Speaker: Michael Nelson, MD, PhD 
Format: Workshop: Case-based
Session Primary Track: Practice Management/Professional Issues
W4 Nuts and Bolts of Rush and Cluster Immunotherapy 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  
Room: 206, Hynes Convention Center

Immunotherapy (IT) is highly effective in certain allergic ailments, but many patients have difficulty building up to the high, effective doses necessary to achieve relief; rush and cluster IT allow for accelerated forms of building up the dose.


Speaker: David Engler, MD 
Speaker: Mike Tankersley, MD 
Format: Workshop: Case-based
Session Primary Track: Immunotherapy and Diagnostics
W5 Office Procedures for Allergic Skin Diseases 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  
Room: 310, Hynes Convention Center

Atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis are allergic skin diseases often seen in the allergist's practice. There are office procedures that can be done for dermatologic allergic disorders, and patch testing is increasingly used in the allergist’s office. This workshop will cover clinical evaluation of disease severity in patients with atopic dermatitis, response to treatment for atopic dermatitis and use of wet wraps, bleach bath, KOH smear and Wood's lamp. We will also discuss the indication and interpretation of the standard patch testing. Cases will be presented to demonstrate and self-assess skill at the interpretation of patch tests. Hands-on patch testing will be demonstrated.


Speaker: Luz Fonacier, MD 
Speaker: Peter A. Lio, MD 
Format: Workshop: Case-based
Session Primary Track: Dermatology
W6 Going Nuts: The Complexities of Diagnosis and Management in Nut Allergy Patients 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  
Room: 313, Hynes Convention Center

This will be an interactive, case-based session that will review the utility of SPT, IgE, component testing, OFCs and interpretation of results with consideration of cross-reactivities and co-sensitization. We will also discuss tailoring management to individual needs and desires, such as when general avoidance versus targeted avoidance would be beneficial.


Speaker: David Robert Stukus, MD 
Speaker: Matthew Greenhawt, MD, MBA, MSc 
Format: Workshop: Case-based
Session Primary Track: Food & Drug Allergy and GI Disorders
Town Hall Meeting Hosted by ACAAI House of Delegates 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  
Room: 210, Hynes Convention Center

The Town Hall Meeting, brought to you by the House of Delegates, will begin with an informal networking session, giving you the opportunity to discuss issues with colleagues, Delegates and the ACAAI leadership. The first part of the agenda will cover the business meeting, where votes will be cast for new HOD leaders. Then expert speakers will lead thought-provoking discussions on topics of interest to the practicing allergist.

Format: Other
Session Primary Track: Practice Management/Professional Issues
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Annual Report to Delegates 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM What's the Future Look Like for Allergy? 
Speaker: Susan Rudd Bailey, MD 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM What has the Advocacy Council Done for You Lately? 
Speaker: J Allen Meadows, MD 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Have Our Advocacy Efforts had an Impact in Washington? 
Speaker: Bill Finerfrock 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Telehealth/Telemedicine: How to Use It in Your Office 
Speaker: Jay M. Portnoy, MD 
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM The New Practice Parameter Format: A Look to the Future - Where are We Headed Next? 
Speaker: Dana V. Wallace, MD 
Advanced Practice, Allied Health and Office Administrators Networking Reception 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM  
Room: Back Bay Ballroom Salon A (2nd Floor), Sheraton Boston Hotel

Supported by DBV Technologies

FIT General Meeting 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM  
Room: Ballroom A (3rd Floor), Hynes Convention Center
 
FIT Welcome Reception 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM  
Room: Back Bay Ballroom Salons BCD (2nd Floor), Sheraton Boston Hotel

Fellows-in-Training (FITs) are invited to attend the FIT Welcome Reception. It’s the perfect place to kick back and connect with FITs from other programs across the country after a day packed with learning.

Supported by Stallergenes Greer

Non-CME Corporate Forums 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM  
 

Following the close of Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s scientific sessions, all registrants are invited to attend the special Corporate Forums at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. Corporate Forums are non-CME promotional symposia organized by industry and designed to enhance your educational experience.

American Association of Allergists and Immunologists of Indian Origin (AAAII) Semi-annual Dinner Symposium 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM  
Room: Liberty Ballroom Salons A-C (2nd Floor), Sheraton Boston Hotel
Oct 28   
W7 Introductory Course in Rhinolaryngoscopy 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM  
Room: 210, Hynes Convention Center

This workshop will provide attendees with the ability to discuss the surgical anatomy of the upper airway, including the nasal cavity, pharynx and larynx; identify normal and abnormal anatomy, as well as disease presentations and post-operative changes found with endoscopic examination of the upper airway; and identify the indications for, and the use of, the fiber-optic rhinoscope in the allergist’s office.


Speaker: Jerald Koepke 
Speaker: Seong Cho, MD 
Format: Workshop: Case-based
Session Primary Track: Rhinitis/Sinusitis/Ocular and Anaphylaxis
Fellows-in-Training/Allergy-Immunology Training Program Directors Saturday Breakfast 6:30 AM - 7:45 AM  
Room: Back Bay Ballroom Salons BCD (2nd Floor), Sheraton Boston Hotel

Supported by Mylan

Opening Ceremony and Welcome Announcements 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM  
Room: Auditorium (2nd Floor), Hynes Convention Center
 
Alliance Hospitality Suite 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM  
Room: Republic Ballroom (2nd Floor), Sheraton Boston Hotel

Registered spouses and guests are invited to start the day with a visit to the hospitality suite. It’s a perfect way to connect with friends and meet new ones.

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM Abstract Art with Barbara Leiner Greenstein and Mary Hughes 
Allied Health Professionals Course 8:00 AM - 12:15 PM  
Room: 302-304, Hynes Convention Center
 
Format: Allied Health Professionals Course - Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:05 AM Welcome and Introductions 
8:05 AM - 9:00 AM On Their Own: Transitioning Our Allergic Patients to College 
Speaker: David Robert Stukus, MD 


Session Primary Track: Asthma and Respiratory/Sleep Disorders
9:00 AM - 9:55 AM What's Eating You: Dealing With Food Allergy-related Anxiety 
Speaker: Melissa Tammy Korenblat-Hanin, ACSW, LCSW 


Session Primary Track: Food & Drug Allergy and GI Disorders
9:55 AM - 10:10 AM Refreshment Break 
10:10 AM - 11:05 AM Eosinophilic Esophagitis Management 
Speaker: Megan Ott Lewis, MSN, RN, CPNP 


Session Primary Track: Food & Drug Allergy and GI Disorders
11:05 AM - 12:00 PM Understanding Oral Immunotherapy and Its Application in Clinical Practice 
Speaker: Justin C. Greiwe, MD 


Session Primary Track: Food & Drug Allergy and GI Disorders
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM Questions and Discussion 
12:15 PM - 12:15 PM Adjourn for Lunch (on own) 
Exhibit Hall Open 9:45 AM - 4:00 PM  
Room: Halls C & D (2nd Floor), Hynes Convention Center
 
E-poster Presentations 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  
Room: Halls C & D (2nd Floor), Hynes Convention Center

Each e-poster has been assigned a specific presentation time in which the author will present their research from a dedicated presentation monitor and answer questions. The e-posters will be on display in Halls C & D (2nd Floor) of the Hynes Convention Center and open during normal exhibit hours.

The full e-poster schedule is avaible by downloading this session's handouts.

Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  
Room: Halls C & D (2nd Floor), Hynes Convention Center
 
Product Theaters 10:35 AM - 11:00 AM  
Room: Halls C & D (2nd Floor), Hynes Convention Center

These are commercial presentations conducted by exhibiting companies in specially constructed theaters on the exhibit floor. This year we will have two Product Theaters located in Halls C & D (2nd Floor) of the Hynes Convention Center, where a limited number of 25-minute and 55-minute sessions will be presented each day during the refreshment and lunch breaks. Product theaters are non-CME forums organized by industry and designed to enhance your learning experience.

Demystifying Early Introduction of Food to Prevent Food Allergy 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM  
Room: Auditorium (2nd Floor), Hynes Convention Center

Data and guidelines supporting early allergen (specifically peanut) introduction are new. These recommendations evolve former practice that supported either delay in peanut introduction (AAP, 2000), and then equipoise/no benefit in delay in the timing (AAP, 2008 and AAAAI 2013). Because the guidelines are new, there are no practical recommendations as to how to implement the new policy nor how to integrate an anticipated influx of referrals of high-risk infants requiring in-office peanut introduction into the office-based practice.

Format: Plenary Session
Session Primary Track: Food & Drug Allergy and GI Disorders
11:00 AM - 11:05 AM Welcome and Introductions 
11:05 AM - 11:30 AM The Scope of Dietary and Health Benefits Related to Early Peanut Introduction 
Speaker: Carina Venter, PhD, RD 
11:30 AM - 11:55 AM Implementation 101: Convincing Wary Caregivers, Colleagues and Staff of Why Early Introduction Works 
Speaker: David Robert Stukus, MD 
11:55 AM - 12:20 PM How to Work With Primary Care Providers to Identify High-risk Children for Referral 
Speaker: Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH 
12:20 PM - 12:30 PM Questions and Discussion 
12:30 PM - 12:30 PM Adjourn 
E-poster Presentations 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM  
Room: Halls C & D (2nd Floor), Hynes Convention Center

Each e-poster has been assigned a specific presentation time in which the author will present their research from a dedicated presentation monitor and answer questions. The e-posters will be on display in Halls C & D (2nd Floor) of the Hynes Convention Center and open during normal exhibit hours.

The full e-poster schedule is avaible by downloading this session's handouts.

Visit Exhibits (Lunch on own) 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM  
 
 
Doctors' Job Fair 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM  
Room: Hall A (1st Floor), Hynes Convention Center
 
Product Theaters 12:35 PM - 1:30 PM  
Room: Halls C & D (2nd Floor), Hynes Convention Center

These are commercial presentations conducted by exhibiting companies in specially constructed theaters on the exhibit floor. This year we will have two Product Theaters located in Halls C & D (2nd Floor) of the Hynes Convention Center, where a limited number of 25-minute and 55-minute sessions will be presented each day during the refreshment and lunch breaks. Product theaters are non-CME forums organized by industry and designed to enhance your learning experience.

Allied Health Professionals Workshops 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM  
 
 
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM AHP1 Beyond FEV1: Improve Your Spirometry Skills 
Speaker: Concettina Tolomeo, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC 
Speaker: Michelle R. Dickens, MSN RN FNP-C AE-C 

Format: Allied Health Professionals Workshops 
Session Primary Track: Asthma and Respiratory/Sleep Disorders
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM AHP2 Immunotherapy Guideline Update: Compliance With USP 797 and Office Compounding 
Speaker: Cheryl K. Bernstein, RN, BSN,CCRC 
Speaker: J Allen Meadows, MD 

Format: Allied Health Professionals Workshops 
Session Primary Track: Immunotherapy and Diagnostics
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM AHP3 Patient Education in a Fast-paced Allergy Office: Pearls From 60 Years of Practice 
Speaker: Mary Lou Hayden, RN,MSN,FNP-BC,AE-C 
Speaker: Kristen K. Welborn, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC 

Format: Allied Health Professionals Workshops 
Session Primary Track: Practice Management/Professional Issues
Emerging Concepts in Chronic Cough 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM  
Room: Auditorium (2nd Floor), Hynes Convention Center

There is a proposed paradigm shift in the diagnosis and treatment of adults with chronic cough. This paradigm moves away from the "anatomic" approach to the concept of "cough reflex hypersensitivity," where the main causation is a hypersensitive cough reflex with triggers from anatomic, neurogenic, and inflammatory sources.

Format: Plenary Session
Session Primary Track: Asthma and Respiratory/Sleep Disorders
1:30 PM - 1:55 PM The Search for the Human Cough Receptor(s) 
Speaker: Brendan Canning, PhD 
1:55 PM - 2:20 PM The Cough Hypersensitivity Syndrome: Diagnostic Approach to Chronic Cough in Adults 
Speaker: Jaclyn Smith, MD 
2:20 PM - 2:45 PM The New Therapeutic Approach to Chronic Cough in Adults: Treating the Cough Reflex 
Speaker: Peter Dicpinigaitis, MD 
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM Questions and Discussion 
3:00 PM - 3:00 PM Adjourn 
E-poster Presentations 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM  
Room: Halls C & D (2nd Floor), Hynes Convention Center

Each e-poster has been assigned a specific presentation time in which the author will present their research from a dedicated presentation monitor and answer questions. The e-posters will be on display in Halls C & D (2nd Floor) of the Hynes Convention Center and open during normal exhibit hours.

The full e-poster schedule is avaible by downloading this session's handouts.

Ice Cream and Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM  
Room: Halls C & D (2nd Floor), Hynes Convention Center

Supported by Aimmune Therapeutics

Product Theaters 3:05 PM - 3:30 PM  
Room: Halls C & D (2nd Floor), Hynes Convention Center

These are commercial presentations conducted by exhibiting companies in specially constructed theaters on the exhibit floor. This year we will have two Product Theaters located in Halls C & D (2nd Floor) of the Hynes Convention Center, where a limited number of 25-minute and 55-minute sessions will be presented each day during the refreshment and lunch breaks. Product theaters are non-CME forums organized by industry and designed to enhance your learning experience.

Allied Health Professionals Workshops 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM  
 
 
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM AHP4 Beyond FEV1: Improve Your Spirometry Skills 
Speaker: Concettina Tolomeo, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC 
Speaker: Michelle R. Dickens, MSN RN FNP-C AE-C 

Format: Allied Health Professionals Workshops
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM AHP5 Immunotherapy Guideline Update: Compliance With USP 797 and Office Compounding 
Speaker: J Allen Meadows, MD 
Speaker: Cheryl K. Bernstein, RN, BSN,CCRC 

Format: Allied Health Professionals Workshops
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM AHP6 Patient Education in a Fast-paced Allergy Office: Pearls From 60 Years of Practice 
Speaker: Mary Lou Hayden, RN,MSN,FNP-BC,AE-C 
Speaker: Kristen K. Welborn, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC 

Format: Allied Health Professionals Workshops 
Session Primary Track: Practice Management/Professional Issues
Should FeNO be Used in All Asthma Patients? 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM  
Room: 306, Hynes Convention Center

The evaluation of airway inflammation can be accomplished in office-based practice. The question of its benefit will be debated.

Format: Pro/Con Debate
Session Primary Track: Asthma and Respiratory/Sleep Disorders
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Con: Should FeNO be Used in All Asthma Patients? 
Speaker: Stephen P Peters, MD, PhD 
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Pro: Should FeNO be Used in All Asthma Patients? 
Speaker: Neal Jain, MD 
Conflict Resolution in Your GME Environment 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM  
Room: 302-304, Hynes Convention Center

This session will provide definitive steps for both the avoidance and resolution of personnel conflicts among GME colleagues and office staff in order to maximize the quality of the office environment and patient care.


Speaker: Mike Tankersley, MD 
Format: Program Directors' Educational Program
Session Primary Track: Practice Management/Professional Issues
Sleep-disordered Breathing in Patients With Allergy and Asthma 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM  
Room: Auditorium (2nd Floor), Hynes Convention Center

Sleep-disordered breathing is very common in patients with allergies and asthma, and it must be considered and evaluated by allergists.

Format: Symposium
Session Primary Track: Asthma and Respiratory/Sleep Disorders
3:30 PM - 3:35 PM Welcome and Introductions 
3:35 PM - 4:05 PM Sleep-disordered Breathing and Asthma 
Speaker: Samuel L. Friedlander, MD 
4:05 PM - 4:35 PM Sleep-disordered Breathing and Rhinitis 
Speaker: Timothy Craig, DO 
4:35 PM - 5:05 PM Sleep-disordered Breathing and the Allergist: New Evaluation and Treatments 
Speaker: James E. Mojica, MD 
5:05 PM - 5:30 PM Questions and Discussion 
5:30 PM - 5:30 PM Adjourn 
W8 Living With an Itch: Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM  
Room: 206, Hynes Convention Center

This presentation will include discussion of the causes of pruritis with and without a rash, systemic diseases that need to be considered, and the use of systemic agents, phototherapy, and "alternative" and "natural" medications for itch.


Speaker: Peter A. Lio, MD 
Speaker: Gil Yosipovitch, MD 
Format: Workshop: Case-based
Session Primary Track: Dermatology
W9 PBL: Masqueraders of Atopic Dermatitis 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM  
Room: 200, Hynes Convention Center

A problem-based learning (PBL) interactive case discussion will challenge the participants to discuss a case of a chronic rash, followed by an expert lecture, with photos of masqueraders of atopic dermatitis and the latest cutting-edge therapy.


Speaker: Ray S Davis, MD 
Speaker: Howard I. Maibach, MD 
Format: Workshop: Case-based
Session Primary Track: Dermatology
W10 Managing Severe Asthma in Adults and Children 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM  
Room: 210, Hynes Convention Center

This workshop will examine newer therapies and their appropriate use in treating severe asthma in adults and children. We will look at the endotypic and phenotypic characterization of severe asthma in children and adults and discuss appropriate therapy based on these classifications. Newer administration techniques, including intravenous treatment, will also be covered.


Speaker: Leonard Bacharier, MD 
Speaker: David Lang, MD 
Format: Workshop: Case-based
Session Primary Track: Asthma and Respiratory/Sleep Disorders
W11 PBL: Burden of Non-adherence in Asthma and Role of Shared Decision-making 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM  
Room: 204, Hynes Convention Center

The interactivity of the PBL case during the first hour allows for everyone to pick up pearls from each other on non-adherence. Content experts will summarize their expert knowledge with regard to the case using references and reinforce the most current guidelines/practice parameters for use in shared decision-making.


Speaker: Don Abram Bukstein, MD 
Speaker: Gary Steven, MD, PhD, FACAAI 
Format: Workshop: Case-based
Session Primary Track: Asthma and Respiratory/Sleep Disorders
W12 Advocacy Council 2017 Update on Coding: What You Need to Know 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM  
Room: 312, Hynes Convention Center

Coding is complex and errors can lead to underpayments or, worse, penalties. The Advocacy Council of ACAAI team will review coding issues important to allergists.


Speaker: Stephen Imbeau, MD 
Speaker: Gary N Gross, MD 
Format: Workshop: Case-based
Session Primary Track: Practice Management/Professional Issues
W13 PBL: Difficult Cases in Primary Immunodeficiency 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM  
Room: 300, Hynes Convention Center

Primary immunodeficiencies may present with more than frequent infections, thus presenting a diagnostic dilemma for clinicians. We will discuss cases of primary immunodeficiency with various presentations. In addition, patients frequently experience complications, such as autoimmunity. We will highlight some management strategies for some of these complications.


Speaker: John Michael Routes, MD 
Speaker: Lisa J Kobrynski, MD, MPH 
Format: Workshop: Case-based
Session Primary Track: Clinical Immunology and Autoimmune and Biologicals
W14 FPIES, EoE and Other GI Disorders: Gastroenterology and Allergy Viewpoint 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM  
Room: 311, Hynes Convention Center

This session will review common non-IgE-mediated food allergen conditions with gastrointestinal manifestations, including food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) and eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).


Speaker: Terri Faye Brown-Whitehorn, MD 
Speaker: Jenifer R. Lightdale, MD 
Format: Workshop: Case-based
Session Primary Track: Food & Drug Allergy and GI Disorders
26th Annual FIT Bowl Competition 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM  
Room: Ballroom BC (3rd Floor), Hynes Convention Center

Test your knowledge, sharpen your wits and join in the fun at the dynamic, fast-paced FIT Bowl!

Participating teams from training programs around the country will compete to answer a variety of serious (and not so serious) questions posed by an expert panel. In 2016, 31 teams from the US and Mexico participated at this popular game show.

Supported by Teva Respiratory

Alliance International Reception 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  
Room: Constitution Ballroom Salon A (2nd Floor), Sheraton Boston Hotel

International attendees are cordially invited to attend the Alliance International Reception hosted by the ACAAI Alliance.

Awards Ceremony 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM  
Room: Constitution Ballroom Salon B (2nd Floor), Sheraton Boston Hotel

The College invites all registrants to the ACAAI Awards Ceremony on Saturday at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. ACAAI will formally welcome our newly-approved Fellows and recognize the recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Fellow, International Distinguished Fellow, Distinguished Service, Clemens von Pirquet and Woman in Allergy, and Young Faculty Support awards. Finally, we’ll introduce this year’s recipient of the College’s prestigious Gold Headed Cane Award.

I. Welcome
Stephen A. Tilles, MD, FACAAI
ACAAI President
VI. Woman in Allergy Award
Stephen A. Tilles, MD, FACAAI
ACAAI President
II. Recognition of Newly-Elected Fellows
Bradley E. Chipps, MD, FACAAI
ACAAI President-elect
VII. Young Faculty Support Awards
Ira Finegold, MD, FACAAI
ACAAI Foundation President
III. Distinguished Fellow Awards
Stephen A. Tilles, MD, FACAAI
ACAAI President
VIII. Clemens von Pirquet Awards
Mrs. Charlotte Meadows
ACAAI Alliance President
IV. International Distinguished Fellow Award
Stephen A. Tilles, MD, FACAAI
ACAAI President
IX. Gold Headed Cane Award
Stephen A. Tilles, MD, FACAAI
ACAAI President
V. Distinguished Service Award
Stephen A. Tilles, MD, FACAAI
ACAAI President
 

Supported by Mylan

President's Welcome Reception 7:45 PM - 9:00 PM  
Room: Grand/Independence/Liberty Ballrooms, Sheraton Boston Hotel

All attendees are invited to the ACAAI President’s Welcome Reception, which will immediately follow the Awards Ceremony. It’s the perfect place to catch up with old friends, make new acquaintances and meet the ACAAI President, President-Elect and the Alliance President. Plan to join us for this fun-filled event.

Supported by Genentech, Inc. and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Non-CME Corporate Forums 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM  
 

Following the close of Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s scientific sessions, all registrants are invited to attend the special Corporate Forums at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. Corporate Forums are non-CME promotional symposia organized by industry and designed to enhance your educational experience.

Oct 29   
Anaphylaxis: Causes, Diagnosis and Management 6:30 AM - 8:15 AM  
Room: Ballroom BC (3rd Floor), Hynes Convention Center

This session will address best evidence as currently available to guide best practice. This session will also review available action plans and tools that can be utilized in the therapeutic plan for the patient.

Supported by an independent educational grant from Mylan

Format: Symposium
Session Primary Track: Rhinitis/Sinusitis/Ocular and Anaphylaxis
6:30 AM - 6:35 AM Welcome and Introductions 
6:35 AM - 7:00 AM Non-IgE Causes of Anaphylaxis 
Speaker: Larry Borish, MD 
7:00 AM - 7:25 AM Case Presentations: Diagnosis and Treatment of Anaphylaxis 
Speaker: Jay Adam Lieberman, MD 
7:25 AM - 7:50 AM Tools Available for Management of Anaphylaxis: Action Plans and More! 
Speaker: Julie Wang, MD 
7:50 AM - 8:15 AM Questions and Discussion 
8:15 AM - 8:15 AM Adjourn 
W15 Hands-on Session in Rhinolaryngoscopy 6:30 AM - 8:30 AM  
Room: 207, Hynes Convention Center

This workshop will provide attendees with the ability to describe the major anatomical structures of the nasal, pharyngeal and glottic areas as visualized during examination with the fiber-optic rhinolaryngoscope; describe variations of normal seen when participants examine one another in this hands-on session; and demonstrate the proper handling and initial skills needed to perform a comprehensive upper airway examination with a fiber-optic endoscope.


Speaker: Jerald Koepke 
Speaker: Seong Cho, MD 
Speaker: Grant C Olson, MD 
Speaker: Donald W Pulver, MD 
Speaker: Kevin R Murphy, MD 
Speaker: Andrew John Cooke 
Format: Workshop: Hands-on
Session Primary Track: Rhinitis/Sinusitis/Ocular and Anaphylaxis
S1 Severe Asthma: Where Biologics Fit 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM  
Room: 101, Hynes Convention Center

This session will review the definition of severe asthma, describe emerging biologics in the treatment algorithms surrounding severe asthma, and define the relevance of fungal infection in the lung and in severe asthma.


Speaker: Stephen P Peters, MD, PhD 
Speaker: Thomas B Casale, MD 
Format: Meet the Professor Breakfast Session
Session Primary Track: Asthma and Respiratory/Sleep Disorders
S2 New Approaches to Chronic Cough in Children and Adults 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM  
Room: 102, Hynes Convention Center

This session will discuss new concepts of causation of chronic cough and compare strategies for evaluation and treatment in children versus adults.


Speaker: Mandel R. Sher, MD 
Speaker: Alan B Goldsobel, MD 
Format: Meet the Professor Breakfast Session
Session Primary Track: Asthma and Respiratory/Sleep Disorders
S3 Breaking News: Assessing Fracture Risk and Preventing Fractures in the Steroid-treated Patient 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM  
Room: 103, Hynes Convention Center

Oral and high-dose inhaled corticosteroids can increase the risk of fractures. Physicians who frequently prescribe these medications for the treatment of asthma should include the assessment of fracture risk in the comprehensive and personalized care of their patients. This assessment can guide patient-specific management decisions to reduce fracture risk.


Speaker: Mervat Nassef, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI 
Speaker: Marcella Walker, MD 
Format: Meet the Professor Breakfast Session
Session Primary Track: Asthma and Respiratory/Sleep Disorders
S4 Hypereosinophilic Syndrome: Evaluation and Management 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM  
Room: 104, Hynes Convention Center

This session will be an interactive discussion focusing on challenges of diagnosing and managing hypereosinophilic syndrome. Participants will become familiar with an algorithm for evaluation and the options for treatment. New anti-IL-5 therapies are approved for treatment of asthma; however, in clinical trials, these have also been successful for hypereosinphilic syndrome.


Speaker: Sameer K. Mathur, MD, PhD 
Speaker: Princess Ogbogu, MD 
Format: Meet the Professor Breakfast Session
Session Primary Track: Clinical Immunology and Autoimmune and Biologicals
S5 Workup of Patient With Recurrent Infections: Lab Eval of Immunodeficiency and What to Do With Normal IgG Levels 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM  
Room: 107, Hynes Convention Center

This session will help attendees identify triggers that would prompt a primary immunodeficiency workup. It will also cover best practices for conducting a basic immune workup and interpreting the findings.


Speaker: Francisco A. Bonilla, MD, PhD 
Speaker: John Michael Routes, MD 
Format: Meet the Professor Breakfast Session
Session Primary Track: Clinical Immunology and Autoimmune and Biologicals
S6 Diagnostic Problems in Dermatology: Bring a Case and Ask the Experts 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM  
Room: 108, Hynes Convention Center

This session will review and discuss evaluation and management of common skin conditions.


Speaker: Peter A. Lio, MD 
Speaker: Marcella Rita Aquino, MD 
Format: Meet the Professor Breakfast Session
Session Primary Track: Dermatology
S7 Marijuana, Hookah, Vaping and Asthmatics 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM  
Room: 109, Hynes Convention Center

This workshop will review different mechanisms of reactions to hookah, marijuana and vaping, along with the influence of vaping on asthma. It should help sharpen participants' diagnostic skills for analyzing the reactions involved. Approaches to evaluation and management of clinical problems will be offered, including handouts and summary tables.


Speaker: Hannelore Augst Brucker, MD 
Speaker: David Reza Naimi, DO 
Format: Meet the Professor Breakfast Session
Session Primary Track: Environmental and Integrative Medicine
S8 Integrative Allergy: Tools for Taking an Integrative Medicine History and Resources 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM  
Room: 110, Hynes Convention Center

Many allergists are not knowledgeable about, and therefore uncomfortable addressing and discussing, CAM approaches with their inquiring patients. This session will review relevant literature, the effects and adverse effects of CAM, clinical vignettes, references and resources, and a new template for integrative history intake.


Speaker: Maeve O'Connor, MD 
Speaker: Gailen D. Marshall, MD, PhD 
Format: Meet the Professor Breakfast Session
Session Primary Track: Environmental and Integrative Medicine
S9 PBL: A Patient With Severe Eczema? 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM  
Room: 111, Hynes Convention Center

Following a PBL discussion of a case, an expert will discuss Practice Parameters on atopic dermatitis, including food testing, wet to dry wraps, potency of topical steroids and even anti-interleukin biologicals (which should be approved by then).


Speaker: Ray S Davis, MD 
Speaker: Donald Y. Leung, MD, PhD 
Format: Meet the Professor Breakfast Session
Session Primary Track: Food & Drug Allergy and GI Disorders
S10 Competing With Dr. Google: How Allergists Can Combat Misinformation and Misperceptions 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM  
Room: 200, Hynes Convention Center

70% of patients search online for information pertaining to their health, but misinformation is prevalent. In order to prepare themselves for these conversations, allergists need to understand the breadth of misconceptions their patients encounter, as well as develop strategies for having productive discussions in the office setting.


Speaker: David Robert Stukus, MD 
Speaker: Anne K. Ellis, MD, MSc, FRCPC 
Format: Meet the Professor Breakfast Session
Session Primary Track: Practice Management/Professional Issues
Alliance Hospitality Suite 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM  
Room: Republic Ballroom (2nd Floor), Sheraton Boston Hotel

Registered spouses and guests are invited to start the day with a visit to the hospitality suite. It’s a perfect way to connect with friends and meet new ones.

Allied Health Professionals Course 8:00 AM - 12:15 PM  
Room: 302-304, Hynes Convention Center
 
Format: Allied Health Professionals Course - Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:05 AM Welcome and Introductions 
8:05 AM - 9:00 AM Allergic Rhinitis Across the Spectrum: Presentation, Diagnostics and Treatment Options 
Speaker: Anne K. Ellis, MD, MSc, FRCPC 

Format: Allied Health Professionals Course - Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:55 AM Medication Adherence in COPD and Adult Asthma 
Speaker: Maureen George, PhD, RN, AE-C 
 
9:55 AM - 10:10 AM Refreshment Break 
10:10 AM - 11:05 AM Asthma Yardstick 
Speaker: Roxana Siles, MD, FACAAI 


Session Primary Track: Asthma and Respiratory/Sleep Disorders
11:05 AM - 12:00 PM Adverse Reactions to Vaccines 
Speaker: Dana V. Wallace, MD 
 
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM Questions and Discussion 
12:15 PM - 12:15 PM Adjourn 
Which T2 Biologic is Best Suited for GINA 4-5 Non-responders? 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM  
Room: Auditorium (2nd Floor), Hynes Convention Center

There are multiple biologics that have been approved for asthma. This session will explore the patient profiles that may predict a response to each agent.

Supported by an independent educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline

Format: Symposium
Session Primary Track: Asthma and Respiratory/Sleep Disorders
8:30 AM - 8:35 AM Welcome and Introductions 
8:35 AM - 9:00 AM Anti-IgE 
Speaker: Thomas B Casale, MD 
9:00 AM - 9:25 AM Anti-IL-5 
Speaker: Paul O'Byrne, MD 
9:25 AM - 9:50 AM Anti-IL 4-13 
Speaker: Elliot Israel, MD 
9:50 AM - 10:00 AM Questions and Discussion 
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM Adjourn 
E-poster Presentations 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM  
Room: Halls C & D (2nd Floor), Hynes Convention Center

Each e-poster has been assigned a specific presentation time in which the author will present their research from a dedicated presentation monitor and answer questions. The e-posters will be on display in Halls C & D (2nd Floor) of the Hynes Convention Center and open during normal exhibit hours.

The full e-poster schedule is avaible by downloading this session's handouts.

Exhibit Hall Open 9:45 AM - 2:00 PM  
Room: Halls C & D (2nd Floor), Hynes Convention Center
 
Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM  
Room: Halls C & D (2nd Floor), Hynes Convention Center
 
Product Theaters 10:05 AM - 10:30 AM  
Room: Halls C & D (2nd Floor), Hynes Convention Center

These are commercial presentations conducted by exhibiting companies in specially constructed theaters on the exhibit floor. This year we will have two Product Theaters located in Halls C & D (2nd Floor) of the Hynes Convention Center, where a limited number of 25-minute and 55-minute sessions will be presented each day during the refreshment and lunch breaks. Product theaters are non-CME forums organized by industry and designed to enhance your learning experience.

Bela Schick Lecture: The Future of Medicine and Allergy – Is it FINALLY a Brave New World? 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  
Room: Auditorium (2nd Floor), Hynes Convention Center

For years, we have been promised that changes in the way health care was delivered would revolutionize the way we practice medicine. We will review past promises and analyze if the “good old days” were really so good. We will look at lessons from the past to temper our expectations for the future. We will analyze challenges that allergists will face in implementing changes in the health care system including Alternative Payment Models and Accountable Care Organizations. 


Speaker: J Allen Meadows, MD 
Format: Other
Session Primary Track: Practice Management/Professional Issues
Regulatory Changes That Affect Allergists: USP 797; FDA Guidance, Etc. – What You Need to Do 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM  
Room: Auditorium (2nd Floor), Hynes Convention Center

This session is designed to help allergists understand how the regulatory changes impact their practices and what they need to do to comply.

Format: Plenary Session
Session Primary Track: Practice Management/Professional Issues
11:00 AM - 11:05 AM Welcome and Introductions 
11:05 AM - 11:30 AM Regulatory Changes That Affect Allergists: USP 797; FDA Guidance – What You Need to Do 
Speaker: James Lee Sublett, MD 
Speaker: J Allen Meadows, MD 
11:30 AM - 11:55 AM Revision of the Affordable Care Act 
Speaker: Bill Finerfrock 
11:55 AM - 12:20 PM MACRA, MIPs, APMs 
Speaker: Stephen Imbeau, MD 
12:20 PM - 12:30 PM Questions and Discussion 
12:30 PM - 12:30 PM Adjourn 
Visit Exhibits (Lunch on own) 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM  
 
 
E-poster Presentations 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM  
Room: Halls C & D (2nd Floor), Hynes Convention Center

Each e-poster has been assigned a specific presentation time in which the author will present their research from a dedicated presentation monitor and answer questions. The e-posters will be on display in Halls C & D (2nd Floor) of the Hynes Convention Center and open during normal exhibit hours.

The full e-poster schedule is avaible by downloading this session's handouts.

Fellows-in-Training/Allergy-Immunology Training Program Directors Sunday Luncheon 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM  
Room: Back Bay Ballroom Salons BCD (2nd Floor), Sheraton Boston Hotel

Supported by Teva Respiratory

Alliance Annual Business Meeting and Brunch 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM  
Room: Top of the Hub (52nd Floor), Prudential Tower

Active members of the Alliance are invited to attend the Annual Business Meeting and Brunch.

Product Theaters 12:35 PM - 1:30 PM  
Room: Halls C & D (2nd Floor), Hynes Convention Center

These are commercial presentations conducted by exhibiting companies in specially constructed theaters on the exhibit floor. This year we will have two Product Theaters located in Halls C & D (2nd Floor) of the Hynes Convention Center, where a limited number of 25-minute and 55-minute sessions will be presented each day during the refreshment and lunch breaks. Product theaters are non-CME forums organized by industry and designed to enhance your learning experience.

Can We Predict Severity Risk for Food Allergy? 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM  
Room: Auditorium (2nd Floor), Hynes Convention Center

This session will review biological and behavioral factors that may influence the risk for severe reactions and the evolution of the risk factors for developing allergy. Participants will discuss which factors may be modifiable and how this may affect management decisions.

Format: Symposium
Session Primary Track: Food & Drug Allergy and GI Disorders
1:30 PM - 1:35 PM Welcome and Introductions 
1:35 PM - 2:05 PM Severity in Food Allergy: Allergen and Host Factors 
Speaker: Julie Wang, MD 
2:05 PM - 2:35 PM Identifying Biological Markers of Severe Allergy 
Speaker: Wayne G Shreffler, MD, PhD 
2:35 PM - 3:05 PM The Evolution of the Child "At Risk" for the Development of Food Allergy 
Speaker: David Mark Fleischer, MD 
3:05 PM - 3:30 PM Questions and Discussion 
3:30 PM - 3:30 PM Adjourn 
Oral Abstracts 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM  
 

View the complete schedule of oral abstracts.

Format: Other
Refreshment Break 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM  
Room: 2nd & 3rd Floors, Hynes Convention Center
 
Current Controversies: Alternative Therapies in Asthma & Allergy Management: Vitamin D, Fish Oil and Prebiotics/Probiotics 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  
Room: 306, Hynes Convention Center

This new format will provide information regarding expected outcomes when alternative non-pharmacologic compounds are used and will explore the positive and negative effects of these supplements.


Speaker: Christina E. Ciaccio, MD, MSc 
Speaker: Gailen D. Marshall, MD, PhD 
Format: Other
Session Primary Track: Asthma and Respiratory/Sleep Disorders
The Asthmatic Who Does Not Qualify for a T2 Biologic: What Is Next? 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  
Room: Auditorium (2nd Floor), Hynes Convention Center

This session is designed to educate participants about issues that arise in managing patients with non-eosinophilic severe asthma and about different and newer therapeutic options. Issues regarding adherence are significant in all patients with asthma and particularly problematic in patients with severe asthma.

Supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Format: Symposium
Session Primary Track: Asthma and Respiratory/Sleep Disorders
4:00 PM - 4:05 PM Welcome and Introductions 
4:05 PM - 4:35 PM Treat Comorbidities and Address Adherence 
Speaker: Richard J. Martin, MD 
4:35 PM - 5:05 PM Current Therapy and Future Targets 
Speaker: Peter Barnes, FRS 
5:05 PM - 5:35 PM Bronchial Thermoplasty 
Speaker: Reynold A. Panettieri, MD 
5:35 PM - 6:00 PM Questions and Discussion 
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM Adjourn 
W16 Telehealth/Telemedicine 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  
Room: 202, Hynes Convention Center

The presentation will describe the appeal of on-demand visits and how practicing allergists can participate. In addition, the use of facilitated telemed visits will be described and demonstrated.


Speaker: Tania Elliott, MD 
Speaker: Jennifer Shih, MD 
Speaker: Jay M. Portnoy, MD 
Format: Workshop: Case-based
Session Primary Track: Practice Management/Professional Issues
W17 Smoking Cessation in an Allergy Practice: What's New and How To 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  
Room: 203, Hynes Convention Center

Allergists see numerous patients who have tobacco cessation needs. Learn what you can provide in your office.


Speaker: Chitra Dinakar, MD 
Speaker: Mark F Sands, MD, FCCP, FAAAAI 
Format: Workshop: Case-based
Session Primary Track: Population Health and Infectious Diseases/International Travel
W18 Skin Biopsy and Patch Testing for the Allergist: How to Perform and Interpret 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  
Room: 206, Hynes Convention Center

Participants in this session will learn to perform a skin biopsy, including which materials are needed and the optimal place to perform the biopsy. They will also learn how to load patch test chambers, and where and how to apply them to a patient's back.


Speaker: Marcella Rita Aquino, MD 
Speaker: Mark Davis-Lorton, MD 
Format: Workshop: Hands-on
Session Primary Track: Dermatology
W19 Great Masqueraders: Alternate Presentations of Primary Immunodeficiencies 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  
Room: 200, Hynes Convention Center

Immune deficiency and immune dysregulation may affect various organ systems; frequently, affected patients do not present with non-infectious manifestations. The clinician should be aware of these great masqueraders to recognize immunodeficiency states and treat them appropriately.


Speaker: Kathleen Sullivan, MD,PhD 
Speaker: Dominique Pichard, MD 
Format: Workshop: Case-based
Session Primary Track: Clinical Immunology and Autoimmune and Biologicals
W20 Drugs Gone Wild: Cutaneous Manifestations of Drug Allergy 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  
Room: 210, Hynes Convention Center

Cutaneous reactions are a common presentation of drug hypersensitivity reactions. This session will focus on key points in the recognition, evaluation and management of these reactions, using a case-based approach.


Speaker: Aleena Banerji, MD 
Speaker: Aidan A Long, MD 
Format: Workshop: Case-based
Session Primary Track: Food & Drug Allergy and GI Disorders
W21 Environmental Allergy: Indoor/Outdoor 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  
Room: 310, Hynes Convention Center

Environmental allergens are a significant driver of airway disease. Environmental pollutants modify the response to allergens and vice versa, leading to increased airway morbidity. Environmental factors also modify levels of allergens to which individuals are exposed. This session will describe the allergen/pollutant interactions in both indoor and outdoor settings, with attention to practical and policy measures which may mitigate environmentally-driven allergic disease.


Speaker: David Peden, MD 
Speaker: Elizabeth Matsui, MD 
Format: Workshop: Case-based
Session Primary Track: Environmental and Integrative Medicine
W22 Essentials in Becoming a Leader in Your Office 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  
Room: 311, Hynes Convention Center

This leadership workshop is designed to help physicians get ready to be leaders in their medical practice. Attendees will learn true leadership through role-playing, self-assessment tests and other leadership training scenarios. They will explore leadership roles as a manager, communicator, mentor and team member and develop individual leadership style for maximum impact. Attendees will learn practical techniques to shape their leadership messages to achieve results.


Speaker: Maureen M Petersen, MD 
Speaker: Taylor A. Banks, MD 
Format: Workshop: Case-based
Session Primary Track: Practice Management/Professional Issues
W23 Hands-on Session in Rhinolaryngoscopy – Intermediate/Advanced 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  
Room: 207, Hynes Convention Center

The following criteria must be met to qualify for participation in this workshop: 

  1. Have taken the Introductory Rhinolaryngoscopy Course at a prior meeting or have received similar training.
  2. Have a basic working knowledge of the nasal and laryngeal anatomy.
  3. Are familiar with the use of and have performed examinations with a flexible fiber-optic rhinoscope.
  4. Be willing to be examined by course participants.

Speaker: Jerald Koepke 
Speaker: Seong Cho, MD 
Speaker: Kevin R Murphy, MD 
Speaker: Donald W Pulver, MD 
Speaker: Andrew John Cooke 
Format: Workshop: Hands-on
Session Primary Track: Rhinitis/Sinusitis/Ocular and Anaphylaxis
W24 Advocacy Council Update on Legal/Regulatory Issues and the Alphabet Soup (USP, DASH, MACRA, MIPS and APMs) 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  
Room: 312, Hynes Convention Center

We will offer an up-to-date review of the latest developments regarding implementation of health care reform, as well as review strategies for the new quality reporting programs so that you can thrive, and not just survive, in 2018.


Speaker: James Michael Tracy, DO 
Speaker: J Allen Meadows, MD 
Format: Workshop: Case-based
Session Primary Track: Practice Management/Professional Issues
W25 PBL: Detailed Workup and Treatment of Chronic Urticaria 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  
Room: 204, Hynes Convention Center

Through the presentation of selected cases of chronic urticaria, participants will understand the appropriate evaluation of patients, the stepwise approach to the management and the utility of biologics. Active participation will be encouraged.


Speaker: Russell Settipane, MD 
Speaker: Thomas B Casale, MD 
Format: Workshop: Case-based
Session Primary Track: Dermatology
W26 Hot Topics in Pediatric Allergy: AAP/SOAI 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  
Room: 313, Hynes Convention Center

This workshop will review the areas of pediatric asthma and allergic diseases, focusing on recent hot topics.


Speaker: Todd A Mahr, MD 
Speaker: Anne-Marie A Irani, MD 
Format: Workshop: Case-based
Session Primary Track: Population Health and Infectious Diseases/International Travel
Non-CME Corporate Forums 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM  
 

Following the close of Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s scientific sessions, all registrants are invited to attend the special Corporate Forums at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. Corporate Forums are non-CME promotional symposia organized by industry and designed to enhance your educational experience.

Fundraiser Reception 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM  
Room: Grand Ballroom Foyer (2nd Floor), Sheraton Boston Hotel
 
Fundraiser Event 7:45 PM - 10:45 PM  
Room: Grand/Independence/Liberty Ballrooms, Sheraton Boston Hotel

Don’t miss this year’s fundraising event featuring Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., 2011 winner of “America’s Got Talent.” Tickets are available at $250 each (includes reception and dinner) or $55 for the performance only. The program will also feature a live auction where some fantastic items will be auctioned off to the highest bidders, with the proceeds going to the ACAAI Foundation. Tickets are required to attend the event.

  • 6:45 pm – Reception
  • 7:45 pm – Dinner
  • 9:00 pm – Doors open for “show only” ticket holders
  • 9:15 pm – Auction
  • 9:40 pm – Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. performance
Oct 30   
M1 Phenotype-based Approach for the Management of Preschool Episodic Wheezing and Asthma 6:30 AM - 7:45 AM  
Room: 101, Hynes Convention Center

Preschool children with episodic wheezing and asthma experience significant morbidity, mainly due to acute exacerbations. This seminar will review the results of recent clinical trials that investigated phenotype-based approaches for preschool asthma management. We will conclude with a suggested phenotype-based approach for the management of preschool episodic wheezing and asthma.


Speaker: Stanley J Szefler, MD 
Speaker: Avraham Beigelman, MD, MSCI 
Format: Meet the Professor Breakfast Session
Session Primary Track: Asthma and Respiratory/Sleep Disorders
M2 Immunodeficiency in Patients With COPD 6:30 AM - 7:45 AM  
Room: 102, Hynes Convention Center

This session will discuss the incidence of primary immunodeficiency in patients with frequent COPD exacerbations, in particular antibody deficiency disorders. The role and indications for an immune evaluation in patients with COPD exacerbations will be discussed. The role of prophylactic antibiotics and immunoglobulin replacement therapy will be examined. Practical aspects of treating patients with COPD in an allergy medical practice will also be reviewed.


Speaker: Antoine E. Azar, MD 
Speaker: Anil Nanda, MD 
Format: Meet the Professor Breakfast Session
Session Primary Track: Asthma and Respiratory/Sleep Disorders
M3 It Must Be Immunodeficiency, but the Immunoglobulins Are Normal! 6:30 AM - 7:45 AM  
Room: 103, Hynes Convention Center

Although antibody deficiencies are the most common primary immunodeficiency, there is a wide variety of additional defects that may present in a similar fashion. We will discuss the evaluation of patients with suspected immune deficiency in whom the serum immunoglobulins are normal.


Speaker: Richard L Wasserman, MD, PhD 
Speaker: Vivian Pilar Hernandez-Trujillo, MD 
Format: Meet the Professor Breakfast Session
Session Primary Track: Clinical Immunology and Autoimmune and Biologicals
M4 How to Deal With Orthopedic Implants 6:30 AM - 7:45 AM  
Room: 104, Hynes Convention Center

This session will focus on the common contact allergens that are encountered by medical devices and prostheses.


Speaker: Howard I. Maibach, MD 
Speaker: Sandra M. Gawchik, DO 
Format: Meet the Professor Breakfast Session
Session Primary Track: Dermatology
M5 Rush/Cluster IT: How to Implement in Your Practice 6:30 AM - 7:45 AM  
Room: 107, Hynes Convention Center

Rush and cluster immunotherapy buildup schedules are a treatment option to help patients achieve maintenance dosage sooner than traditional buildup schedules. This course will discuss the logistics of implementing rush/cluster immunotherapy schedules into your clinical practice.


Speaker: Michael Everett Manning, MD 
Speaker: James Wesley Sublett, MD, MPH 
Format: Meet the Professor Breakfast Session
Session Primary Track: Immunotherapy and Diagnostics
M6 Drug Allergy for the Practicing Allergist 6:30 AM - 7:45 AM  
Room: 108, Hynes Convention Center

We will review optimal strategies to evaluate patients presenting with drug allergies, including antibiotics and ASA/NSAIDs. This will include the role of skin testing using non-irritating skin test concentrations, drug challenges and desensitization. Current guidelines for management of drug allergy patients will be discussed.


Speaker: Aleena Banerji, MD 
Speaker: Aidan A Long, MD 
Format: Meet the Professor Breakfast Session
Session Primary Track: Food & Drug Allergy and GI Disorders
M7 Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease 6:30 AM - 7:45 AM  
Room: 109, Hynes Convention Center

This interactive session will focus on the diagnosis and management of eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases and the importance of interdisciplinary care of patients between gastroenterologists and dieticians.


Speaker: Julie Wang, MD 
Speaker: J. Andrew Bird, MD 
Format: Meet the Professor Breakfast Session
Session Primary Track: Food & Drug Allergy and GI Disorders
M8 How to Start a Center of Excellence: The Cough Center Experience 6:30 AM - 7:45 AM  
Room: 110, Hynes Convention Center

Learn the tools to develop a clinical center of excellence embedded in a practice, such as assessment and treatment protocols and internal and external marketing, including social media. Cough centers are the model, and we will present the concept of cough hypersensitivity in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic cough.


Speaker: William W Storms, MD 
Speaker: Mandel R. Sher, MD 
Format: Meet the Professor Breakfast Session
Session Primary Track: Practice Management/Professional Issues
M9 Mast Cell Activation Syndrome 6:30 AM - 7:45 AM  
Room: 111, Hynes Convention Center

This session will cover the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of mast cell-related diseases, including cutaneous mastocytosis, systemic mastocytosis and mast cell activation syndrome.


Speaker: Lawrence Schwartz, MD, PhD 
Speaker: Mariana C Castells, MD, PhD 
Format: Meet the Professor Breakfast Session
Session Primary Track: Rhinitis/Sinusitis/Ocular and Anaphylaxis
M10 Eosinophilic Conditions and the Allergist 6:30 AM - 7:45 AM  
Room: 200, Hynes Convention Center

In this session, we will discuss various eosinophilic diseases, from eosinophilic asthma and eosinophilic pneumonia to Churg Strauss syndrome and hypereosinophilic syndrome.


Speaker: Michael E. Wechsler, MD, MMSc 
Format: Meet the Professor Breakfast Session
Session Primary Track: Food & Drug Allergy and GI Disorders
Current Approaches for Treatment of Obstructive Lung Disease 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM  
Room: Auditorium (2nd Floor), Hynes Convention Center

This session will examine the evidence for treatment of obstructive lung disease.

Format: Plenary Session
Session Primary Track: Asthma and Respiratory/Sleep Disorders
8:00 AM - 8:05 AM Welcome and Introductions 
8:05 AM - 8:30 AM John P. McGovern Lecture: GINA 2017: How Will This Change My Practice? 
Speaker: Paul O'Byrne, MD 
8:30 AM - 8:55 AM GOLD 2017: How Will This Change My Practice? 
Speaker: Peter Barnes, FRS 
8:55 AM - 9:20 AM Data Sharing in the Context of Clinical Trials 
Speaker: Jeffrey Drazen, MD 
9:20 AM - 9:30 AM Questions and Discussion 
9:30 AM - 9:30 AM Adjourn 
Alliance Hospitality Suite 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM  
Room: Republic Ballroom (2nd Floor), Sheraton Boston Hotel

Registered spouses and guests are invited to start the day with a visit to the hospitality suite. It’s a perfect way to connect with friends and meet new ones.

Annual Business Meeting 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM  
Room: Auditorium (2nd Floor), Hynes Convention Center
I. Call to Order
Stephen A. Tilles, MD, FACAAI
VIII. Nominating Council Report and Election of Officers
James L. Sublett, MD, FACAAI
II. Approval of 2016 Minutes and Standing Rules
Stephen A. Tilles, MD, FACAAI
IX. Presentation of New Officers and Regents
Stephen A. Tilles, MD, FACAAI
III. Historian’s Report
Joseph A. Bellanti, MD, FACAAI
X. Installation of New President
Stephen A. Tilles, MD, FACAAI
IV. Foundation President’s Report
Ira Finegold, MD, FACAAI
XI. President’s Acceptance
Bradley E. Chipps, MD, FACAAI
V. Alliance President’s Address
Mrs. Charlotte Meadows
XII. Presentation to Outgoing President
Bradley E. Chipps, MD, FACAAI
VI. State of the College
Stephen A. Tilles, MD, FACAAI
XIII. New Business
Bradley E. Chipps, MD, FACAAI
VII. Recognition of Outgoing Regents
Stephen A. Tilles, MD, FACAAI
XIV. Adjournment
Bradley E. Chipps, MD, FACAAI
Immunology of Eczema: How to Best Address the Itch that Rashes Cause 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM  
Room: Auditorium (2nd Floor), Hynes Convention Center

Allergists are seeing patients from a variety of age groups who present with chronic pruritic dermatitis. Often the diagnosis is not eczema. It is important to become familiar with these masqueraders, their pathophysiology and treatment options.

Format: Symposium
Session Primary Track: Clinical Immunology and Autoimmune and Biologicals
10:30 AM - 10:35 AM Welcome and Introductions 
10:35 AM - 11:05 AM Immunology of Eczematous Dermatitis: How to Best Address It 
Speaker: Donald Y. Leung, MD, PhD 
11:05 AM - 11:35 AM Dealing With Chronic Scratchers: How to Best Address the Problem 
Speaker: Gil Yosipovitch, MD 
11:35 AM - 12:05 PM Skin Diseases in the Elderly 
Speaker: Luz Fonacier, MD 
12:05 PM - 12:30 PM Questions and Discussion 
12:30 PM - 12:30 PM Adjourn 
Lunch (on own) 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM  
 
 
W27 Immunotherapy 2017: SCIT, SLIT and More! 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM  
Room: 202, Hynes Convention Center

This workshop will cover the differences in therapeutic extracts and prescribing practices.


Speaker: John J Oppenheimer, MD 
Speaker: Jay M. Portnoy, MD 
Format: Workshop: Case-based
Session Primary Track: Immunotherapy and Diagnostics
W28 Treating Asthma and Allergic Disease in the Elderly Utilizing Precision Medicine 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM  
Room: 203, Hynes Convention Center

This session will identify the particular allergic conditions and describe the specific challenges in elderly care, and enable the audience to prescribe more clinically-effective treatment options for this population.  This activity will also discuss practical and everyday tips for delivering health care to this growing and important segment of the population.  


Speaker: Paula Busse, MD 
Speaker: Mauli B. Desai, MD 
Format: Workshop: Case-based
Session Primary Track: Asthma and Respiratory/Sleep Disorders
W29 Food Challenges in Practice: Safe and Simplified 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM  
Room: 206, Hynes Convention Center

This workshop will cover the methods of food challenge tests and the advantages and limitations of each, along with discussion of the preparation, administration and implementation of the oral food challenge results and specific issues in infants and adults.


Speaker: Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc 
Speaker: Rima A. Rachid, MD 
Format: Workshop: Case-based
Session Primary Track: Food & Drug Allergy and GI Disorders
W30 The Spectrum of COPD: The Disease and Comorbidities 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM  
Room: 210, Hynes Convention Center

This session will compare differences in the diagnosis and treatment of COPD versus asthma and examine the many comorbid conditions associated with COPD.


Speaker: Bartolome R Celli, MD 
Format: Workshop: Case-based
Session Primary Track: Asthma and Respiratory/Sleep Disorders
W31 Biologics in Atopic Dermatitis 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM  
Room: 310, Hynes Convention Center

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common chronic relapsing inflammatory skin disease that affects children, and adults. Current therapies used to achieve disease control include moisturization and/or topical corticosteroids and topical calcineurin inhibitors. Patients with moderate-to-severe AD often receive little benefit from these treatments. The only FDA-approved systemic treatment option for these patients is systemic steroids, due to its anti-inflammatory indication. Second line therapy, not approved by the FDA for AD yet, used by physicians for moderate to severe AD includes a host of immunosuppressants, which are not indicated for AD and may have serious adverse effects; or patients go untreated. New research on the immune pathogenesis of AD has paved the way for new, targeted, systemic therapies for AD. There is a need in the field to help clinicians understand how these new therapies might fit into the current treatment paradigm, as well as to provide them with practical recommendations for assessing AD severity, treatment response, and treatment failure.


Speaker: Luz Fonacier, MD 
Speaker: Lynda Schneider, MD 
Format: Workshop: Case-based
Session Primary Track: Dermatology
W32 Anaphylaxis: A Spectrum of Cases 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM  
Room: 311, Hynes Convention Center

This session will address the best evidence currently available to guide best practice and review unusual presentations, as well as cases of anaphylaxis that may prove more difficult to treat (e.g., concomitant beta-blocker use, pregnancy, etc.).


Speaker: Aleena Banerji, MD 
Speaker: Mariana C Castells, MD, PhD 
Format: Workshop: Case-based
Session Primary Track: Rhinitis/Sinusitis/Ocular and Anaphylaxis
W33 Facial Swelling: Lips and More 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM  
Room: 312, Hynes Convention Center

The allergist will be updated on current guideline approaches and therapies for angioedema. The evaluation and treatment of angioedema is changing. New treatments are available and allergists need to stay current in this area. Allergists need to be able to diagnose, evaluate and develop a treatment plan for patients with various types of angioedema.


Speaker: William R. Lumry, MD 
Speaker: Timothy Craig, DO 
Format: Workshop: Case-based
Session Primary Track: Dermatology
W34 Insect Allergy Update in Today's Complicated Beehive 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM  
Room: 313, Hynes Convention Center

This workshop will review the most recent practice parameters, update the parameters with recently published material, cover the diagnosis and treatment of insect sting allergy and emphasize any new information available.


Speaker: James Michael Tracy, DO 
Speaker: Theodore Monroe Freeman, MD 
Format: Workshop: Case-based
Session Primary Track: Rhinitis/Sinusitis/Ocular and Anaphylaxis
Oral Abstracts 1:00 PM - 3:15 PM  
 

View the complete schedule of oral abstracts.

Format: Other
Refreshment Break 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM  
Room: Auditorium Foyer (2nd Floor), Hynes Convention Center
 
What We Know: Non-infectious Complications of PID 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM  
Room: Auditorium (2nd Floor), Hynes Convention Center

Many primary immunodeficiencies present with signs and symptoms of immune dysregulation. We will highlight national data on non-infectious complications of PID and discuss the evaluation of patients. We will also present current information on the use of biologicals to treat specific immune deficiencies, as well as advances in this area.

Format: Plenary Session
Session Primary Track: Clinical Immunology and Autoimmune and Biologicals
3:30 PM - 3:35 PM Welcome and Introductions 
3:35 PM - 4:00 PM What We Know: Data From USIDNet on the Frequency of Non-infectious Complications of PID 
Speaker: Kathleen Sullivan, MD,PhD 
4:00 PM - 4:25 PM What We Need to Know: Evaluation of PID Patients With Immune Dysregulation 
Speaker: Troy Torgerson, MD, PhD 
4:25 PM - 4:50 PM Where Are We Going? Personalized Therapy for Monogeneic Immune Deficiency with Immune Dysregulation 
Speaker: Jennifer Leiding, MD 
4:50 PM - 5:00 PM Questions and Discussion 
5:00 PM - 5:00 PM Adjourn 
2017 Annual Scientific Meeting Adjourns 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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