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Fewer pediatric referrals today for asthma, AD than in ’98 A survey of pediatricians to re-evaluate attitudes toward allergy/immunology revealed that A/I is still misunderstood, according to a study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Referrals to allergist-immunologists for urticaria have increased, while referrals for asthma and atopic dermatitis patients are down from previous [...]

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President’s Message

Looking back and looking ahead During the past 11 months, it has been my pleasure to serve the College as president, be part of the great team assembled to move the College forward and address some of the great challenges that the specialty of allergy and immunology now faces. The College leadership has worked hard [...]

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Association News

Annual Meeting News   Who will sink, who will swim during the Great Raft Debate? A highlight at every ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting is the Great Raft Debate. This year is no different! Join your colleagues Saturday, Nov. 8, for a lively and informative discussion, “Allergy Epidemic: A Root Cause of Analysis.” The premise is [...]

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News & Views

What the College told the ABAI Finding that the ACGME was asking for comment on the ABAI proposal to allow changes to the requirements for the training of allergists, the College responded nimbly to the task. Inside of two weeks, we issued a blast email survey and an editorial concern in the August issue of [...]

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AMA Corner

Welcome to the AMA Corner managed and prepared by Alnoor A. Malick, MD, FACAAI, delegate to the AMA House of Delegates, to keep you abreast of important AMA news and developments impacting allergy-immunology. Three Sunshine Act questions you should know how to answer Physicians’ financial data under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, also known as [...]

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JCAAI Corner

Get ready for a great program at the Annual Scientific Meeting The ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting is rapidly approaching, and I am excited about the stellar meeting planned by James Sublett, MD, FACAAI, and the Program Committee. I wanted to highlight a few sessions in which the JCAAI is participating. First, the Town Hall Meeting, [...]

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Fellows-in-Training

October 2014 Review Questions: Janeway’s Immunobiology 8th Edition by Kenneth Murphy Chapter 14 (pages 571–606): Allergy and Allergic Diseases — prepared by Tara Shankar, MD, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and Andrew Nickels, MD, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education Chapter 15 (pages 611–663): Autoimmunity and Transplantation — prepared by Erin Kempe, MD, Ohio [...]

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