2023 Educational Objectives
As of August 17, 2023.
To date, conference educational objectives are to recognize, discuss and debate the following (to be announced)
Allergy and Food Allergy
- Be familiar with the endotypes and phenotypes of chronic rhinosinusitis.
- Be familiar with the pathogenesis of chronic rhinosinusitis.
- Be familiar with evidence-based treatment for chronic rhinosinusitis.
- Discuss treatment for Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria without a clear allergic cause.
- Discuss early peanut introduction to prevent or mitigate severe peanut allergy.
- Understand SMART (single maintenance and reliever therapy) dosing for asthma.
- Discuss clinical approaches to patients with Allergic Contact Dermatitis (ACD), Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD) and Penicillin allerg.
- Identify general classifications of Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders (PID), also known as Inborn Errors of Immunity (IEI).
- Learn PID/IEI presenting features, basic diagnostics and management approaches.
- Explore mast cell complexity and capacity to release a broad range of active mediators with pro- and anti-inflammatory aspects implicated in complex pathology.
- Discuss the diverse pathology represented by mast cell disorders (MCDs), which may be primary, secondary to other diseases, and idiopathic.
Respiratory and Pulmonary Disease
- Examine unmet clinical and economic needs of patients with chronic cough and the burden on patient quality of life.
- Explore underlying causes of chronic cough and strategies to recognize patients with the condition.
- Review the clinical trial data regarding present and future treatment options for refractory chronic cough.
- Explore a treatment plan for patients with chronic cough considers the type of cough, comorbidities, cost and potential new therapies.
- Review the pathophysiology of asthma and biomarkers currently available.
- Be exposed to novel asthma therapeutic biologics being studied in clinical trials and molecules that might be targets for the future.
- Understand key data around the biologic agents currently approved for asthma therapy.
- Discuss potential of emerging treat-to-target strategy in severe asthma management.
- Describe the role and specific uses of common objective tests in evaluating dyspnea and asthma.
- Describe strengths and limits of nitric oxide, bronchial provocation and rhinoscopy testing.
- Be familiar with laryngeal pathologies that may complicate or may mimic asthma.
- Understand treatment of gastroesophageal or laryngopharyngeal reflux disease in asthma context.
- Understand treatment of postnasal drainage syndrome.
- Identify signs potentially inconsistent with asthma with suspicion for mimic diseases.
- Follow working differential or process for considering asthma mimics.
- Develop an evidence-based timeline for follow-up based on severity and symptoms.
- Understand the mechanism by which obesity causes airway collapse.
- Recognize severity criteria for sleep disorder breathing.
- Review the effects of, and patient selection criteria, for hypoglossal nerve stimulation.
Skin and Swelling
- Review common causes of angioedema in clinical practice.
- Distinguish histamine-driven presentations from bradykinin-based presentations (ACE-I, hereditary, acquired).
- Become familiar with diagnosis and therapeutic options for hereditary and acquired angioedema.
- Review current theories of pathogenesis, and the diagnostic approach, for chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU).
- Examine the stepwise approach to current CSU therapies.
- Differentiate Atopic Dermatitis from mimics such as scabies, transient acantholytic dermatosis, molluscum dermatitis and psoriasis.
- Identify clinical features and distribution that may suggest Cutaneous T cell Lymphoma.
- Understand how contact dermatitis can produce refractory dermatitis that may mimic atopic dermatitis.
- Identify features that facilitate diagnosis of dermatomyositis and lupus erythematosus.
- Review features of urticarial vasculitis that help the clinician recognize this process.
- Discuss cutaneous findings in ANCA positive vasculitis.
- Be knowledgeable about organizational and wellness initiatives for physicians.
- Discover and develop self-care approaches for personal wellness.