Current Views in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Current Views in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology is a multi-media course offering six in-depth presentations covering current topics most frequently requested by enrollees.
Three options are available:
This program is supported by an educational grant from Mylan Pharmaceuticals.
A Practical Outpatient Approach to Evaluating Patients with Suspected Immunodeficiency
Dr. John Sleasman
Objective:Evaluate patients with suspected immunodeficiency in the outpatient setting.
When a Cough Isn't Asthma or Reflux
Dr. Dennis Ledford
Objective: Differentially diagnose and treat coughs that are not results of asthma or reflux.
Respiratory Viruses and Asthma
Dr. Larry Borish
Objective: Examine the current translational research on how rhinoviruses and RSV trigger asthma.
Refractory Chronic Urticaria
Dr. Joshua Kennedy
Objective: Describe the diagnostic criteria for chronic urticaria and discuss the most common etiologies for this disease. Evaluate the usefulness of diagnostic testing in confirming the a=diagnosis of chronic urticaria. Incorporate into patient care new and evolving approaches to treat this disease, especially cases refractory to typical treatment options.
Food Challenges in the Office
Dr. Brian Vickery
Objective: Conduct outpatient food challenges in the office by developing a systematic approach and training staff to assist.
Severe Asthma in Children
Dr. Stanley Szefler
Objective: Examine an office-based approach to the child with severe asthma; including when to consult with an asthma center.
This course is designed for physicians and other health care professionals interested in current topics in the field of allergy, asthma and immunology.
Statement of Need
The tightly entwined world of allergy, asthma and immunologic disease affects approximately 30 million people in the United States. The NIH cites asthma among the most chronic conditions in the United States, with over 22 million sufferers and approximately 17 million hospital and clinic visits annually. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology reports that 70% of people suffering from asthma also suffer with allergies, with 10 million people suffering from allergic asthma. Asthma causes approximately 5,000 deaths each year. This course aims to improve quality of care by improving the competence of health care professionals. Each topic addresses a particular gap in physician knowledge and treatment strategies.
This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.
The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University designates this enduring material for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
For Nurses: The Augusta University Division of Continuing Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
18 contact hours
Other Health Care Professionals: This course offers 18 Continuing Education Contact Hours by the Augusta University.
Written examination questions will be included with each program. The exam answer sheet should be completed after each presentation and returned to Augusta University Division of Continuing Education at the end of the enrollment period. Each Examination will be graded and returned to the participant. Enrollees must submit the completed examination answer sheet and the course evaluation form by January 31, 2015 to receive credit.
Participants enroll annually. Programs are scheduled for distribution bimonthly. You may enroll at any time during the course year. Augusta University reserves the right to rearrange or change the schedule of programs if necessary.
Annual enrollment fees in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico are in the table below. Add $50 for locations other than the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Checks from outside the United States must be written for the specified fee in U.S. currency and drawn on a U.S. bank.
ON-LINE access via log-in/password
CD-ROM with storage case
Notebook with printed material and CD-ROM
Sharing RNs, NP-PAs and Allied Health
Individual programs on CDROM only (3 hrs CME each)
|“Excellent programs. Keep up the good work. The CME materials presented make outstanding references and are more up-to-date than textbooks on specific topics.“|
|“Amazing! Clinically speaking, I give it an A+.
Clear, good questions.”
|“A clinician's bible.“|
|“I have been enrolled in this program for the last 25 years. Your CME program is excellent!”|
|“Year to year, good quality CME.”|
|Philip H. Smith, M.D.||Jennifer Anderson, R.R.T.|
|Andrew H. Liu, M.D.||Robert E. Reisman, M.D.|
|William K. Dolen, M.D. *||Betty B. Wray, M.D.|
|Dennis R. Ownby, M.D.||Saundra Turner, Ed.D., R.N.|
|* Director of the Allergy-Immunology Training program at the Augusta University