Current Views in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology


CME ON-DEMAND

2017/Volume 45

Presented by
The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
and the Division of Professional and Community Education

Benefits
• Nationally recognized speakers
• Topics requested by participants
• Up to date, practical information
• Convenient and affordable
• Direct savings - no travel/hotel expenses
• Indirect savings - no loss of practice income
• PowerPoint slides for your use
• Physicians, nurses and other health care professionals can share the program
• In publication over 30 years

Enrollment
Participants enroll annually with the first lecture arriving in winter 2016. Programs are scheduled for distribution monthly. 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.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Current Views in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology is an independent study course offering six in-depth presentations covering current topics most frequently requested by enrollees.

Three options are available:
1. ON-LINE only
2. CD-ROM with storage case that includes:

• All six program CD-ROMs
• Online access password
• PowerPoint slides
• Audio for all disc players (car, stereo, computer)
• Compatible with Windows or Macintosh

3. Three-ring binder includes six CD-ROMs with all printed material and online access password.

Sharing Course Materials
You may share course materials with another enrollee who is registered at full price.  Physicians may enroll at the sharing rate of $245 per year and nurses and other health care professionals may enroll for $195 per year. To register at the sharing rate, please indicate on the registration form the name of the enrollee whose materials you will share. Individuals who register at the sharing rate will receive full credit for the course.  Online registration is not available for the sharing option enrollment--To enroll at the sharing rate, please call, fax or mail in your registration.

REGISTRATION FEE
Annual enrollment fees in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico are listed 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.

$345 On-line
$395 CD-ROM with storage case plus on-line access
$445 Notebook with printed material and CD-ROM plus on-line access
$245 Sharing physicians
$195 Sharing RNs, NP-PAs and Allied Health
$95 Individual programs on CDROM only (no credit awarded)

FOUR CONVENIENT WAYS TO REGISTER

  • REGISTER ONLINE NOW >>
  • Mail the REGISTRATION FORM>> with payment to: Division of Professional and Community Education, Augusta University, 1120 15th Street, Augusta, Georgia 30912
  • Fax the   REGISTRATION FORM>> with credit card payment to 706-721-4642.
  • Call the Division of Professional and Community Education at 706-721-3967 or 1- 800-221-6437

AUDIENCE
This course is designed for physicians and other health care professionals interested in current topics in the field of allergy, asthma and immunology.

Also For Your Library
Program materials from Current Views issues published prior to February 2015 may be purchased for $200 per unit of six programs or $50 per individual program.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE
The topics for Current Views in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology programs are suggested by enrollees. The suggestions are referred to our Advisory Board composed of the following nationally recognized experts.
William K. Dolen, M.D.*
Betty B. Wray, M.D. *
Dennis R. Ownby, M.D.
Saundra Turner, Ed.D., R.N.
Jeana Bush, M.D. Andrew Liu, M.D.

*Course Directors

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 competency and relates appropriate treatment strategies.


TOPICS

Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Contact Dermatitis in the Workplace

Allergen Extracts: Mixing or Compounding?

Emerging Therapies for Severe Asthma

Innovative Approaches to Food Desensitization

Idiopathic Angioedema

 


CREDIT
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 Division of Professional and Community Education at Augusta University is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the SC Nurses’ Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
18 contact hours

Other Health Care Professionals: This course includes 18 hours of instruction and completion of the entire activity is approved by the Division of Professional and Community Education at Augusta University for 18 Continuing Education Contact Hours, or 1.8 CEUs

Written examination questions will be included with each program. The exam answer sheet should be completed after each presentation and returned to the Augusta University Division of Professional and Community Education at the end of the enrollment period (December 31, 2017). Each examination will be graded and the test key will be uploaded to the web site for review by the participant. Enrollees must submit the completed examination answer sheet and the course evaluation form by December 31, 2017 to receive credit.

 

PARTICIPANTS' COMMENTS
“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.”



Special Needs

Augusta University Division of Professional and Community Education complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special services to support your participation in this continuing education activity, contact the program coordinator at 800-221-6437 or 706-721-3967.