A Deeper Dive into the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergies
February 28, 2023
February 28, 2024
This activity is provided by Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Galderma.
- Physicians — maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- Nurses — 1.5 Contact Hours
- CA-BRN — 1.5 Contact Hours (0.25 pharmacology hour)
All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.
This activity was developed for pediatricians, primary care physicians, allergists/immunologists, emergency medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other clinicians who diagnose or treat patients with food allergies.
Food allergies are serious and potentially lifelong disorders that require most patients to adhere to strict elimination diets, which can lead to nutritional, psychosocial, and financial burdens for patients and families. In this modular continuing education series, Dr. Sandra Hong and Dr. Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn review clinical considerations across the spectrum of food allergy, providing a comprehensive overview for clinicians who encounter patients with food allergies. Concepts covered will include epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, anaphylaxis management, and emerging treatment options. Key clinical concepts, including diagnosis and treatment, will be tied together with expert insights on real-world clinical cases.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Employ diagnostic techniques that accurately differentiate food sensitivity from a food allergy
- Discuss the benefits and risks of oral immunotherapy (OIT) as treatment for food allergies
- Describe the efficacy and safety of emerging biologic treatments for food allergies
- Discuss the emotional, social, physical, and other burdens commonly associated with food allergy
- Develop a plan for a child with severe food allergies in the school setting
Sandra Hong, MD
Director, Food Allergy Center
Allergy and Clinical Immunology Department
Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
New York, New York
In support of improving patient care, Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower (Annenberg Center) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Physician Credit Designation
The Annenberg Center designates this education for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Annenberg Center designates this education for a maximum of 1.5 American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) contact hours, including 0.25 pharmacology hour.
Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13664, for 1.5 contact hours. To receive credit for education contact hours outside of the state of California, please check with your state board of registered nursing for reciprocity.
Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest
It is the policy of the Annenberg Center to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all programming. All individuals with the potential to impact the content of an accredited education activity are expected to identify and reference off-label product use and disclose relationships with ACCME-defined ineligible companies.
The Annenberg Center assesses relevant financial relationships with its instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CE activities. All relevant financial relationships that are identified are mitigated by the Annenberg Center for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity, and patient care recommendations. The Annenberg Center is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.
- Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn, MD
- Consultant: Aimmune, Aquestive, Nestlé
- Research Support: Aimmune, Alladapt Therapeutics, DBV Technologies, Nutricia Danone, Regeneron, Siolta Therapeutics
- Speakers Bureau: Nestlé, Nutricia Danone, Thermo Fisher
Sandra Hong, MD, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Additional content planners
The following have no relevant financial relationship to disclose:
Eugene Cullen, MD (Peer Reviewer)
Amber Lea Lambert, MSN, FNP-C, DNP (Nurse Planner)
Jessica Martin, PhD (Medical Writer)
Instructions for Participation and Credit
This activity is an online enduring material. Successful completion is achieved by reading and/or viewing the materials, reflecting on its implications in your practice, and completing the assessment component.
Certificates will be emailed to the participant.
Course Viewing Requirements
Internet Explorer 8.0+ for Windows 2003, Vista, XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and above
Google Chrome 28.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Mozilla Firefox 23.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Safari 6.0+ for Mac OSX 10.7 and above
Supported Phones & Tablets:
Android 4.0.3 and above
iPhone/iPad with iOS 6.1 or above
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
The faculty for this activity has disclosed that there will be discussion about the use of products for non-FDA approved applications.
The ideas and opinions presented in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Annenberg Center and/or its agents. As in all educational activities, we encourage practitioners to use their own judgment in treating and addressing the needs of each individual patient, taking into account that patient’s unique clinical situation. The Annenberg Center disclaims all liability and cannot be held responsible for any problems that may arise from participating in this activity or following treatment recommendations presented.
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