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Regional Asthma,Allergy & Immunology Society
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1st Academic Conference 2020

March 25th, 2020 Bethesda Marriott

5151 Pooks Hill Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814

Monica Kraft,M.D.

Professor, Medicine     Chair, Department of Medicine
The Robert and Irene Flinn Endowed Chair of Medicine, UA College of Medicine – Tucson
Deputy Director, UA Health Sciences Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center


Reception at 6 pm, Dinner at 7 pm

Members only and invited guests only


February 19, 2020

Delegate early registration fee deadline


2nd Academic Conference 2020

May 20th, 2020 Virginia 


3rd Academic Conference 2020

September 23rd, 2020 Maryland 


4th Academic Conference 2020

December 2nd, 2010 Virginia 


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Biologics for the Management of Asthma

Recently, several new medications, known collectively as “biologics,” have been approved for the treatment of moderate-to-severe asthma. Biologics are unique in that they target a specific antibody, molecule, or cell involved in asthma. Because of this, they are known as “precision” or “personalized” therapy.


What is an allergist?

An allergist is trained to find the source of your symptoms, treat it and help you feel healthy. After earning a medical degree, the doctor must complete a three-year residency-training program in either internal medicine or pediatrics. Then, an allergist completes two or three more years of study in the field of asthma, allergy and immunology. Look for the allergist logo to find a doctor who is an expert in treating allergies and asthma.


Allergy Testing

During the first type of skin test, a drop of a suspected allergen is pricked on the surface of the skin. The test is performed on the back or forearm. Many suspected allergens are tested at the same time. If you are allergic to one of the tests, you will have redness and swelling at the test spot.

Choosing Wisely Campaign

Appropriate diagnosis and treatment of allergies require specific IgE testing (either skin or blood tests) based on the patient’s clinical history. The use of other tests or methods to diagnose allergies is unproven and can lead to inappropriate diagnosis and treatment. Appropriate diagnosis and treatment is both cost-effective and essential for optimal patient care.

What You Need to Know 
Before Choosing a Physician to Treat Your Allergies, Asthma, or  Immunology Concerns
  • Did you know that board certified allergists have completed 4 year of medical school, 3-4 years of residency training in pediatrics, internal medicine or both, then formal training in an academic fellowship program accredited by the ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education), which is solely dedicated to diagnosing and managing allergic disease, asthma and immunodeficiencies?

  •  After all this training, the allergist may then elect to achieve board certification from the American Board of Allergy & Immunology–the benchmark of expertise and professionalism in their field.

  • Following that many board certified allergists/immunologists elect to participate in ongoing “maintenance of board certification.”

  • This formal and lengthy education process is necessary to cultivate the expertise required to provide the highest-quality of care for patients with allergies and asthma. By achieving board certification, allergists demonstrate their commitment to excellence and expertise in their field, which translates to state-of-the-art, evidence-based care.

  • Check to see that your physician is Board Certified in Allergy & Immunology         https://www.abai.org/