Allergy Diagnostics & Allergen Immunotherapy Training

The Allergy Diagnostics & Allergen Immunotherapy Training Workshop gives medical practitioners the training they need to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with noncomplex, non-life-threatening allergies. Physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other medical professionals who are not board-certified in allergy and immunology will develop evidence-based skills, knowledge, and confidence in the field of allergy and immunology. This program was developed in collaboration with the University of Miami Division of Continuing & International Education and the Miller School of Medicine.

Participants will gain hands-on instruction from Miller School of Medicine clinical practitioners and faculty members. The instructors will include a board-certified Otolaryngologist with 30 years of experience in allergy testing and treatment, a family medicine physician who incorporates allergy and immunology into their practice, and other experts in the field.

Participants will earn a certificate of completion, issued from the University of Miami, demonstrating successful completion and mastery of the skill-based competencies taught within the program. 

The Academy of Allergy & Asthma in Primary Care endorses this program, which fits with its mission to support primary physicians in better managing their allergy-suffering patient populations.

This workshop will be offered via live-online and on-campus at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine campus, which is located in Miami, Florida.

Career and industry outlook

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. with an annual cost in excess of $18 billion, affecting more than 50 million Americans each year. Demand for practitioners in this field is growing, and board-certified allergists alone will not be able to meet that demand. This substantial need for allergy diagnosis and treatment, combined with the small number of board-certified allergists, is one of many reasons that noncomplex allergy treatment, like the treatment of many chronic conditions, is moving into primary care and pediatric offices.

At the same time, allergies are often contributing or co-present factors in conditions treated by other specialists, including dermatologists, pulmonologists, and otolaryngologists.

In addition, evidence shows that patient outcomes are improved, and medical costs are reduced through proper allergy diagnosis and improved access to management and treatment. Insurers, patients, and care managers are increasingly calling for noncomplex allergies to be treated in primary care, pediatric, and other non-traditional settings.

Disclosures: The planners and speakers for this activity disclosed no financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services have a direct bearing on the subject matter of these presentations.

Allergy Diagnostics & Allergen Immunotherapy Training

Starts : 3/13/2021 Ends : 3/13/2021
Meets on : Flexible
Time : Flexible
$500