ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
An AAFA-AK Chapter Undertaking
In 2006, the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), Alaska Chapter (AAFA-Alaska) organized its first Asthma & Allergy Conference. AAFA-Alaska is pleased to present its 13th Annual Alaska Asthma & Allergy Conference occurring September 7-8, 2018.
Directed by the AAFA-Alaska Board of Directors and supported by AAFA-Alaska Staff, an Organizing Committee forms annually to recruit expert presenters from Alaska and notable speakers from across the nation. The result is a two-day agenda packed with evidence-based research in asthma, allergy and immunology; current best practices; and recent advancements in the treatment and management of asthma and allergic disease. The conference goal to educate Alaskan health care providers — physicians specializing in pulmonology care, family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, and asthma, allergy and immunology, as well as nurses, respiratory therapists, dietitians, and other medical specialties — about asthma and allergy management.
The conference is among several programs underscoring AAFA-Alaska's mission:
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Alaska Chapter is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people affected by asthma and allergies through education, collaboration with community resources, support and research.
Who Should Attend?
Many medical care providers will benefit from this conference, including:
*family practice physicians
*advanced nurse practitioners
*certified medical assistants and other caregivers for people with asthma and allergies
*Food Allergy Testing
*Mast Cell Disease
*Allergy and Asthma Biomarkers and Biologics
*Immunology Case Studies and Challenges
*Primary or Secondary Immune Deficiency Clues
*Cannabis: Myths and Medicine
*Integrated Allergy and Asthma Management
*Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Year in Review
*Interstitial Lung Disease
*School Based Asthma Management Program (SAMPRO)
Skin and Swelling
*Hereditary Angioedema (HAE)
For more information about AAFA-Alaska, visit the chapter's website.
Retreat to Alyeska Resort
The 2018 Alaska Asthma & Allergy Conference will be held at the Alyeska Resort located at 1000 Alberg Drive in Girdwood, Alaska, a beautiful 40-mile drive southeast of Anchorage, along Turnagain Arm.
AAFA Alaska has negotiated a special room rate with the Alyeska Hotel: $199 + 12% tax + $10 resort fee. For reservations, call toll free 1-800-880-3880, or (907) 754-2111. To receive the special rate you must mention the Asthma & Allergy Foundation (AAFA) conference. The discounted room block is reserved through August 6. Space is limited, so reserve early. Alyeska amenities include:
Standard rooms come with TV, safe, refrigerator, robes/slippers, and daily newspaper
Pool, hot tub and fitness center
Trail system, tramway to 2300 feet, and many other recreational opportunities.
For more information on accommodations or to make reservations at Alyeska Resort, visit www.alyeskaresort.com
Registration Discounts and Deadlines
Save money by registering on or before August 6, 2018.
QUESTIONS? CONTACT US!
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America - Alaska Chapter
The Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, Alaska Chapter is coordinating the logistics of our conference. If you have questions about the conference registration process or host facility, please contact:
AAFA-Alaska Executive Director Dale Knutsen
P.O. Box 201927, Anchorage, AK 99520-1927
Phone Number: (907) 349-0637 or 1-800-651-4914
Fax: (907) 696-4810