13th Annual Asthma and Allergy Conference

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Friday, September 7, 2018 from 11:30 AM-7:30 PM & Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 7:00 AM-6:00 PM
Day 1:
Friday, September 7, 2018 at 11:30 AM until 07:00 PM
Day 2:
Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 07:00 AM until 06:00 PM
Location and Delivery Method ( view map )
Delivery Method
Location Name
Alyeska Resort
1000 Alberg Drive
State / Province
Zip / Postal Code
United States
Cost Range
$200.00 to $385.00 (depending on options)

Host And Instructor

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Alaska Chapter
to be determined


C.E. Credit for Physician - Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME): 15.00
Medical CMEs: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Alaska Regional Hospital and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Alaska Chapter. The Alaska Regional Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Providers can only be awarded credit for hours attended by the individual participant and documented by sign-in sheets. Participants can earn up to 15 CME or up to 15 nursing contact hours.
C.E. Credit for Nursing - Other Accrediting Body: 15.00
Nursing Credit: Nursing Contact Hours are being jointly provided by the Allergy Foundation of America and the Alaska Nurses Association (AaNA). The AaNA is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Providers can only be awarded credit for hours attended by the individual participant and documented by sign-in sheets. Participants can earn up to 15 CME or up to 15 nursing contact hours.

Training Overview Description


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
*respiratory therapists
*physician assistants
*advanced nurse practitioners
*asthma educators
*school nurses
*certified medical assistants and other caregivers for people with asthma and allergies


Conference Topics
Allergic Disease
*Drug Allergy
*Food Allergy Testing
*Insect Allergy
*Mast Cell Disease

Immune System
*Autoimmune 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

Pulmonary/Respiratory Disease
*Asthma Origins
*Interstitial Lung Disease
*School Based Asthma Management Program (SAMPRO)

Skin and Swelling
*Atopic Dermatitis
*Contact Dermatitis
*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

Event-specific Details

Registration Discounts and Deadlines
Save money by registering on or before August 6, 2018.

Alternative/Complementary medicine
Chronic Disease Management
Food Borne Disease
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Primary Care
Public Health Specialist
Health Educator
Environmental Health Specialist
Other Physician
Family Medicine Physician
Registered Nurse - CNS
Registered Nurse
Public Health Nurse
Nurse Educator
Nurse Anesthetist
Nurse Administrator
Licensed Practical Nurse
CNA/NA (Certified Nursing Assistant/Nursing Assistant)
Physician Assistant
Other Nurse Practitioner
Other Mid-Level Providers
NP - Women's Health
NP - Pediatric
NP - Family Practice
Respiratory Therapist

Registration Information


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
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 201927, Anchorage, AK 99520-1927
Phone Number: (907) 349-0637 or 1-800-651-4914
Email: aafaAlaska@gci.net
Fax: (907) 696-4810