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Peanut allergies are a major concern for parents with infants and small children. In this Clinical Coffee Break, Wayne Shreffler of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, takes a deeper dive into the recently published LEAP study, which examined the effects of peanut avoidance in infancy on the likelihood of children developing peanut allergies.


This talk will discuss adverse food reactions, both immunologic and non-immunologic. The session will focus on immunoglobulin E (IgE) mediated immune reactions. Along with discussing how to diagnose and treat food allergies, the faculty will review common food allergens in adults and risk factors associated with severe food allergies.

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National and international guidelines provide step-wise treatment plans to achieve good asthma control. But what should you do when your patient with asthma is not doing well despite treatment with guidelines-directed high-dose inhaled corticosteroids, a long-acting beta-agonist bronchodilator, and a leukotriene modifier? This activity will provide a systematic approach to thinking about the patient with difficult-to-control asthma and explore some novel therapeutic options to treat true therapy-resistant asthma.


Discuss how to improve understanding of current best practices in diagnosis of IgE and non-IgE mediated food allergy. Dr. Shreffler will go over strategies to raise awareness of the unmet needs in food allergy management. He will also discuss state of the research on food allergy treatment and the identification of surrogates for clinical efficacy.

very swollen hand

The aim of this program is to review hereditary angioedema (HAE) by discussing the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnostic workup, and treatment strategies. 


Get the latest updates on the new clinical practice guidelines for food allergies management by the NIAID. Learn about the definition of food allergy and how to differentiate between allergy and intolerance. The faculty will also discuss the management of acute and non-acute allergic reactions and review prevention strategies.

This program is designed to teach primary care providers how to diagnose and determine underlying causes of chronic urticaria (CU) and how to utilize current, evidence-based treatment recommendations for antihistamine-resistant cases of CU.

man with very swollen facial skin

In this webcast, Drs. Marc Riedl and Michael Manning instruct primary care providers on how to differentially diagnose hereditary angioedema (HAE), a potentially fatal swelling condition, from other more common forms of angioedema. They also review current guidelines for the management of HAE, including therapies for both treatment of acute attacks and long-term prophylaxis.


This activity will describe a condition called eosinophilic esophagitis which is an immune-mediated disorder of the esophagus with symptoms related to esophageal dysfunction and histology consistent with eosinophilic predominant inflammation. Dr. Gonsalves will review the epidemiology, clinical presentation, pathophysiology and treatment options for this condition.