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AAAAI PodcastConversations from the World of Allergy

Our podcast series will use different formats to interview thought leaders from the world of allergy and immunology. This podcast is not intended to provide any individual medical advice to our listeners. We do hope that our conversations provide evidence-based information. Any questions pertaining to one’s own health should always be discussed with their personal physician. The AAAAI Find an Allergist is a useful tool to locate a listing of board-certified allergists in your area.





CMEEpisode 38: Asthma DisparitiesPerry

In this CME episode, Tamara T. Perry, MD, FAAAAI, discusses aspects of asthma prevalence, management, and prognosis—and how each are impacted by factors such as race and socioeconomic status. Listen now for an in-depth discussion of timely and important topics. 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ is available with this episode through 10/27/21. Click here to complete the assessment and claim credit. Also available in the above link are resources for professionals and patients. (October 28, 2020)

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CMEEpisode 37: Impact of Disparities on Food AllergyDavis

In this CME episode, Carla M. Davis, MD, FAAAAI, discusses the influence of race, gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic factors on various aspects of food allergy. This wide ranging conversation discusses multiple important areas, including how disparities impact prevalence, morbidity, quality of life, and access to services. 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ is available with this episode through 10/18/2021. Click here to complete the assessment and claim credit. Also available in the above link are resources for professionals and patients. (October 19, 2020)

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Episode 36: School Attendance, Asthma and COVID-19

ClarkLemanskeWith so many important aspects pertaining to a return to in-person learning, issues specific to asthma management inside the school setting are more important than ever. In this episode Robert Lemanske, Jr., MD, FAAAAI, and Liz Clark, MSN, RN, NCSN, FNASN, discuss recommendations for parents, schools, and healthcare professionals to consider this autumn. (September 21, 2020)

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Guidance on School Attendance, Asthma and COVID-19. (This document summarizes the overall recommendations for treating students with asthma at school during the ongoing pandemic.)
SAMPROTM Website
NASN Return to School Hygiene Videos


Episode 35: Seasonal Allergies, COVID-19, and the Common Cold: A Trifecta of Autumn OverlapDr. Ellis

Anne Ellis, MD, FRCPC, FAAAAI, offers excellent tips on how to tell the difference between three different causes of similar symptoms this autumn. Listen to this episode to learn practical advice on how to differentiate symptoms from seasonal allergies, the common cold, and COVID-19. (September 11, 2020)

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Episode 34: Management of Food Allergy in Schools During COVID-19Greenhawt

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced many new challenges into all of our lives, an impact magnified for children with food allergy who may be heading back to school. In this Hot Topics episode, food allergy expert Matthew J. Greenhawt, MD, MBA, MSc, FAAAAI, offers important information, tips and perspective for families and schools to consider in an effort to provide a safe environment for anyone with food allergies. (August 20, 2020)

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CMEEpisode 33: Anaphylaxis Update: What's New in the 2020 Practice ParameterShaker

In this CME episode, Marcus Shaker, MD, MS, FAAAAI, discusses the recently published anaphylaxis practice parameter. Listen now to learn about updates to the parameter and important discussion points surrounding biphasic anaphylaxis and use of steroids or antihistamines in the management of anaphylaxis. This is practical, thorough, and extremely useful for anyone who cares for patients at risk for anaphylaxis—and patients themselves. 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. is available with this episode through 8/11/2021. Click here to complete the assessment and claim credit. Also available in the above link are resources for professionals and patients. (August 12, 2020)

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Anaphylaxis Practice Parameter


Episode 32: Understanding COVID-19: A Deep Dive Into Risk Factors, Treatment, and Next StepsLipworth

Expert guest Brian Lipworth, MD, offers tremendous insight into the pathophysiology, treatment and current understanding of various aspects related to COVID-19. Why do some patients have more severe disease and what is actually happening inside their body? Do people with asthma and allergies need to worry or are they actually protected? Learn the answers to these questions and more by listening to this engaging and informative discussion. (July 24, 2020)

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Dr. Lipworth's Blog


Episode 31: 2020 AAAAI Practice Management WorkshopBansal

Priya J. Bansal, MD, FAAAAI, who is Chair of the Practice Management Workshop Planning Committee as well as Chair of the Practice Management Committee, discusses exciting details about this year's Practice Management Workshop agenda, including the virtual format, new topics related to COVID-19, and the benefits for allergists and their staff. (June 15, 2020)

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CME Episode 30: Clinician Wellness, Burnout, and Finding the Right Work-Life BalanceMosnaim

In this CME episode, Giselle S. Mosnaim, MD, MS, FAAAAI, discusses the factors associated with high rates of burnout for medical professionals. Listen in to learn great information and helpful tips to maintain wellness, which is especially pertinent during COVID-19. 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is available with this episode through 5/18/2021. Click here to complete the assessment and claim credit. Also available in the above link are resources for professionals and patients. (May 19, 2020)

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AAAAI Physician Wellness Toolkit


Episode 29: Impact of COVID-19 on Allergists and Their PatientsWilliams

The Chair of the AAAAI COVID-19 Response Task Force, Paul V. Williams, MD, FAAAAI, joins us to discuss how the pandemic has impacted the way allergy practices are caring for patients and important thoughts about how to resume operations. (May 7, 2020)

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Episode 28: Using Telemedicine to Provide Care for Allergic ConditionsShih

Telemedicine expert Jennifer Shih, MD, discusses practical elements of performing virtual visits. This conversation is filled with amazing tips for both patients and clinicians - a must listen for telemedicine novices or experienced users. (April 15, 2020)

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AAAAI Telemedicine Toolkit
AAAAI COVID-19 Advocacy
American Telemedicine Association


Episode 27: How to Manage a Pollen Tsunami in the Midst of a Global PandemicDr. Ellis

Listen to expert Anne Ellis, MD, FRCPC, FAAAAI, discuss management of spring pollen allergies and how this intersects with the current COVID-19 pandemic. This Hot Topics episode has tips for patients, allergists and all medical professionals. (April 7, 2020)

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Episode 26: Latest Update on COVID-19: What Physicians and Patients Need to KnowLuceyanesi

Two global health experts George Anesi, MD, MSCE, MBE, and Daniel Lucey, MD, MPH, discuss the most up to date information regarding COVID-19. Listen now to learn about preparedness and how this pandemic can specifically impact patients with asthma, allergies and immune deficiency. (March 16, 2020)

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Episode 25: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update: What Healthcare Professionals Graysonand Patients Need to Know

In this Hot Topics episode, virus expert Mitchell H. Grayson, MD, FAAAAI, discusses important information surrounding COVID-19, including how this can specifically impact patients with allergic conditions and asthma. A must listen for healthcare professionals and patients alike! (March 2, 2020)

While we continue to keep our resources up to date as information changes, it's important to note that as of April 4, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain, in addition to continuing physical distancing measures as much as possible. Please check back here often for more important updates.

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CMEEpisode 24: Oral Food ChallengesDr. Drew Bird

In this CME episode, J. Andrew Bird, MD, FAAAAI, discusses the recently published updated work group report on oral food challenges. Listen now to learn all about important updates surrounding the benefits of oral food challenges, psychosocial considerations for patients, and other practical aspects to consider for the day of the challenge. 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is available with this episode through 2/23/2021. Click here to complete the assessment and claim credit. Also available in the above link are resources for professionals and patients. (February 23, 2020)

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Episode 23: Palforzia: The First FDA Approved Treatment for Peanut AllergyDr. Drew Bird

Listen to this Hot Topics episode to hear food allergy expert J. Andrew Bird, MD, FAAAAI, discuss all of the important aspects to consider surrounding Palforzia, including risks, benefits, protocols and expected outcomes from treatment. (February 5, 2020)

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Episode 22: Planning for the 2020 AAAAI Annual MeetingChaplin 2020 Annual Meeting

David Chaplin, MD, PhD, FAAAAI, Chair of the AAAAI Annual Meeting Program Committee, gives an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the planning process and discusses exciting can't miss sessions coming up at the 2020 meeting. (January 22, 2020)

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CME Episode 21: Demystifying AnaphylaxisJay Lieberman-MD

In this CME episode, expert Jay A. Lieberman, MD, FAAAAI, discusses the diagnosis and management of anaphylaxis, a topic that generates a lot of confusion among both medical professionals and patients. While physicians can claim CME credit after listening, this conversation is suitable for all backgrounds and areas of interest, especially anyone with food, drug or venom allergies. 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is available with this episode through 1/12/2021. Click here to complete the assessment and claim credit. Also available in the above link are resources for professionals and patients. (January 12, 2020)

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Episode 20: AAAAI Presidential InitiativesLang

Listen to this personal and informative episode featuring current AAAAI President David M. Lang, MD, FAAAAI, as he discusses telemedicine, evidence-based medicine, and the importance of quality in healthcare. Dr. Lang also offers a behind-the-scenes look at his career, interests, and what it's like to spend a year as the President. (December 15, 2019)

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Episode 19: Winter Skin CareBansal

This patient-centered episode discusses a hot topic that affects many of us: dry, irritated skin during the cold winter months. Priya J. Bansal, MD, FAAAAI, offers a treasure trove of skin care tips to help anyone, including those with eczema, learn how to prevent their skin from becoming dry, cracked, or irritated this winter. (December 9, 2019)

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Episode 18: JACI: The Story Behind the Allergy Journal with the Highest Impact Factor Ballas

In this "Ask the Expert" episode, Zuhair Ballas, MD, FAAAAI, Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI), discusses how JACI has evolved to meet the interests of allergists, immunologists and the medical community. (November 13, 2019)

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Episode 17: Peanut Oral ImmunotherapyDr. Wang

In this episode, food allergy expert Julie Wang, MD, FAAAAI, discusses the hot topic of immunotherapy for peanut allergies. This episode covers information that will be useful for medical professionals and families alike. Listen now to learn more about the exciting research surrounding peanut immunotherapy, as well as important points to consider regarding risks, benefits, adverse effects and expected outcomes. (The CME offering has expired.) (October 23, 2019)

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Episode 16: Challenges with Asthma Management During PregnancySchatz

In this episode, Michael Schatz, MD, MS, FAAAAI, discusses the complicated issues surrounding how asthma can impact pregnancy. Listen now to learn all about medication safety, asthma monitoring and important research pertaining to pregnant women. (The CME offering has expired.) (October 1, 2019)

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Episode 15: Autumn Asthma ExacerbationsMatsui

In this episode targeted towards patients, the general public and healthcare professionals of all types, Elizabeth Matsui, MD, MHS, FAAAAI, discusses asthma attacks, triggers and management. This is a must listen episode for anyone who has asthma! (September 17, 2019)

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Episode 14: The Health Impacts of E-Cigs and VapingHernandez

In this episode, Michelle Hernandez, MD, FAAAAI, discusses the hot topic of e-cigarettes and vaping. Listen now to learn more about these devices, who is using them, how they're being marketed and the risks associated with use. Testing, especially which types of tests to consider, is covered in detail as well. (The CME offering has expired.) (September 17, 2019)

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Episode 13: Children with Recurrent Infections: What's Normal and When to WorryHernandez-Trujillo

In this episode, Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo, MD, FAAAAI, gives a primer on evaluating children who seem to be sick more than the average child. Spoiler alert: Before even thinking about testing, a detailed clinical history, comorbid conditions and environmental factors and a wide ranging differential diagnosis must all be considered. Testing, especially which types of tests to consider, is covered in detail as well. (The CME offering has expired.) (August 27, 2019)

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Episode 12: Insights into Peer Review and JACI: In PracticeSchatz

Michael Schatz, MD, MS, FAAAAI, the Editor-in-Chief for The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice joins us for a special Ask the Expert episode. Tune in to hear a rare behind-the-scenes look at how one of the leading allergy journals operates, as well as an interesting discussion surrounding peer review and open access. If you've ever written, reviewed, or read an article in a peer-reviewed journal, this episode is for you. (August 19, 2019)

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Episode 11: Using Biologics to Treat AsthmaCasale

In this episode, Thomas B. Casale, MD, FAAAAI, offers a comprehensive yet practical overview of the various biologic agents available to treat patients with asthma. If you have questions about how to choose the right patient or the right biologic, you'll want to listen! (The CME offering has expired.) (June 22, 2019)

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Episode 10: Marijuana, Asthma and Allergies: A Changing LandscapeSilvers Podcast

In this episode, expert William Silvers, MD, FAAAAI, discusses the evolving trends of marijuana use and its derivatives. From terminology to legalization and review of the evidence, this episode offers great insight into understanding how recreational and medicinal marijuana can impact those with asthma and allergies, as well as the increasing prevalence of allergic reactions to marijuana products. (The CME offering has expired.) (July 9, 2019)

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Episode 9: USP Chapter 797 Standards for Allergen Immunotherapy 

MurphyDo you have questions surrounding the new USP Chapter 797 standards and how this impacts the way allergists prepare immunotherapy injections? Andrew W. Murphy, MD, FAAAAI, breaks it all down in this episode and provides background, details about Chapter 797, and tips for implementation. (June 18, 2019)

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Episode 8: The Evolving Realm of Mobile Health TechnologyJariwala

In this episode, Sunit Jariwala, MD, FAAAAI, discusses the rapidly evolving field of mobile health. Among thousands of available applications, how can patients and medical providers know which to choose, which to trust, and how to optimize use? Listen to this episode to hear insight into the risks, benefits and adverse effects of mobile health technology for allergic conditions and asthma. (The CME offering has expired.) (June 10, 2019)

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Episode 7: Getting Ready for Summer with Food AllergiesSicherer

Do you have questions about traveling with food allergies, attending summer camp or dining at restaurants? Renowned food allergy expert Scott Sicherer, MD, FAAAAI, joins us in this patient centered-episode to discuss these issues and more. Tune in for some great tips! (May 14, 2019)

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Episode 6: All About Food Allergies: From Diagnosis to TreatmentDr. David Fleischer

Listen to food allergy expert David M. Fleischer, MD, FAAAAI, answer common questions pertaining to food allergy diagnosis, reactions, management and exciting research regarding treatment options. This episode covers many important areas of discussion and is ideal for patients, medical providers and anyone who is interested in learning more about food allergies. (April 15, 2019)

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Episode 5: Ask the Researcher: Delabeling Penicillin Allergy Through Oral ChallengesJerschow

Elina Jerschow, MD, FAAAAI, joins the podcast to discuss her latest research study. By giving amoxicillin to patients with a history of reported mild reactions to penicillin, Dr. Jerschow demonstrated that 97% of patients could safely receive penicillin again. This is a useful episode for allergists, primary care providers and anyone with their own suspected penicillin allergy. (March 24, 2019)

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Episode 4: Penicillin Allergies: Over-diagnosed and Under-addressedBlumenthal

Are you among the 10% of the population who report having a penicillin allergy? This patient centered episode discusses why 90% of those who report a penicillin allergy are not truly allergic. Listen to expert Kimberly G. Blumenthal, MD, MSc, FAAAAI, discuss the complicated reasons why penicillin allergies are over-reported and the many ways in which this can be addressed. This information packed episode is useful for patients, the general public and medical professionals. (February 10, 2019)

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Episode 3: Navigating the Holiday Season with Asthma and AllergiesGrayson

Travel, exposure to winter triggers and inconsistent use of medications can all cause asthma and allergy symptoms to flare around the holidays. In this patient-centered podcast, Mitchell H. Grayson, MD, FAAAAI, provides useful information and practical tips to make sure everyone's holiday season is filled with fun instead of sniffles. (December 9, 2018)

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Episode 2: James T. Li, MD, PhD, FAAAAI, Discusses the Risks and Benefits of Primatene MistDr. Jim Li

In this special Hot Topics episode, AAAAI Past President James T. Li, MD, FAAAAI, discusses the new Food and Drug Administration approval of over-the-counter Primatene Mist for treatment of mild, intermittent asthma. If you have asthma or questions about asthma medications, you won't want to miss this informative episode. Listen to hear Dr. Li discuss the issues surrounding why Primatene Mist was removed from the market, why it is now back and important information surrounding asthma management. (November 14, 2018)

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Episode 1: Reflections on the Shifting Paradigm Surrounding Food Allergy Diagnosis and Management with AAAAI President Robert A. Wood, MD, FAAAAI

WoodIn this inaugural episode, AAAAI President Robert A. Wood, MD, FAAAAI, discusses important aspects of food allergy diagnosis and management. He reviews important research breakthroughs over the past decade as well as areas of unmet needs. In discussing his presidential initiatives, Dr. Wood offers practical tips that allergists can immediately implement into practice. (October 23, 2018)

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All podcasts are moderated by AAAAI Social Media Medical Editor, David Stukus, MD, FAAAAI. Stukus received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his pediatric residency and chief residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, followed by his fellowship in allergy/immunology at the Cleveland Clinic. He practices at Nationwide Children’s Hospital where he serves as Director of the Complex Asthma Clinic, Director of Quality Improvement for the Division of Allergy and Immunology, and Co-Chair for the annual pediatric asthma conference.



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