Allergy and Immunology for PCPs
7-Night Hawaii Cruise Conference
Round-trip Honolulu, Oahu
August 4 - 11, 2018
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Director, Asthma Clinical Research Center
Boston Children's Hospital
Asthma, Allergy and Immunology
Wanda Phipatanakul, MD, MS, has dedicated much of her career to clinical research aimed at reducing and preventing asthma and allergic diseases in children, particularly inner-city children. She directs the Asthma Clinical Research Center at Boston Children's Hospital and is a Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.
Originally from St. Louis, she earned her medical degree from Loma Linda University and completed her residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles in 1997. After a fellowship in immunology at Johns Hopkins University, she joined the faculty in the Division of Immunology and Allergy at Boston Children's and Harvard Medical School, where she has remained for the past 18 years. She holds a Master of Science in clinical epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Phipatanakul has built a deep network of community relationships, and she conducts both school- and home-based asthma studies with inner-city children. From there, she leads a comprehensive National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded school-based environmental trial, the School Inner-City Asthma Intervention Study and was recently awarded a new NHLBI R01 comprehensively evaluating environmental exposures and sleep disordered breathing in children.
Dr. Phipatanakul is also the Boston pediatric principal investigator for the NHLBI AsthmaNet and the Severe Asthma Research Program and the PreCISE network. She is also the Boston site PI for a multicenter primary asthma prevention study evaluating killed bacterial lysate in babies, a vitamin D trial in school aged children with asthma, and the overall PI for a NIAID funded, nationwide, multicenter asthma prevention study evaluating omalizumab (anti-IgE) in preventing the allergic asthma march in allergic, wheezing toddlers. She has authored 180 publications in scientific journals, including JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine and has had continuous NIH funding for 15 years. She was recently elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation.
Jay Portnoy, MD
Allergist in the Division of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Medical Director, Telemedicine, Dept of Medical Informatics and Telemedicine
Professor of Pediatrics, UMKC School of Medicine
Children's Mercy- Kansas City
Dr. Jay Portnoy is an allergist in the Division of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and he is the Medical Director of Telemedicine at Children's Mercy-Kansas City and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He received his medical degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and he did his pediatric residency at the Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City and his Allergy fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Following that he returned to Children's Mercy Hospital.
Dr. Portnoy has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals involving asthma disease management, environmental control and mold allergy. More recently he has been involved in use of Telemedicine to deliver patient care and in evidence-based medicine. He founded the UMKC School of Medicine allergy program and directed it from 1997-2006.
Dr. Portnoy served as President of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology in 2008 and he currently serves on numerous committees both of the American College and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. He also is Chair of MOC for the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and he serves on the FDA advisory panel for allergenic extracts.
Dr. Portnoy lives in Overland Park Kansas with his wife and 2 cats. Fortunately, neither are cat-allergic.
Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.
- Updates on strategies to reduce and prevent asthma with consideration of practice guidelines in management
- Appreciate the signs and symptoms of rhinitis due to allergies and acute and chronic sinusitis with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment.
- Allergy Shots/ Sublingual Immunotherapy
- Learn about allergy shots and sublingual immunotherapy and indications for its use and how they may be given safely
- Environmental and Occupational Allergenic Triggers
- Provide appropriate testing and counseling to patients with suspected environmental and occupational triggers for disease
- Food Allergy
- Determine whether a patient has food allergy, perform and interpret appropriate allergy tests, and provide a management plan for patients with food allergy.
- Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema
- Manage atopic dermatitis, based upon better knowledge of a complex chronic skin disorders.
- Recognize the severity of anaphylaxis and the causes.
- Prevention of allergies
- Evaluation of recurrent infections- Problem-based learning
- Drug allergy
- Contact dermatitis
Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .
Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.
US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.
Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.
Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.
Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
|DATE||PORT OF CALL||ARRIVE||DEPART|
|Sat Aug 04||Honolulu, Hawaii
Lectures: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Sun Aug 05||Kahului, Maui (Overnight)
|Mon Aug 06||Kahului, Maui
|Tue Aug 07||Hilo, Hawaii
|8:00 am||6:00 pm|
|Wed Aug 08||Kona, Hawaii
|7:00 am||5:30 pm|
|Thu Aug 09||Nawiliwili, Kauai (overnight)
|Fri Aug 10||Nawiliwili, Kauai
Lectures: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Sat Aug 11||Honolulu, Hawaii
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.