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Alaska School Nurses Association

13th Asthma and Allergy Conference: Wheezin' Sneezin' and Itchin' in Alaska

Alyeska Resort
1000 Arlberg Avenue
Girdwood, AK 99587

Friday, September 7, 2018 at 11:30am AT - Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 6:00pm AT
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1000 Arlberg Avenue, Girdwood, AK 99587

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Register early and save, early bird discount by August 6, 2018.

Earn up to 15 CEs - Jointly provided by AAFA and AaNA, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

More information at http://conference.aafaalaska.com

This at-a-glance agenda is current as of April 27, 2018.

Friday, September 7, 2018 TIME ACTIVITY / TOPIC FACULTY
11:30 am Registration, ending at Noon; Exhibits open through 6:00 pm
11:55 am Conference Opening and Welcome Dr. Jeffrey Demain
SESSION 1 OPENING KEYNOTE - ASTHMA Moderator: Dr. Melinda Rathkopf
Noon When and How Does Asthma Begin? Dr. Rob Lemanske
12:45 pm Asthma and School Based Management Dr. Sujani Kakumanu
1:30 pm Questions and Answers Panel
2:00 pm 15-minute Break
SESSION 2 RESPIRATORY DISEASE Moderator: Dr. Teresa Neeno
2:15 pm Biomarkers and Biologics in Asthma Dr. Matt Altman
2:45 pm Integrative Allergy & Asthma Management Dr. William Silvers
3:30 pm Questions and Answers Panel
4:00 pm Half-hour Break with Snack
SESSION 3 IMMUNE CHALLENGES Moderator: Dr. Jeffrey Demain
4:30 pm Primary or Secondary Immune Deficiency:
What are the Clues?
Dr. Suzanne Skoda-Smith
5:15 pm Interesting Immune System Research
and Challenging Cases
Dr. Jamie Rosenthal
5:45 pm Questions and Answers Panel
6:15 pm Networking Break before Dinner
SESSION 4 KEYNOTE DINNER SYMPOSIUM AND AWARDS Moderators: Dr. Jeffrey Demain & Dale Knudsen
7:00 pm Dinner served at 7:00 pm. Program and Awards presentations end at 9:30 pm.
7:30 pm Keynote Address: Cannabis — Myths and Medicine Dr. William Silvers

Saturday, September 8, 2018 TIME ACTIVITY / TOPIC FACULTY
SESSION 5 BREAKFAST INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP / OPENING  
7:00 am School Based Asthma Management Program (SAMPRO): Connecting Asthma Management With Schools Drs. Rob Lemanske & Sujani Kakumanu
7:30 am Breakfast Service, ending at 8:30 am.
7:30 am Registration, ending at 8:00 am; Exhibits open through 4:45 pm.
7:55 am Opening and Welcome Dr. Jeffrey Demain
SESSION 6 MISBEHAVING MAST CELLS Moderator: Dr. Eric Meier
8:00 am Understanding the Mystery of Mast Cell Disease Dr. Marianna Castells
8:45 am Insect Allergy: New Understanding Dr. Jeffrey Demain
9:30 am Questions and Answers Panel
10:00 am 15-minute Break
SESSION 7 AUTOIMMUNE & BIOTHERAPEUTICS Moderators: Dr. Laura Moore
10:15 am Recognizing and Evaluating Autoimmune Disease Dr. Ryan Ragle
11:00 am Case Studies and Research Presentations Dr. TBA
11:30 pm Questions and Answers Panel
  LUNCH SYMPOSIUM (NON-CREDIT ACTIVITY) Moderator: Dr. Jeffrey Demain
Noon Build-Your-Own-Sandwich Lunch Buffet, served until 12:30 pm.
12:15 pm One-Hour Keynote: Atopic Dermatitis Dr. TBA
SESSION 8 ALLEREGIC DISEASE Moderator: Dr. April Arseneau
1:30 pm Drug Allergy Dr. Marianna Castells
2:15 pm Contact Dermatitis Dr. Kristina James
3:00 pm Questions and Answers Panel
3:30 pm Half-hour Beak with Snack
SESSION 9 WHAT'S NEW AND EXCITING Moderator: Dr. Jody Butto
4:00 pm Hives, Welts and Everything that Itches Dr. Eric Meier
4:30 pm Pearls and Pitfalls in Food Allergy Testing Dr. Melinda Rathkopf
5:30 pm Questions and Answers Panel
6:00 pm Conference Wrap-up / Evaluation / Needs Assessment Dr. Jeffrey Demain