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October 2016
In the News
Last month, AAAAI promoted an article published by The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI) which outlined how school nurses, doctors and parents can work together to ensure the best care for children in school.

The AAAAI press release generated 114,574 total headline impressions. It was picked up online 203 times for a potential audience of 190,822,200.
News Briefs
Read the AAAAI’s Position Statement on Penicillin Allergy
The AAAAI has issued a position statement for the first time in nearly a decade with the goal of addressing the underutilization of penicillin allergy skin testing. Read more »
Late Breaking Abstract Submission Opens Soon
Late breaking abstract submission for the 2017 AAAAI Annual Meeting will begin October 31. Do you have cutting-edge research which was not available at the time of the regular abstract submission? Read more »
Get Ready for the 2017 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia
Registration is now open to AAAAI Fellows and will open to all AAAAI members October 19. Take a sneak peek at the meeting theme and find details about ways to save on travel. Read more »
Web Tips

Are Your Patients Asking about the 2016-2017 Flu Season?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) announced the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as the nasal spray flu vaccine, should not be used during the 2016-2017 flu season. To help start conversations with patients, the AAAAI has an article describing that while the nasal spray influenza vaccine is not recommended for the upcoming flu season, they still need their flu shot. This article is available in both English and Spanish.

Patients may also ask if they should get the flu shot if they have an egg allergy. You will be able to point them to a new video on this topic in the Video Library.

Wanted: Allergy-free Recipes for the AAAAI Website   
Allergy-free recipes are a popular item on social media and we are looking to add more yummy ideas to our collection. If you have any allergy-free recipes you share with your patients and would like to share them with the world, send them to

From the President

Dear Colleagues,

The continually evolving healthcare landscape we face demands that our specialty is agile and prepared to respond to a host of challenges. In fact, this need for agility and preparation was an impetus for why I focused my presidential initiatives around the theme of “Planning for Our Future.” You can revisit my four initiatives by clicking here.

Your AAAAI leadership recognizes there is strength in working together for the good of the specialty and our patients, which is why we have heightened our level of communication and collaboration with the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI). Allow me to briefly explain the ways we have done so.

First, we are holding monthly conference calls allowing our respective leaders to interact regularly and identify opportunities to cooperate in areas of mutual concern. We alternate hosting the call and setting the agenda with the understanding that the leadership of both organizations is focused on open communication and mutual respect. In addition, Bryan Martin, FAAAAI, FACAAI, the current ACAAI President, and I have regular one-on-one calls to share perspectives in areas of mutual concern.

Second, we are devoting time for joint leadership meetings at each organization’s Annual Meeting. The ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting is next month in San Francisco and I look forward to a productive discussion there. Looking ahead, we will also meet with ACAAI leaders at the 2017 AAAAI Annual Meeting in Atlanta...