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September 2016
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In the News
With EpiPen pricing in the headlines as children return to school—where they are away from their parents’ care—many media outlets have been covering the pricing situation as well as how to avoid an allergy or asthma attack at school.
News Briefs
Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Not Recommended for Upcoming Flu Season
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted that the nasal spray flu vaccine should not be used during the upcoming 2016-2017 flu season. Read more »
Help Students with Asthma Live Healthier Lives
Improving health and school-related outcomes for children with asthma requires integrated care coordination among families, clinicians and school nurses. To meet this need, the AAAAI is offering the School-based Asthma Management Program (SAMPRO™). Read more »
The Next AAAAI QCDR Webinar Is September 21. Did You Catch the Last One?
Find out what you missed during our last webinar on the AAAAI Quality Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) and attend our next one September 21. Read more »
Web Tips

Are Electronic Cigarettes Safe for Those With Allergies and Asthma?

Patients may think electronic cigarettes are better than regular tobacco products, but is this really true? Point your patients to a new article in the AAAAI Library that will provide all the facts they need on electronic cigarettes. This article is available in both English and Spanish.

From the President

Dear Colleagues,

One of my presidential initiatives is focused on facilitating development of the next generation of allergy/immunology educators and investigators. If we ignore this important task, the future of our specialty will be grim. Once again the words of Abraham Lincoln are very fitting: “The best way to predict your future is to create it.”

Since 1999, we have been working to create our specialty’s future through the AAAAI’s Chrysalis Project. Currently co-chaired by Wesley Burks, MD, FAAAAI, and Kimberly Risma, MD, PhD, FAAAAI, it aims to attract future generations to choose allergy/immunology—by introducing medical students and residents to the science and careers within the specialty.

To get a better sense of how the Chrysalis Project accomplishes this, I asked Wesley Burks to explain in more detail:

"The Chrysalis Project is centered on a unique three-day program that takes place at each AAAAI Annual Meeting. The 50 medical students or internal medicine and pediatric residents who are accepted for the 2017 Chrysalis Project will attend the 2017 Annual Meeting for free..."