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March 2018
In the News
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) coordinated the publication of articles on the increased use of glucocorticoids to prevent asthma flare-ups in children with the 2018 AAAAI/WAO Joint Congress session 2306: NHLBI’s AsthmaNet Clinical Trial Results 2018.
News Briefs
Claim Your Credits from the 2018 AAAAI/WAO Joint Congress
Here’s how to get credit for all of the sessions you attended in Orlando. Read more »
Become a Deputy Editor for The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
The JACI is seeking one or more Deputy Editors for a three year term. Read more »
Venom Extracts Will Not Be Interrupted/Reduced
Hollister-Stier has provided evidence of their efforts to increase and improve their production of venom extracts and to minimize the chance of future shortages. Read more »
Web Tips

What is FeNO Testing?

Patients are starting to see more information about FeNO testing in the media and in turn they could be asking you questions. You can now point them to a new article in the Conditions & Treatment Library that answers what nitric oxide is, how it is measured and why it is measured. This article is available in both English and Spanish.

Chronic Cough Syndrome

With the onset of spring allergies, patients could potentially be complaining about a cough. The Conditions & Treatment Library now has a summary of chronic cough syndrome and explains symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and management. This article is available in both English and Spanish.

From the President
Robert A. Wood, MD, FAAAAI

Dear Colleagues,

It is a great honor to serve as your 2018-2019 AAAAI President. I recognize that not every member was present at the AAAAI Business Meeting in Orlando, therefore I wanted to provide some highlights from the inaugural address that I delivered there.

To give you a sense of my background, I was born January 17, 1956, in Clifton Springs, New York. I come from a fairly large family, including five sisters and two brothers. I attended the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, where I earned my undergraduate degree in 1978. From there I attended medical school at the University of Rochester, graduating in 1982.

The next stop in my career was the John Hopkins University School of Medicine. I completed both a three-year pediatrics residency—as well as an additional year serving as chief resident in pediatrics—and a pediatric allergy and immunology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 1988, I officially joined the Johns Hopkins faculty and it has been my home ever since, although I did spend my next 17 years splitting time between academics and private practice.