Allergy and Clinical Immunology Update 2020

Allergy and Clinical Immunology Update 2020

#CPDallergy

Target Audience:

family physicians, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, nurses, residents & students

Course Format: Plenaries with time for Q&A. Participants attend all sessions.
  • Sep 26, 2020
Broadcast starts: 0815 AM PDT

Online from Vancouver BC

Overview

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The Division of Immunology and Allergy at St. Paul's Hospital, the Division of Immunology and Allergy at BC Children's Hospital and UBC CPD is excited to offer this popular conference in virtual form!  The robust agenda captures the most common allergy and immunology issues faced by family physicians in the clinical setting. Participants will hear from leaders in the field on topics such as food allergy, drug allergy, and immunodeficiency.  There will also be opportunites to network, engage and ask questions throughout the conference!   

 

Agenda

AGENDA and LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Learning objectives will be added/updated as they are received.

08:15–08:20 Connect onto Pheedloop  
08:20–08:30 Welcome & Opening Remarks Dr. Tiffany Wong
  Moderator: Dr. Tiffany Wong  
08:30–08:45 Overview of Basic Allergy Pathophysiology Dr. Scott Cameron
08:45–09:00

Does My Patient Need a Food Allergy Test?

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

1. Understand the symptoms of IgE-mediated food allergies 
2. Understand food allergy testing 
3. Determine when a patient needs an Allergy referral

Dr. Bahar Torabi
09:00–09:15

Non-IgE Mediated Food Allergy

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

1. Understand the key differentiating features between food protein-induced enteropathy, proctocolitis and enterocolitis syndrome. 
2. Describe the common food triggers, clinical course, and principles of management of the above conditions.

Dr. Joanne Yeung
09:15–09:30

Tips & Tricks for Managing Food Allergy in Kids

At the end of this lecture, the learner will be able to:

1. Identify key allergen dietary substitutions,
2. Provide tips for early introduction of allergenic foods
3. Gain resources for accessing dietician support

Brock Williams
09:30–09:45

Food Allergy Immunotherapy

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

1. Describe the safety and efficacy of various forms of food immunotherapy 
2. Discuss the current role of food immunotherapy in clinical practice

Dr. Edmond Chan
09:45–10:15 Panel Discussion All speakers above
10:15–10:30 Stretch Break  
  Moderator: Dr. Kyla Hildebrand  
10:30–10:45

Penicillin allergy from the Adult and Pediatric Perspectives

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

1. Review the classification of drug reactions
Understand the epidemiology and natural history of IgE mediated antibiotic allergy
2. Review the utility of skin testing and oral challenge in assessment of beta-lactam allergy
3. Stratify risk of patients with reported beta-lactam allergy and develop an approach to management.

Dr. Tiffany Wong &
Dr. Raymond Mak

10:50–11:05

Severe Cutaneous Adverse Drug Reactions

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

1. Recognize the red flag features of a severe cutaneous drug reaction
2. Identify the dermatological manifestations of severe cutaneous drug reactions
3. Understand the typical clinical presentation of 

   - Stevens Johnson Syndrome/TEN
   - DRESS
   - AGEP

Dr. Hasan Kular
11:05–11:20

Local Anesthetic Allergy

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

1. Understand the presentation of Type I and Type IV local anesthetic reactions. 
2. Develop an approach to managing patients with presumed local anesthetic allergies. 
3. Learn to distinguish vasovagal events from Type I anesthetic allergies.

Dr. Juan Camilo Ruiz
11:20–11:50 Panel Discussion All speakers above
11:50–12:45 Lunch Break  
  Moderator: Dr. Godfrey Lam  
12:45–13:00

Approach to Diagnostics in Primary Immunodeficiency

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

1. List the diagnostic tools available for evaluating primary immunodeficiencies 
2. Identify the indications and interpret the laboratory tools used in primary immunodeficiency

Dr. Catherine Biggs
13:00–13:15

CVID - Diagnosis and Management

At the end of this presentation, participants will:

1. Be aware of diagnostic criteria available for CVID (common variable immunodeficiency). 
2. Understand the key management strategies including monitoring and preventive measures that are important for these patients. 
3. Appreciate the multidisciplinary approach required for optimal management of these patients.

Dr. Persia Pourshahnazari
13:15–13:30

Accessing an Immunologist — COVID and Beyond

Dr. Kyla Hildebrand
13:30–13:45 Panel Discussion All speakers above
  Moderator: Dr. Persia Pourshahnazari  
13:45–14:00

Urticaria/ Angioedema

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

1. Develop a diagnostic algorithm for a patient presenting with urticaria/angioedema
2. Manage chronic spontaneous urticaria as per 2018 international guidelines

Dr. Godfrey Lam
14:00–14:15

Anaphylaxis — Recognition & Management

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

1. Understand the mechanism and common triggers for anaphylaxis 
2. Rapidly recognize presenting features of patients with anaphylaxis 
3. Confidently implement initial management of anaphylaxis

Dr. Amanda Jagdis
14:15–14:30

Mast Cells Disorders

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

1. Distinguish between the different forms of mast cell disorders 
2. Recognize clinical signs and symptoms that should prompt referral and assessment for mast cell disorders 
3. Review evidence based diagnostic assessment for mast cell disorders

Dr. Victoria Cook
14:30–14:45 Panel Discussion All speakers above
14:45–15:00 Stretch Break  
  Moderator: Dr. Raymond Mak  
15:00–15:15

Rhinitis update — Antihistamines and SLIT

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

1.  Identify antihistamine options available for patients and will understand prescribing best practices. 
2.  Be aware of SLIT (sublingual immunotherapy) options available for patients in Canada and how they are administered.

Dr. Persia Pourshahnazari
15:15–15:30

Accessing an Allergist — COVID and Beyond

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:​

1. Review the conditions that require referral to an allergist
2. Discuss the referral/triaging process to see an allergist at BC Children’s Hospital
3.Explore the changes being made during COVID-19
4.Discuss accessing oral immunotherapy (OIT) in BC
5.Review the RACE line

Dr. Stephanie Erdle
15:30–15:45

A&I Potpourri

The purpose of this session is to go over some interesting and rare cases and obtain useful clinical pearls and take home messages.

Dr. Joanne Yeung
15:45–16:00 Panel Discussion All speakers above
16:00–16:20

Assessment Quiz

At the end of this quiz, participants will be able to:

1. Review important points from today's topics 
2. Re-enforce new knowledge gained from the conference

Dr. Amin Kanani
16:20–16:30 Closing Remarks & Completion of Evaluations Dr. Raymond Mak
16:30 Conference Ends  

 

Key Speakers

Conference Co-chair

Raymond Mak, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Raymond Mak is an allergist who works in a variety of clinical settings practicing both hospital based and community allergy and seeing both pediatric and adult patients. He has a special interest in drug allergies and has been involved in establishing penicillin delabelling programs at Vancouver General Hospital, BC Women's and Children's hospital, the BC CDC and BCCA. 

Conference Co-chair

Tiffany Wong, MD, FRCPC

Tiffany Wong is a Pediatric Allergist and Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Paediatrics at the BC Children’s Hospital. Her primary areas of clinical interest are in drug allergy and quality improvement. She is the primary investigator and allergy lead for the BC Children's Hospital penicillin de-labeling program, a multidisciplinary collaboration working to remove unnecessary labels. Dr. Wong is the recipient of the Hudson Scholars Award which provides protected time for research and career development with a focus on clinical quality improvement. She has authored the Canadian Pediatrics Society Practice Point on Beta-lactam allergy in the paediatric population published in January 2020 and is working on Penicillin de-labeling guidelines for the province of British Columbia.

Planning Committee Member

 

Kyla J. Hildebrand, MD, FRCPC, MScCH (HPTE)

Dr. Kyla Hildebrand is a Pediatric Clinical Immunology and Allergy specialist and medical educator at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Division of Allergy & Immunology at the University of British Columbia and an investigator at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. Dr. Hildebrand is the 2020 recipient of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Donald R. Wilson Award for CanMEDS integration.

Planning Committee Member

 

Amin Kanani, MDCM, FRCPC

Dr. Amin Kanani is a Clinical Associate Professor in Medicine at the University of British Columbia and an attending physician in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at St. Paul’s Hospital. Dr. Kanani is the Past- President of the BC Society of Allergy and Immunology. He is current the Interim Program Director of the Clinical Immunology and Allergy training program at UBC. He has a clinical practice in Vancouver and Surrey.

Planning Committee Member

 

Robert Schellenberg, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Robert Schellenberg is an Internist and Allergist / Immunologist at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver and a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He is head of the division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in the Department of Medicine, UBC. He earned his medical degree from the University of Manitoba in 1971 and completed internship and residency at the U. of Manitoba Teaching Hospitals. He did further postdoctoral studies in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, concentrating on basic research in mechanisms of allergic mediator release.

Planning Committee Member

 

Sanja Avinashi, MD, CCFP

Dr. Sanja Avinashi obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Anatomy and Cell Biology, as well as her Medical Degree, at the University of Saskatchewan. Upon completion of her family medicine residency, she moved from her hometown of Saskatoon and lived and practiced in Alberta, Ontario, Nunavut and once again in Saskatchewan before finally settling down in Vancouver, BC. She practices full spectrum family medicine, providing care to prenatal patients, infants, children, adults and seniors. In her spare time, Dr. Avinashi enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her husband and children. 


 


 

Catherine Biggs, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Dipl ABAI. 

Dr. Biggs is a pediatric allergist and clinical immunologist who obtained her medical training at UBC followed by her pediatrics residency and allergy/immunology fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard medical school. She then completed an immunology research fellowship and MSc in with Dr. Stuart Turvey at the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute. Dr. Biggs is the medical lead for immunology at BC Children's Hospital and co-director of the Immunology Transition Clinic at St. Paul's Hospital. She is an holds a Michael Smith Health Professional-Investigator grant and is researching monogenic immune deficiencies in adolescents and adults.

Scott Cameron, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Dr. Scott Cameron is a pediatric allergist and clinical immunologist working in Victoria BC, where he lives with his wife and two school age children. He has an immunology focused PhD, and is a clinical instructor in the Division of Allergy and Immunology , in the Department of Pediatrics, UBC.

Edmond S. Chan MD, FRCPC, FAAAAI. 

Dr. Edmond S. Chan is a Pediatric Allergist, UBC Clinical Associate Professor, Clinical Investigator (BCCH Research Institute), and Head (UBC Division of Allergy & Immunology, BCCH), where he leads a food allergy research program. He has many peer-reviewed publications on food allergy on a wide range of topics including prevention, food immunotherapy, and anxiety. He is a co-author of several national/international guidelines on food allergy and eosinophilic esophagitis. He is on the Board of directors of the Canadian Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology and was a recipient of its Jerry Dolovich Award for excellence in clinical work, teaching, and research, and being a leader/role model in the specialty. He is on the Executive of the Canadian Paediatric Society’s Allergy Section. He is on Food Allergy Canada’s healthcare advisory board, and steering committee for Canada’s National Food Allergy Action Plan.

Victoria E Cook, MSc, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Victoria E. Cook is a Clinical Instructor with the Division of Allergy in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia. She completed her Allergy/Immunology training at UBC. She is passionate about innovation in health care, and the use of technology to empower patients to manage their health. She is co-creator of www.allergycheck.ca, an online tool for patients and parents concerned about food allergy. She works in Victoria as a community Clinical Immunologist and Allergist, and participates in several quality improvement initiatives with the Division of Allergy at BC Children’s Hospital, including an ongoing study on real world food oral immunotherapy safety and outcomes.

Stephanie Erdle MD FRCPC 

Dr. Stephanie Erdle completed her medical degree at the University of British Columbia, followed by pediatric residency at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She then went on to complete fellowship training in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at BC Children’s Hospital. She currently works at BC Children's Hospital as a pediatric allergist

Amanda Jagdis, MD, FRCPC, FAAAAI

Dr. Amanda Jagdis was born and raised in Victoria BC. She completed her MD and Internal Medicine residency at UBC Vancouver, followed by Clinical Immunology & Allergy subspecialty at University of Toronto. She moved home to Victoria to start her practice in 2014. Her clinical interests include asthma, allergic rhinitis, immune deficiency, drug allergy and all areas of a community allergy practice. She is a clinical instructor with UBC, and is the medical lead for the Subcutaneous Immune Globulin and C1 esterase inhibitor home infusion clinic at Royal Jubilee Hospital. When she is not at work, she enjoys keeping up to date with the latest research and spending time with her two young kids

Godfrey Lam, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Lam graduated from UBC medical school, and completed his allergy and clinical immunology fellowship in London. He works in Vancouver Coastal Allergy, a community allergy clinic in fairview. He is currently a clinical instructor of UBC department of medicine and on the executive board of the BC Society of Allergy and Immunology. His interests include food allergy and allergy immunotherapy.

Persia Pourshahnazari MD, FRCPC

Dr. Pourshahnazari is an allergist and clinical immunologist working out of Vancouver, BC. She cares for mainly adolescent and adult patients with a variety of hypersensitivity and immunodeficiency disorders. She enjoys teaching and is a clinical instructor at UBC. She is a member of the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Saint Paul's Hospital, where she is co-director of the Primary Immunodeficiency Transition clinic. She also has the privilege of providing outreach clinics to beautiful Haida Gwaii, BC

Juan Camilo Ruiz, MD, FRCPC.

Dr. Juan Ruiz is a recent graduate of the Allergy and Immunology program at the University of British Columbia. He has focused his clinical interest on immunology, drug allergies, and peri-operative anaphylaxis. During his fellowship time, he pioneered a multidisciplinary Peri-Operative Anaphylaxis Clinic (POAC) at Vancouver General Hospital, and he has become the Director of Operations.

Bahar Torabi, MD, FRCPC, MSc

Dr. Torabi is an allergist in North Vancouver. She completed her pediatric training at BC Children's Hospital and her Allergy/Immunology fellowship at Montreal Children's Hospital. She obtained her master's degree at McGill University where she studied the immune response in children undergoing milk oral immunotherapy. She is the president of the BC Society of Allergy and Immunology. She is a clinical instructor at UBC and she is very passionate about teaching.

Brock Williams, MSc, RD. PhD Candidate

Brock is a Registered Dietitian who specializes in pediatric nutrition. He is currently a Research Dietitian with the Division of Allergy and Immunology at BC Children's Hospital, and a PhD Candidate in Human Nutrition at the University of British Columbia

Joanne Yeung, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Joanne Yeung is a Clinical Instructor with the UBC Department of Pediatrics, and an associate member of the Department of Medicine. After medical school and pediatric residency at UBC, she completed a fellowship in Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology at McGill University. She is Past-President of the BC Society of Allergy and Immunology. Her practice is at the Vancouver Pediatric and Allergy Centre where she treats children and young adults, with her focus being new treatments in food allergy.

 

Cost

TUITION

ONLINE FEE 

EARLY by July 24

Physician

 $               200.00

 

Allied Health

$                 75.00

 

Resident/Student

   FREE (with proof of status)

MID by
Sept 2

Physician

 $               220.00

 

Allied Health

$                 95.00

 

Resident/Student

   FREE (with proof of status)

REGULAR

Physician

 $               240.00

 

Allied Health

$               115.00

 

Resident/Student

   FREE (with proof of status)

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