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12/11/2019

Notes from the Chair: An Update from the 2019 ACAAI Meeting

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The ABAI was very busy at the 2019 American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI) meeting, held November, 7-11 in Houston, TX.

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11/26/2019

ABAI Board of Directors Fall Meeting 2019 - A Word from Dr. Nelson

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The ABAI Board of Directors fall meeting was held in Philadelphia October 18-19, 2019.

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10/24/2019

ABAI Board of Directors Annual Meeting

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ABAI’s Board of Directors met for their annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA, October 18-20, 2019. The occasion also marked the retirement of ABAI Chief Operating Officer Lawrence J. Vapniarek who served in that role for 14 years.

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8/26/2019

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Retirement Announcement

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Mr. Lawrence (“Larry”) Vapniarek will be retiring after 14 years serving as the Director of Operations and Chief Operating Officer of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI) on January 31, 2020.

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8/7/2019

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President's Message

Thank you again for the opportunity to serve as your new president. Today I would like to provide you some initial impressions following my first 6 months.

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6/14/2019

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Notes from the Chair: Theodore M. Freeman, MD

By now, everyone is familiar with the Continuous Assessment Program (CAP) Pilot.

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3/12/2019

CAP Articles - 2018 Block 1

The article list for CAP 2018 Block 1 is now available

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1/10/2019

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ABAI Welcomes Dr. Stokes to the Board

Jeffery R. Stokes, MD, serves as Professor of Pediatrics at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He obtained his BS and MD degrees from Kansas State University and University of Kansas Medical School, respectively. He completed two fellowships at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and Allergy/Immunology. He has been a co-investigator on numerous studies during his 20 years of practice, with 14 years at Creighton University Medical Center; while there, he had the responsibility of training over 20 Allergy/Immunology Fellows as Program Director.

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1/10/2019

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ABAI Welcomes Dr. Ogbogu to the Board

Princess Ogbogu, MD, is the Director of the Division of Allergy and Immunology at The Ohio State University,and Associate Professor of Medicine; she’s also Co-Training Program Director for the Allergy/Immunology fellowship at Ohio State as well. She attended Kent State University for her BS, and received her MD from Northeast Ohio Medical University.

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12/13/2018

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In Memoriam: William Thomas Shearer, M.D., Ph.D. 1937 - 2018

Former ABAI Director and Board Chair, William Thomas Shearer, M.D., Ph.D., 81, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at his home in Houston Texas after a courageous battle with a long medical illness. He will be remembered for his generous spirit and love of medicine, his family and his devoted spouse Lynn Des Prez.

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2/12/2018

ABAI Welcomes New Directors

The ABAI welcomed five new directors to serve on their BOD with terms starting on January 1, 2018. Read about the new directors: Mariana Castells, MD, PhD; Corinne Keet, MD, PhD; Aidan Long, MD; Wanda Phipatanakul, MD; Sarbjit Saini, MD.

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2/12/2018

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ABAI Staff Spotlight:

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Test Development Assistant

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12/18/2017

ABAI honors departing Directors

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In November 2017, the ABAI held its annual fall board meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. After two consecutive days filled with meetings, the directors were able to discuss and implement new and exciting changes to the MOC program that are coming up in 2018. The ABAI also bid farewell to the following directors; David I. Bernstein, MD; Joshua A. Boyce, MD; William K. Dolen, MD and Calman Prussin, MD, who have all served in multiple roles over their six-year terms on the Board.

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12/18/2017

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Dr. Irani recognized for service to the ABAI

In November 2017, the ABAI held its annual fall board meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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5/12/2017

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Notes from the Chair: David I. Bernstein, MD

I am honored and excited to serve as the Chair of ABAI Board of Directors during 2017

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5/11/2017

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ABAI Staff Spotlight:

Cecilia MacCormack
ABAI Computer, Database and Website Administrator

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1/23/2017

ABAI’s new Continuous Assessment Program unveiled in the January/February issue of JACI In Practice

An article published in the current issue of JACI In Practice outlines the changes that the ABAI is implementing to transform the current Part III Secure Exam into a continuous, primarily article-based model that offers more flexibility to diplomates and ongoing learning as hallmarks of a new pilot program.

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12/1/2016

Annual Meeting of the ABAI Board of Directors

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ABAI’s Board of Directors met for their annual meeting in Birmingham, AL, in the fall of 2016.

11/29/2016

Update on ABAI Maintenance of Certification Program

The Directors of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology have approved an updated Continuous Assessment Pilot Program that will be implemented in January of 2018. These changes will promote a continuous process for lifelong learning and self-assessment to keep skills clinically relevant and knowledge current in a rapidly changing practice environment. A survey in the spring of 2016 revealed that diplomates did not want to take a proctored, secure examination at an examination center with a high examination fee. Many diplomates also preferred a continuous assessment program and a higher annual fee in lieu of examination fee.

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11/29/2016

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ABAI Selects Michael R. Nelson, MD, PhD, as President Elect

PHILADELPHIA, PA – November 21, 2016 – The American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI), the entity overseeing the certification of physicians specializing in Allergy and Immunology announced that its Board of Directors has elected Michael R. Nelson, MD, PhD, as the organization’s president-elect. Dr. Nelson will begin his duties as President on January 1, 2019. He succeeds retiring President Stephen I. Wasserman, MD.

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10/20/2015

Welcome to the new ABAI website

The American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI) is pleased to introduce a fresh redesign of its website, www.abai.org, to serve its varied audiences.

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8/7/2015

ABAI offices are moving

I have exciting news regarding the ABAI office that I want to share with you. In med- September, the ABAI offices will be moving to a new location. The move will positively affect the ABAI in several ways. The current office, is located in an old building which is ranked as a Class C property in the historic district of the city. Services including security are provided by the building but are minimal. Our humble offices house six full-time staff in a small space that we have now outgrown.

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7/9/2015

ABAI Newsletter - Summer 2015 Published

The 2015 ABAI Annual Newsletter has been published can be viewed using the Annual Newsletter link to the left.

5/6/2015

ABAI License and CME Submission for MOC

At their recent meeting, the ABAI Directors voted to change the licensure and CME reporting requirements for program. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, diplomates are NO LONGER REQUIRED to submit copies of their medical licensecertificates annually. This means, you do not have to submit copies of your medical license(s) or CME certificatesABAI office. However, if you choose, you may continue to use the diplomate web portal as a repository to track yactivity with the continued capability of uploading your CME certificates should you choose to do so. However, the ABAI office will no longer upload copies of the CME certificates.

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