Faculty

The WSAAI has assembled a world-class faculty for the 2018 Annual Meeting.  They include:
Cem Akin, MD, PhD

Cem Akin, MD, PhD

Session Topics
  • Review of Mast Cell Diseases and Management
  • Venom Hypersensitivity
Larry Borish, MD

Larry Borish, MD

Session Topics
  • Mast Cells:  How Did Such Nice Cells Get Such A Bad Rep?
  • Rhinovirus-Induced Asthma Exacerbations: How that Happens and Implications for Treatment
Mario Castro, MD, MPH, FCCP

Mario Castro, MD, MPH, FCCP

Session Topics
  • Asthma Hetereogeneity, Phenotypes and Endotypes – Choosing the Right Biologic for your Patient
  • New Directions in COPD, ACOS and the Chronic Airflow Obstruction Phenotype
Chitra Dinakar, MD

Chitra Dinakar, MD

Session Topics
  • E-Cigarettes and Effects on Health
  • Episodic vs. Continuous Use of Inhaled Steroids in Preschool Wheezing Children
Thomas Fleisher, MD

Thomas Fleisher, MD

Session Topics
  • Primary Immunodeficiencies: More than Just Recurrent Infections
  • The Diagnostic Work-Up of a Patient with a Primary Immunodeficiency Including the Role of Genomics That Can Translate into New Therapeutic Options
Jon M. Hanifin, MD

Jon M. Hanifin, MD

Session Topics
  • Diseases that Mimic Atopic Dermatitis – What the Allergist Should Look For

Rohit Katial, MD

Rohit Katial, MD

Session Topics
  • An Update on the Effects of Cannabis on Obstructive Airway Disease
  • Nasal Polyps: From eosinophils, T cells, platelets and IL-4 signaling
Amy Klion, MD

Amy Klion, MD

Session Topics
  • Eosinophilia: etiology, pathogenesis and differential diagnosis
  • New developments and novel therapies for the treatment of hypereosinophilic syndromes
Mark T. O’Hollaren, MD

Mark T. O’Hollaren, MD

Session Topics
  • Is it Time to Take Care of the Doctor? Why Recapturing the Joy of Medicine is Crucial for the Wellbeing of both Patients and Physicians?
  •  Increasing physician burnout: Is it the “Canary in the Coal Mine” for the US Healthcare System?
Robert A. Wood, MD

Robert A. Wood, MD

Session Topics
  • Natural History of Food Allergy
  • Current and Future Prospects for the Treatment of Food Allergy