American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
The theme of this year’s meeting was: “Proud of Our Past – Preparing for Our Future.” President-elect and program chair Stanley M. Fineman, MD, MBA, FACAAI, explained that the theme was chosen as “this year is the centennial anniversary of immunotherapy, and we also must have the tools to evolve into the future.” The meeting’s overall objectives included identifying major advances in key areas of cutting-edge research in immunologic mechanisms and allergic responses; demonstrating knowledge of basic processes linking molecular and cellular biology and genetics with allergic pathophysiology and immunodeficiency; evaluating the impact of new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies on health care costs and outcomes; among others.
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