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Letter from President 2015-2016

As summer comes to an end, we are all set to enhance our knowledge in allergy and immunology to better serve our patients. This year, we have some great speakers lined up for our meeting on October 1st.

We have two Dermatologists, Luz Foncier, MD from Rheumatoid Arthritis Center, Mineola, NY and Peter Lio, MD, Medical Dermatology Associates, Chicago, IL who will be speaking on “Dermatology for the Allergists” – this will be hands on learning of doing skin biopsy.

Also, we have our very own Paul Greenberger, MD from Northwestern University, who will discuss the latest in asthma treatment, comparing and contrasting whether to target IL 5, eosinophils or IgE. We encourage everyone to attend as there is always free CME.

My main goal for this year is to increase the membership of ISAAI. We will be sending letters and making personal phone calls to those who do not respond. We must remember that by increasing our number of participants, we will have more voice in setting up policies. Also, with the cost of attending the national conference rising, the executive committee will be discussing the possibility of having a regional conference in Chicago, making it easier for allergists in the surrounding Midwest to attend and earn CME credit. I look forward to seeing you all at the meeting in October.

Sincerely,
Naveed Akhtar, MD
President ISAAI

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