Information for All Faculty in All Session Types
Excerpts from the AAAAI CME Mission Statement:
The purpose of the AAAAI’s CME program is to provide, and ensure the quality of, educational activities that will develop, maintain, update, enhance, or make more clinically effective the study and practice of allergy, asthma, and immunology.
The expected results of the AAAAI’s CME program are to advance either:
- learners’ competence in the field of allergy, asthma, and immunology, measured by their ability to accurately describe, interpret, and utilize the concepts presented; OR
- learners’ practice of the clinical specialty of allergy, asthma, and immunology, measured by self-reporting of changes in practice behavior attributed to their participation in CME activities.
Plenaries present high interest topics in didactic format to all meeting delegates. In a 1.5 hour timeslot, one moderator facilitates three 30-minute talks.
Interest Section Forums
Each Interest Section hosts a one-hour session on Sunday afternoon that includes Interest Section Business and education on a topic of interest.
Symposia are lecture-based sessions on general interest topics. These sessions are facilitated by a moderator with three 20-minute talks and opportunities for question and answer either after each talk or at the end of the session.
Courses are 2.5 hours long and are designed to introduce or refresh foundational knowledge about a topic in allergy and immunology. Course formats tend to be interactive and include small group discussion, hands-on instruction, or question and answer segments if didactic presentations are included.
Workshops are interactive learning experiences which explore one or more specific aspects of a topic within allergy/immunology. Workshops are one hour and 15 minutes long and should include interactive teaching and learning strategies session.
Seminars are highly interactive one-hour sessions in which two presenters lead a small group of participants in a discussion about a defined topic. At the start of the session, topics from the participants should be recorded and used as a session agenda.
Case-based learning sessions begin with a facilitator presenting an interactive (single) case to a small group of participants, followed by a content lecturer who presents a short didactic presentation on evidence-based guidelines about the topic. The participants then discuss the case.
Pro/Con Debates are one-hour sessions in which two debaters provide opposing views and explanations on a controversial topic.