Educational Training

2025 Symposium Update in Allergy and Immunology and Rhinoscopy Hands-On Workshop

January 17 - 18, 2025

Course Overview

The 2025 Symposium Update in Allergy and Immunology & Rhinoscopy Hands-On-Workshop is a state-of-the-art conference covering a variety of topics related to allergic and immunologic diseases. Some of these include the differential diagnosis of eosinophilic disorders, mast cell abnormalities, food allergies, rhinoscopy, atopic eczema, chronic itch, urticaria, immunodeficiency, as well as aeroallergen identification and allergy immunotherapy. Physicians, internists, pediatricians, and other healthcare professionals trained in allergy and immunology will learn practical approaches seen in every primary and secondary clinic. The rhinoscopy skills portion of the symposium is limited in number of attendees so that each participant has the opportunity to have a hands-on experience. The Divisions of Allergy and Immunology look forward to your participation.

The Symposium will focus on the latest breakthroughs and recommendations in allergy and immunology. Topics include airway smooth muscle structure and function; immune response, food allergies, testing and challenges; pathogenesis and treatment of severe asthma; and asthma and obesity, biological markers, and osteoporosis. There will also be a breakout rhinoscopy skills lab available on the first day of the symposium.



Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS)
124 S. Franklin St., Tampa, FL 33602

Course Fees

Physicians (Main Conference and Rhinoscopy Workshop)
Pharmacists, PAs, ARNPs, Medical Science Liasions
Physicians Options include:
- Main Conference Only ($400)
- Rhinoscopy Workshop Only ($400 - Limited to 20 physicians)

Other Rates:
- Other Allied Health Staff ($25)
- No Charge for Students, Residents, Fellows and Other USF Staff
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Payment will not be accepted on site.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of Internal Medicine, Pediatric, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Otolaryngology, and Allergy and Immunology physicians, fellows, residents, and medical students.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the importance of rhinoscopy for patients with upper airway diseases
  • Discuss the management approach for eosinophilic disorders
  • Identify the etiologies and manifestations of angioedema
  • Describe the diagnosis, management, and treatment of food allergies
  • Review the phenotypes and endotypes of asthma and their optimal therapies
  • Describe the comorbid conditions of asthma
  • Characterize the effects of the microbiome on the immune system
  • Identify the pathogenesis and treatment of anaphylaxis
  • Describe the diagnosis and management of immunodeficiencies

Rhinoscopy Workshop

The Rhinoscopy Workshop will consist of a didactic lecture, cadaveric lab, and rhinoscopy simulation using live standardized patients. This workshop is for physicians only and is limited to 20 participants. After this activity the physician should be able to perform diagnostic examination of the upper airway with a flexible rhinoscope. This workshop will take place on the first day of the symposium , Friday , January 17 , 2025 from 8:30 am to 12:00pm and will be held concurrently during the time of the first plenary sessions of the symposium. Separate registration is required for this event.


Physicians: USF Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. USF Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM and ABP MOC Points/Credits: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:

  • 13.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and
  • 13.25 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM or ABP MOC credit.

Participants will earn MOC Points/Credits equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. USF Health will submit within 60 days the participant’s MOC Points/Credits. No MOC certificates will be provided. Participants with questions regarding their MOC Points/Credits, should contact USF Health at

AAFP: The AAFP has reviewed the 2025 Symposium Update in Allergy and Immunology and deemed it acceptable for up to 13.25 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 01/19/2025 to 01/20/2025. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine: USF Health is an approved provider of continuing education for physicians through the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine. This activity has been reviewed and approved for up to 13.50 continuing education credits.

Pharmacists: USF Health is an approved provider of continuing education for Pharmacists through the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider number 2970). This program has been reviewed and approved for up to 13.25 contact hours.

Nurses: USF Health (provider number 2970) is an approved provider of continuing education for nurses through Florida Board of Nursing. This activity has been approved for 13.00 contact hours.

Medical Assistants: Certified Medical Assistants may use certificate of completion towards AAMA recertification points.

Physician Assistants: PAs may claim a maximum of 13.25 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

APRNs: AANPCP accepts certificates of participation for educational activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ by ACCME accredited providers. APRNs who participate will receive a certificate of completion commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Relevant Financial Relationship: Prior to the activity, USF Health will disclose and mitigate all relevant financial relationships that relate to the content of the activity.


Friday • January 17, 2025

6:30 am

Symposium Registration and Breakfast

CONCURRENT SESSIONS Workshop: Rhinoscopy Skills (This workshop is concurrent with the morning plenary sessions and is limited to 20 physician participants only. Pre-registration is required.)
7:30 am

Welcome ~ Juan Carlos Cardet, MD, MPH

7:35 am

Didactic Session: Rhinoscopy, Key Diagnostic Tool for Upper Airway Diseases. All participants will attend this lecture ~ Mark C. Glaum MD, PhD and Seong H. Cho, MD

Plenary Sessions ~ Moderator, Juan Carlos Cardet, MD, MPH Eosinophilia, Postnasal Drip, and Angioedema ~ Moderator: Dennis K. Ledford, MD
8:30 am

Eosinophilia: When is it important? ~ Emily Dzoba, MD

9:00 am

Post-nasal Drip: Diagnosis and Treatment ~ Dalan Smallwood, MD

9:30 am

Angioedema: Etiology and Differential Diagnosis ~ Stephanie N. Hudey, MD

10:00 am

Break to Visit Exhibits

Fungal Rhinosinusitis, Asthma and Atopic Eczema ~ Moderator: Amber N. Pepper, MD
10:30 am

Fungal Rhinosinusitis ~ Anju T. Peters, MD

11:00 am

Asthma Phenotypes and Endotypes ~ Juan Carlos Cardet, MD, MPH

11:30 am

Differential Diagnosis, Comorbid Conditions, and Treatment of Mild Atopic Eczema ~ Mandel R. Sher, MD

12:00 pm

LUNCH INCLUDED, attendees to visit exhibits

Comorbid Conditions of Asthma ~ Moderator: Juan Carlos Cardet, MD, MPH
1:00 pm

Upper Airway Diseases ~ Seong H. Cho, MD

1:25 pm

GERD, Laryngeal Disorders, and Vocal Cord Dysfunction ~ Dennis K. Ledford, MD

1:50 pm

Endocrine (including Obesity), Cardiovascular Diseases and Metabolic Syndrome ~Natalia Weare-Regales, MD

2:15 pm

Bronchiectasis, Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, and Others ~ Dennis K. Ledford, MD

2:40 pm

Psychiatric Diseases ~ Farnaz Tabatabaian, MD

3:05 pm

Atopic Dermatitis, Food Allergy, Anaphylaxis, and Eosinophilic Esophagitis ~ Michelle Hernandez, MD

3:30 pm

Break to Visit Exhibits

Food Allergy and Intolerance and the Microbiome ~ Moderator – Panida Sriaroon, MD
4:00 pm

Advances in Food Allergy, Diagnosis and Treatment ~ Amber N. Pepper, MD

4:30 pm

Non-Allergic Diseases Associated with Foods ~ Panida Sriaroon, MD

5:00 pm

The Microbiome and Its Effect on the Immune System ~ Joseph Dasso, MD, PhD

5:30 pm

Questions and Answers

6:00 pm


Saturday • January 18, 2025

7:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

Plenary Sessions ~ Moderator: Juan Carlos Cardet, MD, MPH Biologic Therapies for Atopic Disease and Anaphylaxis ~ Moderator: Thomas B. Casale, MD
8:00 am

Biologics for Food Allergy ~ Thomas B. Casale, MD

8:30 am

Biologics for Asthma ~ Rini Patadia, DO

9:00 am

Anaphylaxis: Pathogenesis and Treatment ~ Joseph Diaz, MD

9:30 am


Immunodeficiency and Other Allergic and Immunologic Diseases ~ Moderator: Jolan Walter, MD, PhD
10:00 am

Asthma: Yesterday and Today ~ Richard F. Lockey, MD, MS

10:30 am

Immunodeficiency – Outpatient Evaluation ~ Mark Ballow, MD

11:00 am

Secondary Immunodeficiency: Acquired and Induced ~ Leah Ishmael, MD

11:30 am

Genetic Tests for Allergic and Immunologic Diseases ~ Jolan Walter, MD, PhD

12:00 pm

Drug Challenges and Desensitizations ~ Monica Hajirawala, MD

12:30 pm

Question and Answer Session

1:00 pm


Cancellation Policy

Registration will not be confirmed until payment is received.

Cancellations must be received in writing by December 8, 2024 and will be subject to a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations after December 8, 2024, but you may transfer your registration to a colleague.

The Office of Continuing Professional Development at USF Health reserves the right to cancel this program due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of such cancellation, the full registration fee will be returned to the registrant.