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2006 AAAAI Annual Meeting media invitation

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

The world's leading researchers in allergic diseases will gather in Miami Beach, March 3-7, 2006, for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology's (AAAAI's) 2006 Annual Meeting, "The Scientific Basis of Allergy Practice." The AAAAI Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of allergist/immunologists, allied health professionals and researchers from around the world.

Members of the media may register without charge and have complete access to more than 400 educational sessions exploring the latest advances in all facets of allergic disease, including anaphylaxis, food allergy, childhood asthma and allergic asthma. The 2006 Annual Meeting will feature:

Two Keynote speakers

Jeffery M. Drazen, MD, Editor, New England Journal of Medicine will discuss Clinical Trials and the Public Trust on Saturday, March 4. David A. Schwartz, MD, Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, will discuss Human Disease: A Sum Game of the Gene and the Environment on Monday, March 6.

Plenary Sessions

  • Maintenance Medication for Mild Persistent Asthma is Not Necessary
  • Food Allergy Plays a Major Role in Atopic Dermatitis
  • Best Indicators of Asthma Control
  • Targeting a Single Molecule is Effective in Asthma Treatment

Pro/Con Debates

  • Seeing is Believing: Host and Hostility
  • The Science of Evidence-Based Medicine in Asthma
  • Allergic/Immunologic Diseases: Dissection and Modulation
  • Anaphylaxis: Bridging the Gap from Basic Science to Clinical Practice

In addition, daily news conferences highlighting the latest allergic disease research will be conducted throughout the meeting. A press room with interview space, computers, modem lines, telephone and fax services will also be available on-site for media representatives.

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For a complete schedule of educational sessions, visit www.annualmeeting.aaaai.org. For registration materials and a copy of the Annual Meeting Preliminary Program, contact Michele Martinez, Director of Communications, at (414) 272-6071, or mmartinez@aaaai.org.

The AAAAI is the largest professional medical specialty organization in the United States representing allergists, asthma specialists, clinical immunologists, allied health professionals and others with a special interest in the research and treatment of allergic disease. Established in 1943, the AAAAI has more than 6,300 members in the United States, Canada and 60 other countries. The AAAAI serves as an advocate to the public by providing educational information through its Web site at www.aaaai.org.

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