2019 Northwest Allergy Forum

October 4-6th – Portland, Oregon

The Northwest Allergy Forum is a CME educational meeting jointly provided by the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and the Oregon and Washington Societies of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. The program is a two-day event with speakers covering a range of topics such as asthma, eczema, food allergy, vocal cord dysfunction and research developments.


Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
1401 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97201
United States


Friday, October 4th  

5:00-7:00pm | Registration  

Saturday, October 5th 

7:00am – 7:50am – Exhibits | Registration | Continental Breakfast

7:50am-8:00am – Welcome & Introduction | Raj Srinivasan, MD – President, OSAAI

Session Moderator – Raj Srinivasan, MD 

8:00 – 9:00am – Asthma in Older Adults-A Different Disease? — Alan Baptist, MD 

9:00 – 10:00am – Update on Biologic Therapy for Atopic Dermatitis — Andrew Blauvelt, MD

10:00-11:00am – Biologics in Asthma – Warner Carr, MD  

11:00-11:30am – Coffee Break | Exhibits  

Session Moderator – Melanie Wayne, MSN, PNP-BC

11:30am-12:30pm – The Burgeoning Therapeutic Pipeline for Atopic Dermatitis – Andrew Blauvelt, MD

12:25-1:25pm – Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion: Differential Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment — Karen Drake, MA, CCC-SP  

1:30-2:30pm – State Society Lunch Meetings – Hosted by your State Society


Sunday, October 6th 

7:00 – 7:50am – Exhibits | Continental Breakfast  

Session Moderator – Adam Williams, MD 

8:00 – 9:00am – Health Economics of Food Allergy – Matthew Greenhawt, MD 

9:00 – 10:00am – Chronic Cough – Joshua Schindler, MD 

10:00 – 10:20am – Exhibits | Coffee Break 

10:20 – 11:20am – Risk of Public Exposure and Thresholds of Peanuts — Matthew Greenhawt, MD

11:20am – 12:20pm – Drug Allergies: Beyond Penicillin — Shyam Joshi, MD

12:30 – 1:30pm – Farewell Lunch Sponsored by OSAAI (For Registered Attendees)


Activity Information   

Target Audience

Practicing Allergists and other Healthcare Providers in the field of allergy and immunology

Accreditation Statement 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the Western Society for Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

Joint Providership 

Jointly Provided by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the Oregon Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 


Commercial Support

This activity is supported by commercial interests.

Program Objectives

Coming soon.

Disclosure Policy

As required by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and in accordance with the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) policy, all educational planners, presenters, instructors, moderators, authors, reviewers, and other individuals in a position to control or influence the content of an activity must disclose all financial relationships with any commercial interest that have occurred within the past 12 months.  The ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved and the educational content fully vetted for fair balance, scientific objectivity, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. It is required that the disclosures be provided to the learners prior to the start of the activity.  Individuals with no financial relationships to disclose must also inform the learners that no financial relationships exist.

Learners must also be informed with off-label, experimental/investigational uses of drugs or devices are discussed in an educational activity or included in related materials.

Disclosure in no way implies that the information presented is biased or of lesser quality.  It is incumbent upon course participants to be aware of these factors in interpreting the program contents and evaluating recommendations.

Expressed views do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the ACAAI.

Satellite Activities

Industry led lectures and exhibits will be conducted as optional learning opportunities in conjunction with this event. These optional activities are not certified for CME credit and are not planned or sanctioned by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology or WSAAI.

Planning Committee

The Board of Directors of the Oregon Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology OSAAI) serves as the Planning Committee for the 2019 Northwest Allergy Forum. The Board includes the following physicians: Raj Srinivasan, MD, Melanie Wayne, NP, Adam Williams, MD, James Baker, MD, and Justin Treat, DO.