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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - Nabil El Sanadi, MD, Presenter at American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology’s 2011 Scientific Meeting

Nabil El Sanadi, MD, chief of emergency medicine at Broward Health, was a presenter at The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology’s (ACAAI) 2011 Scientific Meeting held November 3-8 in Boston, MA.

More than 5,000 attendees from around the world gathered at Hynes Convention Center for five days of prestigious workshops, meetings, an awards ceremony and fundraising dinner.


(L to R): Nabil El Sanadi, MD, chief of emergency medicine at Broward Health; Dana V. Wallace, MD, FACAAI, president of ACAAI; and Paul Hughes and Kevin Bennington, E.M.S. Chiefs from Boston E.M.S. Services.

El Sanadi presented on “Anaphylaxis - Ready to Respond?” along with Dana V. Wallace, MD, FACAAI, president of ACAAI. Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening type of allergic reaction caused by drug allergies, food allergies or insect bites/stings. Airways tighten which leads to other serious complications.

El Sanadi and Wallace focused on teaching allergists life-saving skills and how to recognize acute onset of allergic reactions and anaphylaxis as well as institute the initial therapy of acute airway compromise including bronchospasm and airway obstruction. Paramedics performed a live mock scenario of an airway emergency, syncope, seizure and a cardiac arrest secondary to anaphylaxis. 

“The meeting was, as usual, a very exciting and educational experience for physicians,” said El Sanadi. “Most of them have never interacted with paramedics or handled an acute airway emergency.”

The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, established in 1942, is a professional association of more than 5,000 allergists/immunologists and allied health professionals. Its mission is to promote excellence in the practice of the subspecialty of allergy and immunology. The College fosters a culture of collaboration and congeniality in which its members work together and with others toward the common goals of patient care, education, advocacy and research.

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