COLA Conferences Online for Allergy (COLA)

Welcome to Conferences On-Line Allergy (COLA)

Conferences On-Line Allergy (COLA) is a collaborative program with the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI).

COLA's provide access to allergy-related educational experiences for the practicing and academic allergist as well as for primary-care providers and the general public. By encouraging a free dialogue about allergy/immunology-related topics, we believe that everyone will benefit.

The Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics' Section of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology generally has conferences on Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to Noon (CDT). 


CME or CNE is now available for selected conferences. The other conferences are not available for CME or CNE. To claim CME or CNE credits for a program, click on the CME logo below and you will be taken to the CME location for further instructions. The program will not be listed until the video is edited and posted online so check back if you don't see your conference.

CME to get continuing medical education. CNE to get continuing nursing education.

Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

For audio use mic/speakers on your computer or Dial +1 (213) 493-0603, Access Code: 256-873-866
This code will be the same for all of the conferences.

Schedule for 2014-15 

December 12 (Friday)
09:00 Hereditary Angioedema Update. Timothy Craig, DO

December 15 (Monday)
10:00 Antigen Presentation to T Lymphocytes. Christina Ciaccio, MD
11:00 Allergy and Asthma in Pregnancy. Jennifer Namazy, MD

December 19 (Friday)
10:00 Laboratory Series: Application of Genetic Techniques. Marcia Chan, PhD

December 22-31: No conferences. Happy Holidays.

January 5
08:00 Patient Management Conference. Jill Hanson, MD
10:00 Immunology Jeopardy. Christina Ciaccio, MD

January 9
10:00 Immune Complex-Mediated Diseases. Alison Humphrey, MD

January 12
10:00 Getting Published: Part 2. Jay Portnoy MD and Charles Barnes PhD
11:00 Desensitization to non-antibiotic medications. Aleena Banerji, MD

January 16
10:00 How to review a Journal Article. Gailen Marshall, MD, Editor of the Annals of Allergy.
January 19
10:00 Signaling Through Immune System Receptors. Christina Ciaccio, MD
11:00 Laboratory Series: Monoclonal Antibodies. Charles Barnes, PhD
January 23
10:00 Asthma and Allergies in the Elderly. Gailen Marshall, MD
11:00 Allergy Journal Club. Neha Patel, MD
January 26
10:00 Development and Survival of Lymphocytes. Christina Ciaccio, MD
January 30
10:00 Getting Published: Part 3. Jay Portnoy, MD

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