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 Summer 2014 Orientation Series


July 7 (Monday)
10:00 Non-Invasive Measures of Inflammation- eNO. Stan Szefler, MD, PharmD
11:00 Urticaria and Angioedema. David Lang, MD 

July 11 (Friday)
10:00 Drug Allergy. David Khan, MD
11:00 NHLBI Asthma Guidelines. Michael Foggs, MD

July 14 (Monday)
10:00 Basics of Billing and Coding. Gary Gross, MD
11:00 Ocular Allergy. Leonard Bielory, MD

July 18 (Friday)
10:00 Anaphylaxis. Phil Lieberman, MD
11:00 Laboratory Testing for Immunodeficiency. Tom Fleisher, MD

July 21 (Monday)
10:00 Radiology for the Allergist. Justin Stowell, MD
11:00 Environmental Assessment and Interventions. Kevin Kennedy, MPH

July 25 (Friday)
09:30 Atypical Infections with Asthma. Prescott Atkinson, MD

July 28 (Monday) No conference.

August 1 (Friday)
10:00 Food Allergy. Wesley Burks, MD
11:00 Sublingual Immunotherapy. Linda Cox, MD

August 4 (Monday)
10:00 Prescribing Immunotherapy. Jay Portnoy, MD
11:00 Allergy Skin Testing. John Oppenheimer, MD

August 8 (Friday)
10:00 Chronic Cough. Glan Goldsobel, MD
11:00 Sinusitis. Daniel Hamilos, MD

August 11 (Monday)
10:00 What's new with Immunotherapy. Harold Nelson, MD
11:00 Pulmonary Function Testing. Gary Salzman, MD

August 15 (Friday)
10:00 Stinging Insect Allergy. David Golden, MD
11:00 Allergen extracts and standardization. Greg Plunkett, PhD

August 18 (Monday)
10:00 Rhinitis. Mark Dykewicz, MD
11:00 Difficult patients/parents. Barb Mulac RN, LCSW & Julie Keilman (patient advocate)

August 22 (Friday)
09:30 Basics of Clinical Research. Bridgette Jones, MD

August 25 (Monday)
10:00 Occupational Asthma. David Bernstein, MD
11:00 Pathogenesis of Asthma. Lanny Rosenwasser, MD

August 29 (Friday)
10:00 Prescribing Immunotherapy, Part 2. Jay Portnoy, MD
11:00 Exercise Induced Bronchospasm. Christopher Randolph, MD

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