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Thermo Fisher Scientific is committed to providing educational support to help meet the demanding needs of diagnosing allergic and autoimmune diseases. Access a targeted collection of videos and webinars delivered by key experts in the fields of allergy and autoimmune disease.

Through this educational support, we hope to  help and allow you to focus on what matters most: to provide diagnostic answers that will improve patient outcomes.

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Let them Eat Cake - Exploring Milk & Egg Allergy
Allergy and immunology expert Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn, MD, PhD discusses her experience with diagnosis and managing egg and milk allergy along with current research to support allergen component testing.
Don’t Underestimate the Impact of Diagnostic Accuracy in Rheumatoid Arthritis
From the value of test accuracy for chronic inflammatory diseases to the differences of various CCP tests used to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis (RA), gain a deeper understanding of RA diagnostics.
Bridging the Care Gap for Celiac Disease and Gluten Related Disorders
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, clinicians and laboratories are facing increased challenges for diagnosing and treating patients. Scott Duhaime, MPAS, PA-C, discusses these challenges and more.
Unraveling the Diagnostic Mystery of Alpha-Gal Syndrome
Dr. Thomas Platts-Mills and Gary Falcetano discuss what alpha-Gal syndrome is, why diagnosing it is difficult, and the role ImmunoCAP™ testing can play in diagnosis.
Asthma COVID Webinar
Join Dr. Lakiea Wright and Dr. John Carl to discover the invisible challenges asthma patients are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, what PCPs can do to help, and best clinical practices.
Soothing the Sting: Exploring Stinging Insect Allergen Components
Allergy experts Dr. David Golden and Dr. James Tracy explore the diagnostic benefits of stinging insect allergen component testing as well as challenges like cross-reactivity and patient management.
A Tough Nut to Crack: Solving the Diagnostic Dilemma of Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy
Food allergy expert and allergist Jacob Kattan, MD, unpacks tree nut and peanut allergies by exploring current research and best practices for diagnosing and managing patients.
Pet Allergy: It’s Not Always the Cat!
Dr. Ann-Marie Schoos takes a look at the importance of testing with allergen components when pet allergies are suspected and why it’s not always the obvious four-legged culprit.
Upper Respiratory Disease Misconceptions
Dr. Michael S. Benninger shares his experience in diagnosing and managing upper respiratory disease, its impact on patients’ lives, and the value of differentiating infection vs. sterile inflammation.
Moving Toward Precision Allergy Diagnostics in the Laboratory
Jessica Murphy, ASCP-certified Medical Technologist, walks through the advantages of bringing component resolved diagnostics to your laboratory and how it can increase the clinical value you offer.
Insect Venom Allergy: Behind the Sting
Join Dr. David Golden as he dives into the world of insects with venom and whether patients should be abuzz with concern after a sting and how clinicians can be more precise in the diagnosis.
Sesame Allergy: Seeds of Knowledge
Join Dr. Jacob Kattan as he discusses why sesame allergies have become top of mind in recent years and what steps clinicians might take to help diagnose (or rule out) a sesame allergy in a patient.
Moving Toward Precision Allergy Diagnostics in the Clinic
Gary Falcetano, PA-C, AE-C, explores the importance of managing allergy in the clinic by using component resolved diagnostics to provide a more detailed picture of what a patient may be sensitized to.
ANA Testing for Connective Tissue Diseases - Can One Size Fit All?
Accurate testing and diagnosis of connective tissue diseases can be challenging due to the uncertainty with existing diagnostic methods. Dr. Henry Homburger and Veena Joy discuss these challenges.
Wheat Allergy: Uncovering the Grain-ularity
Dr. Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn explores the potential importance of specific IgE testing when it comes to uncovering wheat allergies in patients who are struggling with persistent symptoms.
AAOA - Molecular Allergy Diagnostics in Otolaryngology Practice: A Focus on Pet Allergy
Dr. Benninger explores how pet allergen component testing can be a powerful tool used in ENT practices, aiding in accurate allergy diagnoses and optimized patient management.
APAAAI presentation: New Advances in Component Resolved Diagnosis
Gary Falcetano, PA-C, AE-C, dives deep into new advances in allergen component testing as well as how to interpret and use these advances to optimize patient management.
Specific IgE Testing in the Time of COVID-19: A Flexible Approach to Allergy Diagnostics
Dr. Jay Portnoy discuss allergy diagnostics challenges and solutions during COVID-19, including telehealth use and how sIgE testing can provide a diagnostic solution for PCPc and specialists.
ImmunoCAP™ Pet Allergen Component
Join Gary Falcetano as he discusses characteristics, accuracy, test interpretation, challenges faced by HCPs when managing suspected pet allergies, and the benefits of pet allergen component testing.
Understanding the Diagnosis of Antiphospholipid Syndrome and the Associated Challenges
Discuss the laboratory’s role in choosing clinically relevant tests to optimize and aid in the diagnosis of Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS). You will walk away from our conversation understanding the clinical picture, disease state and diagnosis of APS.
Understanding Adverse Food Reactions: Wheat Allergy vs Celiac Disease
Discuss the various forms of gluten intolerance and the importance of early diagnosis. You will walk away understanding the clinical picture, disease state and diagnosis of celiac disease and gluten-related disorders.
Setting the Standard: Food Allergy Diagnostics with Components
Walk through the advantages of bringing component-resolved diagnostics to your laboratory and how it can increase the clinical value you offer. We will identify the utility of specific IgE testing from whole allergen to component assays.
Connective Tissue Disease: Synergy in Diagnostic Testing
Understand how accurate testing and diagnosis for connective tissue diseases (CTDs) can be challenging, thanks to significant uncertainty with existing diagnostic methods. Tests with low specificity cannot adequately differentiate between disease states, and often produce false positive results. Could the solution to improve ANA testing for CTDs include defined test markers with Phadia instruments?
Autoimmune Diagnostics Conundrum
Recognize the difference and importance of knowing the sources of your antigens when testing for autoimmune diseases. You will leave the discussion with a better understanding of the nature of autoimmune diseases and the challenges in diagnosing.
The Alpha-gal Syndrome: IgE responses to galactose alpha-1,3 galactose induced by bites from lone star ticks
A presentation by Dr. Thomas Platts-Mills providing the newest information on Alpha-gal testing and it’s clinical utility in the treatment and management of patients with red meat allergy.
Peanut allergy: filling the gaps with additional components
An overview of peanut allergy using component resolved diagnostics for enhanced diagnosis and management given by Dr. Barbara Ballmer-Weber.
Rhinitis- Utilizing Diagnostic Testing to Optimize Patient Care
Effective diagnosis of allergic rhinitis begins with a three prong approach of patient history, symptom presentation, and specific diagnostic testing.
Surprising alpha-Gal Findings
Dr. Thomas Platts-Mills discusses the findings that surprised him while researching alpha-Gal syndrome and his thoughts on the connection to life-threatening diseases like atherosclerosis.
Other alpha-Gal Symptom Vectors
Dr. Jeffrey M. Wilson discusses vectors outside of the Lone Star tick that may trigger alpha-Gal sensitization. Discover the identified culprits and the regions they inhabit, in the US and worldwide.
Venom Allergy: The Case for Component-Resolved Diagnosis
An educational presentation by Dr. Markus Ollert in the use of venom components for the treatment and management of venom allergic patients.
A Realistic Path to Achieving High Quality ANA / ENA Results, Efficiency Gains, and Clinician Satisfaction
Dr. Ifor Williams illustrates the challenges faced by Emory University and the applied solution for testing ANAs, dsDNA, and ENAs, leading to the accurate diagnosis of connective tissue diseases.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis: Avoiding Anti-CCP False Positives
Overview: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the second most common autoimmune disease. Early diagnosis and intervention is critical to avoid permanent damage. Presented by Dr. Teresa Tarrant.
Revised International Consensus Recommendation on Testing of ANCA in Small Vessel Vasculitis
This talk provided the latest evidence-based international consensus for testing for ANCA-associated vasculitis. Presented by Dr. Elena Csernok.
Differentiating Gluten-Related Disorders Through Diagnostic Methods
This pre-recorded webinar by Dr. Alessio Fasano and Dr. Stefano Guandalini, will present an update of the current understanding of the three main forms of reactions to wheat and its by-products.
ANA – One Lab’s Experience in Changing from IFA to EliA™ Assays
Dr. James Peele explores challenges faced by Jacksonville Baptist Medical Center and applied solutions for testing ANAs, dsDNA, and ENAs, enabling the accurate diagnosis of connective tissue diseases.
Evaluating New Management Paradigms for the Respiratory Patient (The Role of Specific IgE Testing)
A four part asthma webinar series discussing the burden of asthma, assessing control, specific IgE test interpretation, targeted exposure reduction and comprehensive asthma management.
Pet Allergy: Increasing diagnostic precison through molecular allergology
Presentation by Dr. Magnus Borres offering the latest advances on furry animal components to improve diagnostic accuracy for the management of patients with cat, dog and horse sensitivities.
Cow’s milk allergy diagnosis: a step-by-step guide
Read an evidence-based guide to the diagnosis of cow’s milk allergy and learn about the roles of laboratory tests, elimination diets, and oral food challenges.
Egg allergy diagnosis: a step-by-step guide
Read an evidence-based guide to the diagnosis of egg allergy and learn about the roles of laboratory tests, elimination diets, and oral food challenges.