Allergy and Immunology Curriculum - Top Video Lectures

The COLA project, Conferences On-Line Allergy (COLA), consists of the bi-weekly presentations at the Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics Section of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. The lectures are comprehensive and cover most of the spectrum of allergy and immunology. They were originally sponsored by the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) as part of a grant. The leader of the project is the former ACAAI president and current chief of Allergy/Immunology at Children's Mercy, Dr. Jay Portnoy.

Many of the lectures are presented by some of the leading experts on that particular topic in the U.S. Here are some selected videos from 2013:


Chronic Cough in Adults (Goldsobel) - YouTube -- Dr. Alan Goldsobel discusses the management of chronic cough in adults. Held on August 2, 2013.

Asthma Pathogenesis (Rosenwasser) - YouTube -- Dr. Lanny Rosenwasser discusses the pathogenesis of asthma. Held on July 8, 2013.

Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction (Randolph) - YouTube -- Dr. Christopher Randolph reviews exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. Held on August 30, 2013.

Work-Related Asthma (Bernstein) - YouTube -- Dr. David Bernstein reviews the diagnosis and management of work-related or occupational asthma. Held on July 5, 2013.

Allergic Rhinitis

Rhinitis- a Primer for Specialists (Dykewicz) - YouTube -- Dr. Mark Dykewicz reviews various forms of rhinitis including allergic and nonallergic types, how to diagnose them and their management. Held on August 9, 2013.

Allergy Skin Tests (Oppenheimer) - YouTube -- Dr. John Oppenheimer reviews various aspects of allergy skin testing. Held on August 16, 2013.

Chronic Rhinosinusitis in Adults (Hamilos) - YouTube -- Dr. Dan Hamilos reviews the diagnosis and management of chronic rhinosinusitis in adults. Held on August 16, 2013.

Allergen Immunotherapy, Part 1 (Portnoy) - YouTube -- Dr. Jay Portnoy discusses the basics of allergen immunotherapy. Held on August 5, 2013.

Allergen Immunotherapy Basics, Part 2 (Portnoy) - YouTube -- Dr. Jay Portnoy Continues his discussion of allergen immunotherapy by demonstrating how to write a prescription for an extract. Held on August 12, 2013.

Allergy Immunotherapy (Nelson) - YouTube -- Dr. Harold Nelson reviews the evidence for and practical methods for giving allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots). Held on July 8, 2013.

Food Allergy

Diagnosis of food allergy (Matt Greenhawt, MD) - YouTube -- Dr. Matt Greenhawt describes diagnostic tests for food allergy including the use of component testing. Held on June 20, 2011.

Non IgE Adverse Food Reactions (Matthew Greenhawt, MD) - YouTube -- Dr. Matthew Greenhawt discusses non IgE-mediated adverse food reactions including FPIES.  Held on August 26, 2013.

Related: Why Are All These Families Going Nuts - YouTube -- Dr. A. Wesley Burks M.D. on food allergy.

Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

Hives (Urticaria) / Angioedema

Urticaria and Angioedema (Lang) - YouTube -- Dr. David Lang reviews the diagnosis and management of urticaria (hives) and angioedema. Held on July 29, 2013.

Stinging Insect Allergy (Golden) - YouTube -- Dr. David Golden discusses the latest information about diagnosis and management of stinging insect allergy. Held on August 23, 2013.

Drug Allergy

Demystifying Drug Allergy (Khan) - YouTube -- Dr. David Khan reviews the various ways drug allergy can present, how to diagnose it and how to manage patients who have drug allergy. Held on August 2, 2013.


Anaphylaxis (Lieberman) - YouTube -- Dr. Phil Lieberman describes the diagnosis and treatment of anaphylaxis. Held on July 26, 2013.

Contact Dermatitis

Contact Dermatitis (Luz Fonacier, MD) - YouTube -- Dr. Luz Fonacier reviews the diagnosis and management of contact dermatitis. Held on August 17, 2012.

Contact Dermatitis (Jacob) - YouTube -- Dr. Sharon Jacob discusses the diagnosis and management of contact dermatitis. Held on July 29, 2013.


Lab Diagnosis of Immunodeficiency (Fleisher) - YouTube -- Dr. Tom Fleisher reviews laboratory methods to used to identify and diagnose primary immunodeficiency. Held on July 22, 2013.

Flow Cytometry 101 (Dinakar-Zwick) - YouTube -- Chitra Dinakar and David Zwick review the uses of flow cytometry for evaluation of primary immunodeficiency. Held on August 30, 2013.

Published: 08-23-2013
Updated: 10-03-2013

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