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Notes from the Chair: David I. Bernstein, MD

I am honored and excited to serve as the Chair of ABAI Board of Directors during 2017



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ABAI Staff Spotlight:

Cecilia MacCormack
ABAI Computer, Database and Website Administrator



ABAI’s new Continuous Assessment Program unveiled in the January/February issue of JACI In Practice

An article published in the current issue of JACI In Practice outlines the changes that the ABAI is implementing to transform the current Part III Secure Exam into a continuous, primarily article-based model that offers more flexibility to diplomates and ongoing learning as hallmarks of a new pilot program.



Update on ABAI Maintenance of Certification Program

The Directors of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology have approved an updated Continuous Assessment Pilot Program that will be implemented in January of 2018. These changes will promote a continuous process for lifelong learning and self-assessment to keep skills clinically relevant and knowledge current in a rapidly changing practice environment. A survey in the spring of 2016 revealed that diplomates did not want to take a proctored, secure examination at an examination center with a high examination fee. Many diplomates also preferred a continuous assessment program and a higher annual fee in lieu of examination fee.




ABAI Selects Michael R. Nelson, MD, PhD, as President Elect

PHILADELPHIA, PA – November 21, 2016 – The American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI), the entity overseeing the certification of physicians specializing in Allergy and Immunology announced that its Board of Directors has elected Michael R. Nelson, MD, PhD, as the organization’s president-elect. Dr. Nelson will begin his duties as President on January 1, 2019. He succeeds retiring President Stephen I. Wasserman, MD.



Welcome to the new ABAI website

The American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI) is pleased to introduce a fresh redesign of its website,, to serve its varied audiences.



ABAI offices are moving

I have exciting news regarding the ABAI office that I want to share with you. In med- September, the ABAI offices will be moving to a new location. The move will positively affect the ABAI in several ways. The current office, is located in an old building which is ranked as a Class C property in the historic district of the city. Services including security are provided by the building but are minimal. Our humble offices house six full-time staff in a small space that we have now outgrown.



ABAI Newsletter - Summer 2015 Published

The 2015 ABAI Annual Newsletter has been published can be viewed using the Annual Newsletter link to the left.


ABAI License and CME Submission for MOC

At their recent meeting, the ABAI Directors voted to change the licensure and CME reporting requirements for program. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, diplomates are NO LONGER REQUIRED to submit copies of their medical licensecertificates annually. This means, you do not have to submit copies of your medical license(s) or CME certificatesABAI office. However, if you choose, you may continue to use the diplomate web portal as a repository to track yactivity with the continued capability of uploading your CME certificates should you choose to do so. However, the ABAI office will no longer upload copies of the CME certificates.