Volume 2, Issue 1

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Special Feature
Paul M. Seebohm, MD

ABAI's 1st Board Certified Diplomate,
Paul M. Seebohm, MD — Staying Current at 95

by Will Thompson, MS

Tucked quietly amid the commotion of Kinnick Stadium — "Hawkeye" football — and roar of crowds where wrestling reigns supreme is the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Decades before the great "Big-10" Rose Bowl teams of Hayden Fry and legend of all-world grappler/coach Dan Gable, a pioneer in Allergy and Immunology (A & I) emerged on the Iowa campus. Now, in his 96th year... (read more)

President's Message: Stephen I. Wasserman, MD
Stephen I. Wasserman, MD

ABAI MOC Program - Maximizing Quality at a Minimum of Cost

As I was thinking about this column I thought that a discussion of how the board works, and how that work is accomplished, both physically and financially might be of interest to our diplomates. The ABAI is comprised of 16 directors, 8 internists and 8 pediatricians who serve the board for 6 year terms as volunteers to our specialty. They are nominated by sitting directors and/or our specialty societies and are elected by the sitting directors. Directors attend two three-day meetings... (read more)

ABAI MOC Program Highlighted in Annals: "To do or not to do"

Former ABAI Chair Mark Corbett, MD and current ABAI Director John M. James, MD had a collaborative article published in the December 2010 issue of Annals Of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. The article highlights the purpose, rationale and benefits of participation in the MOC program while underscoring the tenets of lifelong learning and quality improvement and outcomes. (read the article)

ABAI President's JACI Editorial Underscores MOC and Professionalism

ABAI President, Stephen I. Wasserman's editorial "Maintenance of Certification and maintenance of professionalism" from the March 2011 issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology emphasizes the role that MOC and professional self-regulation play in serving as mechanisms for quality assurance and improvement. (read more)

The Many Ways That ABAI Stays Connected to Serve You

ABAI staff is always thinking of ways to better communicate to keep candidates and diplomates informed about the Certification and MOC process. In addition to addressing phone and e-mail queries, and having a comprehensive website, staff has added to the range of methods used to keep you up-to-date on program... (read more)

ABAI Welcomes New Directors

ABAI New Directors 2011: names

Four physicians joined the ABAI Board of Directors for a term of 2011-2016. Read their biographies to learn more about them. (read more)

FAQs - Focus on MOC Participation

What does it mean to be "Participating in MOC?" What happens if I decide not to participate in MOC? View some frequently asked questions about CME credits for the ABAI MOC program. (read more)

New Dimension for Diplomates to Earn CMEs

ABAI has approved a new MOC program feature that offers an added dimension for ABAI Diplomates to earn MOC Part II Self-Assessment CME credit. (read more)