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:
Stinging Insect Allergy (Golden) - YouTube http://bit.ly/17Maffq -- Dr. David Golden discusses the latest information about diagnosis and management of stinging insect allergy. Held on August 23, 2013.
Demystifying Drug Allergy (Khan) - YouTube http://bit.ly/17MaqHD -- 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.
Chronic Cough in Adults (Goldsobel) - YouTube http://bit.ly/17Mat6s -- Dr. Alan Goldsobel discusses the management of chronic cough in adults. Held on August 2, 2013.
Allergen Immunotherapy, Part 1 (Portnoy) - YouTube http://bit.ly/17Maxmt -- Dr. Jay Portnoy discusses the basics of allergen immunotherapy. Held on August 5, 2013.
Allergen Immunotherapy Basics, Part 2 (Portnoy) - YouTube http://bit.ly/17Mayqx -- 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 http://bit.ly/17MbxHo -- Dr. Harold Nelson reviews the evidence for and practical methods for giving allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots). Held on July 8, 2013.
Diagnosis of food allergy (Matt Greenhawt, MD) - YouTube http://bit.ly/17MbF9P -- 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 http://bit.ly/17Mbzit -- Dr. Matthew Greenhawt discusses non IgE-mediated adverse food reactions including FPIES. Held on Oct 1, 2012.
Related: Why Are All These Families Going Nuts - YouTube http://bit.ly/17MbZW3 -- Dr. A. Wesley Burks M.D. on food allergy.
Allergy Skin Tests (Oppenheimer) - YouTube http://bit.ly/17Mb9Zk -- Dr. John Oppenheimer reviews various aspects of allergy skin testing. Held on August 16, 2013.
Chronic Rhinosinusitis in Adults (Hamilos) - YouTube http://bit.ly/17Mbhbj -- Dr. Dan Hamilos reviews the diagnosis and management of chronic rhinosinusitis in adults. Held on August 16, 2013.
Urticaria and Angioedema (Lang) - YouTube http://bit.ly/17MblaZ -- Dr. David Lang reviews the diagnosis and management of urticaria (hives) and angioedema. Held on July 29, 2013.
Anaphylaxis (Lieberman) - YouTube http://bit.ly/17Mbmf2 -- Dr. Phil Lieberman describes the diagnosis and treatment of anaphylaxis. Held on July 26, 2013.
Contact Dermatitis (Luz Fonacier, MD) - YouTube http://bit.ly/17MbGum -- Dr. Luz Fonacier reviews the diagnosis and management of contact dermatitis. Held on August 17, 2012.
Contact Dermatitis (Jacob) - YouTube http://bit.ly/17Mbo6X -- Dr. Sharon Jacob discusses the diagnosis and management of contact dermatitis. Held on July 29, 2013.
Asthma Pathogenesis (Rosenwasser) - YouTube http://bit.ly/17MbsDB -- Dr. Lanny Rosenwasser discusses the pathogenesis of asthma. Held on July 8, 2013.
Lab Diagnosis of Immunodeficiency (Fleisher) - YouTube http://bit.ly/17MbtYi -- Dr. Tom Fleisher reviews laboratory methods to used to identify and diagnose primary immunodeficiency. Held on July 22, 2013.