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August 22, 1996 AAAAI

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Contact: Linda Bleimehl
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THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ALLERGY, ASTHMA AND IMMUNOLOGY (AAAAI) HOSTS A PRACTICE MANAGEMENT DINNER WORKSHOP

MILWAUKEE - Has managed care changed the "rules" of physician practice? The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) and the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) will discuss this issue at a dinner workshop, Maintaining Ethical Standards in a Changing Health Care Environment, sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from Pfizer Inc and UCB Pharma, Inc., on Thursday, October 3, 1996, from 6:00-9:00 p.m., at the New York Hilton and Towers Hotel.

Today's dynamic health care environment forces physicians to face changing incentives and increased financial risk. Given these changes, physicians in managed care must pay critical attention to ethical considerations in practice. Maintaining Ethical Standards in a Changing Environment will provide practicing allergists and dermatologists with current perspectives from medical ethics, academic medicine, law and managed care. Four physician experts in these areas will discuss the conceptual and practical challenges of maintaining standards in today's market.

The AAAAI is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, and designates this workshop for 2.5 credit hours in Category 1 of the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association.

The AAAAI is the largest national medical organization representing allergists, clinical immunologists, and allied health professionals. Established in 1943, the Academy has more than 5,000 members in the United States, Canada, and 41 other countries.

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