Drug Allergy Considerations for the Physician

Ames, IA US
May 24, 2017

Mary Greeley Medical Center Grand Rounds is a multi-disciplinary clinical activity which serves to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession.  

Target Audience

Physicians, mid-level providers, nurses and healthcare administrators. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the immunologic background of drug allergy. 
  2. Provide an overview of antimicrobial drug allergy & solutions to common problems of cross-reactivity.
  3. List specific examples of how drug allergy issues can impact patient care & solutions to those problems.
  4. Describe to medical Gell & Coombs system for classifying drug allergy reactions & discuss drugs that fit each category.


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Geoffrey Wall, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, CGP
College of Pharmacy & Health, Drake University



  • Dr. Wall discloses he is on the Speaker's Bureau for Janssen (anticoagulation), Boer.Ing (COPD), and Medicines C (infectious diseases).

CME Committee

  • No member of the Mary Greeley Medical Center CME Committee who planned this activity has any financial relationship to disclose relating to the content. 

This program is supported by gifts to the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation from Mary Greeley Medical Center, McFarland Clinic, First American Bank, and Green Hills Health Care Center. The content and selection of speaker(s) is the responsibility of the Mary Greeley Medical Center for Continuing Medical Education Committee and not the sponsors of this program.

Continuing Education Credit

  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/24/2017 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
05/24/2017 - 1:00pm CDT
Mary Greeley Medical Center
Bessie Myers Auditorium
1111 Duff Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A


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