Angioedema in Primary Care: Clinical Clues That You Might Be Missing

Jointly sponsored by RMEI, LLC and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine



This event is not a part of the official AAFP Scientific Assembly.

Pre-registration is currently closed. Onsite registration may be available on a first-come, first-served basis as space allows. Please see registration staff onsite in Philadelphia.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

5:30 AM 6:00 AM

CME Satellite Symposium/
Q&A Session
6:00 AM 7:30 AM

Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Washington Room
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107


6:00 AM 6:05 AM Welcome Remarks
  Lee S. Freedman, MD, FACP
6:05 AM 6:40 AM A Case of Swelling and Hives: Approaches to Allergic Angioedema
  Marc A. Riedl, MD, MS
6:40 AM 7:15 AM A Case of Recurrent Abdominal Pain: Could It Be Angioedema?
  William R. Lumry, MD
7:15 AM 7:30 AM Question-and-Answer Session


Lee S. Freedman, MD, FACP (Moderator)
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Attending Physician

Department of Medicine
Northwestern University Medical School
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Attending Physician
NorthShore University Health System
Radio Show Host
ReachMD, XM Station 160
Chicago, Illinois

Marc A. Riedl, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Section Head, Clinical Immunology and Allergy
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Los Angeles, California

William R. Lumry, MD
Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Private Practice
Dallas, Texas

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians involved in the care of patients with angioedema.

Angioedema manifests as subcutaneous or submucosal swelling which can occur anywhere on the body and be potentially fatal if it involves the airway.1 There are many causes of angioedema including allergic IgE mediated, mast cell or leukotriene mediated, and hereditary.2

Differentiating between the various causes of angioedema can be challenging in the primary care setting. Therefore, careful history taking, thorough physical examination, and selected laboratory tests are essential for diagnosis, prevention, and appropriate therapy. Primary care physicians must distinguish between hereditary and non-hereditary forms of angioedema because acute treatments are different for each.

Due to recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of hereditary angioedema, primary care physicians must stay abreast of emerging therapeutic strategies to improve patient outcomes.

1Bishop PC. West J Med. 1993;159(5):605-608.
2Kaplan AP. World Allergy Organization Journal. 2008;1:103-113.

After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Outline the etiologies and differential diagnosis of angioedema
  • Differentiate acquired and allergic angioedema from hereditary angioedema
  • Recognize diagnostic and treatment pitfalls in angioedema
  • Formulate an individualized treatment plan for patients with angioedema based upon history, clinical presentation, and diagnostic testing

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RMEI, LLC. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Credit
This live activity, Angioedema in Primary Care: Clinical Clues That You Might Be Missing, with a beginning date of October 18, 2012, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.5 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by PIM for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

This activity is jointly sponsored by RMEI, LLC and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. RMEI gratefully acknowledges an educational grant from ViroPharma Incorporated in support of this CME activity.

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Event Staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (physical, dietary, etc.). Please contact RMEI prior to the live event at (866) 770-RMEI.



find us on facebook

follow us on twitter

Additional educational activities offered by RMEI, LLC can be found at or by calling toll-free to 866-770-RMEI.