The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program hosted an exhibition booth at the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting, organized by the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI), which drew 1500 allergists, immunologists, and related health professionals. 2017 marked ACAAI’s 75 years anniversary, at the Hynes Convention Centre in Boston, MA.
For the occasion, the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program had a significant presence and showcased some of our certified products such as Kids Preferred toy stuffed animals and Wellspun home bedding. Physicians heard cutting-edge research from around the globe and access to the newest treatments and technologies from on food allergy and atopic dermatitis to in-depth practice management sessions, the College covered all the topics required for a veteran allergist to a Fellow-in-Training.
It was an incredible opportunity for the Certification Program and its clients like Rabbit Air, Dyson and National Allergy to exhibit to the physicians attending the Annual Meeting the asthma & allergy friendly® Certified Products. When physicians see the Certification Mark on the products they know each product was subject to rigorous and relevant testing and have been scientifically demonstrated to be more suitable for families with asthma or allergies.
The Certification Program conducted a physician survey to gauge current awareness of products and services that are certified asthma & allergy friendly®. Primary care awareness is very important to the Program and follows on from other surveys we have done, which demonstrate that taking preventative measures using certified products can make for a #healthierhome environment for those with asthma and allergies. The Certification program was able to take away some great feedback from the physicians and the program looks forward to offering more and participating in the American Academy Allergy Asthma & Immunology in March 2-5th in Orlando, Florida.
We took this opportunity to run a survey among the physicians who attended the Annual Scientific Meeting. The results show some very interesting insights on the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program:
- 80% of the physicians surveyed were aware of the Program
- 88% of the physicians surveyed are very likely to tell their patients about Certified Products
- 75% of the physicians surveyed have seen the Certification mark on products in stores.
Last but not least, the results of the survey show that the most common recommendations to patients impacted by asthma and allergies were to
- buy products with a high-grade filter, including vacuum cleaners and dehumidifiers
- use quality bedding that is an effective allergen barrier.
- reduce clutter around the house
- use a washing machine that can wash at high temperatures