Thursday International Food Allergy Symposium
Thursday, November 7
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Separate Registration Fee • Admission by Ticket Only
Supported by an independent educational grant from DBV Technologies
“The 2019 International Food Allergy Symposium will feature a never-before-seen lineup of thought leaders from across the globe. Six international and 12 national experts will discuss cutting-edge aspects of food allergy diagnosis, management and research. There's something for everyone as this day-long symposium will cover topics relevant to trainees, practicing allergists, allied health professionals and researchers alike. Attendees will want to stay for the happy hour, which will feature three pro-con debates that pit experts against one another, all for the education and enjoyment of the audience.”
—David Stukus, MD, FACAAI, chair of the Annual Meeting Program Committee
Evidence surrounding food allergy prevention, diagnosis and management has evolved at a rapid pace over the past few years. Attendees at the International Food Allergy Symposium will learn new information and approaches to food allergy diagnosis and management from a group of leading experts from across the world. The symposium will begin by focusing on hot topics including the microbiome, early life exposures and prevention strategies. An international perspective regarding different birth cohorts and attempts at accurately assessing prevalence will be the focus of the late morning sessions.
The afternoon will include the latest information surrounding food allergy treatment options, future approaches to treatment and the importance of shared decision-making in helping families navigate these options. Important aspects of cost-effectiveness, communication in a time of ubiquitous misinformation and new diagnostic testing modalities will be addressed in depth as well.
Lastly, attendees will hear both sides of three fascinating topics during the pro/con debates. This ambitious agenda will provide a wealth of information for attendees to better appreciate the current state of understanding surrounding all aspects pertaining to food allergy. More importantly, the concepts and information shared throughout the symposium can immediately be implemented in practice after returning home from the meeting.
While you’re planning your time out of the office for 2019, save time to be there for this outstanding educational event!
Sessions and speakers are subject to change without notice. Check back frequently for the most up-to-date information.