International Food Allergy Meeting Offers New Research and Knowledge

The 2012 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology annual meeting is wrapping up in Orlando Florida. The conference, scheduled from March 2-6 this year, brings together more than 6,500 allergists, immunologists, related physicians, other health professionals and industry representatives to discuss new research and other developments in allergy, asthma and immunologic diseases. Over the coming days and weeks, I'll be reporting on some of the food allergy information coming out of the conference. In the meantime, if you want to see what's happening, check out MedPage's Facebook page for live streaming of the meeting or follow #aaaai on Twitter for updates. Allergy Notes supplies a very helpful list of specific allergists using Twitter to provide updates during the conference. Follow any of them for the latest info.

Here's a copy of the final conference schedule. Yes, it's 170 pages, but look at this small sampling of food allergy presentations:
  • Oral Immunotherapy for Food Allergens by Dr. Wesley Burks
  • Challenges of Managing Multiple Food Allergies, Dr. Julie Wang and Dr. Michael C. Young
  • Food-Dependent Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis with Dr. Anna M. Feldweg and Dr. Kirsi M. Jarvinen-Seppo
  • Common Dilemmas in Caring for Children with FoodAllergies- Teri Holbrook, CRNP and Kim E. Mudd, RN MSN CCRP
  • Food Allergy I–Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Food Allergy Related Issues/Immune Skin Disease
  • Dissecting Mechanisms of Oral Tolerance in Food Allergy moderated by Dr. Wayne G. Shreffler
  • Induction of Tolerance with Baked Milk: Potential Mechanisms with Dr. Jennifer S. Kim
  • Don’t Cross Me! Guiding Patients with Food Allergy Regarding Cross Contact, Ingredient Allergenicity and Precautionary Labeling, moderated by Dr. Stephen L. Taylor, and G. Lynn Christie, MS RD
...and so much more! Stay tuned!

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