Allergic Living is excited to be participating in the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) National Food Allergy Conference, taking place in Long Beach, California on May 16-17. Editor Gwen Smith will be among several food allergy experts and advocates speaking at the conference. To register, click here.
We hope to see many of you there. Following is FARE’s new release with the details.
FARE’s 2015 National Food Allergy Conference Offers
Weekend of Support to Live Well with Food Allergies
McLEAN, Va. (April 21, 2015) – The 2015 Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) National Food Allergy Conference on May 16-17 in Long Beach, Calif. offers members of the food allergy community an opportunity to learn from leading experts and panelists. This exceptional multi-day educational event is hosted by FARE, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization working on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies.
Speakers at this year’s conference include food allergy researchers, allergists, community advocates, renowned chef Amanda Freitag, food allergy musician Kyle Dine and dozens of others with expert insights into the challenging world of food allergies.
The FARE National Food Allergy Conference, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach, will feature roughly 40 educational and experiential sessions on topics including practical food allergy management at home, school, work and while traveling; managing anxiety surrounding food allergies and anaphylaxis; the latest on what is on the horizon for food allergy research; dating with food allergies and more.
Freitag, a chef, restaurant owner and cooking competition judge, will discuss how she manages her potentially life-threatening (severe) food allergy in the kitchen and everyday life during a special “Chef to Chef” session with Joel Schaefer, author of “Serving People with Food Allergies: Kitchen Management and Menu Creation.”
“It means a lot to me to be part of this conference attended by so many who, like me, are managing severe allergies every day,” said Freitag, whose appearance is sponsored by Mylan. “I’ve learned a great deal since being diagnosed with a food allergy six years ago and look forward to sharing my strategies for cooking, eating and always having a plan should anaphylaxis occur.”
Food allergies are life-altering and potentially life-threatening, requiring constant vigilance to avoid serious reactions. In children alone, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a staggering 50 percent increase in the disease between 1997 and 2011.
“The FARE National Food Allergy conference offers an unparalleled opportunity for individuals and families to learn more about effectively managing food allergies at any stage of their journey,” said James R. Baker, Jr., MD, CEO of FARE, who will be moderating a session dedicated to research. “The experts, advocates and role models lending their time to this unique educational event offer knowledge and insights that will prove invaluable for anyone affected by food allergies.”
The FARE National Food Allergy Conference is the only national patient conference of its kind. There are educational sessions for everyone from the recently-diagnosed with food allergies to veterans of food allergy management, as well as a full track for teen attendees. Join FARE for sessions such as “Planes, Trains and Auto-Injectors;” “Bring Fun Back to the Kitchen;” “Food Allergies on the Brain: Managing the Anxiety;” “From Flirting to First Dates to Facebook Official;” “Finding the Right Food Allergy Specialist;” “Check, Please! How to Dine Out Successfully;” “Behind the Label” and more.
A full conference schedule and mobile app is available at www.foodallergy.org/conference.
The 2015 FARE National Food Allergy Conference is made possible thanks to generous support from presenting sponsor Mylan Specialty L.P., premier sponsor Sanofi and platinum sponsor SunButter.