New Innovations in Food Allergy Testing and Patient Care

Recorded June 16, 2021

Continuing Education Hours: IAFNS is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1.5 Continuing Professional Education Unit (CPEU) for completion of this recorded webinar until June 16, 2024.

Description: Scientists estimate that food allergies affect at least 32 million Americans, including approximately 6 million children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that food allergies in children have increased by 50 percent between 1997 and 2011, with an even higher increase for peanut allergies. Recent years have seen significant advances in understanding of responses to food allergens such as the development of dose-response models that hold promise for developing more informative labels on food packaging. This session will highlight new research and innovations to enhance food allergen risk assessment and management. These include novel, safe methods for accurate diagnosis of food allergies and severity, and new initiatives for optimizing large-scale research trials and enhancing patient care.

The Current US Food Allergen Regulatory Landscape

Stefano Luccioli, MD

Senior Medical Advisor, Office of Food Additive Safety, FDA CFSAN

The FARE Clinical Network: Advancing New Treatments and Preventive Therapies for Food Allergy Patients

Bruce Roberts, PhD

Chief Research Strategy and Innovation Officer, Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)

Opening the Allergy Black Box: The Path to Risk-Free Challenge Testing

Paul Kearney, PhD

CEO, Data Incites and Strategic Advisor, AllerGenis

Discussion and Q&A

Performance Indicators

  • 4.2.7 Integrates relevant information with previous learning, experience, professional knowledge, and current practice models.
  • 6.2.5 Applies research/evidence-based findings to improve practice, service delivery, and health and nutrition of customers.
  • 6.2.2 Demonstrates knowledge of research instruments and tools (e.g., surveys, interview tools) to support research initiatives.