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03 May 2010

FAAN Conference in Tarrytown May 8, 2010

The following press release is from our friends at FAAN. I had the opportunity to attend the FAAN conference in Tarrytown last year and it was fantastic!

FAAN’s Annual Food Allergy Conference Comes to Tarrytown
Learn How to “Respect Every Bite” at this Daylong Educational Conference

FAIRFAX, Va. (April 30, 2010) – The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) is bringing together parents, physicians, dietitians, caregivers, and others for its 17th Annual Food Allergy Conferences in Tarrytown, N.Y., an event that promises to give attendees new insights and strategies about food allergies and anaphylaxis.

The daylong conference on May 8 will urge everyone to “Respect Every Bite” and feature topics such as the psychosocial impact of living with food allergies, safety at school, food allergy basics, Camp TAG (a summer camp for children with food allergies and their siblings), and a research update from one of the nation’s top allergists. It is the third of FAAN’s four spring conferences, which have long been known to offer a unique opportunity for individuals managing food allergies to gain a top-notch learning experience while connecting with others who share similar challenges.

This year’s conferences, which were held in Baltimore on March 27, in Las Vegas on April 24, and which will also be held in Oak Brook, Ill., on May 22, now offer attendees more choices in the form of multiple breakout sessions from which to choose.

“We have planned a fantastic program this year that is designed to provide everyone from parents to school nurses to babysitters with the knowledge they need to avoid food allergy reactions, which can be potentially fatal,” said Julia Bradsher, CEO of FAAN. “It doesn’t matter if someone has managed food allergies for years or is newly diagnosed – everyone will gain valuable information.”

Top food allergy researcher Dr. Scott H. Sicherer, professor of pediatrics, clinician, and clinical researcher at Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, N.Y., will be one of the featured speakers in Tarrytown.

“The conference is a fantastic opportunity to learn the nitty-gritty of managing food allergies from a variety of perspectives,” Sicherer said. “I enjoy this venue because participants can ask the various experts all of their questions and receive timely and accurate information and advice on all areas of food allergy. I am looking forward to sharing the many exciting research advances; there is more in the pipeline now than ever before.”

The Tarrytown conference will run from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Marriott Westchester Hotel, 670 White Plains Road.

For more information or to register for one of FAAN’s Food Allergy Conferences, visit www.foodallergy.org or call (800) 929-4040.

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