Food Allergy: Advances in Prevention and Treatment
The 2019 AAAAI Annual Meeting in San Francisco will focus on one of the most prevalent topics in allergy/immunology: food allergy.
It’s an important topic to AAAAI President Robert A. Wood, MD, FAAAAI. His presidential initiatives center around the theme of optimal care for the food allergic patient with a focus on four key areas of need: a rational approach to treatment, optimizing prevention, making an accurate diagnosis, and best practices for the prevention and treatment of anaphylaxis.
Wood remarked, “The timing is perfect as food allergy is playing an increasingly important role in our specialty and this role will only increase as the disease becomes more prevalent and treatments become available.”
The Presidential Plenary, Optimal Care of the Food Allergic Patient, will include the following presentations: Optimal Diagnostic and Testing Strategies to Confirm Food Allergies, Optimal Use of Emerging Treatments for Food Allergy, and Novel Therapies in Development.
Other Annual Meeting plenaries will include Microbiome and Allergic Disease; Outcomes, Education and Healthcare Delivery in Allergic Diseases; and Atopic Dermatitis: Bench to Bedside and Back.
The Annual Meeting Program Committee and interest section leadership are currently finalizing the session line-up for the 2019 Annual Meeting. We look forward to sharing program updates with you in future issues.