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FAACT's Global Food Allergy Summit 2021

FAACT’s Global Teal Love Shines Bright Food Allergy Summit is for parents, caregivers, adults with food allergies, school nurses, and more!

Join us virtually on November 13, 2021 from 10am – 5:30pm EST (with a break from 1p-1:30p EST).

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has left us tackling new challenges, living with food allergies and the issues we face do not change. The upcoming 21-22 school year has left many bewildered as to what may lay ahead. To help you tackle this unprecedented year, FAACT will host an information packed Summit focused on what’s important to you. We want to help you stay up-to-date regarding food allergy research and treatments, mental health tips and resources, accommodations in schools during COVID-19, connecting with your community, hearing from teens and young adults on managing their food allergies, and more.

Registration Fee: $50. Deadline to register is November 11.

How to register:

  1. Registration payments must be made in full online at time of registration. Please go to FAACT's Donate page. Click on "Other" and enter $50, and enter "Teal Love Summit " in the "Reason" box. All payments online are secure through our PayPal account.

  2. Click here to register for the Summit, and we will "see" you in November!

Sponsored by: National Peanut Board and DBV Technologies

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FAACT's Teal Love Food Allergy Summit Agenda

10:00am - 10:30am:  FAACT Welcome & Overview

  • Eleanor Garrow-Holding, FAACT President & CEO

10:30am - 11:30am:  The Latest in Food Allergy Research and Quality of Life

  • S. Shahzad Mustafa, MD, FAACT Medical Advisory Board Chair and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Clerkship Director, Allergy & Clinical Immunology for University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

11:30am - 12:15pm:  Exploring the Nutritional Diet of Patients with Food Allergies and EoE

  • Meghan McNeill, MS, RD, LD, Cincinnati Center for Eosinophilic Disorders (CCED) at Cincinnati Children's Hospital & Medical Center, Division of Allergy & Immunology

12:15pm - 12:45pm:  Finding Your Food Allergy Voice

  • Caroline Moassessi, FAACT’s Vice President of Community Relations

12:45pm - 1:15pm:  Creating Connections through Social Media and Education

  • Kristin Osborne, FAACT’s Vice President of Education

1:15pm - 1:45pm:  Break 

1:45pm - 2:15pm:  Traveling with Food Allergies

  • Kyle Dine, Founder of Equal Eats

2:15pm - 2:45pm:  How to Navigate Food Allergy Fatigue

  • Kristin Osborne, FAACT’s Vice President of Education

2:45pm - 3:30pm: The Teen and Young Adult's Perspective of Living with Food Allergies and Q&A

  • Panel Discussion

3:30pm - 4:30pm:  Accommodations in Schools: Re-entering during COVID-19

  • Amelia G. Smith, JD, FAACT’s General Counsel and Vice President of Civil Rights Advocacy

4:30pm - 5:30pm:  Self-care, Holiday Stressors, and Mental Health Across the Life Span

  • Nancy Rotter, Ph.D., Director of Psychological Services, Food Allergy Center, Massachusetts General and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School

5:30pm:  Closing Remarks