Friday, April 20, 2012

CHOP Food Allergy Education Event May 5, 2012

Here is another CHOP event for people dealing with food allergies of any kind:

I just found the invitation in my inbox and am late in passing it along. This is in addition to the other May 7th event I previously mentioned (see the other post from today). Both will be equally educational. I have updated the website accordingly, so you can find the info and flyer there if you are interested.

I have been advised that this event is intended more for adults and is for food allergies in general, not only EoE/EGID (although Eosinophilic Disorders and FPIES will also be discussed). Many of us and/or our family members also deal with "normal" food allergies. Please RSVP by April 28th. The information is on the website and the flyer is linked above. 

Here is the info: 

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Food Allergy Center Family Committee and Physicians cordially invite you to attend:

An educational morning to highlight and celebrate the exciting developments and current advancements that CHOP Food Allergy is making for families living with food allergies.

During this event we look forward to:
  • Sharing the newest developments and research for Immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated food allergy, Eosinophillic Disorders and Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis (FPIES).
  • Featuring key-note speakers: Rushani Saltzman, MD; Elia Tait-Wojno, Ph.D.; and Mei-Lun Wang, M.D. Dedicated CHOP researchers working together to eradicate food allergic conditions: Jonathan Spergel, MD Ph.D; Terri Brown-Whitehorn, MD; Antonella Cianferoni, M.D., Ph.D.; David Artis, Ph.D.; Paulette M Devine, RN, AE-C; Megan Ott, CPNP and Pamela Scott-Bey M.A. will also be in attendance.
  • Learning inspiring personal accounts, compelling life management stories & firsthand experience after life changing clinical interventions - all from fellow CHOP families with children with food allergic conditions.

Event Details:
 Saturday, May 5th from 10:00am-12:30pm
Where: Colket Translational Research Building - Room 1200 A & B
3501 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Parking Located Under Wood Building. Courtesy Passes Provided

There is no cost to attend the event, but CHOP gratefully welcomes all donations at the door or at: (**Please be sure to specify FOOD ALLERGY)
Donations will be directed towards the CHOP Food Allergy Center’s initiatives. 

Bring your expired Epi-Pens! There will be a demonstration on proper use and disposal of Epi-Pens.

"The mission of the Food Allergy Center is to be the leader in recognizing, managing and treating the full spectrum of food allergies. We strive to achieve this through groundbreaking research, full use of CHOP’s operational expertise and resources, and our passion for improving children’s lives with optimal, personalized care. We are honored to offer this Food Allergy Education Day as the first of a series of events to follow."

To RSVP, please email: 
and please provide the following: Your name, your mailing and email address and number of attendees. Space is limited.

Please note: this event is not suitable for young children due to the format of the event.

If you have any questions, please call (215) 590-2549.
Please RSVP no later: April 28th.

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