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'Take Action, Prevent Reactions' at FAAN's Annual Food Allergy Conferences
Date:2/20/2009

nformation on living with food allergies, but to also meet others who can relate," said Julia Bradsher, FAAN CEO. "Until there is a cure, education is the key to avoiding a reaction, which is the goal of this year's conferences - to help people 'Take Action, Prevent Reactions.'"

Past conference attendees, particularly parents of young children, have gained a new sense of confidence about their level of preparedness for food allergy management.

The Baltimore conference will feature Robert A. Wood, M.D. He is a professor of pediatrics and international health and the director of pediatric allergy and immunology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as well as the author of Food Allergies for Dummies.

The Rosemont, Ill. conference will feature Wesley Burks, M.D. He is a professor and chief of pediatric allergy and immunology at Duke University Medical Center.

The Tarrytown, N.Y. conference will feature Hugh Sampson, M.D. and Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn, M.D. Dr. Sampson is a professor of pediatrics and immunobiology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, as well as chief of the division of allergy & immunology in the department of pediatrics, director of the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, and dean of translational biomedical science at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Nowak-Wegrzyn is an assistant professor of pediatric allergy and immunology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, as well as a clinician and a researcher in the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at the Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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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Founded in 1991, the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) is the world leader in information about food allergy, a potentiall
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