What I Learned at the FAAN Conference

Sunday marked the beginning of Food Allergy Awareness Week and I’ve seen a lot of great information out there: FAAN’s page dedicated to this week MSNBC Video featuring Nicole Smith and her son A Twitter party on Monday evening – search #FAAW to see what people are tweeting about this week. I’m planning a few more posts of my mine own this week but, today, I’d like to share what I learned at last month’s FAAN conference in Baltimore. It was my first FAAN conference and I found it to be very informative. It featured Dr. Robert Wood, Dr. Eyal Shemesh, Gina Clowes of Allergy Moms, chef Cybele Pascal and Eleanor Garrow and Chris Weiss, both from FAAN. Here are some of the tidbits I took away from their presentations: *A genetic predisposition to allergies can indicate a tendency towards developing an allergy but not necessarily point to a specific allergy. In other words, just because I was allergic to milk as a child doesn’t mean my child will also be allergic to milk (although in … [Read more...]