Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Food Allergy Conference


Medical Professionals' Lunch Presentation
Allergists will provide a session specifically for medical professionals (pediatricians, general practitioners, nurses, etc.) on testing, diagnosing, treatment, and referral decisions.

Support Group Leaders' Sessions
Discuss how to run a successful support group and how to be an effective - and supported - coordinator; network with other group facilitators & personally speak with accomplished leaders.

U of M Medical School's Allergy & Clinical Immunology Course
Friday, April 3 U of M Radisson Hotel Plan to attend the Allergy and Clinical Immunology course scheduled on April 3, 2009 at the Radisson University Hotel, Minneapolis! This important educational endeavor of the Department of Medicine at the University of Minnesota provides an update on advances in the field of allergy and immunology that have an impact on the current practice of medicine.

Please visit the CME website to view a course brochure and to register for this course, or call 612-626-7600.

Volunteer for the Conference & Expo
Help still needed:
· Flier distribution (flier pdf)
· Phone calls
· Moving boxes to conference/exposition site
Conference & Exposition help needed:
· Product display set-up
· Registration
· Technical trouble-shooter
· Light dimmer/time monitor
· Tear-down/clean-up
Contact AFAA to volunteer!

Saturday, April 4th 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Registration 8:30 a.m.)
University of Minnesota Radisson Hotel
$35 per individual; $50 per family (discount rate through March 30)

Keynote Speaker Linda Coss
National food allergy author Mother of food allergic college student
Support Group Founder and Facilitator Presents:
"What You Need to Know about Food Allergy Management"

Conference Presenters
Linda Coss, National food allergy author; parent; facilitator Dr. Ramaligam Arumugam, Minnesota Gastroenterology Alison Jacobs, Registered Dietitian, LD Karen Geronime, Chair, Northland Celiac Support Group Nona Narvaez, Founder & Director of AFAA; Policy AnalystDr. Nancy Ott, President., Minnesota Allergy Society; AFAA Board of Directors Dr. Allan Stillerman, Allergy & Asthma Specialists; Clincial Research Institute; AFAA Board of Directors
Conference Topics

Food Allergy Basics & Labeling Emergency Management
G.I. Issues and Diagnosis
School Accommodations
Eczema & Hives
Wheat-free Living
"Ask the Doctors" Panel
What Dietitians Need to Know
The Latest Food Allergy Research
Flying with Food Allergies and more!

2 additional learning options($50 additional fee, which includes lunch)

Medical Professionals' Presentation: Allergists will provide a session specifically for medical professionals (pediatricians, general practitioners, nurses, etc.) on testing, diagnosing, treatment, and referral decisions. (This session provides 1 CEU.)

Support Group Leaders: The conference will also offer a roundtable session specifically for Food Allergy Support Group Leaders, and will provide an opportunity to network with other Group Leaders.

Food Allergy Expo
Join us at the 6th annual Expo - with companies offering food allergy products, literature, samples, and door prizes!

CEUs available
Attendees are eligible for 5 hours of continuing education units.
CEUs are available for educators, nurses, and dietitians.
($50 additional fee) Attending the Medical Professionals' Lunch Session provides an additional CEU (for 6 total). AFAA Food Allergy Conference & Expo proudly sponsored by: Allergy & Asthma Specialists

AFAA is a 501(c)3 volunteer-run non-profit organization whose mission is to Educate, Advocate, and Support those with Food Allergies.

AFAA's annual Food Allergy Conference & Expo is an educational event open to all, including families with children.

Anaphylaxis and Food Allergy Association of Minnesota (AFAA)
2200 Hendon Avenue; St. Paul, MN 55108 (651) 644-5937

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