2023 Updates in Food Allergy: Food for Thought

Each year the Division of Immunology hosts a continuing medical education event around a central topic in allergies, covering everything from the basic science to diagnosing and translational therapeutics. Last week, for the first time since 2017, conference organizers focused their event around food allergies.

Attendees and presenters gathered at the increasingly popular nearby Courtyard by Marriott, not far from University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Interim Division Director Benjamin Davis, MD, PhD, welcomed attendees and introduced that morning’s keynote presentation from Stephanie Eisenbarth, MD. Her invitation was supported by the Paul M and Dorothy Seebohm Allergy Education Fund. Eisenbarth also gave the Seebohm Lecture at Internal Medicine Grand Rounds the day before.

“Diagnostic Challenges in Food Allergy”

Stephanie Eisenbarth, MD
Director, Center for Human Immunobiology
Chief of Allergy and Immunology, Dept of Medicine
Roy and Elaine Patterson Professor of Medicine
Professor of Medicine (Allergy and Immunology) and Pathology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The rest of the program offered plenty to match.

Updates in Food Protein Enterocolitis Syndrome
Diana Bayer, DO

Progress in Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Benjamin Davis, MD, PhD

Overview of Oral Allergy Syndrome
Amy Dowden, MD

Concurrent Lunch Sessions:

  • Practical Aspects of Immunoglobulin Replacement Therapy
    Amir Abidov, MD; Brooke Harrison, ARNP, CRNA, DNP; Loren Bracken, PA-C
  • Iowa Society of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Business Meeting and Lunch

Advances in Alpha-gal Allergy
Alick Feng, MD

Comparison of Food Oral Immunotherapy and Epicutaneous Immunotherapy
Sarah Nimri, MD

Interesting Cases
Mackenzie Hines, MD

Thank you to division staff for sending these photos in for us to share!


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