Speakers 2018

We are excited to announce our 2018 #FABlogCon Speakers! 

We will be adding to this as we confirm agenda and speakers for 2018 so please check back in! 

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we welcome to our event this year:

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Dr. George du Toit is Professor of Paediatric Allergy at King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. George is Senior Co-Investigator on the NIH-funded LEAP-Trio studies aimed at further understanding the prevention of peanut allergy through early peanut consumption. George is Investigator on the EAT-On Studies as well as studies aimed at the treatment of Peanut Allergy. George is lead clinician for the Children’s Drug Allergy and Urticaria service at St Thomas’.



IMG_8224Dr. Carina Venter is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Allergy and Immunology at the Children’s Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, where she is conducting research and working with children and adults with a range of food allergies. Previously, she was appointed as an Assistant Professor/Dietitian at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She is currently the chair of the International Network of Dietitians and Nutritionists in Allergy, and member of the American Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (AAAAI), American College of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (ACAAI), European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) and the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI). She is a registered dietician in the United Kingdom, United States and South Africa.  She has had numerous publications in international journals, and has authored book chapters and edited a book on Food Hypersensitivity.  She moved from the UK in 2015 where she had been performing research into food allergies and allergy prevention as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth and at the David Hide Centre on the Isle of Wight.  She was a member of the EAACI food allergy guidelines on Allergy Prevention, as well as Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy.  She was also a member of the NICE (UK) food allergy guidelines. Since her arrival in the US, she was appointed to the expert panel of the National Institutes for Allergy and Infectious Diseases Peanut Allergy Prevention GuidelinesIn her free time, she loves to blog on https://carinaventeronline.wordpress.comand she is a top twitter allergy activist at most international allergy meetings (@VenterCarina).

Liu,Edwin (060) 2017Dr. Edwin Liu Dr. Liu’s special area of interest is in celiac disease, particularly as it is associated with associated autoimmune conditions. As director of the Colorado Center for Celiac Disease, he works to evaluate and treat individuals with celiac disease and gluten-related disorders. One area of expertise in this field is in the pediatric screening and diagnosis of celiac disease in groups considered to be at risk. Collaborators in the Center include The Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes and also the Sie Center for Down Syndrome. We are involved in the DAISY (Diabetes Autoimmunity Study of the Young) and the TEDDY (The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young) studies, which are long-term prospective birth cohorts being followed for the development of type 1 diabetes and celiac disease due to a genetic risk identified at birth. One major goal of the Colorado Center for Celiac Disease is to provide children and families diagnosed with celiac disease the tools to transition to a gluten-free lifestyle as seamlessly as possible, and to maintain optimal health long-term. The other major goal is to understand the significance of celiac disease autoimmunity and celiac disease particularly as it applies to those who are screening-identified.

Fleischer,David (011) 2014Dr. David Fleischer completed his undergraduate training at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1992, medical degree training at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta in 1997, and both Pediatric Residency and Pediatric Allergy/Immunology Fellowship training at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore in 2005Dr. Fleischer is currently the Associate Section Head of the Section of Allergy at Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO) and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at CHCO and the University of Colorado Denver School of MedicineDr. Fleischer’s primary clinical interest is food allergy. His research has focused on the natural history of food allergy and novel treatments for food allergy, including oral, sublingual, and epicutaneous immunotherapies. He is the Global PI for the pivotal Phase III peanut epicutaneous immunotherapy trial that is being conducted at more than 30 sites across the world. Hhas been involved in several projects examining the primary prevention of allergy, including as a member of the 2015-16 National Institutes for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Expert Panel that updated the 2010 NIAID Food Allergy Guidelines on the topic of the Prevention of Peanut Allergy. He is Co-Director of the Food Challenge and Research Unit at CHCOand he will co-direct the new Allergy and Immunology Center at CHCO when it opens in January 2018. Dr. Fleischer has authored many original, peer-reviewed articles, review articles, and book chapters on food allergy and food allergy treatment. He is the Chair for the AAAAI Adverse Reactions to Foods Committee and a Fellow of the AAAAI and the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.