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  • 8.14.19 - Wednesday


  • The last 10 years have seen a dramatic change in dining out with food allergies – both for the consumer and the restaurateur. There has been a slow, but constant stream of existing restaurants taking steps to become more allergy-friendly, as well as new restaurants being designed around allergy-friendliness. At the same time, we’re learning that more individuals have food allergies than previously expected, particularly in our adult population. The growth in the food allergy community can be seen as a risk to some restaurateurs, but more and more, smart restaurants are considering our business as an amazing opportunity. In fact, restaurants that cater to our community can see a tremendous rise in revenues, profits, and guest loyalty. How significant? Come find out from current AllergyEats CEO and former Fidelity Investments Portfolio Manager Paul Antico.

  • Anaphylaxis is every patient’s fear when they have life threatening food allergies. Gina’s session will offer tips for both practical advice and emotional support.
    Disease Management

  • Award winning Chef and Author, Keith Norman will lay out a road map for addressing food allergies in the hospitality industry. He will offer guidance in best practices for chefs, restaurants, and anyone in the hospitality sector.
    Disease Management

  • This session will provide multiple hands-on solutions which address hot button topics parents of children with food allergies face. Providing multiple perspectives and offering a variety of solutions, we will cover issues such as PTA events, allergen free classrooms, access to epinephrine, understanding the chain of command and your legal rights.
    Blogging
    Disease Management

  • Bloggers and advocates will learn where there are still gaps in food allergy education. Brands will learn what people are looking for but unable to find. All attendees will look at the food allergy conversation from a different perspective than where they are currently working. Everyone will be invited to share what they would like to be passed on to consumers. The session will be interactive.
    Disease Management

  • Learning to navigate love and dating as a teen is difficult enough, but throw in food allergies and it takes it to a whole other level. The discussion for parents can be an awkward one; how do you bring up the topic of kissing and allergic reactions without getting shrugged off? How do you broach topics like allergens in birth control pills, ordering at a restaurant alone, and not kissing your significant other if they’ve had an allergen? Teens are known to hide the fact that they have food allergies, making them a high risk group for reactions. This topic is a jumping point to dive into not only the practicalities of dating as a person with food allergy, but about teaching your teen or young adult to manage their food related anxiety (towards eating, restaurants, and social situations), how to communicate, preparing for new events like meals with their family, that mistakes can happen (but how you manage them is key), and that having food allergies should not prevent you from finding love and companionship.Attendees will learn how to talk about love and dating with their allergic teen/young adult. From practical tips, to navigating new social situations, to instilling confidence.
    Disease Management

  • How do you bridge the gap between your doctor’s appointment to living life with a new diagnosis? From doing at home research to navigating social situations, food allergies can feel overwhelming. Dr G and Kortney will be discussing how you can navigate managing your allergies from beyond the doctor’s office in a responsible and informed manner.
    Disease Management

  • The Do’s & Don’ts of Staying True to Your Brand on Social Media, How to appeal to 3 Types of Food Allergy Consumers, A Step-by-Step Guide for creating, funding, and selling your own products
    Blogging

  • This presentation will provide practical tips and planning tools that will take the anxiety out of your next travel adventure. Who do you need to call in advance? What documentation should you carry? Is there specific research you should do when choosing a travel destination and travel mode? How much medication should you take? What special things should you pack? How should you deal with airlines? How do you communicate complex allergies in different languages to hotel, restaurant establishments, and worst case, to medical personnel? Travel is about (re)framing the experience to focus on the fun of the adventure vs. the food of the culture.
    Disease Management

  • Millions of people turn to food websites, apps and search engines every year to answer the question: what’s for dinner? You might be using WP Ultimate Recipe, Cooked, Recipe Box or other tools to help you optimize your content for search. But is your recipe built for the future? By 2020, more than half of searches will be done by voice. Complicated ingredients or instructions can confuse the new generation of cooking apps along with Alexa and Google Home devices, and leave would-be readers skipping past. This workshop will look at content formats, emerging SEO techniques, ingredient list best practices and more to help you make the most of every available reader.
    Blogging

  • 8.15.19 - Thursday


  • Food Allergy Prevention: In this session, we will review the latest guidelines for prevention of IgE-mediated food allergy; these will include new recommendations beyond the 2017 prevention of peanut allergy guidelines. We will better define the at-risk and high-risk child; provide recommendations for the timing of specific, potentially-allergenic, complementary food introduction (e.g., milk, egg); and provide recommendations regarding the role of a diverse diet.
    Disease Management

  • This presentation will introduce the four steps to transitioning the role of advocate from parent to child. We will review the important roles of the parent, the child, other adults and friends in this process. Both parent and child will discuss real life examples of advocacy in action in many settings including school, other homes, restaurants, camps, social situations and class trips.
    Disease Management

  • Explode Your Instagram Engagement: Did you know you can make hundreds — or even thousands — of dollars directly from Instagram? Did you also know that Instagram is one of the easiest and best ways to increase your online engagement and bring more traffic to your blog? In this session, Crystal will share her secrets for exploding your online engagement and income through the power of strategic posting on Instagram. Her tips are highly actionable, proven, can be implemented immediately — whether you have a few hundred followers or a few hundred thousand followers!
    Blogging

  • Today, the ripples of social media are flowing faster and further than ever before. Quantifiable success on popular online channels thereby now requires more than a sink or swim fortitude. Practically everybody fancies themselves an expert, yet few actually walk the walk to talk the talk. In this session, Stacey Sturner will delve into the communication strategies that she has effectively enlisted to establish a niche focused on facts.
    Blogging

  • Management of food allergies across the spectrum of IgE and non-IgE mediated food allergies (EoE and FPIES) This session will cover the differences between the different immunological mechanisms triggering food allergies. We will discuss: -food avoidance and suitable replacement foods -nutrient deficiencies and how to supplement if necessary -practical aspects of baked milk and egg -making sense of selective nut consumption -the role of food intake in tolerance development
    Disease Management

  • Overview of laws, trouble spots, and how to communicate well with schools. Schools issues are very common concerns for parents with children with food allergies, and many people are unfamiliar with 504 plans, what they provide, or how to go about setting them up. Gina’s session will help guide parents getting ready for the new school year.
    Disease Management

  • In this session Whitney will lead a discussion about the latest in food allergy treatment. She will dive into some of the exciting research on the horizon, including various methods of desensitization. She will also review the current state of private practice OIT and rising trends in the industry.
    Disease Management

  • Join us by the Lighthouse for a Dinner by the Sea
    Meals & Events