Fairfax, VA (Vocus) April 23, 2010
FAAN's inaugural Leaders Summit will be held in Las Vegas on April 23, bringing together food allergy support group leaders and event chairs from across the country for a day-long conference.
- The inaugural Leaders Summit brings together food allergy support group leaders and chairs of FAAN’s Walk for Food Allergy events from across the country for a daylong educational seminar intended to enhance their skills so that they may lead support groups effectively and successfully manage fundraising events.
- The summit will empower leaders and provide them with training on the most up-to-date educational, research, and advocacy efforts surrounding food allergy and anaphylaxis.
- FAAN’s panelists will share their expertise in a variety of areas, such as school food allergy safety and event coordinating.
- The Leaders Summit demonstrates FAAN’s commitment to education and awareness efforts through its collaboration with support groups and volunteers across the country.
- This event is being held in conjunction with FAAN’s 17th Annual Food Allergy Conference at The Mirage on April 24.
- The inaugural Leaders Summit is hosted by FAAN and co-sponsored by the Food Allergy Initiative.
- The Inaugural Leaders Summit is a one-of-a-kind event that will truly serve to educate the public, as support group leaders and Walk chairs from across the country return to their communities with the most current information to share about food allergies. These hard-working leaders will leave the summit well-equipped to not only teach others, but to help us in our mission to increase awareness about food allergies and raise funds for a cure.
~Julia Bradsher, CEO of FAAN
- The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
- Founded in 1991 by Anne Muñoz-Furlong, the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) is the world leader in information about food allergy, a potentially fatal condition that afflicts approximately 12 million Americans, or one out of every 25. A nonprofit organization based in Fairfax, Va., FAAN has approximately 25,000 members in the U.S., Canada, and 58 other countries. It is dedicated to increasing public awareness of food allergy and its consequences, to educating people about the condition, and to advancing research on behalf of all those affected by it. FAAN provides information and educational resources about food allergy to patients, their families, schools, health professionals, pharmaceutical companies, the food industry, and government officials.