Food Allergy Research & Education’s 2015 National Food Allergy Conference Offers Weekend of Support to Live Well with Food Allergies

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Leading food allergy experts and cooking competition judge Amanda Freitag to speak at FARE National Food Allergy Conference in Long Beach, Calif.

The experts, advocates and role models lending their time to this unique educational event offer knowledge and insights that will prove invaluable for anyone affected by food allergies.

The 2015 Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) National Food Allergy Conference on May 16-17 in Long Beach, Calif. offers members of the food allergy community an opportunity to learn from leading experts and panelists. This exceptional multi-day educational event is hosted by FARE, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization working on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies.

Speakers at this year’s conference include food allergy researchers, allergists, community advocates, renowned chef Amanda Freitag, food allergy musician Kyle Dine and dozens of others with expert insights into the challenging world of food allergies.

The FARE National Food Allergy Conference, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach, will feature roughly 40 educational and experiential sessions on topics including practical food allergy management at home, school, work and while traveling; managing anxiety surrounding food allergies and anaphylaxis; the latest on what is on the horizon for food allergy research; dating with food allergies and more.

Freitag, a chef, restaurant owner and cooking competition judge, will discuss how she manages her potentially life-threatening (severe) food allergy in the kitchen and everyday life during a special “Chef to Chef” session with Joel Schaefer, author of “Serving People with Food Allergies: Kitchen Management and Menu Creation.”

“It means a lot to me to be part of this conference attended by so many who, like me, are managing severe allergies every day,” said Freitag, whose appearance is sponsored by Mylan. “I’ve learned a great deal since being diagnosed with a food allergy six years ago and look forward to sharing my strategies for cooking, eating and always having a plan should anaphylaxis occur.”

Food allergies are life-altering and potentially life-threatening, requiring constant vigilance to avoid serious reactions. In children alone, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a staggering 50 percent increase in the disease between 1997 and 2011.

“The FARE National Food Allergy conference offers an unparalleled opportunity for individuals and families to learn more about effectively managing food allergies at any stage of their journey,” said James R. Baker, Jr., MD, CEO of FARE, who will be moderating a session dedicated to research. “The experts, advocates and role models lending their time to this unique educational event offer knowledge and insights that will prove invaluable for anyone affected by food allergies.”

The FARE National Food Allergy Conference is the only national patient conference of its kind. There are educational sessions for everyone from the recently-diagnosed with food allergies to veterans of food allergy management, as well as a full track for teen attendees. Join FARE for sessions such as “Planes, Trains and Auto-Injectors;” “Bring Fun Back to the Kitchen;” “Food Allergies on the Brain: Managing the Anxiety;” “From Flirting to First Dates to Facebook Official;” “Finding the Right Food Allergy Specialist;” “Check, Please! How to Dine Out Successfully;” “Behind the Label” and more.

A full conference schedule and mobile app is available at

The 2015 FARE National Food Allergy Conference is made possible thanks to generous support from presenting sponsor Mylan Specialty L.P., premier sponsor Sanofi and platinum sponsor SunButter.

To register, please visit

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. This potentially deadly disease affects 1 in every 13 children in the U.S. – or roughly two in every classroom. FARE’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments. Our work is organized around three core tenets: LIFE – support the ability of individuals with food allergies to live safe, productive lives with the respect of others through our education and advocacy initiatives; HEALTH – enhance the healthcare access of individuals with food allergies to state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment; and HOPE – encourage and fund research in both industry and academia that promises new therapies to improve the allergic condition. For more information, please visit

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