Carolina Asthma & Allergy Center Sponsoring Food Allergy Symposium for Charlotte-Area Residents

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“The Future of Food Allergy Treatment” is Open to the Public on Saturday, August 13, at The Mint Museum

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Carolina Asthma & Allergy Center presents its free Food Allergy Symposium, Saturday, August 13, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at The Mint Museum, 2730 Randolph Road.

The area’s oldest and largest asthma and allergy practice made up entirely of board-certified physicians welcomes keynote speaker Dr. Wesley Burks, one of the nation’s leading experts on food allergy research and treatment.

Joining Dr. Burks will be Carolina Asthma & Allergy Center physicians Emily W. Langley, M.D. and Michael A. Lapuente, D.O. Together, the presenters will share the latest facts and information about gluten allergy and allergy testing.

“The Future of Food Allergy Treatment” is free and open to the public. For more information or to pre-register, go to http://www.carolinaasthma.com/foodsymposium/

About Dr. Wesley Burks, keynote speaker
A. Wesley Burks, MD is Executive Dean for the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. In this role, he leads the academic mission in research and education for the School. He also holds the Curnen Distinguished Professorship in the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Burks and his colleagues identified the proteins in peanuts responsible for the allergic reaction and are leaders in the worldwide effort to develop treatment for food allergy, including peanut allergy.

Dr. Burks has been published in many distinguished journals and has authored or coauthored hundreds of articles, chapters and abstracts. He is a past President of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and a past Chair of the NIH Hypersensitivity, Autoimmune, and Immune-Mediated Diseases Study Section.

About Carolina Asthma & Allergy Center
Serving the Charlotte area since 1952, Carolina Asthma & Allergy Center is the area’s oldest and largest asthma and allergy practice made up entirely of board-certified physicians. The practice has 14 physicians in 11 locations throughout the Charlotte metro area. Delivering patient-focused care to all ages, Carolina Asthma & Allergy Center is committed to educating the patient and caregiver, improving quality of life, and maintaining a high standard of expertise and care. Areas of specialty include nasal allergies, sinus disease, food allergy, drug allergy, venom allergy, and asthma. For more information, go to http://www.carolinaasthma.com.

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