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A report published in Pediatrics suggests that studies citing food allergy prevalence could be imprecise due to inaccurate diagnoses, over reporting and missed diagnoses which could put patients at risk.
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Joint Congress Updates: Keynote Speaker Announced, Abstract and Case Report Submissions Due August 31
Find out who will deliver the keynote in Orlando. Also any abstracts or case reports for the 2018 AAAAI/WAO Joint Congress must be submitted no later than August 31. Read more »
Want Extra Help Getting to Orlando?
Allied health members, fellows-in-training (FITs), non-faculty PhD post-doctoral fellows and PhD students/candidates in allergy/immunology have the opportunity to apply for travel scholarships. Read more »
Make an Impact, Join a Committee
If you’ve been thinking about joining one of the AAAAI’s committees, now is the time to get involved. Read more »
Web Tips

New! Spice Allergy Information for Patients

Spices and other food additives are extremely common in both packaged and home-made foods. Patients with food allergies may not think about those ingredients as triggers for their allergies. We now have a summary article that tells patients about the types of spice allergy reactions and how allergist/immunologists test for them. It is available in both English and Spanish.

From the President

Dear Colleagues,

We are already gearing up for the 2018 AAAAI/WAO Joint Congress, March 2-5 in Orlando. While abstracts are being accepted as usual, case reports are also being accepted for a special, one-time Case Report Poster Session. This forum will provide an opportunity to share novel or challenging patient care experiences with other attendees. Abstracts and case reports must be submitted at our official submission site by August 31 at 11:59 pm Central time.

I am eagerly anticipating the educational programming at the Joint Congress, 20% of which will relate to our theme: Global Environmental Change and Respiratory Health. Annual Meeting Program Committee Chair Mary Beth Fasano, MD, FAAAAI, recently shared her thoughts on the theme, which you can read here.

I’ve stated in the past that I believe we are at our best when we are objective conveyors of the science, and this theme is an excellent example of an area where we can do that.