Updated: Dec 26, 2018
On October 25th-28th, I attended the 2017 annual scientific conference of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Among the topics covered was OIT (oral immunotherapy), Epicutaneous Immunotherapy (Patch), mechanisms of food allergy, non-IgE mediate food allergies, and prevention of food allergies.
I also interviewed a couple of top doctors for the food allergy documentary currently in production, including Dr. Caroline Caperton located in Louisiana and Dr. Jay Lieberman located in Tennessee.
The conference was quite interesting as all of the newest studies and research was published, presented, and discussed. There was a short time for questions and answers, and the doctors and researchers had to get through their lengthy presentations quite quickly.
The most significant take away of the conference was that more doctors are open to OIT and realize this is currently the best option for treating food allergies if one were to pursue treatment. There are many studies currently being done that will be published in about 4-6 months.
Furthermore, my interviews with Dr. Caperton and Dr. Lieberman were so interesting and informative. Do you want to catch a sneak peak of the interviews before the film is released next year? Make sure to subscribe on the homepage of the website as you will be put on the email list!
Stay tuned for more specific topics that I will cover soon about the conference in blog posts to come.