Monday, June 10, 2013

Utah Food Allergy Conference is June 22, 2013

by Kelley Lindberg

Whatever your plans for the summer, be sure you make time to attend the third annual Utah Food Allergy Conference, hosted by the Utah Food Allergy Network (UFAN)! It’s only a half-day long, and tickets are only $10 (yes, that’s right, just $10), so you definitely don’t want to miss out!

Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2013

Check in: 8:00am

Conference: 8:30am - 12:30pm

Location: Doty Education Center, Intermountain Medical Center, 5121 Cottonwood St., Murray, UT 84107

Educational topics include:

·         Food allergy 

·         Research updates

·         Eosinophilic disorders 

·         Nutrition with dietary restrictions

·         Eating out & traveling

·         Epinephrine & anaphylaxis training

·         How to advocate and communicate effectively

·         Psychological implications and living well with a chronic health condition

·         Special topic TBA

·         New this year - Teen session track for ages 11-17!

Speakers include:

·         Board Certified Allergists

·         Gastroenterologist

·         Dietitian

·         School Nurse

·         Psychologist

·         FARE Education Manager (Teen sessions)

·         Special guest speaker to be announced soon! 

You can register online right up until midnight the night before the conference, but do it now while you’re thinking about it. (That will also help UFAN organizers plan for seating, etc.) I’ve already registered myself and my teenage son, who is looking forward to meeting other teens and sharing ideas and stories for navigating these crazy teen years with food allergies.

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