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The First Annual FASI Symposium: What Feeds Allergies?

Overview of Symposium:
What Feeds Allergies?

Please join us for the first annual FASI Symposium on December 7 & 8, 2017 at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, MA. The symposium will bring together researchers from the bench, clinicand industry to discuss the latest research highlights on topics ranging from the allergenic components of food to mechanisms of allergen sensing and the roles of the immune system and microbiome in the allergic response to food. In addition to sharing the newest scientific and clinical insights, the symposium will provide a platform to facilitate the collaborations necessary to develop new diagnostics and treatments.


Thursday, December 7, 2017

7:30 am – 8:30 am Registration & Breakfast
8:30 am – 8:45 am Opening remarks
Eric S. Lander, Ph.D., Broad Institute
8:45 am – 9:30 am Keynote: Ecological perspectives on food allergy
Ruslan Medzhitov, Ph.D., Yale University
9:30 am – 10:00 am Break

Session 1

Moderated by: Wayne Shreffler M.D., Ph.D. and Hans Oettgen M.D., Ph.D.

10:00 am – 10:30 am Precision medicine in food allergy: challenges and opportunities
Stephen J. Galli, M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine
10:30 am – 11:00 am Mechanisms of Food OIT
Kari Nadeau, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University
11:00 am – 11:30 am Food allergen thresholds and quantitative risk assessment: putting the science into practice
Joseph Baumert, Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Pathoetiology and genetics of recently emerging new food allergy disorder eosinophilic esophagitis
Marc E. Rothenberg M.D., Ph.D., Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Lunch

Session 2

Moderated by: Vijay Kuchroo D.V.M., Ph.D.

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm Keynote: Innate allergy 
Richard M. Locksley, M.D., University of California, San Francisco
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Immune profiling of pediatric food allergic cohorts
M. Cecilia Berin, Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Insights into the regulation of IgE B cells
Duane Wesemann, M.D., Ph.D., Brigham and Women’s Hospital
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Protective antibody induction in peanut oral immunotherapy
Sarita Patil, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital
3:00 pm– 3:30 pm Break

Session 3

Moderated by: J. Christopher Love, Ph.D.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Proactive management of food allergy
Stephanie Blum, Ph.D., Nestlé Health Science
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Finding cures for food allergy from traditional herbal medicine
Jing-Ke Weng, Ph.D., Whitehead Institute
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Reception



Friday, December 8, 2017

8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration & Breakfast

Session 4

Moderated by: Ramnik Xavier, M.B., Ch.B.

8:30 am – 8:45 am Opening remarks
Daniel Rotrosen, M.D., National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
8:45 am – 9:30 am Keynote: Shaping of T cell responses by commensal microbiota
Dan R. Littman, M.D., Ph.D., Skirball Institute, NYU School of Medicine
9:30 am – 10:00 am Intestinal taste  
Sami Damak, M.D., Ph.D., Nestlé Research Center
10:00 am – 10:30 am Intestinal secretory epithelial antigen passages (IntSEAPs) in induction of food-induced anaphylaxis
Simon Patrick Hogan, Ph.D., Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
10:30 am – 11:00 am Break

Session 5

Moderated by: Aviv Regev, Ph.D.

11:00 am – 11:30 am The role of gut microbiota in food allergy
Rima Rachid, M.D., Boston Children’s Hospital
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Nutrition, microbiome, and tolerance in cow milk protein allergy
Ric van Tol, Ph.D., Mead Johnson Nutrition/RB
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Effects of food processing on food allergens
Shridhar K. Sathe, Ph.D., Florida State University
12:30 pm – 12:45 pm The Food Allergy Science Initiative: Our Story
Christine Olsen, M.D.,Karen Nanji, M.D.,Lesley Solomon, and Ellie Cornish Chu
12:45 pm – 1:00 pm Closing Remarks
Aviv Regev, Ph.D., Broad Institute


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