Nearly 15 million people are affected by food allergies in the United States alone, and current global trends show that this number of individuals is increasing, particularly in developed countries. A new report by an expert ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examines critical issues related to food allergy (FA), including the prevalence and severity of FA and its impact on affected individuals, families, and communities; and current understanding of FA as a disease, and in diagnostics, treatments, prevention, and public policy. This report will engage a broad array of stakeholders, including government agencies, organizations, academic institutions, industries, policy makers, and patient organization groups in addition to bringing together leading investigators from relevant fields, clinicians, and parents to engage in review of the issues surrounding FA.
The report presents a framework for future direction in several key areas: recommending steps to increase public awareness of FA; promoting research on both disease causation and management; and informing preventive approaches to FA; and identifying research gaps and making recommendations to fill them.
This webinar will present the highlights of the conclusions and recommendations from a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee.