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Media Room September 02, 2020

World’s Leading Non-Governmental Food Allergy Organization to Host Global Events

FARE will hold its 2020 Contains: Courage® Research Retreat and Living Teal™ Global Summit to bring food allergy experts and community together for inclusive, educational briefings

McLean, Va. (September 02, 2020) – Over the next several weeks, FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) will host two major events—the 2020 Contains: Courage® Research Retreat and the Living Teal™ Global Summit—dedicated to improving the lives and health of the millions of people across the world who suffer from potentially life-threatening food allergies, including 32 million Americans. 

“With so many people around the world impacted by food allergies, FARE is using our new virtual presence to engage and include more people than ever in our discussions about food allergies today and tomorrow,” said Lisa Gable, chief executive officer of FARE. “We see this as an opportunity to embrace a wider food allergy community globally and further improve the lives of those with food allergies.” 

The 2020 Contains: Courage® Research Retreat, on September 21-22, will cover topics that include the understanding food allergy disease and development, food allergy diagnosis and monitoring, new treatment approaches and prevention. The retreat will bring together patient advocates, clinicians, industry representatives and investigators in academia and public service, including a special guest appearance by Anthony Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The event, which is typically exclusive to the academic and medical communities, this year is open to all interested attendees and will educate advocates and influencers while providing an opportunity to highlight advancements in food allergy biology, treatment, prevention and patient-centered care. 

Less than two weeks later, the Living Teal™ Global Summit, on October 1-3, will spotlight the severity and impact of food allergies and provide resources, education, networking opportunities and support for the food allergy community. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges worldwide, and to improve access and ensure inclusion of all interested participants, FARE has made the event free of charge. The summit will bring together experts, advocates and members of the food allergy community for an engaging and interactive program that will help summit participants live healthier, safer and more productive lives. Through lifestyle panels, speakers, videos, networking, games and more, the summit will offer tips and resources to help parents, children, students, diverse populations and others address the most pressing food allergy challenges. FARE will also provide a deep dive into the latest research, educational opportunities, and ways to become an advocate for change at the local and national levels. 

“We want to make sure our community is as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic while still assuring the food allergy community has access to our informative and resourceful events,” continued Gable. “Not only are our events totally online, but we want to ensure anyone and everyone can join our Global Summit, so we have made the event completely free to all attendees. Between virtual access and the removal of monetary barriers, FARE will be able to reach more people and open doors for the future of food allergy.”

To register for the FARE 2020 Contains: Courage® Research Retreat, please visit https://www.foodallergy.org/take-action/contains-courage-research-retreat. 

To register or to check out the full agenda for the 2020 Living Teal™ Global Summit, please visit https://www.foodallergy.org/take-action/living-tealtm-global-summit

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FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) is the nation’s leading non-profit engaged in food allergy advocacy as well as the largest private funder of food allergy research. FARE’s innovative education, advocacy and research initiatives transform the future of food allergy through new and improved treatments and prevention strategies, effective policies and legislation, and novel approaches to managing the disease. To learn more, visit: foodallergy.org.

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