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Courage at Congress 2021 - Agenda

AGENDA

*Please note, agenda is subject to change. 
**All times are ET.

Day 1 – Monday, March 8, 2021


11:00 a.m. Welcome Remarks 

Lisa Gable, CEO, FARE

11:05 a.m. FARE’s Advocacy Agenda

Lisa Gable, CEO, FARE
Kaye W. Cole, PhD, LMHC, Member, FARE Board of National Ambassadors; Co-Founder, The Cole Group, LLC
Stacey Saiontz, FARE Advocacy Advisory Board Member

11:27 a.m. A Conversation About Food Labels

Susan T. Mayne, Ph.D., Director, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA
Steven Danon, Sr. Vice President and Chief of Public Affairs and Communications, FARE

11:45 a.m. BREAK

12:00 p.m. Deeper Dive on FARE’s 2021 Priorities

  • Sesame Labeling
  • The Congressional Food Allergy Research Caucus
  • Live Q&A

Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA-06)
Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC-10)
Steven Danon, Sr. Vice President and Chief of Public Affairs and Communications, FARE
Jason Linde, Vice President of Advocacy, FARE

12:45 p.m. LUNCH BREAK

1:15 p.m. How to Virtually Lobby with Live Q&A

Jon Hoffman, Director of Advocacy, FARE
Lincoln Clapper, Chief Sales Officer, Prime Advocacy

2:00 p.m. What Congressional Staff Want to Hear from You

Christina McCauley, Senior Policy Advisor, Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA-06)
Conor Sheehey, Deputy Legislative Director, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC)
Jason Linde, Vice President of Advocacy, FARE

Day 2 – Tuesday, March 9, 2021


11:00 a.m. Federal and Private Research Panel

  • Private Research Update
  • Federal Research Update
  • SEED Study
  • Live Q&A

Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer for Public Health, FARE
Thomas Casale, MD, Distinguished Chairman of the FARE Clinical Network
Alkis Togias, MD, Branch Chief, Allergy, Asthma and Airway, NIAID

1:00 p.m. LUNCH BREAK

1:30 Making a Difference while Going to School

Jake DeGuzman, TAG Member, FARE
Jon Hoffman, Director of Advocacy, FARE
Anesha Santhanam, TAG Member, FARE
Annika Santhanam, TAG Member, FARE
Alexa Jordan, Food Allergy Advocate

2:10 p.m. BREAK

2:15 p.m. Advocacy Begins at Home with Live Q&A

Heather Gass, Food Allergy Parent & Advocate 
Jon Hoffman, Director of Advocacy, FARE
Jill Mindlin, FARE Advocacy Advisory Board Member
Stacey Saiontz, FARE Advocacy Advisory Board Member

3:30 p.m. BREAK

3:45 p.m. All Politics is Local – Using the Media to Tell our Story with Live Q&A

Hillary Carter, Board of Governors, FARE, Food Allergy Parent & Advocate
Thomas Silvera, President/Co-Founder, Elijah-Alavi Foundation
Steven Danon, Sr. Vice President and Chief of Public Affairs and Communications, FARE

Day 3 – Wednesday, March 10, 2021


10:55 a.m. Closing Remarks and Last Minute Q&A

Lisa Gable, CEO, FARE
Steven Danon, Sr. Vice President and Chief of Public Affairs and Communications, FARE
Jon Hoffman, Director of Advocacy, FARE
Jason Linde, Vice President of Advocacy, FARE
 

11:00 a.m. Lobbying on Prime Advocacy Platform

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