Lesson 2: Food Allergy Diagnostics
This webinar will discuss the overall diagnostic approaches and processes involved in confirming food allergies, with an exploration of the benefits and limitations of allergy testing.
Join us for the second webinar in FARE's five-part series, Food Allergy in Five Lessons, presented by Dr. John James. Gain insights into the diagnostic approaches and processes involved in confirming food allergies, with an exploration of the benefits and limitations of allergy testing. This webinar will also discuss testing for some food-allergy-related conditions as well as unproved diagnostic tests for food allergy.
FARE is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive one Continuing Professional Education unit (CPEU) for completion of this course.
About the Speaker
John James, MD, has specialized in diagnosis and management of allergic diseases and asthma for over 30 years, with a focus on food allergy and anaphylaxis. He holds board certifications in Allergy and Immunology and in Pediatrics. An Arkansas native, Dr. James majored in Chemistry at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He completed pediatric residency at the University of Utah and a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Johns Hopkins University, where he trained with noted food allergy experts Dr. Hugh Sampson and Dr. Robert Wood. As a University of Arkansas medical school faculty member, Dr. James also worked closely with another noteworthy food allergy expert, Dr. Wesley Burks, before joining Colorado Allergy and Asthma Centers in Fort Collins, where he retired in 2021. He now owns and operates Food Allergy Consulting and Education Services and is married with two adult children.
Dr. James served on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology for six years where he served as the Chair of the Maintenance of Certification Committee. He is a previous medical director of the Parents of Asthmatic and Allergic Children support group in Northern Colorado. In addition, he served for many years on the Poudre School District Food Allergy Task Force in Fort Collins. He is a past member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network. Dr. James has been active on many committees of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and he served a six-year term on the National committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics that plans and organizes Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary programs for their annual meeting.