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Contains: Courage® Research Retreat - Agenda


*Please note, agenda is subject to change. 
**All times are Eastern Standard Time.


Day 1 - Monday, September 21, 2020


11:00 a.m. Introduction to FARE 2020 Research Retreat

  • Lisa Gable
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci
    Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

11:10 a.m. Understanding Disease Development

  • 11:10- Topic Overview 
    Christina E. Ciaccio, MD, MSc
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago 
  • 11:35- Development of Food Allergies and Mucosal Barriers
    Nicholas W. Lukacs, PhD
    Godfrey D. Stobbe Professor of Pathology at University of Michigan Medical School
  • 12:00- Role of Gut Brain Axis
    Ruslan Medzhitov, PhD
    Sterling Professor of Immunobiology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Yale
  • 12:25- Dietary and Microbiome Effects
    Carina Venter, PhD, RD
    Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Allergy/Immunology at Children’s Hospital Colorado
  • 12:50- LIVE Panel Discussion: Interplay of Contributing Factors  

1:10 p.m. Spotlight on: FARE Investigators Presentations

1:30 p.m. Diagnosis and Monitoring

  • 1:30- Overview of Topic
    Scott H. Sicherer, MD
    Professor of Pediatrics, Allergy and Immunology at Mount Sinai
  • 1:55- Ex Vivo Humoral Response Assessment Hugh A. Sampson, MD
    Professor, Pediatrics, Allergy and Immunology at Mount Sinai
  • 2:20- Ex Vivo Cellular Activation Assays
    Alexandra Santos MD MSc MRCPCH FHEA PhD
    Associate Professor at King's College London
  • 2:25- Lymphocyte Profiling
    J. Christopher Love, PhD
    Professor of Chemical Engineering at Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT
  • 3:10- LIVE Panel Discussion: Future of Diagnosis  

3:30 p.m. Spotlight on: International Perspective

3:50 p.m. Keynote Presentation - Food Allergy Research Priorities of NIAID

  • Alkis Togias, MD
    Branch Chief at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

4:30 p.m. Treatment Options

  • 4:30- Overview
    Amy Scurlock, MD
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children’s Hospital and researcher at Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute.
  • 4:55- Modulation of Immune Responses and Clinical Outcomes with Longer-Term Oral Immunotherapy with AR101 In Patients with Peanut Allergy
    Kari Brown, MD
    Senior Medical Director at Aimmune Therapeutics
  • 5:20- Maintenance of Desensitization
    Sharon Chinthrajah, MD
    Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine, Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics - Immunology and Allergy at Stanford
  • 5:45- LIVE Panel Discussion: Selecting Treatment Options   

6:00 p.m. Spotlight on: Late Breaking News

6:15 p.m. Keynote Presentation - What we know about possible causes and cures for Food Allergy 

  • Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD
    Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and, Director of the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University

Day 2 - Tuesday, September 22, 2020


11:00 p.m. Highlights from Day One

11:10 p.m. Treatment Options – Part 2

  • 11:10- Overview of New Options
    Wayne Shreffler, MD, PhD
    Chief, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Director, Food Allergy Center, Principal Investigator, Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 11:35- Immunomodulatory Agents
    Robert Alan Wood, MD
    Director of Pediatric Allergy & Immunology Professor of Pediatrics
  • 12:00- DBV Presentation
    Pharis Mohideen, MD
    Chief Medical Officer at DBV
  • 12:25- Regeneron Presentation
    Jennifer Maloney, MD
    Executive Medical Director, Respiratory and Inflammation at Regeneron
  • 12:50- LIVE Panel Discussion: Future Role of New Therapies

1:10 p.m. Spotlight on: FARE Sponsored Prevention SEED Study 

  • Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH
    Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a Clinical Attending at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

1:30 p.m. Prevention

  • 1:30- Early Dietary Intervention
    Gideon Lack, MD
    Professor of Pediatric Allergy at Kings College London
  • 1:55- Skin Barrier and Immune Modulation
    Jonathan Spergel, MD, PhD
    Chief of the Allergy Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
  • 2:20- Microbiome Modulation
    Susan Lynch, PhD
    Director, Colitis and Crohn's Disease Microbiome Research Core, Associate Professor and Department of Medicine - Gastroenterology at UCSF
  • 2:45- Innovative approaches
    Vijay K. Kuchroo, DVM, PhD
    Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Senior Scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Co-Director of the Center for Infection and Immunity, at the Brigham Research Institutes, Boston. 
  • 3:10- LIVE Panel Discussion: Future of Prevention

3:30 p.m. Spotlight on: FARE Registry Findings

4:45 p.m. FARE Research Initiatives

  • 4:45- Vision
    Dr. Bruce Roberts
    Chief Research, Science and Innovation Officer at FARE
  • 4:10- FCN2 Network
    Dr. Thomas Casale
    Distinguished Chairman of the FARE Clinical Network, and Professor of Medicine at the University of South Florida
  • 4:35- Data Commons
    Dana Ward
    Vice President and General Manager of FARE’s Data Commons
  • 5:00- Biomarker Effort
    Amal H. Assa'ad, MD
    Associate Director, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Professor of UC Department of Pediatrics, and Director of Clinical Services, Division of Allergy and Immunology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
  • LIVE Panel Discussion: FARE’s Unique Role in Fostering Research

6:00 p.m. Spotlight on: FARE Sponsored Study

6:20 p.m. Keynote Presentation - Inclusion and Diversity in Food Allergy Research

  • Carla M. Davis, MD
    Director, Food Allergy Program, Texas Children's Hospital
  • Amaziah Coleman, MD
    Attending Physician, Division of Allergy and Immunology Children’s National Hospital, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Ian H. Solomon 
    Dean and Professor of Practice of Public Policy

7:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

  • Lisa Gable

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