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Contains: Courage® Research Retreat - Agenda 2020


*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 in Food Allergy
    Ruslan Medzhitov, PhD
    Sterling Professor of Immunobiology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Yale
  • 12:25- Alterations in the Microbiome in Patients with Food Allergy  
    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: Glycosylation of Antibodies and Impact on Food Allergy  

1:30 p.m. Diagnosis and Monitoring of Disease

  • 1:30- Overview of Topic
    Scott H. Sicherer, MD
    Professor of Pediatrics, Allergy and Immunology at Mount Sinai
  • 1:55- Diagnosing and Monitoring Food Allergy: Ex Vivo Humoral Response Assessment Hugh A. Sampson, MD
    Professor, Pediatrics, Allergy and Immunology at Mount Sinai
  • 2:20- Ex Vivo Cellular Activation Assays in the Diagnosis and Monitoring of Food Allergy 
    Alexandra Santos MD MSc MRCPCH FHEA PhD
    Associate Professor at King's College London
  • 2:25- Immune Monitoring in Allergy with Single-Cell Sequencing  
    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: Identifying New Approaches to Diagnose and Treat Food Allergy

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. Immunotherapeutic Approaches for Treatment Food Allergy  

  • 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 PTAH 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 a.m. Highlights from Day One

11:10 a.m. Treatment Options – Part 2

  • 11:10- Treatment Options Pipeline 
    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- Immunomodulators: Biologics for the Treatment of Food Allergy  
    Robert Alan Wood, MD
    Director of Pediatric Allergy & Immunology Professor of Pediatrics
  • 12:00- Epi-cutaneous Immunotherapy for Peanut Allergies 
    Pharis Mohideen, MD
    Chief Medical Officer at DBV
  • 12:25- Eosinophilic Esophagitis and Dupilumab as a Potential New Therapeutic  
    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: SEED (Start Eating Early Diet) 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 and Oral Tolerance Induction to Prevent Peanut and Potentially Other Food Allergies  
    Gideon Lack, MD
    Professor of Pediatric Allergy at Kings College London
  • 1:55- Skin Sensitization and Food Allergy
    Jonathan Spergel, MD, PhD
    Chief of the Allergy Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
  • 2:20- Early Life Gut Microbiome in Promoting Allergic Inflammation and Strategies for Manipulating Microbes in the Microbiome to Prevent Disease Development 
    Susan Lynch, PhD
    Director, Colitis and Crohn's Disease Microbiome Research Core, Associate Professor and Department of Medicine - Gastroenterology at UCSF
  • 2:45- Allergic Inflammation: An Intimate Relation Between Neurons and Innate Lymphoid Cells 
    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 Patient Registry: A Treasure Trove of Patient Reported Outcomes 

3:45 p.m. FARE Research Initiatives

  • 3:45- FARE Research Strategy 
    Bruce Roberts, PhD
    Chief Research, Science and Innovation Officer at FARE
  • 4:10- FARE Clinical Network: Research and Innovation and Solutions for the Food Allergy Epidemic 
    Thomas Casale, MD
  • Distinguished Chairman of the FARE Clinical Network, and Professor of Medicine at the University of South Florida
  • 4:35- FARE Patient Registry and Data Commons 
    Dana Ward
    Vice President and General Manager of FARE’s Data Commons
  • 5:00- FARE Biobank: SOP, SOW, SOS for FARE and FCN Investigators  
    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

5:40 p.m. Spotlight on: FARE Sponsored Study

6:05 p.m. Keynote Presentation - Panel Discussion on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access 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

6:50 p.m. Closing Remarks

  • Lisa Gable

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