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Webinar Archive: Research

FARE hosts free educational webinars designed to help you live life well with food allergies. Each month, we feature leading experts discussing the topics related to food allergy that you most want to hear about. FARE Members have the benefit of advanced registration for each webinar. To register for our next upcoming webinar, visit our Educational Webinars homepage.

The recordings below represent our annual updates on the latest progress in food allergy research.

Archived Webinars


Early Peanut Introduction: Recent Findings, Latest Guidelines, Q&A
Speaker: Maria L. Acebal, FARE Board of Directors and James R. Baker, Jr., MD, FARE CEO
Tuesday, January 12, 2017

In early January, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) issued clinical guidelines recommending that babies at elevated risk to develop peanut allergy be introduced to peanut-containing foods during infancy. The new NIAID Addendum Guidelines for the Prevention of Peanut Allergy in the United States reflect findings from the ground-breaking LEAP trial (Learning Early About Peanut Allergy).

The expert panel that developed the NIAID addendum guidelines included FARE CEO Dr. James Baker, a longtime allergist, and FARE Board Member Maria Acebal, a food allergy mom and former CEO of Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN). In a webinar pre-recorded on Jan. 17, 2017, Dr. Baker and Ms. Acebal discuss the updated guidelines, offering insightful background information, clarifying when and how to introduce peanut to an infant child, and answering questions submitted by members of the food allergy community.

About Dr. James Baker
Dr. Baker is the CEO and chief medical officer of FARE. Dr. Baker has more than 30 years of experience in basic biologic research, concentrating in immunology and host defense. For 20 years, Dr. Baker was chief of the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of Michigan, where he helped start the Food Allergy Research Center; he continues to serve as an emeritus professor. At Merck, he served as a senior vice president and the global head of vaccines. He has authored more than 350 peer-reviewed scientific articles.

About Maria Acebal
Ms. Acebal currently serves as a member of FARE’s Board of Directors and a member of the Allergy and Immunology subcommittee of the NIAID Advisory Council. A food allergy mom, she is the former CEO of Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network FAAN), FARE’s legacy organization.

 

The slides from the presentation can be viewed here.


Participating in a Research Study
Speakers: Dr. Todd Green
Wednesday, April 20, 1 p.m. ET

In this webinar Dr. Green will discuss some of these differences and review some of the basic information regarding clinical research trials, including the different types and phases of studies, as well as how families can learn about studies that may be of interest to them. Register today to save your seat!

Dr. GreenDr. Todd Green completed his fellowship in Allergy/Immunology at Duke University Medical Center in 2006. While at Duke he developed an interest in caring for food allergic patients and their families, and had the opportunity to participate in some of the early oral immunotherapy (OIT) studies under the mentorship of Dr. Wesley Burks. He has been on the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine since 2006, where is currently Associate Professor of Pediatrics. He directs the FARE Clinical Network Center of Excellence at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC as well as the Allergy/Immunology Fellowship Training Program at UPMC.

The slides from the presentation can be viewed here


Participating in a Research Study
Speakers: Dr. Todd Green
Wednesday, April 20, 1 p.m. ET

In this webinar Dr. Green will discuss some of these differences and review some of the basic information regarding clinical research trials, including the different types and phases of studies, as well as how families can learn about studies that may be of interest to them. Register today to save your seat!

Dr. GreenDr. Todd Green completed his fellowship in Allergy/Immunology at Duke University Medical Center in 2006. While at Duke he developed an interest in caring for food allergic patients and their families, and had the opportunity to participate in some of the early oral immunotherapy (OIT) studies under the mentorship of Dr. Wesley Burks. He has been on the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine since 2006, where is currently Associate Professor of Pediatrics. He directs the FARE Clinical Network Center of Excellence at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC as well as the Allergy/Immunology Fellowship Training Program at UPMC.

The slides from the presentation can be viewed here


Food Allergy Research: Where Are We Now and What’s Next?
Speakers: James R. Baker Jr., MD
Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 1 p.m. ET

In this webinar, James R Baker Jr., MD, FARE's CEO & Chief Medical Officer, will presents "Food Allergy Research: Where Are We Now and What’s Next."

Dr. Baker is a board-certified allergist and accomplished researcher with more than three decades in the field. Throughout his career, Dr. Baker has been a strong advocate for improving food allergy education, promoting food allergy advocacy initiatives and increasing awareness of the potentially life-threatening nature of food allergies.

For nearly 20 years, Dr. Baker was the chief of the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of Michigan, where he helped start the Food Allergy Research Center. He has also served as the Ruth Dow Doan Professor since 2003 and he retains his professorship and serves in an emeritus capacity at the University.

The slides from the presentation can be viewed here


 

New Directions, New Hope
Speaker: James R. Baker, Jr., M.D.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 1 p.m. ET

Join FARE's new Chief Executive Officer, James R. Baker, Jr., M.D., as he gives FARE's annual food allergy research update.

Prior to serving as interim CEO and interim chief medical officer, Baker was a member of FARE’s Research Advisory Board, helping set the research strategy for the organization and reviewing research proposals. A board-certified allergist and accomplished researcher with more than three decades in the field, Baker has been instrumental in the development and execution of “A Vision and Plan for Food Allergy Research,” FARE’s ambitious strategic plan for advancing the field of food allergy research published in 2013. Baker also has been a strong advocate for improving food allergy education, promoting food allergy advocacy initiatives and increasing awareness of the potentially life-threatening nature of food allergies.

Baker recently served as senior vice president and global vaccine head at Merck Corporation. Previous to that he directed the Nanotechnology Institute at the University of Michigan and was CEO of NanoBio Corporation. For over 20 years he was the Ruth Dow Doan Professor and chief of the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of Michigan, where he started the Food Allergy Research Center. He retains his professorship and serves in an emeritus capacity at the university.



The slides from the presentation can be viewed here.


 

Novel Treatments for Food Allergies
December 11, 2013

This month’s webinar will provide attendees with information about the current research towards a cure for food allergy. Wesley Burks, MD will describe the theories behind the research, present early data on results, discuss the prospects for future research and answer your questions. Dr. Burks is Curnen Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. Burks also serves as Chair of FARE's Research Advisory Board. Dr. Burks slides can be viewed here.