EM2405E "A Hard Nut to Crack: Unraveling Novel Food Allergy Therapies" (IM GR - 053124)

Purpose and Overview

The prevalence of life-threatening food allergies has increased dramatically in Westernized countries over the last 30 years. Despite the rapidly increasing prevalence, treatment has been limited to avoidance until recent developments demonstrating the potential efficacy of desensitization therapies and biologic interventions aimed at protecting against anaphylaxis. Grand Rounds will review the development of food allergy therapies with a focus on understanding of the immunologic opportunities for intervention and interventional trial experiences at UT Southwestern.

Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe recent advances in allergen-specific food immunotherapy and recent developments and future potential use of biologics for food allergy
  • Describe mechanisms of desensitization and immunologic opportunities for intervention
  • Be prepared to discuss advances, expectations and limitations with your food-allergic patients
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
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Photo: First Last, M.D.Drew Bird, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
Interim Chief, Division of Allergy and Immunology
UT Southwestern Medicial Center

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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