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FAACT's Roundtable

FAACT's Roundtable Podcast

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Presented in a welcoming format with interviews and open discussions, FAACT’s Roundtable podcast episodes cover all aspects of living with food allergies across the lifespan. You don't want to miss out, so subscribe, sit back, relax, and welcome FAACT into your homes! Please note that our guests are not compensated in any way by our generous sponsors to participate in specific podcasts.
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Learn about ground-breaking news and updates from the recent American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) Annual Meeting held this February in Washington, D.C. In lay relatable terms, FAACT’s Medical Advisory Board Chair, Dr. Shahzad Mustafa, discusses the approval of Xolair and what it means for the food allergy community. He also s…
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Derek Chu, MD, PhD, discusses the newly published atopic dermatitis practice parameters, including treatment recommendations and best practices for management. This conversation is filled with useful information, context and perspective to complement the parameters. Click the icon below to listen.By The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)
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David Golden, MD, FAAAAI, returns to discuss important highlights and offer perspective from the new anaphylaxis practice parameters. With several new and potentially controversial recommendations, this is a must listen episode. Click the icon below to listen.By The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)
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Hear from college graduate daughter, Maya Konoff, and her mom, Jill Mindlin, JD, candidly share their thoughts on the question, “What I wish you knew?” as they discuss growing up with food allergies. We’re discussing their thoughts and experiences during elementary and middle school, high school, and then navigating through the college years. Resou…
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Coming together with family and friends during the holidays can be heartwarming and fun, but it can also feel overwhelming and stressful. To help you keep stress levels and anxiety down, we’re joined by FAACT's Director of Behavioral Health, Emery Brown, MA, Ed.S., NCSP, who shares solutions and tips for staying balanced during the busy days ahead.…
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With the holidays upon us, traveling as a student or young person during school breaks for vacations can be exciting and stressful. Learn tried and trustworthy travel tips from recent college graduate, Maya Konoff, who has studied abroad and has traveled extensively, international and domestic. Resources to keep you in the know: FAACT's Traveling w…
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Enjoy Hanukkah to the fullest with tips and ideas to keep your family food allergy safe during the holiday. We’re joined today by food allergy advocate and parent, Stacey Saiontz, who shares more ideas for a beautiful Hanukkah. To keep you in the know, below are helpful links: Vegan Sufganiyot Recipe Eggless Challah Bread Recipe Vegan and Gluten Fr…
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From now until January 5, 2024, AAAAI Fellows (those who have achieved the FAAAAI credential) and full members will select the next Board of Directors, including the next Secretary-Treasurer who will eventually ascend to become AAAAI President. Secretary-Treasurer candidates Mariana C. Castells, MD, PhD, FAAAAI and Carla M. Davis, MD, FAAAAI, offer…
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We’re exploring the unmet needs of needle phobia and exciting epinephrine innovation. We’re sitting down with Bryn Pharma’s Vice President of Medical Affairs, Karen Rance, DNP, CPNP, to learn, in simple terms, about the FDA regulatory process and how to understand the safety of epinephrine for our families. Resources to keep you in the know: Bryn P…
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We’re exploring Oral Immunotherapy, known as OIT, with FAACT’s Medical Advisory Board Member, Katherine Anagnostou, MD, who will also explore what to expect once the initial OIT protocol has concluded and what life will look like after treatment. Resources to keep you in the know: Peanut Allergy Treatment - Shared Decision-Making Tool Current State…
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The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology just concluded its 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting in Anaheim, CA. Dr. Shahzad Mustafa, FAACT's Medical Advisory Board Chair, provides updates from this Meeting that impact people living with food allergies. Resources to keep you in the know: American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology …
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What happens when your child begins to develop what you think might be food allergy anxiety? How do you identify it, and what is the solution? Don’t worry. We're learning about tackling food allergy anxiety with licensed clinical social worker, Lisa B. Rosenberg, M.Ed., MSW, LCSW, CSSW, who also lives with food allergies. Resources to keep you in t…
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Food allergy expert Jacob Kattan, MD, FAAAAI, offers an in depth explanation and discussion of a very nuanced topic often filled with outdated information. This episode CONTAINS valuable information for anyone with food allergies! Click the icon below to listen.By The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)
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When you or your family manage food allergies, traveling to spend time with family and friends can become stressful. Tackling travel stress, we’re joined by seasoned global traveler, Allie Bahn, also known as Miss Allergic Reactor, who will share her top tips for safe travel this season. Resources to keep you in the know: Miss Allergic Reactor Webs…
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We are exploring Mast Cell diseases with The Mast Cell Disease Society Executive Director, Jessica Fraser, as we learn about this organization, its mission, and in-depth resources available for everyone! Resources to keep you in the know from the podcast: Mast Cell Disease Society What Are Mast Cell Diseases? Mast Cell Disease Society Patient Resou…
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With 24/7 access to food allergy information online, it can get tricky to decipher medically vetted and accurate information from misinformation. Dr. Dave Stukus discusses identifying potential myths, confirming good or bad information, and finding medically vetted information and resources. Resources to keep you in the know: FAACT's Website The Am…
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Studying abroad is a trending part of college life but traveling overseas might be out of the question when tackling food allergies. College grad, Maya Konoff, is with us today to help parents, caregivers, and students learn how to explore studying abroad in college and how to create a plan for food allergy safety. Resources to keep you in the know…
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College life and food allergies go together, but what do you do if you want to join a sorority or fraternity? We’ll explore how one college student, Isabelle, navigates safe eating on campus and how she works with and educates her sorority about supporting students with food allergies. Resources to keep you in the know: FAACT's College Resource Cen…
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Cooking with food allergies is something we also master. But what do you do when there isn’t enough time in the day? We’re sitting down with kitchen guru and cookbook author, Megan Lavin, founder of Allergy Awesomeness, to learn how to dish up safe and tasty food allergy-friendly foods when juggling a busy family life. Resources to keep you in the …
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We're taking the scare out of Halloween as we welcome fun and creative ways to enjoy a food allergy-safe time celebrating the spooky day! Discover ways to find what works best for your family with FAACT-recognized support group leader and FAACT Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Board Member, Ashley Smith. To keep you in the know, below are …
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Food allergy thought leader and online food allergy support pioneer, Lynda Mitchell, joins us today to discuss her new role at the Allergy and Asthma Network, what the organization has planned for the upcoming year, and why health equity is a priority in our food allergy and asthma world. Resources to keep you in the know: Allergy and Asthma Networ…
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Now that school is in full swing, we’re discussing healthy snacks for each age and stage, from Preschool to College and the workplace when you have food allergies. We’re sitting down with a Pediatric Registered Dietitian, Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Alison Cassin, MS, RD, CSP, …
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International best-selling author, researcher and myth buster Timothy Caulfield joins us for our 100th episode to discuss the influence of celebrities, social media and disinformation campaigns…and how we can all fight back. Click the icon below to listen.By The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)
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We’re exploring how to use our differences to impact living with food allergies and the intersectionality of LBGTQ+ and food allergies. Sitting at FAACT’s Roundtable today is Ashley Brundage, the Founder and CEO of Empowering Differences, who will focus on the top three actions to take that will impact food allergy attributes. To keep you in the kn…
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Recently, the food allergy community anxiously awaited good news of FDA approval for neffy® (needle-free nasal epinephrine spray), but to the community’s shock, the FDA denied approval. ARS Pharma Co-founder, President and CEO, Richard Lowenthal, joins us to explain what happened and where neffy® stands. Resources to keep you in the know: ARS Pharm…
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We’re exploring what gut diversity means to people with food allergies. We’ll also discuss how to prevent food allergies and the role of food in this protocol with Carina Venter, PhD, RD, a professor and registered dietician who works with the food allergy community as an Allergy Specialist Dietician. Resources to keep you in the know: The Internat…
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We’re exploring how one parent taught her college student food allergy life skills, including what she wished she had taught her student before heading to campus. Gayle Rigione, parent, CEO, and Co-Founder of the Allergy Force Food Allergy App, candidly shares her experience with her family and why her app, Allergy Force, is “peace of mind in your …
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Drug allergy expert Allison Ramsey, MD, FAAAAI, discusses the importance of proactively delabeling patients with reported penicillin allergy. This is a must listen for all healthcare professionals…and relevant to at least 10% of the general population. Click the icon below to listen.By The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)
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High school is an exciting and fun time for students, especially when they participate in their favorite sport or activity. But how do you keep your students safe when these activities occur after school hours or during travel? We’re sitting down with seasoned food allergy parent Stephanie Lowe to explore ways to tackle unexpected situations while …
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High school and college are new frontiers of food allergy self-management and independence for students. But how does a caregiver guide their child to independence in safe and impactful ways? We’re sitting down with Charity Luiskutty, an active parent of high school and college-aged children, who shares her experience and best tips! Resources to ke…
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Turning our attention to adults with food allergies, we explore the intersection of food allergies, adulthood, and how mental health impacts our food allergy lives. We sit down with FAACT's Director of Behavioral Health, Emery Brown, MA, Ed.S., NCSP, who has managed multiple food allergies her entire life. To keep you in the know, below are helpful…
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Sometimes, the best-laid plans go wrong at school, or you have trouble establishing accommodations. We're exploring how to strategize solutions when food allergy accommodations aren't what you had envisioned with FAACT's General Counsel and Vice President of Civil Rights Advocacy, Amelia Smith, JD, who shares her best tips and ideas for finding ans…
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Continuing our two-part series on 'How To' Conversations, pick up tips about talking to and navigating new friends and dates about your food allergies. Plus, we're exploring conversations around alcohol with FAACT's Director of Behavioral Health, Emery Brown, Ed.S., NCSP - Nationally Certified School Psychologist. To keep you in the know, below are…
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Learn how to start and feel confident about meaningful college conversations in this two-part series. Today we're focusing on 'How To' Conversations about roommates, RA's, dining services, and professors with FAACT's Director of Behavioral Health, Emery Brown, Ed.S., NCSP - Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Part 2 will be released on August…
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Discover the inside tips for working directly with your school nurse as you establish or maintain food allergy accommodations for your child. We are joined today by Nationally certified school nurse, Robin Cogan, MEd, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FAAN, whose commentary has been featured on CNN and the New York Times, discussing best practices and tips for fami…
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Although commuter students do not live on campus, they need food allergy accommodations as they will eat on campus, attend classes, join activities and clubs, and enjoy typical college life - including how to deal with emergencies. We'll review FAACT's Commuter Student checklists and more. To keep you in the know, below are helpful links for adults…
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Wanda Phipatanakul, MD, MS, FAAAAI, lends her expertise to discuss the many ways in which indoor and outdoor air quality impacts us all. From wildfires to gas stoves, this topic has been in the media for quite some time. This discussion covers this and so much more. Click the icon below to listen.By The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)
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Get ready for Back-to-School with food allergies by packing your parent/caregiver backpack full of helpful school resources. FAACT's Vice President of Education, and food allergy parent, Kristin Osborne, shares her top go-to resources and tips. Resources mentioned in the Podcast: FAACT's Food Allergies and School FAACTs for Schools' Staff Education…
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We're taking Back-to-School with food allergies to the next level! Learn about the must-do tips and how to effectively have school discussions to establish impactful accommodations. Guiding us is FAACT's General Counsel and Vice President of Civil Rights Advocacy, Amelia Smith, JD. Resources mentioned in the Podcast: FAACT’s Civil Rights Advocacy R…
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Allergic reactions can strike anytime and anywhere! Be prepared to handle emergencies at college by listening closely to today's podcast with recent college graduate, Maya Konoff, and rising senior, Emma Sorrentino, a nationally-certified EMT. Learn from peers who share their experiences and tips so you can stay safe and enjoy college. To keep you …
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