For me (a lay person), it was a bit overwhelming but a fabulous experience nonetheless…
Tweet: What I learned about the latest allergy research
Being a food allergy parent can at times be a lonely existence… we know the statistics… we are now at epidemic levels and there are no signs the problem is abating…but while we all know so many other families struggling with the same problems, the majority of people we interact with in our daily lives cannot relate to the pressures we deal with and the stress that keeps us up at night. I wanted a view from the frontlines…and after spending a couple of days walking the AAAAI exhibit hall and meeting with hundreds of doctors and vendors (big and small), I am encouraged to report that the food allergy community, and doctors, pharmaceutical companies and retailers specifically, are not taking the food allergy problem lightly.
Some interesting research presented at the conference: