A Deeper Dive into the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergies

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Food allergies are serious and potentially lifelong disorders that require most patients to adhere to strict elimination diets, which can lead to nutritional, psychosocial, and financial burdens for patients and families. In this modular continuing education series, Dr. Sandra Hong and Dr. Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn review clinical considerations across the spectrum of food allergy, providing a comprehensive overview for clinicians who encounter patients with food allergies. Concepts covered will include epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, anaphylaxis management, and emerging treatment options. Key clinical concepts, including diagnosis and treatment, will be tied together with expert insights on real-world clinical cases.

Course Credit:

1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
1.5 ANCC Contact Hours
1.5 CA-BRN Contact Hours
0.25 Pharmacology Hours


Opens: 2023-02-28
Closes: 2024-02-28

Target Audience:

This activity was developed for pediatricians, primary care physicians, allergists/immunologists, emergency medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other clinicians who diagnose or treat patients with food allergies.

This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.


In support of improving patient care, Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower (Annenberg Center) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 contact hours, including 0.25 pharmacology hours.

Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13664, for 1.5 contact hours.
To receive credit for education contact hours outside of the state of California, please check with your state board of registered nursing for reciprocity.

Additional Content Planners

Eugene Cullen, MD (Peer Reviewer)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Amber Lambert, MSN, FNP-C, DNP (Nurse Reviewer)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Jessica Martin, PhD (Medical Writer)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences

Staff at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

All of the financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

    Presenting Faculty

  • Sandra Hong, MD

    Director, Food Allergy Center
    Allergy and Clinical Immunology Department
    Cleveland Clinic
    Cleveland, Ohio


  • Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn, MD

    Professor of Pediatrics
    NYU Grossman School of Medicine
    New York, New York

Learning Objectives

  • Employ diagnostic techniques that accurately differentiate food sensitivity from a food allergy
  • Discuss the benefits and risks of oral immunotherapy (OIT) as treatment for food allergies
  • Describe the efficacy and safety of emerging biologic treatments for food allergies
  • Discuss the emotional, social, physical, and other burdens commonly associated with food allergy
  • Develop a plan for a child with severe food allergies in the school setting

Faculty Disclosures

Sandra Hong, MD

No relationships to disclose.

Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn, MD


Consultant: Aimmune, Aquestive, Nestlé

Research Support: Aimmune, Alladapt Therapeutics, DBV Technologies, Nutricia Danone, Regeneron, Siolta Therapeutics

Speakers Bureau: Nestlé, Nutricia Danone, Thermo Fisher