Register for the FAF Summit: The Latest Cutting-Edge Developments in Food Allergy Research and Innovation


Register for this year’s Annual Food Allergy Fund Summit in New York City, May 23, 2024 which will highlight the latest advancements and cutting-edge developments in food allergy research and innovation.

This Year’s Speakers

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This Year’s Agenda

8:30 a.m. — 9 a.m.~ Registration

9:00 a.m. ~ Welcome Remarks: Food Allergy Fund Mission and Impact
Ilana Golant, Founder & CEO, Food Allergy Fund

9:05 a.m. ~ Opening Keynote
Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO, Thrive Global

9:15 a.m. ~ The Rise & Prevalence of Food Allergies: A Growing Epidemic
Dr. Ruchi Gupta, Director, Institute for Public Health & Medicine;
Center for Food Allergy Research & Asthma, Northwestern University

9:30 a.m. ~ Key Innovations: Discussion with Novel Therapeutic Companies CEOs
IgGenix, Dr. Jessica Grossman, CEO
Siolta Therapeutics, Dr. Nikole Kimes, Founder & CEO
ATANIS Biotech, Dr. Jean-Pierre Kinet, Co-Founder & CEO

10:15a.m. — 10:30 a.m. ~ Networking Break

10:30 a.m. ~ Food Allergy Fund Research Roadmap Launch & Discussion
Moderator, Dr. Richard Insel, FAF Scientific Advisor
Dr. Stephanie Eisenbarth, Chief, Allergy & Immunology, Northwestern
Dr. Rima Rachid, Co-Director, Food Allergy Program, Boston Children’s Hospital
Dr. Marc Rothenberg, Director, Allergy & Immunology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

11:15 a.m. ~ Key Innovations: Novel Platforms & Technology Companies CEOs
Moderator, Bunny Ellerin, Co-Founder & CEO Digital Health New York, Tal Golan, Co-Founder & CEO
Intrommune Therapeutics, Michael Nelson, CEO
Pirouette Medical, Connor Cullinane, President & CEO

11:45 a.m. ~ Keynote: National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Briefing
Dr. Alkis Togias
Chief, Allergy, Asthma & Airway Biology Brach
Division of Allergy, Immunology & Transplantation
National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID), NIH

12:00 p.m. ~ Networking Lunch

1:00 p.m. ~ Keynote: The Power of Repurposing Drugs for Food Allergy
Dr. Grant W. Mitchell
Co-Founder & CEO, Every Cure

1:15 p.m. ~ FAF Repurposing Challenge Grant Recipient Award Presentation

1:30 p.m. ~ The Importance of Biomarkers
Moderator, Thomas Vollmers, Founding Member, Biomarker Alliance
Dr. David Hill, Allergy & Immunology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
Dr. Ronald Rabin, Chief, Lab of Immunobiochemistry, FDA
Dr. Erik Wambre, Director, Translational & Clinical Immunology, Mount Sinai

2:15 p.m. ~ Food-Triggered Diseases: Paving the Way for Change
Moderator: Ilana Golant, Founder & CEO, Food Allergy Fund
Korey Capozza, Founder & Executive Director, Global Parents for Eczema Research
Sharon Forsyth, Founder & Executive Director, Alpha-Gal Alliance
Fallon Schultz, Founder & CEO, IFPIES

2:45 p.m. ~ Closing Remarks & Networking Session

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