June 1, 2022 to June 2, 2022

Advancing the Science of Food Allergy

9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Event Description



June 1-2, 2022

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, In Person Attendance

The Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center at the University of Michigan is delighted to welcome you to its 2022 research symposium: "Advancing the Science of Food Allergy" will offer an outstanding program featuring esteemed biomedical experts and thought leaders in clinical and basic research.


Event Websitehttps://sites.google.com/umich.edu/mhwfacsymposium/home



Register your Poster: https://sites.google.com/umich.edu/mhwfacsymposium/poster-session?authuser=0, Deadline May 1st


Day 1 - Wednesday, June 1

Registration 1:30 PM

2:15 PM 

Opening remarks and welcome

James Baker, Jr, MD


Plenary Session I - Clinical Phenotypes of Food Allergy Responses

Chair - Edwin Kim, MD


2:30 -3:15 PM

Birth Cohorts, Microbiome and the Development of Food Allergy in Early Life

Christine Johnson, PhD


3:15 -4:00 PM

Factors that influence quality of life in children with IgE-mediated food allergy

Pamela Guerrerio, MD


4:00 -4:45 PM

Effector T cells in food allergic patients

Wayne Shreffler, MD


4:45 -5:30 PM

The Importance of Gene Environment Interactions in Food Allergy

Rasika Mathias, MD


5:45 PM Shuttle to Evening Event


Day 2 - Thursday, June 2


7:15 - 8:00 AM

Coffee & Breakfast


8:00 AM

Welcome back

Nick Lukacs, PhD


Plenary Session II - Mechanisms in food allergy

Chair - Lisa Wheatley


8:00 - 8:45 AM

T cell subsets in Food Allergy Phenotype

Cecelia Berin, PhD


8:45 - 9:05 AM

IL-9 producing mast cell populations and food allergy severity

Simon Hogan, PhD


9:05 - 9:30 AM

Dietary fiber, gut ILC populations and immune response

Chang Kim, PhD

9:30 - 9:55 AM
Role of barrier in development and elicitation of food allergy

Catherine Ptaschinski, PhD


Coffee Break 9:55 - 10:20 AM


Plenary Session III - Novel approaches for detection and treatment of food allergy

Chair - Gary Huffnagle, PhD


10:20 - 10:45 AM

TEWELing along to food allergy detection

Charles Schuler, IV, MD


10:45 - 11:10 AM

Vaccine adjuvants for the suppression of food allergic immune responses

Jessica O'Konek, PhD


11:10 - 11:35 AM

IgA and food tolerance

Nicholas Lukacs, PhD


Lunch with Posters 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM


Plenary Session IV - Intervention and treatment of food allergy in the clinics

Chair - Dan Adelman, MD


1:30 - 2:00 PM

OIT and clinical development now and in the future

Sharon Chinthrajah, MD


2:00 - 2:30 PM

Targeting IgE in allergic asthma, CSU, and nasal polyps

Ahmar Iqbal


2:30 - 3:00 PM

A Therapeutic Strategy to Eliminate All Sources of IgE and Reset the Allergic Immune Response

Jamie M. Orengo, PhD, MPH


3:00 - 3:30 PM

Targeted allergen immunotherapy via the skin using microneedles

Samirkumar Patel, PhD


3:30 - 3:45 PM

Wrap up and closing

James Baker, Jr, MD