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WRK W018 - Translating Evidence into Practice: Atopic Dermatitis and Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy

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Date: Monday, March 24

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room 201

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: Jon M. Hanifin, MD, FAAD

  • James N. Bergman, MD
  • John Joseph Zone, MD, FAAD - Handout

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Describe the importance of the revised food allergy definition in the 2010 NIAID Food Allergy Guidelines.
  • Distinguish between intolerance, sensitization and allergy to foods including IgE-mediated, delayed hypersensitivity and gluten reactivity.
  • Recognize the evolving genetic information pertinent to educating and managing patients with atopic eczema and other forms of dermatitis and identify primary vs. secondary factors of atopic dermatitis and food allergy.

This workshop will focus primarily upon the interaction between IgE-mediated food allergy and atopic dermatitis but will also discuss the misperceptions of gluten sensitivity and the skin. The 2010 NIAID Guidelines have helped clarify what is and is not food allergy and how to approach much of the century-old dogma concerning food causation of atopic dermatitis (AD). Some of the most relevant specific guidelines will be reviewed in the context of our management of AD and in educating our patients about the many allergy misapprehensions. Discussion will also focus on newer understanding of AD causation, allergy workup and optimal therapeutic approaches when allergy is demonstrated.