FPIES and IAFFPE Featured in ABCNews Article

Food Allergy Stresses Moms, Baffles Doctors

Food Allergy Stresses Moms, Baffles Doctors

A new ABCNews article puts the spotlight on FPIES as a rare and often misunderstood food allergy. The piece features IAFFPE Founder Fallon Schultz and our medical adviser Dr. Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn of Mt. Sinai’s Jaffe Food Allergy Institute. It emphasizes that a non-IgE allergy like FPIES is often difficult to diagnose and treat. Further, it underscores the need to raise awareness of the symptoms amongst pediatricians, ER staff and allergists.

Read the article > http://abcnews.go.com/Health/weird-food-allergy-stresses-moms-baffles-doctors/t/story?id=18843611

Rare Disease Day 2013: Spotlight on FPIES

IAFFPE RDD 2013IAFFPE was thrilled to participate in Rare Disease Day 2013 on February 28th. Rare Disease Day brings awareness to the thousands of rare conditions that need hope and recognition, including Food Protein Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES). We honored the day by unveiling a new video segment on the fact vs. fiction of FPIES, featuring Dr. Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn, an FPIES expert from the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at Mount Sinai. Thanks to video sponsor Neocate for helping our foundation shed light on a rare disease in the food allergy community.

FPIES: A Conversation with Dr. Anna Nowak-Wegzryn

In addition, IAFFPE’s Amity Westcott-Chavez represented IAFFPE and the FPIES community at a Rare Disease Day event at the California State Capitol. Her presentation highlighted the need for education, awareness and advocacy of FPIES. IAFFPE RDD