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The FARE National Food Allergy Conference will be held May 16-17, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach in Long Beach, CA, gathering the country’s leading food allergy experts and members of the food allergy community together for a weekend of world-class programming. Register now!
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Saturday, May 16 • 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Transforming the Devastating Diagnosis

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Some events in life have such a tremendous impact that life is viewed as “before” and “after” this life-changing occurrence. For some, that event was a child’s diagnosis of life-threatening food allergies.

Even after learning how to read labels, bake “safe” cupcakes, and wipe down airplane seats, many allergy parents still struggle with feelings of guilt, fear, sadness and anger, and are overwhelmed for months or even years after their child’s initial diagnosis.

In this session, participants will learn about the “Cycle of Change,” a framework for adjusting to life with food allergies. Each stage requires a different perspective and strategies for adapting to a “new normal” life while caring for oneself in the process.

What attendees said about Gina’s session last year:

“Excellent session. I learned policies needed to get thinking about my daughter and school without fear. Now I will be organized and ready to take on this journey!”

“Gina was excellent, very smart, engaging, clear, relatable, and frank. So glad I got the chance to hear her.”


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Gina Clowes

Gina Clowes is the Director of Education for Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), and Program Director for a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  She is the founder of the online support group Allergy Moms serving thousands of families and professional members worldwide. Active in food allergy advocacy, her advice has appeared in numerous print, radio, and television features... Read More →

Saturday May 16, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
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