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Past Events


Midwest FACES 2018

The Midwest Food Allergy Conference for Education and Science (FACES), hosted in June 2018, was the first food allergy conference hosted in Chicago to bring together food allergy families, clinicians, researchers, and experts throughout the Midwest region for the latest research on the state of food allergy and new advancements in treatments, prevention, and daily living.

See below for some photos from the event last year and be sure to register for FACES this year by visiting!

Annual FARE Spring Luncheon and FARE Walks

The annual luncheon benefits Food Allergy Research & Education’s mission and initiatives to improve the quality of life and health of individuals with food allergies and to provide hope through the promise of new treatments. We are grateful to have been in attendance to support this cause! Read more about the event on FARE’s website!

Hometown Heroes is a fun and festive FARE walk event in communities across the country that is volunteer driven and managed. Our Hometown Hero walks raise awareness about food allergies while raising much needed funds for FARE programs and services to help individuals with food allergies. Learn more here!

2018 Indo-US Symposium on Allergy and Asthma: New Dehli, India

SOAAR teamed up with Dr. Randeep Guleria, the Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi to host the Indo-US Symposium on Allergy and Asthma last month. The event attracted speakers and guests from across India with presentations on allergy and atopy epidemiology, protective factors, and immunotherapy. Other topics such as the role of the microbiome in atopy and the use of bioinformatics in allergy were also discussed.

Through the symposium, our team connected with global collaborators to plan for future food allergy and atopy studies. We are excited for this new partnership and look forward to sharing our research with you in the near future!

Investiture Ceremony

On January 25, 2018,  Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH was awarded the “Mary Ann and J. Milburn Smith Research Professorship for a Sr. Scientist in Child Health Research” chair during Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago’s Research Scholar Investiture Ceremony.

Dr. Gupta was recognized for her tremendous contributions to pediatric food allergy and asthma research, and this honor was bestowed upon her by both Patrick M. Magoon, President & CEO Lurie Children’s Hospital and Thomas P. Shanley, Chair, Department of Pediatrics and Founders’ Board Centennial Professor in Pediatrics, Pediatric & Chief Research Officer, Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute. See below for event photos.