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    Paint the Town Teal this Halloween
    Info on how you can join the Teal Pumpkin Project and make Halloween safe for kids with Food Allergieshttps://goo.gl/SeqXhb#tealpumpkinproject #halloween #foodallergy...
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    Info on how you can join the Teal Pumpkin Project and make Halloween safe for kids with Food Allergieshttps://goo.gl/SeqXhb#tealpumpkinproject #halloween #foodallergy...
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    Veg Fest Oahu - Honolulu Hale

    VegFest Oahu is a free community festival celebrating plant-based, sustainable living. Taste delicious vegan food from local restaurants and food businesses. Learn from dynamic speakers at our Inspiration Lecture Series about health and environmental topics. Engage in our Learning Kitchen watchin... VegFest Oahu is a free community festival celebrating plant-based, sustainable living. Taste delicious vegan food from local restaurants and food businesses. Learn from dynamic speakers at our Inspiration Lecture Series about health and environmental topics. Engage in our Learning Kitchen watching vegan cooking demos by expert chefs. Enjoy conscious music on the main stage. Shop at our vendors with green and wellness products. Meet friendly people and discover the many island resources that support plant-based living. More
    2nd Sep, 2017 12:00PM - 6:00PM
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    All Things Organic Conference - Baltimore, MD

    Held in conjunction with Natural Products Expo East, the All Things Organic Conference delivers a thought-provoking program with critical information on the issues that impact your organic business. Speakers will address a range of topics from the financial community interest in organic to the la... Held in conjunction with Natural Products Expo East, the All Things Organic Conference delivers a thought-provoking program with critical information on the issues that impact your organic business. Speakers will address a range of topics from the financial community interest in organic to the latest data and insights about the industry and so much more. You do not need a SuperPass to attend these sessions – your standard Expo East exhibitor or attendee badge is your ticket to great organic education.

    2017 Conference Sessions
    Thursday, September 14, 2017
    State of the Organic Industry – The importance of public - private partnership to evolve, protect and grow Organic
    10:00-11:15 a.m. – Room 316

    Regulatory Update / National Organic Standards Board fall meeting preview
    11:30-12:30 p.m. – Room 316

    Retail Innovation in Organic – Finding opportunity in a growing, fractured marketplace
    12:00-1:00 p.m. – Room 317

    Affordability / Accessibility: Increasing everyone’s access to Organic
    4:00-5:00 p.m. – Room 316


    Friday, September 15, 2017
    Organic 101
    9:30 - 10:30 a.m. – Room 316

    Global Organic Trade Update
    10:00 - 11:00 a.m. – Room 317

    Organic Agriculture: Climate Change Champion
    11:00 – 12:00 p.m. – Room 316

    Talking Organic Supplements in the Aisle
    11:30 – 12:30 p.m. – Room 317
    Be "in the know" on how organic certification works for supplements and learn how to sell them in the aisle when talking to your customers.

    The Organic Center Presents:Sounds good, but… what about the chemicals?
    12:30-1:30 p.m. – Room 316
    Why most eco-labels don’t go far enough to protect human and environmental health.
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    14th Sep, 2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM
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    5th Annual Patient Advocacy Summit - Arlington, VA


    Attend the 5th Annual Patient Advocacy Summit and be part of the only advocacy event giving you the opportunity to learn, network and rub shoulders with thought leaders and decision makers in the advocacy industry. Through intensive research this summit has been designed to provide solutions an...

    Attend the 5th Annual Patient Advocacy Summit and be part of the only advocacy event giving you the opportunity to learn, network and rub shoulders with thought leaders and decision makers in the advocacy industry. Through intensive research this summit has been designed to provide solutions and answers to your most pressing advocacy issues.

    Over the course of two days, this summit will include workshops, interactive discussions and high-level case studies to empower advocacy leaders to strategically develop strong patient centric initiatives and public policy tactics through effective collaboration, corporate alignment and stakeholder engagement. Connect with peers, interact with thought leaders in the industry, and take operational know-how back to your business to implement strategies to take your advocacy functions to the next level!
    Who Should Attend

    From Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, and Medical Device Companies

    Vice President, Directors, and Managers of:
    Patient Advocacy
    Patient Advocacy Relations
    Professional Relations
    Patient Education
    Patient Communications
    Corporate Communications
    Public Policy
    Public Affairs
    Patient Access Programs
    From Non-Profit Organizations and Patient Advocacy Groups:

    Advocacy
    Education
    Patient Services
    Communications
    Public Policy
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    23rd Oct, 2017 7:30AM - 24th Oct, 2017 6:00PM
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    FARE Food Allergy Heroes Walk -Ann Arbor, MI

    Food Allergy Heroes Walk exists to recognize the courage and determination of food allergy families, and to empower these everyday heroes to end food allergy fears for good. Through widespread fundraising and walks across the country, thousands of families come together to unite behind their comm... Food Allergy Heroes Walk exists to recognize the courage and determination of food allergy families, and to empower these everyday heroes to end food allergy fears for good. Through widespread fundraising and walks across the country, thousands of families come together to unite behind their commitment to FARE’s mission and raise funds that will change their children’s lives through research, education, advocacy and broad awareness. More
    24th Sep, 2017 8:00AM - 12:00PM
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    FARE Food Allergy Heroes Walk -Foster City,CA

    Food Allergy Heroes Walk exists to recognize the courage and determination of food allergy families, and to empower these everyday heroes to end food allergy fears for good. Through widespread fundraising and walks across the country, thousands of families come together to unite behind their comm... Food Allergy Heroes Walk exists to recognize the courage and determination of food allergy families, and to empower these everyday heroes to end food allergy fears for good. Through widespread fundraising and walks across the country, thousands of families come together to unite behind their commitment to FARE’s mission and raise funds that will change their children’s lives through research, education, advocacy and broad awareness.

    Once you register by clicking the register button at the top, you will be given your very own web page and will have access to lots of fundraising tools to help you fundraise. You’ll be able to customize the web page with your reason for walking, send emails to ask others to join you or donate, and even link to Facebook. And of course, your FARE Walk Staff will be here to help all along the way!
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    4th Nov, 2017 9:00AM - 1:00PM
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    FARE Food Allergy Heroes Walk - Boston , MA

    Food Allergy Heroes Walk exists to recognize the courage and determination of food allergy families, and to empower these everyday heroes to end food allergy fears for good. Through widespread fundraising and walks across the country, thousands of families come together to unite behind their comm... Food Allergy Heroes Walk exists to recognize the courage and determination of food allergy families, and to empower these everyday heroes to end food allergy fears for good. Through widespread fundraising and walks across the country, thousands of families come together to unite behind their commitment to FARE’s mission and raise funds that will change their children’s lives through research, education, advocacy and broad awareness. More
    21st Oct, 2017 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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    FARE Food Allergy Heroes Walk - Charlotte, NC

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    to the FARE Food Allergy Heroes Walk

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    Food Allergy Heroes Walk exists to recognize the courage and determination of food allergy families, and to empower these everyday heroes to end food allergy fears for good. Through widespread fundraising and walks across the count...
    Welcome
    to the FARE Food Allergy Heroes Walk

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    Food Allergy Heroes Walk exists to recognize the courage and determination of food allergy families, and to empower these everyday heroes to end food allergy fears for good. Through widespread fundraising and walks across the country, thousands of families come together to unite behind their commitment to FARE’s mission and raise funds that will change their children’s lives through research, education, advocacy and broad awareness.

    Once you register by clicking the register button at the top, you will be given your very own web page and will have access to lots of fundraising tools to help you fundraise. You’ll be able to customize the web page with your reason for walking, send emails to ask others to join you or donate, and even link to Facebook. And of course, your FARE Walk Staff will be here to help all along the way!

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    21st Oct, 2017 1:00PM - 5:00PM
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    AAP National Conference and Expo - Chicago, IL

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) invites you to join us for the 2017 National Conference & Exhibition September 16–19 (pre-conference sessions and events begin on Friday, September 15) in Chicago. Experience over 350 educational sessions including practical hands-on learning and networkin... The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) invites you to join us for the 2017 National Conference & Exhibition September 16–19 (pre-conference sessions and events begin on Friday, September 15) in Chicago. Experience over 350 educational sessions including practical hands-on learning and networking in addition to the largest pediatric technical exhibit of its kind.

    AAP Conference Preview: Pediatric Allergist to Bust Common Myths Regarding Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Hives

    Carla Kemp, Senior Editor
    AAP National Conference & Exhibition
    Editor's note: The 2017 AAP National Conference & Exhibition will take place from Sept. 16-19 in Chicago.

    Misinformation. Folklore. Alternative facts. Call it what you will. But when it comes to allergies and anaphylaxis, inaccurate information can have serious consequences.

    Unfortunately, caregivers of children with allergies don’t always have the facts.

    “It’s challenging for families to know what is a source that can be trusted and what isn’t. There’s a lot of misinformation out there,” said Michael Pistiner, MD, FAAP, a member of the AAP Section on Allergy and Immunology Executive Committee.

    Dr. Pistiner plans to expose some common falsehoods regarding food allergy, anaphylaxis, asthma, rhinitis and hives and offer advice on how pediatricians can respond during a session titled “Allergy Myth Busters (A3151).” The session will be held from 4:00-5:30 pm Monday, Sept. 18.

    “To be able to give pediatricians the tools to debunk some of the myths that can set people in the wrong direction is really important and is what I’m hoping to accomplish with this session,” he said.

    Dr. Pistiner will present various scenarios and use an audience response system to gauge whether attendees can identify which are myths. Then, he will review some of the data behind why the myth is not correct and discuss ways to re-educate families.

    As an allergist, one misunderstanding he encounters among his patients is why they should call 911 after giving a child epinephrine for anaphylaxis.

    “Many families tell me, ‘Look, I didn’t want to have to call an ambulance, so we didn’t give the epinephrine,’” said Dr. Pistiner, a pediatric allergist/immunologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. “I also frequently hear caregivers say that they did not want to hurt the child, and they didn’t think that it was a serious enough reaction.”

    The reason people are told to dial 911 after giving epinephrine is because the child is having a life-threatening allergic reaction and may need additional care beyond just epinephrine. “It’s not because you gave the auto-injector,” he said. “If parents choose to withhold the appropriate treatment with epinephrine because they didn’t want to call an ambulance, then they messed up twice.”

    Another sticky situation occurs when a child is allergic to pets.

    “We have a family that highly values relationships with their pets or other people’s pets, and they see all these wonderful things that can come out of having a dog or a cat living at home with their kid,” Dr. Pistiner said.

    So they choose a breed that they believe won’t cause symptoms. But there is no such thing as a “hypoallergenic pet,” he said.

    “The issue of pets and allergies becomes one of the most challenging conversations that we as allergists have because this is where high emotion can come up,” he said.

    One way to head off these types of situations is to educate families right after a child is diagnosed with allergies when they are hungry for information.

    “If they get good, solid, evidence-based information that is practical and not terrifying, then it’s going to start their journey with this chronic disease on the right path,” Dr. Pistiner said, “and they won’t fill the uncertainty and the unknown with misinformation that could get in the way of quality of life and the safety of their kid.”
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    16th Sep, 2017 6:00AM - 19th Sep, 2017 7:00PM
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