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“Eosinophil Associated Gastrointestinal Disorders in Adults and Adolescents” Patient Education Conference


Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT)

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Adult and teen patients ages 15 and up and their caregivers are invited to join us to learn from the foremost experts in the field of eosinophil associated diseases on a variety of topics such as diagnostics, treatment options and disease management. Physicians, nurses, dietitians, and other healthcare providers are welcome to attend, as well. CME and CEU credits are not offered.



7:00 - 8:00 am

Registration and breakfast





Coping: Patient and Caregiver


8:30- 9:00

Allergy testing in EoE: Food vs. Environment


**Management of EGIDs: The Esophagus and Beyond


**Eosinophilic Esophagitis: The Nuts and Bolts




The Many Forms of Advocacy


10:40 - 11:30

**School with EoE: Gaining Independence and Learning Self-Care, Coping (teens and parents)


**Navigating an Elimination Diet


**Accommodations in the Workplace: What Are Your Rights?

11:30 - 11:45

Get lunch and return to rooms

11:45 - 1:00

**Lunch and Learn: Pro-Con Debate: Medication vs. Diet? Teen vs Adult?


**Lunch and Learn: Disability Benefits and Special Needs Trusts


**Lunch and Learn: Teen and parent Q&A with GI and psychologist

1:00 - 1:15


1:15 - 2:00

**Six Degrees of Prevention: Easing your Fears of Child Protective Services


**Building a Network of Support (Adults and Teens)


**Family Medical Leave Act: Rules and Regulations and How they Apply to Working Parents


UMDF Research Symposium



Alexia Beauregard, RD
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta 

Sheryn Cohen
CEO/President, The SEED Center of Atlanta 

Christine Cox
Director of Outreach and Advocacy

Dr. Evan Dellon
UNC School of Medicine 

Dr. Tanvi Dhere
Emory Healthcare 

Dr. Pamela Dorsett
SEED Center of Atlanta 

Dr. Karen Freedle
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta  

Darice Good
Solo practitioner; Pro Tempore Judge for the Juvenile Court of Fulton County 

Dr. Patrice Kruszewski
Nationwide Children's 

Dr. Seth Marcus
SEED Center of Atlanta

Dr. Julia Massaad
Emory Healthcare 

Jennifer Moore, JD
Atlanta, GA 

Heather Nadler, JD
Atlanta, GA  

Dr. Kavya Sebastian
Emory Healthcare 

Dr. Katherine Spencer
SEED Center of Atlanta 

Naomi Smith, JD
Atlanta, GA   

Dr. Gayathri Tenjarla
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta  

Stephanie Walls
Parent and Educator, Florida 


*Agenda and speakers are subject to change

Special Note:
UMDF Symposium Synopsis: A recap of Mitochondrial Medicine 2014 will also be taking place on Sept. 6 at The Carter Center from 2:15-4:30pm. To learn more, visit

Have questions about “Eosinophil Associated Gastrointestinal Disorders in Adults and Adolescents” Patient Education Conference? Contact APFED

When & Where

The Carter Center
453 Freedom Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30307

Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT)

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The American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in December 2001. Its mission is to passionately embrace, support, and improve the lives of patients and families affected by eosinophil-associated diseases through education and awareness, research, support, and advocacy.

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