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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) Annual Meeting Highlights

March 31, 2022 1 min read

At the end of February, allergists from around the world gathered for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Food allergy and early allergen introduction were a big topic this year and the SpoonfulONE Medical Team was there to keep up to date on the latest research from around the world. Here are some of our highlights:

  • During a session on early allergen introduction, the speaker endorsed introducing one new food per meal, while acknowledging there is no evidence for a specific recommendation. Pediatricians should feel empowered to recommend a more rapid food introduction, ideally at least one new food every day
  • “When there are no guidelines… remember, we are talking about food!” 
  • Potentially allergenic foods should be introduced early and regularly and there is no need to focus on any prescribed “dose,” so long as it is in the context of healthy eating
  • Researchers from the landmark EAT and LEAP studies published new analyses and data, highlight that peanut allergies develop in three distinct groups, late developers of PA, early PA developers, and early PA developers that resolves
  • For the first time, the Canadian and American Allergy society will be hosting a joint congress focused on Pediatric Allergy in September 2022
Here are some other links we’re reading with highlights from the meeting: