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Abstract

The session will review the different types of adverse reactions to foods, focusing on how they are diagnoses and managed in patients with EoE. The role of elimination diets in treating EoE with also be examined. In addition, the various feeding issues encountered in EoE patients and approaches to their management as a feeding specialist will be discussed.

 

Speakers Credentials

Dan Atkins, MD has been a practicing allergist for more than 30 years. He was the Chief of the Allergy and Immunology Section at Children’s Hospital Colorado from 2014-2109. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Co-Director of the Gastrointestinal Eosinophilic Diseases Program, a multidisciplinary program at Children’s Hospital Colorado designed for the optimal evaluation and treatment of children with gastrointestinal eosinophilic disorders. Dr. Atkins is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) and the current chairperson of the Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases Committee of the AAAAI. His major areas of interest include adverse reactions to foods and eosinophilic diseases of the gut.

Holly Knotowicz, M.S., CCC-SLP, holds a Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Nazareth College. She is a Speech Language Pathologist and a Feeding and Swallowing specialist at Children's Hospital Colorado. Her areas of clinical interest include behavioral, oral motor and oral sensory feeding disorders and mealtime dynamics. She specializes with working with children who have eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases, including eosinophilic esophagitis and working with children who have food allergies, FPIES and neurogenic disorders. She conducts individual, intensive and telehealth feeding therapy, in addition to supporting the Gastrointestinal Esophageal Diseases Program and the Pediatric Oral Feeding Clinic.