Members of our helpline team attended an Adult Food Allergy Workshop organised by the FSA and sponsored by the BSACI on Monday 17th March 2014.
The meeting drew together researchers, clinicians and other relevant parties working in the food allergy arena to discuss current knowledge of adult food allergy and identify research gaps in the field.
The initiative was prompted by the identification of a lack of research in adult food allergy, with the majority of studies focussing on childhood food allergy. The FSA is planning to prioritise this area over the next 5 years as part of its ongoing allergy research programme.
During the workshop, 6 groups were formed to discuss 5 key issues relating to adult food allergy as identified by participants in a survey prior to the meeting. The groups considered research that could be undertaken relating to these issues.
The issues were:
We will keep you informed on the progress of this initiative and report any further updates as and when they become available.