30th annual NUMC symposium a success


The Nassau University Medical Center's 30th annual Allergy Immunology Symposium was held on Oct. 3 and was attended by about 125 people.

Speakers covered food allergies, asthma, airborn allergies and more during the annual gathering of experts, medical professionals and researchers.

A gathering of allergy experts

Speakers at the symposium included:

  • Morris Ling, MD, assistant in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Allergy Immunology Unit, Boston, MA, who discussed "The Burden of Difficult Asthma."
  • Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, Division of Allergy & Immunology; Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, who discussed "Current and Future Treatments of Food Allergy."
  • Dr. Marianne Frieri, chief of allergy and immunology at NUMC, who discussed "Mast Cell Activating Syndromes and Anaphylaxis."

The symposium is held annually and brings together professionals who spend the day discussing current trends, research and information regarding allergies and immunology concerns. It is one of the largest regional conferences on the subject and is sponsored by the Nassau University Medical Center in New York.

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