Food Allergy Fund Summit

April 4, 2019

Thank you for joining us for the inaugural Food Allergy Fund Summit featuring leading doctors and scientists, celebrity chefs, politicians, entrepreneurs, and advocates for a day of learning, raising awareness, and funding research. We’re excited to share all of the programming from the Summit below.

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Food Allergy Fund Mission:


Research Presentations:

Entrepreneur Pitches:

Speakers Included:


9:00 am: Welcome Remarks, Food Allergy Fund Mission & Impact

Emcee: Linsey Davis, ABC News Correspondent

Ilana Golant, Founder & CEO, Food Allergy Fund

9:05 am: Inaugural Food Allergy Fund Innovators Research Grant Announcement

9:15 am: Research Presentation I

Dr. Linda Herbert, Director, Psychosocial Program,
Division of Allergy & Immunology, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC

9:20 am: Research Presentation II

Dr. Xiu-Min Li, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, New York Medical College

9:30 am: Innovators Rocket Pitch

Abigail Barnes, Co-Founder and CEO, Allergy Amulet

Javier Evelyn, Founder & CEO, Alerje

Jim Garner, CEO, AllerGenis

Susie Hultquist, Founder & CEO, Spokin, Inc.

Daniel Zakowski, CEO, Ready. Set. Food!

10:00 am: Remarks from Congressman Ro Khanna, U.S. Rep. from California's 17th congressional district

10:10 am: Power of Parents to Create Change

Chris Cillizza, CNN Politics Reporter and Editor-at-Large

Georgina Cornago Cipriano, Food Allergy Advocate & Educator

Dr. Haidi Demain, Founder & Medical Director, Allergy Safe Kids

Lianne Mandelbaum, Founder, No Nut Traveler

11:00 am: Networking Break

11:10 am: Research Presentation III

Dr. Ruchi Gupta, Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

11:15 am: Research Presentation IV

Dr. Hugh Sampson, Director Emeritus, Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, Mount Sinai; CSO & Interim CMO, DBV Technologies

11:25 am: Future of Food Allergy Research

Sarah Schenck, Co-Director & Producer, Missing Microbes

Dr. Patrick Brennan

Dr. Ruchi Gupta

Dr. Linda Herbert

Dr. Xiu-Min Li

Dr. Hugh Sampson

11:55 am: Food for Thought

Katherine Miller, Vice President, Impact, James Beard Foundation

Elizabeth Falkner, Food Network & Bravo Contributor; Fmr. President, Women Chefs and Restaurateurs

Amanda Freitag, Food Network Host; Judge, Chopped; Co-Host, American Diner Revival

Ming Tsai, Author & Restaurateur; Host, PBS' Simply Ming

12:55 pm: Closing Remarks

Ilana Golant