Instead of a virtual conference in 2021, we will organise an in-person event again in 2022!

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, virtual meetings have been a major part of our lives. This created a new phenomenon known as “Zoom fatigue”, the “tiredness, anxiety, or worry resulting from overusing…virtual platforms”.

Therefore, the Advisory Board has decided to postpone the 3rd Food Allergy Forum to 4-6 April 2022 instead of organising a virtual conference in 2021. It is expected that an in-person conference will be possible again by that time.

And what’s happening in the meantime?

To keep you informed, the Food Allergy Forum will present snippets from the upcoming programme sessions on 18 November 2021 in a highly interactive way. Further information will follow.

Food Allergy Forum

Food allergy is one of the most common health disorders in the Western world affecting about three per cent of the total population. Food allergy is potentially lethal, and its health impact is higher than that posed by all known chemicals and microbes in food. Additionally, the economic impact of food allergy is immense.

The main objectives of the Food Allergy Forum are: providing a unique platform for the food industry, science, and regulatory authorities to exchange information and experiences on the various aspects of food allergy; reviewing current knowledge related to food allergy; and discussing strategies for prevention and control of food allergy ensuring food safety and protecting human health.

The 3rd international conference of the Food Allergy Forum focuses on:

  • food allergen risk assessment and risk management to improve the protection of the food allergic consumer
  • allergenicity assessment to prevent allergies to new food products, and
  • maintenance and optimisation of immune health to improve prevention and therapy.

The conference topics are intended to meet the needs of the food industry, food researchers, food professionals and professionals active in the area of immune optimisation who want to be updated on the progress and possibilities in this field.

The conference chair – Prof. Geert Houben – and the members of the Advisory Board are looking forward to meeting you in person again!