Cow's Milk Allergy: Mechanisms, Diagnosis and Treatment
A Food Allergy CE/CME Curriculum Course

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David Fleischer, MD, and Carina Venter, PhD, RD, discuss strategies for diagnosing and managing food allergies in infants, specifically cow's milk allergy (CMA) and its pathophysiology. Faculty describe IgE-mediated reactions to food; discuss current standard of care, including guided CMA elimination diet; examine the reintroduction of foods via oral immunotherapy; provide details about suitable and clinically recommended formulas; and review the latest insights of allergy trigger mechanisms that are providing new research targets for allergy treatments and clinical trials.

This activity is part of the Food Allergy Curriculum: Understanding Food Allergies in Infants and Children: The Symptoms, Diagnoses, and Management

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Course Credit:

1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
1.00 ANCC Contact Hour
1.00 CA-BRN Contact Hour
1.00 CDR Contact Hour


Opens: 2020-11-09
Closes: 2022-11-09

Target Audience:

This activity was developed for physicians, pediatric nurse practitioners, nurses, registered dietitians, and other health care professionals who have an interest in newborns, infants and toddlers.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Mead Johnson Nutrition.
  • David Fleischer, MD

    Professor of Pediatrics
    Section Head, Allergy & Immunology
    Director, Allergy & Immunology Center
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Aurora, Colorado

  • Carina Venter, PhD, RD

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Allergy & Immunology
    University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
    Children’s Hospital Colorado
    Aurora, Colorado

Learning Objectives

  • Apply current standard of care for the diagnosis and management of cow's milk allergy in infants
  • Link research targets to diagnosis and treatment of cow's milk allergy in infants
  • Specify nutritional strategies to manage food allergy in infants

Faculty Disclosures

David Fleischer, MD

  • Research Support
    • Aimmune, DBV
  • Consultant 
    • AllerGenis, Aravax, Aquestive, DBV, Genentech, Intrommune, Nasus

Carina Venter, PhD, RD

  • Speakers Bureau
    • Abbott Laboratories, Danone, DBV technologies, Nestlé Nutrition Institute, Reckitt Benckiser

Accreditation and Certification

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
A maximum of 1.00 contact hour may be earned for successful completion of this activity.
Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13664, for 1.00 contact hour.
To receive credit for education contact hours outside of the state of California, please check with your state board of registered nursing for reciprocity.
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 1.00 hour continuing professional education unit (CPEU) for completion of this program/material.
Provider Number AC857; Activity Number 159104.
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Additional Content Planners

Erin Allen, MS, RD, LDN (RD Reviewer)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Victoria Anderson (Medical Writer)
  • Individual Stockholder
    • Abbott 
    • AbbVie

Coy Flowers, MD (Peer Reviewer)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Heather M. Jimenez, FNP-C (Nurse Reviewer)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences

All staff at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.