Food Oral Immunotherapy: Risks, Benefits, Expected Outcomes

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This education is about:

  • Understanding oral immunotherapy dosing regimens and clinical outcomes
  • Recognizing the risk and benefits of oral immunotherapy
  • Recognizing that shared decision making with caregivers of children with food allergy is essential to determine an appropriate individualized treatment plan

Why it matters:

Food allergy is on the rise in the United States and around the globe.  Oral immunotherapy offers a variety of potential outcomes depending on dosing regimen selection offering patients varying degrees of protection and enhanced quality of life.

Target Audience:

Developed to support health care providers involved in childhood health including pediatricians, nurses, dietitians, and pediatric subspecialists.

Course Credit:

0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
0.75 ANCC Contact hour(s)
0.75 CA-BRN Contact hour(s)
0.75 CDR Contact hour(s)


Opens: 2024-06-15
Closes: 2026-06-15

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Mead Johnson Nutrition.
  • Mimi Lai-Kuan Tang, MBBS, PhD

    Professor, Head of Allergy Immunology Research Group
    Director, Allergy Translation Center
    Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
    Victoria, Australia

Learning Objectives

  • Apply the latest recommendations for food allergy identification and management to create effective treatment strategies for patients with food allergies
  • Utilize knowledge on allergen exposure guidelines when counseling parents and caregivers to provide clear direction on managing allergen exposure during the complementary feeding period