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Saturday, September 27 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Intimacy: Tell, then Kiss

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In this session, participants will gain a framework for maintaining healthy relationships while navigating life with severe food allergies. Learn essential conversations to have within a healthy relationship, regarding a person’s food allergy.  Special attention will be paid to the unique challenges of each developmental age:  youth, teenage years, young adulthood, adulthood. 


Kyle Dine

Educator and Musician, Anaphylaxis Canada
Kyle Dine is a trusted food allergy educator and musician who performs allergy awareness assemblies across North America. He educates students in elementary schools about allergies, anaphylaxis and what they can do to help maintain an allergy-safe school environment. He has multiple food allergies himself and has worked with Anaphylaxis Canada since 2008. He is also the owner of www.allergytranslation.com - a website that provides translation... Read More →

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Heidi Bayer

CEO, Numodo
Heidi Bayer is currently CEO of Numodo www.numodo.com, National board member AAFA (Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America) www.aafa.org, Chair Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Readiness Committee, former Chair Kids With Food Allergies Foundation (www.kidswithfoodallergies.org), Brooklyn Food Allergy Support Group Leader and blogs as "Brooklyn Allergy Mom" www.bklynallergymom.com. She is the proud parent of a teenaged daughter.
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Kristen Kauke

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Author, Handling Emotions
Kristen Kauke is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who also happens to parent two boys with life threatening food allergies, as well as live with food allergies herself. Kristen’s dozen years of clinical experience includes therapy with clients of all ages. She has provided individual, family, couples, and group counseling in both private and school settings. Additionally, Kristen has presented and written on the topics... Read More →
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Dr. David Stukus

Board Certified in Allergy/Immunology and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio
David Stukus, MD, is board certified in Allergy/Immunology and is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. His clinical and research interests focus on asthma and food allergies, especially improving education and adherence for patients and families. As part of his research, Dr. Stukus has created novel technology and educational tools using mobile health apps to... Read More →
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Maya Trimner

Author, Invisible Disability
Maya Trimner is an artist, e-book author and former makeup-artist who has lived with severe multiple food allergies since birth. She describes her life-threatening struggles with many various topics affecting the food allergy community on her blog, www.mayashappyplace.com where she hopes that newly diagnosed people can gain some useful information or support from her words. Her e-book, Invisible... Read More →

Saturday September 27, 2014 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Exhibit Hall C Entry via Exhibit Hall D Door