Asian Alliance for Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis

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The 3rd Asian Alliance for Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Meeting & Symposium

Date: 2nd week of April 2019 (Date TBD)
Host: ATOPICCO Network for Children of the Earth
Place: The Nippon Foundation

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

Representative/contact person: Ms. Maria Said, CEO

Website: https://www.allergyfacts.org.au

About A&AA :

Ms. Maria Said, CEO

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation established in 1993.

Their aim is to improve awareness of allergy in the Australian community and they do this by sharing current information, education, advocacy, research, guidance and support.

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia’s outreach extends to individuals, families, school, workplaces, health professionals, government, food industry and all Australians.

Living with one or more allergic conditions impacts on quality of life. With more than 20 years of experience and a Medical Advisory Board to consult for advice, they do their best to assist people in a world where research into allergic disease continues.

A&AA are part of an international alliance of like-minded organisations and work closely with peak medical bodies including the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA).

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

Allergy Care India

Representative/contact person: Dr. Ashok Gupta

Website: http://www.allergycareindia.org/

About Allergy Care India :

Allergy care India is a non-profit organization made up of patients, adults and parents of children with allergies and food intolerance, and has been founded with the intention of increasing the sensitivity of all against this disease, widespread but often overlooked.

The patients and the families lack proper information about food allergy additionally they also have psychological problems coupled with economic constraints.

Allergy Care India has been proposed to become a support in all possible ways to patients suffering from food allergy.

Allergy Care India

The Hong Kong Allergy Association

Representative/contact person: TBD

Website: http://www.allergyhk.org

About Allergy HK :

The Hong Kong Allergy Association

The Hong Kong Allergy Association, Allergy HK in short, was founded by allergy patients, their care givers and medical professionals in 2008 as an allergy patients self help group.

We are a tax exempted charity under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance (IR 91/10057).

Despite its high prevalence, the education and awareness for allergy is seriously insufficient. Therefore, the Hong Kong Allergy Association aims to provide the most accurate and latest information and support for the allergy community.

Allergy HK organize public talks on various allergy topic at different location. We also organize group sharing for patients to share their feeling, experience and knowledge on caring for allergy.

In 2017, Allergy HK Allergy Education Center starts its operation. Patients and public can visit to get information of allergy and join allergy related activities.

We have launched an Allergy Knowledge Web, an allergy e-learning system. We upload videos of our previous public talk to this system so the public can obtain correct information about allergy anytime and anywhere they want.

We also accept interview from various media to provide correct information about allergy.

We also publish newsletter every quarter to distribute our news about Allergy HK.

The Hong Kong Allergy Association

Thailand

Participated in the 2nd AAFAA Meeting for the first time.

Information on the patient organization will be available when it is well established. Currently in the forming process.

Japan Society for Food Allergy Forum (FAF)

Representative/contact person: Ms. Tomomi Akagi

Website: http://www.foodallergy-forum.org/

About FAF :

Japan Society for Food Allergy Forum

-Raise the society’s consciousness towards food allergy (Help create such an environment).

-Provide an opportunity for Food related companies (manufacturing, distribution, development, detection, analysis, allergen control) to learn mutually

-Support the lives of food allergy patients by providing safe food choices

Japan Society for Food Allergy Forum (FAF)

The Nippon Foundation

Representative: Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman

Website: https://www.nippon-foundation.or.jp/en/

About The Nippon Foundation :

The Nippon Foundation was established in 1962 as a non-profit philanthropic organization, active in Japan and around the world.

Initially our efforts focused largely on the maritime and shipping fields, but since then the range of our activities has expanded to education, social welfare, public health, and other fields—carried out in more than 100 countries to date.

Together with our morethan 20 partner organizations in Japan and worldwide we are funding and assisting community-led efforts aimed at realizing a more peaceful and prosperous global society.

The Nippon Foundation

ATOPICCO Network for Children of the Earth

Representative/contact person: Ms. Tomomi Akagi

Website: http://www.atopicco.org/

About ATOPICCO :

ATOPICCO

We are a non-profit organization, with the goal of improving the lives of people with allergy by working to change the social environment.

Activities include: (1)telephone consultation service (2)research business (3)environmental education business (4)information provider (research report / manuscript writing / books, etc.) (5)increase public awareness of allergy (hold lectures, seminars & workshops / dispatch lecturers) and (6)run a summer camp program (for allergy patients and their families).

ATOPICCO Network for Children of the Earth

What is AAFAA?

In Asia, there are very few physicians with sufficient knowledge of food allergy compared to Europe, therefore, patients are seeking more active support from the society.

By sharing information on the current situation in Asia, we intend to come up with answers to overcome various food allergy related tasks together.

Participating countries: Australia, India, Hong Kong, Thailand and Japan.

Major Objectives

  1. Focus on food allergy
  2. Share food allergy related issues
  3. Harmonization of Food Labelling
  4. Spread the usage of epinephrine / adrenaline auto-injector in Asia
  5. Mentorship, grow the Asian Alliance

The Asian Alliance - Past Meetings

2018 The 2nd Asian Alliance for Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Symposium

Symposium held on Feb. 4th and 5th, 2018.

Day 1 Focus on the Food Labeling, Dietary Habits and Allergy-Friendly Products

Day 2 Focus on Food Allergy at Schools (AM) and Food Allergy Issues and Epidemiology (PM)

Sunday, 4 February 2018

PM Purpose of the Gathering Tomomi Akagi, Managing Director
ATOPICCO Network for Children of the Earth
Food Allergy - India Report
Labelling and Dietary Habits
Dr. Ashok Gupta
Chairman, Allergy Care India
Food Allergen Labelling in Australia Maria Said
CEO, Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia
Dietary Habits & Allergy-friendly
products in Hong Kong
Daisy Bo, Secretary
The Hong Kong Allergy Association
Thailand - Dietary Habits
and Allergens free product for Thai
food allergy patients
Assoc. Prof. Pantipa Chatchatee
Allergy&Immunology Division, Department of Pediatrics,
Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Dietary Habits of Food Allergy Patients
& Allergy-friendly products in Japan
Tomomi Akagi, Managing Director
ATOPICCO Network for Children of the Earth
Teatime / Networking
Closing address

Host: ATOPICCO Network for Children of the Earth

Cooperation: The Nippon Foundation

Supported by: House Foods Group Inc.

Place: The Nippon Foundation

Participants: approx.40

Monday, 5 February 2018

AM Purpose of the Meeting Tomomi Akagi, Managing Director
ATOPICCO Network for Children of the Earth
Food Allergy Management in School Dr. Noriyuki Yanagida, Department of Pediatrics,
Sagamihara National Hospital
From paper to practice –
implementing the National Allergy Strategy
Maria Said
National Allergy Strategy Steering Committee
Co-chair / CEO, Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia
Situation of Allergy Accommodation at Schools Daisy Bo, Secretary
The Hong Kong Allergy Association
Open Discussion Life at school for children with food allergy
Lunch - lunch box
PM Re-thinking on Food Allergy Issues Dr. Eiji Marui
University of Human Arts and Sciences
Present State of Nutritional
Interventions for Food Allergy
Dr. Akihiro Kimura
Pediatrician / Hospital Director
Itayado Clinic Pediatrics, Kobe
Epidemiology and situation of
food allergy in Thailand
Assoc. Prof. Pantipa Chatchatee
Allergy&Immunology Division, Department of Pediatrics,
Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Prevalence of Food Allergy in Australia Maria Said
CEO, Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia
Panel Discussion India, HK, Thailand, Australia, Japan
What is happening to childrens' bodies
Closing address Dr. Akihiro Kimura
Pediatrician
Hospital Director
Itayado Clinic, Kobe

Host: ATOPICCO Network for Children of the Earth

Supported by: House Foods Group Inc.

Cooperation: The Nippon Foundation

       Japan Society for Food Allergy Forum

Place: The Nippon Foundation

Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

Open Discussion

Open Discussion

AAFAA Meeting

AAFAA Meeting

2017 The 1st Asian Alliance for Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Meeting

Symposium in commemoration of the 1st Asian Alliance Meeting -Monday, 30 Jan 2017

Symposium held to introduce the current situation of the participating countries

Food related companies (i.e., manufacturing, distribution, detection, allergen control) together with industries promoting food safety and quality improvement and patient organization groups gathered at once

Participating countries: Australia, India, Hong Kong and Japan.

Host: ATOPICCO Network for Children of the Earth
The Nippon Foundation
Participants: approx. 140

Symposium in commemoration of the 1st Asian Alliance
Hosted by ATOPICCO Network for Children of the Earth

AM Purpose of the Meeting Tomomi Akagi, Managing Director
ATOPICCO Network for Children of the Earth
Food Labeling in Japan Naoto Maruko,Assistant Manager,Food Labeling Planning Div.
Consumer Affairs Agency
Threshold for Food Allergy Labeling
in Japan
Dr.Hiroshi Akiyama, Head, Div. of Foods
National institute of Health Sciences
Characteristics of Japanese Food
Allergen Analysis System
Dr.Masahiro Shoji, Adviser
Morinaga Institute of Biological Science, Inc.
Food Allergy Practice Environment
in Japan
Dr.Motohiro Ebisawa, Direcctor
Clinical Research Center for Allergy and Rheumatology
Sagamihara National Hospital
Material to be passed out
Discussion Time (55min.)
Moderator:
Keiko Hamada, Journalist
The Asahi Shimbun Company
(Newspaper)
To Raise Patients’ QOL-future tasks
Lunch Break Lunch Box (provided by Natural House)
PM Toward a More Comprehensive
Food Labeling
Hiromi Ohta, Chairperson
Japan Society for Food Allergy Forum
Australian Progress and Food Import
Concerns Situation in Australia
Maria Said, CEO
Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia
Q&A (20min.)
Food Allergy & Celiac Disease
Situation in India
Dr. Ashok Gupta, Chairperson
Allergy Care India
Allergy in HK
Situation in Hong Kong
Elaine Chan, Program Officer
The Hong Kong Allergy Association
Q&A (20min.)
Coffee/Tea Break with a variety of snacks available for people with food allergy
(provided by il sole (parent-child café) , elfin international)
Progressing Food Allergy
Management Globally
Maria Said, CEO
Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia
Discussion Time (50min.)
Moderator:
Keiko Hamada, Journalist
The Asahi Shimbun Company
(Newspaper)
Asian Alliance- what to expect from this new international
cooperation
Closing Remark Yuji Mori, Executive Director
The Nippon Foundation
Welcome Dinner
Hosted by Japan Society for Food Allergy Forum (FAF)
Hiromi Ohta, Chairperson
Japan Society for Food Allergy Forum
Participants (with a membership fee) Industry Groups, Companies, Patient Organizations approx.
30 groups

Threshold for Food Allergy Labeling in Japan

Dr. Hiroshi Akiyama

Dr. Hiroshi Akiyama

National Institute of Health Sciences

Threshold for Food Allergy Labeling

Food Allergy Practice Environment in Japan

Dr. Motohiro Ebisawa

Dr. Motohiro Ebisawa

Sagamihara National Hospital

Past Decade

Food Labeling in Japan

Naoto Maruko

Naoto Maruko

Consumer Affairs Agency

Detection Method in Japan

Dr. Masahiro Shoji

Dr. Masahiro Shoji

Morinaga Institute of Biological Science, Inc.

Symposium

Symposium

Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

Contact Us

AAFAA

Asian Alliance for Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis

E-mail: aafaa@atopicco.org

Address: Takeuchi Laurier Bldg. 503
     1-34-12 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
     169-0075 JAPAN

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