The Evolution of Food Allergy Therapy: Past, Present and Future (ACPE)

Course Format: Online Video
Course Credit Type: CE ACPE
Course Credit: 1.00
Rewards Points Earned: 125
Course Category: Emergency Medicine, *Nursing, *Pharmacy, *Respiratory, *Asthma & Allergy
Course Producer: Allergy Asthma Network
Course Cost: $17.99 | Included in All-Access Pass
Mobile Friendly: Yes
Course Release Date: April 08, 2018
Course Expiration Date: April 08, 2020
Program Summary:

The approaches to food allergy therapy are constantly evolving. Dr. Matthew Greenhawt as he outlines where therapy has been and where it’s headed. While there are multiple potential approaches to treating food allergy, it is a complex decision to enter into therapy.


  1. Participant will be able to discuss the history of OIT, EPIT and their present potential benefits
  2. Participants will understand potential alternative approaches to treating food allergy
  3. Participants will understand the complexities of the choice to consider enrollment in therapy
  4. Matthew Greenhawt, MD, MBA, MSc

    Dr. Greenhawt is Board-certified in pediatrics and allergy and immunology. He currently serves as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is the director of the Children’s Hospital Colorado Food Challenge Unit. While at the University of Michigan, he co-founded and co-directed the Pediatric Combined Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clinic, and was the research director for the University of Michigan Food Allergy Center. A graduate of Tufts University, where he earned both his medical and Master of Business Administration degrees, he completed a residency in pediatrics at the New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center, and fellowship in allergy and immunology at the University of Michigan. He also received a Masters of Science in Health and Healthcare Policy at the University of Michigan Rackham School of Graduate Studies.

    Dr. Greenhawt’s specific research interests include parental understanding of food allergy risk and shared decision-making, utilization of food allergy related health services, adherence to practice guidelines, optimal strategies for diagnosis and treatment of food allergic disorders, prevention of food allergy, and quality of life among families with food allergic diseases.

    Dr. Greenhawt aims to use his research to influence food allergy-related health care policy and advocacy, and is very active at the state and national levels in support of food allergy-related legislation. He serves as a member of several national committees for both the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, and has served as an advisor on behalf of these organizations to the Centers for Disease Control Advisory Council on Immunization Practices pertaining to his work with influenza vaccine. He is the current chair of the Food Allergy Committee for the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. He is a member of the Joint Task Force on Allergy Practice Parameters, and was a member of the NIAID expert panel regarding food allergy prevention and the timing of infant feeding. Additionally, he serves as a medical advisory board member to several national food allergy advocacy organizations, and on multiple specialty advisory boards of companies related to products for food allergy management and treatment. He has consulted for foreign governments regarding aspects of food allergy health care policy. He is a peer-reviewer and editorial board member for numerous journals, and serves as an associate editor for the Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.

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