The 2nd Food Allergen Management Symposium 2017 (FAMS2017) & the Second Asia Pacific Food Allergen Management Workshop held at Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, Australia

In a lovely autumn week of the southern hemisphere, the 2nd Food Allergen Management Symposium 2017 (FAMS2017) & the Second Asia Pacific Food Allergen Management Workshop was held at a landmark of Darling Harbour – Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney. This symposium gathered stakeholders from academia, medical fields and industry to take part in communication, collaboration, and innovation about food allergy management to achieve global harmonisation.

Compared with the first symposium which was held in 2015 (FAMS2015), this year’s symposium incorporated more stakeholders from the medical fields to share their valuable thoughts about how food allergy is managed in the medical world. The key word harmonisation was brought up many times throughout the symposium. Harmonisation is about transparent information sharing, easier access to relevant analytical data, and the emerging and growth-leading economies taking more initiatives to manage food allergens properly.

This year’s symposium continued to provide great opportunities to postgraduates to showcase their research. The poster presentation and the 3-min presentation covered a wide range of hot topics in the field, ranging from precautionary allergen labelling survey to new food allergen identification.

Overall, FAMS2017 was a memorable and successful event.

This eNews item on FAMS2017 was kindly provided by Ji Liang, UNSW, recipient of the Allergen Bureau FAMS2017 travel grant for postgraduate or early career researchers.

Click Here to Read More from Ms Liang on her key learnings from FAMS2017.