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The International Network for Diet and Nutrition in Allergy (INDANA) was established in 2009 by three allergy dietitians: Carina Venter, Berber Vlieg-Boerstra and Isabel Skypala. The aim of INDANA is to raise the profile of diet and nutrition in food allergy by bringing together like-minded people working in the field of food allergy and promote networking and research on an international level. INDANA aims to unify practices and develop evidence-based guidelines and protocols for the diagnosis and nutritional management of patients of all ages who suffer from adverse reactions to foods. INDANA has four champions, all of whom have an international reputation in the field of allergy. Our current champions are: Professor Gideon Lack (UK), Susan Prescott (Australia), Professor Hugh Sampson (USA), Professor Steve Taylor (USA)
INDANA is formally affiliated to the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology (AAAAI) and members are involved in collaborative educational activities and also in the submission of ideas for sessions at the annual conference. Although this is not the case for the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) or the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA), many INDANA members are involved in the activities of these organisations.
INDANA is run by a steering committee, all of whom are well respected within their professional field. Three members form the executive group, one of whom is the chair, and the remainder of the steering committee run sub committees representing three main geographical regions of the world. Steering committee members get the chance to shape INDANA policy and speak at international meetings; they are also often involved in workstreams for other allergy organisations such as AAAAI and EAACI. The sub committees welcome support from INDANA members on individual projects and all INDANA members get a regular email and access to the members only pages of the website.
INDANA membership is free – find out how to become a member by visiting our membership page.
Breaking NEWS March 2015-
Marion Groetch MS RD- Allied Health Professionals Recognition Award. We are very proud that Marion Groetch, member of our Steering Committee, Director of Nutricion Services, Jaffe Food Allergy Institue of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has been awarded during the AAAAI 2015 in Houston. "Presented in recognition of service to the allergy/immunology allied health community as a leader, mentor and educator".
Breaking NEWS June 2015
Again we have great news. The Chair of INDANA: Isabel Skypala is chosen as one of the two representatives of Interest Groups in the EXCOM of the EAACI. We are very proud that she has this high position now within the EAACI.
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