Decoding Fpies: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Nutrition Intervention

Program Date: March 2014
Continuing Education Units: 1.0 Nurse Contact Hours

Course Objectives:

  • Describe Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES), including how to diagnose and recognize symptoms.
  • Review diagnosis and treatments steps that incorporate nutrition intervention to support healthy growth and development.
  • Identify the collaborative roles of an interdisciplinary team and importance of adherence to prescribed nutrition intervention.
  • CDR Level: 1
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 5440, 5070, 5220, 5110
  • Media Format(s): DVD (English)
  • Run Time: 48 Minutes

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Jonathan M. Spergel, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Jonathan Spergel is Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Chief of the Allergy Section in the Division of Allergy and Immunology, and directs the Center for Pediatric Eosinophilic Disorders at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Spergel is a member of the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, as well as the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. In addition, Dr. Spergel is on the Board of Directors for American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) and chair of Research and Training Division. He is also on the Medical Advisory Board for the International Association for Food Protein Enterocolitis (IAFFPE), American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders, and Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Connection Team. From 2009-13, Dr. Spergel was voted by his peers as a Castle Connelly Top Doctor. In addition, Dr. Spergel serves on the editorial board for Frontiers in Immunology.

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Terri Faye Brown-Whitehorn, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Brown is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and an Attending Physician in the Allergy and Immunology division at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Brown’s primary interest is in the care of children with allergic disease, including asthma, environmental allergies, atopic dermatitis, IgE mediated food allergy/anaphylaxis, food protein induced enterocolitis, and eosinophilic esophagitis. In recognition of her dedication to the care patients, in 2010, she was nominated by her colleagues and received the The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Master Clinician Award. Dr. Brown has also co-authored papers and book chapters and has spoken locally and nationally on topics such as eosinophilic esophagitis, food allergy, and food protein induced enterocolitis.


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