Monday, May 17, 2010

Learn About Eosinophilic Disorders

Join APFED on Thursday for a twitter party!

It’s National Eosinophil Awareness Week, a time to focus on the eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders that affect more than 1 in every 3000 children. Often, the disorder is triggered by food allergies. As part of awareness activities for this week, APFED is hosting a twitter party, Thursday (5/20) starting at 2pm Eastern Time.

Check out the lineup of doctors ready to tweet:

2:00 pm Eosinophil associated disorders – What are they? with Dr. Philip Putnam, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

2:20 pm How are eosinophil associated gastrointestinal disorders (EGID) diagnosed? with Dr. Jonathan Markowitz, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center

2:40 pm Allergies and eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) with Dr. Amal Assa'ad, Allergist, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

3:00 pm Treatment of eosinophil associated gastrointestinal disorders with Dr. Glen Furuta, Pediatric Gastoenterology, The Children's Hospital

3:20 pm Prognosis and late complications of EGID with Dr. Sandeep Gupta, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children.

The doctors will answer questions asked by APFED. There will be brief opportunities for participants to ask general questions in between guests, as time allows.

The twitter hashtag for this event is #ANEAW.

Please join live if you can by searching on #ANEAW, or catch up on the discussion later by using the hashtag. Happy tweeting!

Also, don't forget to check out the ebay auction going on now for Demi Lovato's dress!

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