Keep Aware of FPIES Events
At the International FPIES Association (I-FPIES), we’re focused on educating families, patients, medical professionals, policymakers, the public, and other stakeholders about Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES). We’re also committed to addressing the significant challenges patients and families face due to a lack of information and awareness as well as the need for better diagnostic tools, further research and, ultimately, a cure.
Educational Initiatives and Events
FPIES Education Conference
Videos and Webinars
Medical Publications and Conferences
National FPIES Day
Food Allergy Awareness Week
Rare Disease Day
FPIES Education Conference
The FPIES Education Conference offers unique educational and networking opportunities for parents and caregivers living with Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES). The conference program includes presentations led by the top experts in the field. The goal of the conference is to provide insightful, meaningful educational and research-related information in a supportive environment for the FPIES community.
Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been managing FPIES for years, this event is your opportunity to meet specialists, ask questions, connect with others who speak the same “language,” and gather practical information on managing FPIES at every stage.
**** Our next FPIES Education Conference is tentatively scheduled for Fall 2019 (location to be determined). Follow us on Facebook for the latest updates!
New to FPIES? Our Video Library is a great, informative place to start. Videos include updates on the latest research and I-FPIES initiatives and an online course on FPIES to share with your medical team.
You’ll also find an empowering video blog series from FPIES parent Kaylee Page, as well as our Facebook Live series “Bedtime with Bella,” a special story time for FPIES patients and their families.
Visit our Video Library today, and check back for new videos updates!
National FPIES Awareness Day
The first National FPIES Awareness Day took place on May 4, 2015! This day is dedicated to creating and raising awareness about Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES), a food allergy of the gastrointestinal system for which there is little awareness and no cure. On this day, organizations from across the U.S. will work together with a common focus and message for FPIES and its symptoms.
As the result of the International FPIES Association’s advocacy efforts, the United States Senate designated May 4th as National FPIES Awareness Day! More than 1,000 supporters joined our national campaign by signing and sharing the I-FPIES petition to make this day official. In addition, families in New Jersey and Pennsylvania shared with Senators Booker and Toomey what National FPIES Awareness Day would mean to them, leading the lawmakers to sponsor and successfully pass Resolution 129 on March 27, 20015.
This webpage is your resource for learning more about this special day, the condition, and how to get involved in spreading the word about FPIES.
Check back for updates as we celebrate the 6th Annual National FPIES Awareness Day on May 4, 2021!