What is the FABlogCon? I’m glad you asked!
FABlogCon stand for the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference which was held in Las Vegas Nevada at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa November 2-4th, 2013.
The conference was the brain child of Jenny Sprague founder of Multiple Food Allergy Help who, as I found out this weekend, is a very caring, loving and exceptional woman.
With the help of Homa Woodrum ,another remarkable woman and founder of Oh Mah Deehness , the FABlogCon was thoughtfully planned over many months and successfully delivered this past weekend.
They didn’t do just a great job, they knocked it out of the park!
From the venue to the overstuffed swag bags ( yes plural), to the exceptional food prepared by Chef Keith Norman (who knew gluten free could be so delish? ), to the exceptional speakers to the author signing reception, to the amazing door prizes…it was a lovely event.
In addition to the more tangible perks, the excitement in the air was palpable. There was laughter, conversation and genuine interest. Smiles and hugs filled the room.
It felt like a reunion of new friends. Now I know that sounds strange but let me explain. I met so many people for the first time, face to face, that I have known over the years via social media. Now, I can finally put a face to a name.
I also met many new friends with exceptional stories, exceptional ideas, doing exceptional things.
I feel truly grateful to have been part of this experience and appreciate all of the people who helped to make it such a great success.
Here are some takeaways-
- There are no absolute contraindications for epinephrine use in anaphylaxis
- Of the people having allergic reactions, only 30-40% of the time was epinephrine used in those who required it!
- Nevada’s mandatory stock epinephrine law for schools has already saved 6 lives