"Your Partner in Patient Care"
[Date] Dear Medical Professional, We are pleased to announce the launch of the International Association for Food Protein Enterocolitis (IAFFPE), a non-profit organization for children and families affected by Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES). FPIES is rare and often misunderstood. It is a non-IgE allergy of the gastrointestinal system that produces symptoms of profuse vomiting and/or recurrent, painful diarrhea, oftentimes filled with blood or mucous. For your reference, we’ve enclosed a helpful fact sheet with more information about FPIES and the IAFFPE. Your Partner in Patient Care The IAFFPE seeks to bring hope, support and answers to patients with FPIES. We believe that health professionals are key partners in this process, and we want to do our part by providing the information and resources that help you and your team care for a patient with FPIES. Pediatricians, allergists, gastroenterologists, nutritionists, researchers and other health professionals will find IAFFPE’s materials on FPIES management helpful. Many of these materials are now available for you to download and share with your patients at our newly launched website (www.iaffpe.org). The IAFFPE website is designed to be your primary source for: Educational Services Practical guidance in understanding, diagnosing and treating FPIES provided by our internationally respected Medical Advisory Board Links to the latest peer-reviewed medical research on FPIES Information on the latest medical conferences highlighting FPIES research and education Advocacy Sample letters for patients’ families to provide to emergency rooms and schools/daycare providers Practical advice for daily living with an FPIES child Allergen-free resources and recipe links Support A network to connect families and patients with FPIES professionals worldwide Links to online support groups for families Articles written by experts as well as peer families about coping with FPIES Research The development of evidence-based research thru fundraising and collaboration with our Medical Advisory Board Research initiatives to help find early detection techniques and a streamlined approach to treating FPIES patients To receive email updates about important FPIES-related medical and health information, please send us your email address at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about IAFFPE resources and programs for health professionals, we invite you to visit us online or email us. Respectfully, Fallon Schultz Founder The International Association for Food Protein Enterocolitis