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Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States

Creation of the Expert Panel and Coordinating Committee

Expert Panel

Expert panels are formed to write clinical practice guidelines. An expert panel is a committee of unpaid experts appointed by NIAID. The chair and members are chosen mainly for their scientific and clinical expertise. NIAID is committed to having a variety of relevant clinical and scientific areas represented by specialists on the expert panel.

NIAID established the expert panel for the guidelines; it was composed of 25 qualified healthcare professionals from relevant clinical, scientific, and public health areas. The panel developed the draft guidelines using the independent systematic literature review, supplementary materials identified by the expert panelists, and consensus expert opinion.

See the members of the expert panel.

Coordinating Committee

NIAID established a coordinating committee composed of professional organizations, advocacy groups, and federal agencies who appointed one or more representatives to serve on the committee. The coordinating committee oversaw the guidelines development process, reviewed the draft guidelines, and reviewed and assisted in disseminating the final guidelines. The committee reviewed the draft guidelines for accuracy, practicality, clarity, and broad utility of the recommendations in clinical practice.

See the representatives on the coordinating committee.

Last Updated November 15, 2010