Participate in a free webinar that provides fundamental information for managing food allergy and anaphylaxis. The “Foundation in food allergy – what you need to know about managing food allergy and anaphylaxis” sessions are geared towards parents of children who have been recently diagnosed with a food allergy. It’s also a great session for others who are interested in this topic, or would like a refresher.
The webinars are limited to a maximum of 6 participants per session to allow for a more intimate setting where everyone will have an opportunity to interact with the group and ask questions.
If the session you have selected is FULL, it will not appear in the drop-down menu of the registration page. Please select an alternate date from those available. You can go back to the Events calendar to view the description and learn about the parent mentor for the alternate dates. There are multiple sessions available monthly. Please only register for one session.
Details for this webinar
What is the webinar about: Building a solid foundation to understanding the facts around food allergy and how to manage daily life. Topics include basic information about food allergy, risk reduction, symptom recognition, and emergency management.
Who is presenting: Elaine Hsu who has two teens with allergies to multiple foods, including peanut, tree nut, egg, sesame, kiwi, and some forms of legumes. She is also a co-coordinator with the Metro Vancouver Anaphylaxis Support Group, and has been trained to be a parent mentor to deliver information in the community on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis. Elaine completed her Masters in Public Health in 2017, and worked in food allergy research at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute until October 2019. You’ll find the name of each parent mentor in the event title. Click here for details on the parent mentors.
When is the webinar: Webinar sessions run 3x/month and are 90 minutes long to allow for more interaction and questions. Click on the registration link to pick ONE date/time that work for you.
Who should attend: This session is geared towards parents/guardians of children who have been newly diagnosed with food allergy.