What the webinar is about: A discussion on what makes your food allergy severe. With oral immunotherapy (OIT) becoming increasingly available, more is understood about the severity of allergic reactions. In this session, you will be introduced to the concept of thresholds (the lowest amount of a food allergen that can trigger a reaction), how co-factors and other mechanisms/therapies can lower the threshold at which one reacts, and an exploration on how they all relate to understanding the potential severity of food allergy and why for some it is not as severe and only mildly uncomfortable, while with others it can be life-threatening.
Who is presenting: Dr. Philippe Bégin, clinician-scientist and assistant professor at the CHUM (Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal) and the CHU Sainte-Justine (Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine), and teaches allergy and immunology at the Université de Montréal. He is the director of the public oral immunotherapy clinic at the Sainte-Justine. Dr. Bégin is on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and is a member of the Healthcare Advisory Board for Food Allergy Canada.
When is the webinar: Tuesday, September 28th, 2021 from 12pm-1pm EDT
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