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Get involved – July 2020

July 10, 2020

Watch recordings from our past events including our “Creating a better future” webinar series. Attend an upcoming small group webinar on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis. Plus, learn about our support groups and connect with one virtually.

Watch now: Recordings from our past events

It has been an exciting few months with many informative webinars and virtual events for adults and youth. The recordings, including sessions from the “Creating a better future” series, are available to watch at any time on our recorded webinars page.

The “Creating a better future” webinar series wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our sponsors: ALLERJECT®, The Walter and Maria Schroeder Foundation, EpiPen®, Sean Delaney Memorial Golf Classic.

Watch the recordings below and share with others who may benefit!

“Creating a better future” series

Webinars for adults:

Creating a better future recorded webinarsFuture outlook of therapies

Presented by: Dr. Cecilia Berin

Topic: Get an overview of future therapies that are under study beyond immunotherapy and get expert insight on current food allergy research and the science behind it. With this webinar, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of what’s in the pipeline for food allergy research.

Webinar series with Dr. Elissa AbramsThe science behind food allergy

Presented by: Dr. Elissa Abrams

Topic: Learn the science behind how you become sensitized to allergens, what happens to your body during an allergic reaction, and how food allergy can be prevented.

Webinar series with Dr. ChanThe madness behind the numbers – accurate diagnosis, is it possible?

Presented by: Dr. Edmond Chan

Topic: Discover how food allergy is diagnosed, how to interpret the results, and the role of an oral food challenge. Get a better understanding of the current diagnostic tools and the future of diagnostics.

Webinar series with Dr. Julia UptonThe truth behind immunotherapy, is it right for you?

Presented by: Dr. Julia Upton

Topic: Review the different methods of immunotherapy in terms of efficacy, safety, and practicality. Learn how the therapies work and what to consider if you are thinking about these therapies.

Webinar series with Dr. Ben-ShoshanUnderstanding when to use epinephrine with

Presented by: Dr. Moshe Ben-Shosan

Topic: Learn the role of epinephrine and the importance of using it during anaphylaxis. Discover the research behind why epinephrine is underutilized and what can be done. Review the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction, and learn what role, if any, antihistamines have during a reaction.

Webinars for youth:

Food allergies don’t define me – with football player Thomas Miles

Youth will get inspired by Thomas’ food allergy story, and they’ll learn tips and lessons for managing their food allergy confidently.

Webinar series with Kyle DineRock your food allergy with Kyle Dine

Youth will learn confidence-boosting strategies that will help them take control and ownership over the finer details of their food allergy management.

Webinar series with Samara Carroll 3Youth session: Managing anxiety and bullying with Samara Carroll

Youth will learn effective and healthy strategies on how to manage food allergy. They will also learn about bullying, what is not acceptable, how to deal with it if it happens, and how to recover emotionally from an allergic reaction.

Other virtual events

Asian baby boy eating blend food on a high chairYour questions answered on introducing allergens to babies during COVID-19

Presented by: Dr. Elissa Abrams and Dr. Edmond Chan

Topic: Canadian pediatric allergists answer your top questions on introducing food allergens during this pandemic, what to watch for in terms of allergic reactions, and how to treat reactions if they happen.

Small group webinar: Managing food allergy and anaphylaxis

Small Group webinar series

Do you have questions on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis? Get your questions answered while connecting with others who can relate, right from your own home! Attend one of our free 90-minute interactive webinars led by a trained parent mentor. You’ll learn fundamental information about daily management and living confidently with food allergy and anaphylaxis.

These sessions are geared towards parents of children who have been recently diagnosed with a food allergy; however, anyone looking to learn more about food allergy is welcome to attend.

Following the session, you’ll be able to answer:

  • What is food allergy and anaphylaxis
  • How to avoid a reaction
  • What are the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis
  • What to do in an emergency

We have extended the number of participants that can attend these sessions. Be sure to register now, as spaces fill up quickly! Our next sessions are Tuesday, July 21st and Saturday, August 1st.

If you have already attended one of these webinars, please help us spread the word so others can also benefit. Please share!

Learn about our support groups across Canada and connect with one virtually!

Robyn Buchan and her son
Robyn Buchan, leader of the Dresden support group, and her son

Support groups provide a warm and caring environment for you to get help in dealing with the day-to-day stress of being at risk of anaphylaxis or having a child who is at risk. Plus, it’s a great way to keep updated on any new developments in the food allergy community. 

Check out the upcoming support group meeting happening next month!


Dresden Area Allergy Support Group

  • Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm EDT
  • Location: TBD – virtual or in person depending on physical distancing measures
  • RSVP or for more information: Visit the Dresden Area Allergy Support Group Facebook Page or contact Robyn at robyn.buchan@hotmail.com.

To connect with one of our other support groups and learn about their leaders, visit our support group page. Most of our support groups have online presence through social media. Find one near you and connect online! If there isn’t one in your community, we’ll help you get one started.

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