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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Youth will get inspired by Thomas’ food allergy story, and they’ll learn tips and lessons for managing their food allergy confidently.
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
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.
Facebook Live sessions with food allergy educator and musician Kyle Dine. Kyle is joined by his 4 year-old daughter Zora as he tells the stories and life lessons behind a few of his food allergy songs.
Small group webinar: Managing food allergy and anaphylaxis
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!
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!
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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