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Get involved – June 2020

June 5, 2020

Creating a better future webinar series

Attend an upcoming webinar from our “Creating a better future” series and a small group webinar on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis. Watch the recordings from our recent online events. Plus, learn more about our support groups and the leader of the Greater Moncton Allergy Education Group.

Register now: Upcoming webinars in our “Creating a better future” series

Check out the upcoming webinars in our “Creating a better future” series! Be sure to participate in these sessions to learn from leading allergists and food allergy experts.

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

Date: June 9 from 12-1 pm EDT

Presented by: Samara Carroll, Registered Social Worker and food allergy counsellor

Topic: 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.

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

Date: June 17 from 1-2 pm EDT

Presented by: Dr. Julia Upton

Topic: If you are considering immunotherapy for you or your child, hear more about the different methods in terms of efficacy, safety, and practicality. Learn how the therapies work and what you should consider if you are thinking about these therapies.

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

Date: June 24 from 12–1 pm EDT

Presented by: Dr. Moshe Ben-Shoshan

Topic: This session addresses the role of epinephrine and the importance of using it during anaphylaxis. In this interview style session, learn about 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.

Thank you to our “Creating a better future” webinar series sponsors: ALLERJECT®, The Walter and Maria Schroeder Foundation, EpiPen®, Sean Delaney Memorial Golf Classic.

Small group webinar: Managing food allergy and anaphylaxis

Small Group webinar series

Get your questions answered on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis 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 Saturday, June 6thand Wednesday, June 10th.

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

Watch recordings from our past events

Over the past couple of months, we have hosted many informative webinars and virtual events for adults and youth – sessions which have been presented by food allergy experts and leaders. The recordings are available to watch at any time on our recorded webinars page. Find our most recent recordings below and share with others who may benefit!

Webinars for adults:

Webinars for youth:

Food Allergy Storyteller series: Facebook live events with Kyle Dine

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

Sally Melanson
Support group leader Sally Melanson 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. 

Please note the in-person support group meetings have been cancelled or postponed to allow for physical distancing during this time. Check our events calendar in the coming months for meeting updates.

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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