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Latest news from Food Allergy Canada – February 2021

February 2, 2021

Don’t miss out on our webinar this week on COVID-19 vaccines and food allergy. Help us improve our newsletter by answering our short survey, and learn about our community awards and apply early. Plus, check out our tips for an allergy-safe Valentine’s Day.

This Thursday: Webinar on COVID-19 vaccines and food allergy

Updated: Watch the webinar recording here.

Close-up of bottles of COVID-19 vaccine

Join us this Thursday, February 4th from 2 pm – 3 pm EST to get the facts on the COVID-19 vaccines and the impacts to those with food allergy. You’ll hear from a panel of experts and get credible and informative answers to your questions, while learning more about the vaccine options.

Register now and please share with others, so they can also benefit from the session.

Dr. Megan Bettle, Dr. Zain Chagla, and Dr. Elissa Abrams
Dr. Megan Bettle, Dr. Zain Chagla, and Dr. Elissa Abrams

Don’t miss out on this informative webinar featuring a distinguished panel of experts: Dr. Megan Bettle from Health Canada, Dr. Zain Chagla, MD in infectious disease, and Dr. Elissa Abrams, allergist and the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis section head at the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

For more resources on managing food allergy during the pandemic, visit our COVID-19 and food allergy section.

Food Allergy Canada's enewsletter - January 2021
Our January 2021 enewsletter. Please click to view.

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Accepting applications: 2021 Community awards

Enter to win or nominate others for our 2021 awards/grants. Learn more about them below and read about last year’s inspiring #FoodAllergyChampions. Be sure to apply early and please share with others who may be eligible!

Pryde Family Travel Grant

Graduate student smiling holding a folder

For graduate students, medical students, and healthcare professionals with an interest in food allergy/anaphylaxis. The Pryde Family Travel Grant offers two grants valued at $500 each to help cover the costs of attending an academic program or event related to food allergy. Read about last year’s winners, Dr. Anna Whalen-Browne and Rachel Simpson.

Robyn Allen Leadership Award

Robyn Allen
Robyn Allen

For a healthcare professional, industry representative, government representative, or an individual who has exemplified extraordinary leadership and dedication in the advancement of food allergy awareness and education. Read about last year’s winner, Marie-Josée Bettez.

Sabrina Shannon, young Ontario girl who passed away in 2003 due to an anaphylactic reaction
Sabrina Shannon

Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award

For students entering their first year or continuing their studies at a post-secondary institution. Students can apply for a chance to receive one of two awards valued at $1,000 each. Applicants do not need to have food allergies to be eligible for the award. Read about last year’s winners, Akash Kothari and Aliya Guttman.

Valentine’s day tips and recipe ideas

Dinner with table setting in rustic wood style with cutlery, red heart.  Valentine day.

With Valentine’s Day coming up, check out our articles and resources below to help you have a safe and happy Valentine’s Day, even during the pandemic:

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