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Webinars and events – April 2022

April 8, 2022

Register your 7-to-15-year-old for the spring session of Allergy Pals/Allies online mentorship program. Sign up for a small group webinar on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis and connect with others who can relate. Discover our support groups, learn five reasons to join one, and connect virtually. Join the Saskatchewan Anaphylaxis Support Group for their upcoming meeting. Now that it’s spring and it’s prime pollen season in many provinces, watch our encore presentation on this topic and learn how to manage oral allergy syndrome, also known as pollen food allergy syndrome. Plus, ICYMI, watch our webinar recording on managing food allergy and asthma.

Register now: Allergy Pals/Allies online mentorship program – begins April 30th!

Sign up your 7-to-15-year-old today for the spring session of Allergy Pals/Allies. The free, 8-week online session will run from April 30 to June 18th, 2022. The program has received outstanding feedback and spaces fill up quickly!

Watch the videos below to learn about the impact this program makes and register your child today.

Get an overview of the program – learn how the program works, the program expectations, time commitment and other information.

Learn how the Allergy Pals program has impacted 11-year-old Benjamin’s life and what he’s learned about living with food allergy.

Small group webinar (maximum 6 participants): Managing food allergy and anaphylaxis

Small Group webinar series

Do you have questions on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis? 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. Plus, you’ll connect with others in our community who can relate!

These sessions are geared towards parents of children who have been recently diagnosed with a food allergy. It’s also a great session for others who are interested in this topic, or would like a refresher.

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

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

Sessions are limited to 6 attendees and fill up quickly, so register now to save your spot. Our next sessions are Wednesday, April 13th and Friday, April 22nd.

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 virtually!

Stephanie, Elaine and Sarah, leaders of Metro Vancouver support group.
Stephanie, Elaine and Sarah, leaders of Metro Vancouver support group.

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.

The leaders of the Metro Vancouver Anaphylaxis Group outline five reasons you should join a support group, including:

  1. At first diagnosis
  2. Being in the loop
  3. Knowing you’re not alone
  4. Access to special events
  5. Opportunities for advocacy

Check out the support group meeting happening next month!

Group video call on laptop
Saskatchewan Anaphylaxis Support Group (SASG)

Join the SASG for an Ask the Allergist Q&A session with Dr. Andrea Fong, MD, FRCPC, Diplomate (ABAI).

  • Date: Wednesday May 18th at 7pm CDT
  • Location: Zoom
  • To register, visit the SASG Facebook page or contact Charlene, Michele or Allison at sasginfo@gmail.com

To connect with one of our other support groups, visit our support group page. If there isn’t one in your community, we’ll help you get one started.

Encore series: Managing oral allergy syndrome/pollen food allergy syndrome (OAS/PFAS)

In this series, we feature past online events and webinars. With spring and the pollen season upon us, watch our recorded webinar on managing OAS/PFAS. You’ll find out more about this condition and learn tips on how you can successfully manage it.

Hear from Dr. Anne Ellis on the basics of OAS/PFAS, including symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, reactions and their severity, and how to manage it.

Encore series: Managing food allergy and asthma

ICYMI: Watch our latest webinar recording on managing food allergy and asthma. You’ll hear from two experts, Dr. Mariam Hanna and Dr. Doug Mack, on how food allergy and asthma are related and how these conditions can be successfully managed.

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