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Webinars and events – January 2024

January 12, 2024

Discover how you can directly impact our 2024 educational webinar programming. Register for our French webinar on food allergy prevention, and sign-up your child for our winter sessions of Allergy Pals/Allies. Learn about our small group webinars on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis and about our support groups across Canada. Get your tickets now for the “Free To Be Me” wellness retreat and access your member discount, plus check out our encore series on our top webinars from 2023. 

Help inform our webinar programming for 2024 

We want to hear from you! Tell us which food allergy-related topics you want to learn more about this year by completing our quick survey. Your feedback will directly impact our 2024 educational webinar programming priorities. 

Please take a few minutes to complete our short survey today. 

Be sure to visit foodallergycanada.ca/events to register for upcoming webinars throughout the year. 

French webinar: Eat Early. Eat Often. – early introduction of allergens and food allergy prevention  

Register now for our upcoming webinar to learn how to help prevent food allergies in babies.  

This session will include current recommendations from the Canadian Paediatric Society and the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, practical ways to feed allergenic foods to babies, what to watch for in terms of an allergic reaction and how to treat them if they happen. This session is on March 11, 2024.

Please note: This session will be in French only, please visit foodallergycanada.ca/earlyintro to watch English sessions on this topic.  

Register now: Allergy Pals/Allies winter session 

Allergy Pals Quote by Nathan

The free 8-week online mentorship winter session begins January 28, 2024. These sessions are a great way for youth with food allergy to connect with others managing the condition.  

By participating in the program, kids will: 

  • Build a support network by connecting with other children who have food allergy 
  • Learn strategies for managing their food allergy 
  • Feel more confident managing their food allergy 

Connect with a support group  

Support groups provide a positive 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 and exchange tips for navigating food allergy throughout the year.  

Find a support group near you and connect now! If there isn’t one in your community, we’ll help you get one started. 

Small group webinar on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis: Next session is January 27 

Get your questions on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis answered while connecting with others! Attend a free 90-minute interactive webinar 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. 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 is food allergy
  • What is 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, so register now to save your spot. Our next session is January 27. 

Event: “Free To Be Me” Food Allergy Wellness Retreat 2024   

Join blogger and cookbook author Amanda Orlando for the 2024 “Free to Be Me” Food Allergy Wellness Retreat. The 2024 retreat theme is “Live from Toronto!” and will centre around all things media and telling your own stories.   

The event will be on Friday May 31-June 2, 2024 in Toronto, ON. Tickets are now on sale now! Food Allergy Canada members get $15 off with promo code FAC15.

Encore presentation: Top webinars of 2023 

Catch up on three of our top webinars from 2023. These educational webinars cover various topics from cow’s milk allergy, EoE, and the treatment of anaphylaxis.  

You can watch all our webinars and videos from 2023 at foodallergycanada.ca/webinars and be sure you check our events calendar regularly for our upcoming 2024 webinars and events! 

Cow’s milk allergy: A closer look at development and prevention in infancy 

Learn about cow’s milk allergy development and prevention in infancy

Epinephrine, Benadryl®, and the evolving conversation on the treatment of anaphylaxis 

Learn more about anaphylaxis including what discussions are underway to evaluate the current protocol of going to the hospital after using this life-saving medication 

EoE in adults: From diagnosis to treatment 

Learn about the basics of EoE in adults, including symptoms, diagnosis, and current and future possibilities for treatment. 

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