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Webinars and events – June 2021

June 11, 2021

Watch the recording of the second webinar in our COVID-19 vaccines and food allergy series. Attend one of the Kyle’s Korner sessions happening on Instagram Live in June and July. Watch our #KnowItTreatIt encore presentation series and get educated on how to recognize and treat anaphylaxis. Participate in an upcoming small group webinar on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis. Plus, learn about our support groups and connect with one virtually.

Kyle’s Korner – Wednesdays on Instagram Live

Join Kyle Dine, food allergy educator and leader of our youth programming, on our Instagram Live as he chats with a variety of guests over the next couple of months.

Marissa Kaminski
Marissa Kaminski

June 16th at 2pm EDT: Kyle’s Korner with Marissa

Get inspired by Marissa, one of our 2021 Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award winners, to raise food allergy awareness in the community. Learn about Marissa’s advocacy efforts.

Jennifer Gerdts
Jennifer Gerdts

June 23rd: Kyle’s Korner top 5 with Jennifer, our ED

Find out the top 5 things to know about our Executive Director Jennifer Gerdts and get an update on what our organization is working on.

Kyle and Pauline
Click the image to view the recording of Kyle’s Korner with Pauline from Hype Food Co.

Learn more about the upcoming sessions below and be sure to follow us on Instagram (@food_allergy_canada) to get notified when we go live! Plus, if you missed a session, no problem – watch them on our Instagram anytime. Past sessions include:

Watch now: COVID-19 vaccines and food allergy: Is any approved vaccine the best vaccine?

Last month we hosted a second webinar in our COVID-19 vaccine and food allergy series. If you missed the session or would like to view it again, the recording is now available to watch. You’ll hear from a panel of experts on the most up-to-date answers on current issues, like perspectives on mixing vaccines, and the duration between doses.

Webinar 1: COVID-19 vaccines and food allergy: Get the facts
Webinar 2: COVID-19 vaccines and food allergy: Is any approved vaccine the best vaccine?

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

#KnowItTreatIt encore presentation series

In this series, we feature past online events and webinars. This month watch #KnowItTreatIt series. Get educated on how to recognize and treat anaphylaxis, and the importance of using epinephrine at the first sign of anaphylaxis. Watch the videos below and please share with others, so they can also benefit from this important information.

Learn from Dr. Julia Upton on how to use the different epinephrine auto-injectors in Canada, including EpiPen®, ALLERJECT® and Emerade™, and how these devices are used to treat anaphylaxis.

Learn from Dr. Wade Watson on why epinephrine is the first-line treatment for anaphylaxis, and what role, if any, antihistamines have during a reaction.

Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, the importance of using your epinephrine auto-injector, and hear empowering reaction stories from youth and their lessons learned.

Small group webinar: 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 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 fill up quickly, so be sure to register now to save your spot. Our next session is Wednesday, June 23rd.

If you have already attended one of these webinars, please let others know so they can also benefit. Please share!

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

Group video call on laptop

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 support group meeting happening this month!


Niagara Food Allergy Parents Support Group

Join the Niagara support group for their virtual food allergy parents meet-up!

  • Date: Wednesday, June 23 at 7pm EDT
  • Location: Online, meeting details to be shared closer to the date.
  • For more information, visit Niagara Food Allergy Parents Support Group Facebook page.

To connect with one of our other support groups, visit our support group page. Most of our support groups are connecting virtually through social media during this time. If there isn’t one in your community, we’ll help you get one started.

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