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Webinars and events – November 2023

November 3, 2023

Register for our upcoming webinars, one on FPIES and the other on immunotherapy. Sign up for a small group webinar on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis and discover a support group near you to connect with others. Plus, watch our encore series on EoE. 

Register now for our upcoming webinars 

Webinar: What is FPIES and how do you manage it? 

November 27 @ 12-1pm EDT 

What the webinar is about: Gain a better understanding of this condition, sometimes described as a delayed food allergy as reactions usually occur within hours after eating or drinking a particular food, and how to manage it on a daily basis.   

Dr. Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn

In this webinar you’ll learn the basics of FPIES, including diagnosis, common food triggers, symptoms, dietary management and treatment.  

Who is speaking: Dr. Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn, MD, PhD, a pediatric allergist and immunologist, professor of Pediatrics at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, and Director of the Pediatric Allergy Program at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone.   

Webinar: Immunotherapy and desensitization: Understanding the dose I react to and how does immunotherapy change that? 

December 12 @ 12-1pm EDT 

What the webinar is about: Get an understanding of the various forms of food allergen immunotherapy, including orally, placement under the tongue, and a patch applied to the skin. What does immunotherapy accomplish, who is the right patient for it, and where is it headed for the future?

You’ll also learn about the basics of thresholds, their application in therapies and in clinical practice, and what it might mean for managing your food allergy.

Dr. Philippe Bégin

Who is speaking: Dr. Philippe Bégin, clinician-scientist and assistant professor at the CHUM (Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal) and the CHU Sainte-Justine (Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine), and teaches allergy and immunology at the Université de Montréal. He is the director of the public oral immunotherapy clinic at Sainte-Justine. Dr. Bégin is on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and is a member of our Healthcare Advisory Board

Small group webinar on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis

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 for 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 November 11th. If you have already attended one of these webinars, please help spread the word so others can also benefit. 

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 during 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. 

Encore presentation series: EoE 

In this series, we feature past online events and webinars.  

This month, we’re sharing past webinars on Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE), a type of food allergy that affects the gastrointestinal/digestive tract. 

EoE in adults: From diagnosis to treatment 

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

Understanding EoE: 

This informative and educational webinar on EoE will help you gain a better understanding of this non IgE-mediated food allergy and helpful strategies for managing it. It features a pediatric gastroenterologist and a registered dietitian. 

For more on EoE, visit our EoE section and download our new information sheet.  

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