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Webinars and events – October 2023

October 6, 2023

Register for our October 11th webinar on EoE, and check out our schedule of the remaining webinars this year! Learn where you can catch various monuments #ShineATealLight this Halloween season. Register for the 2023 Sweet Caroline Run taking place tomorrow, October 7th, and the “Trunk-or-Treat” event happening in Toronto. 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 and find fun Halloween recipes! 

Register for our upcoming webinars

Next week: Register for our webinar about Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)

October 11 @ 12-1 pm EDT 

Do you or someone you know experience symptoms like these when eating: difficulty swallowing, feeling like food gets stuck and/or stomach pain? Perhaps it takes longer to eat or there’s a need to drink lots of fluids during mealtimes? If so, Eosinophilic Esophagitis or “EoE” may be the cause. 

Dr. Milli Gupta

What this webinar is about: The basics of EoE in adults, including symptoms, diagnosis, and current and future possibilities for treatment. This will be followed by a Q&A, where you can ask your questions. Plus, you can submit your questions in advance upon registration. 

Who is presenting: Dr. Milli Gupta, a Clinical Associate Professor in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Calgary. She is the lead for the Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clinic, co-lead for the Southern Alberta Barrett’s Endotherapy Program and the Calgary Gut Motility Centre. 

Upcoming webinars

Learn more and register for our remaining webinars this year!

What is FPIES and how do you manage it?

When: Monday, November 27

Presented by: Dr. Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn

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

When: Tuesday, December 12

Presented by: Dr. Philippe Bégin 

#ShineATealLight this October! 

This Halloween season, monuments and significant landmarks across the country will light up in teal throughout the month in support of our #ShineATealLight campaign to help drive awareness for food allergy! Thank you to our friends at Light It Teal for starting this initiative which has spread across North America! 

Attend a lighting near you and share your photos!

Below is the current list of scheduled teal lightings, more will be added throughout the month of October! If you attend a lighting, we’d love to see your photos. Share them on social media using the hashtags #ShineATealLight and #LightItTeal to raise awareness! 

City of CoquitlamCoquitlam, BCOctober 30, 2023
The BastionNanaimo, BCOctober 30, 2023
BC PlaceVancouver, BCOctober 30, 2023
Vancouver City Hall and Burrard Street BridgeVancouver, BCOctober 31, 2023
Fitzsimmons Covered BridgeWhistler, BCOctober 31, 2023
Calgary TowerCalgary, ABOctober 30, 2023
Reconciliation BridgeCalgary, ABOctober 31, 2023
Brant Street PierBurlington, ONOctober 30, 2023
City of London buildings: London City Hall, JA Taylor Building at Wellington and DundasLondon, ONOctober 24, 2023
RBC Place LondonLondon, ONOctober 24, 2023
Civic Clock TowerMississauga, ONOctober 30, 2023
Peace BridgeNiagara, ONOctober 30, 2023
Oakville Town HallOakville, ONOctober 31, 2023
CN TowerToronto, ONOctober 31, 2023
Montreal Tower Montreal, QCOctober 31, 2023
Fredericton City HallFredericton, NBOctober 18-31, 2023
Fredericton Legislative BuildingFredericton, NBOctober 31, 2023
Moncton City HallMoncton, NBOctober 31, 2023
Charlottetown City HallCharlottetown, PEIOctober 31, 2023
Halifax City HallHalifax, NSOctober 31, 2023
City HallSt. John’s, NLOctober 31, 2023

Keep checking our teal lightings page for the most up-to-date list as more will be added during the month! 

Rothesay, New Brunswick: Sweet Caroline Run – tomorrow, Oct. 7th 

Sweet Caroline Run

Join the Sweet Caroline Foundation for their Sweet Caroline Run taking place tomorrow, October 7th at 10am ADT at Rothesay High School! 

This run/walk is to honour the memory of Caroline Lorette who passed away at the age of 14 from an allergic reaction to dairy. Help to celebrate Caroline’s life by coming together in community and sport. 

Toronto, ON: Free Trunk or Treat event

This free event is hosted by the Canadian Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Foundation. We will be there to support the event and to hand out free treats and resources, including our glow-in-the-dark bracelets.

Join us on Sunday, October 29th at Stock Yards Village Parkade C, 1980 St. Claire West from 3-4pm EDT.

Go car to car for food-free surprises in every trunk! This event will feature crafts, games, and prizes! For more information and to register visit allergyfoundation.ca

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 school 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 October 18th 

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. 

Laptop screen over woman shoulder view during group online communication

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, so register now to save your spot. Our next session is October 18th

Encore series: Halloween 

In this series, we feature past online events and webinars. This month, we’re sharing some resources for a safe and fun Halloween! 

Allergy Pals – Halloween edition

Watch our Allergy Pals Monthly and find tips for your child to stay safe while trick-or-treating or at a Halloween party with food allergy. Plus, learn how you can educate others on making Halloween safe for all. This interactive session involves a trained peer mentor discussing key educational points, while leading the participants in games and activities. 

Allergy-friendly recipes 

Check out these fun and spooky recipes from Nestlé for some Halloween treat ideas. These recipes are peanut-free, however, please adapt the recipe as needed to make it allergy-friendly for you/your guests. 

Light the way 

Watch this short video to learn how you can #ShineATealLight to drive awareness for kids with food allergy on Halloween. 

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