Our webinars give you the chance to learn more about food allergy and have your questions answered by experts. Check out the categories below for a listing of our past webinars.
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- Early introduction of allergens to infants:
- Ask the allergist with Dr. Julia Upton
- Allergy management in school:
- Managing milk allergy:
- The emotional and social challenges experienced by families living with food allergy
- Presented by Dr. Joanne Gillespie, Canadian psychologist
- Nourishing children who have food allergy
- Presented by Linda Kirste, Registered Dietitian
For healthcare professionals
- Early introduction of peanut to babies: for healthcare professionals (2017)
- Presented by Dr. Elissa Abrams, Canadian paediatric allergist
- Early introduction of allergens and food allergy prevention: for healthcare professionals (2019)
- Presented by Dr. Edmond Chan, Canadian pediatric allergist
Foodservice and stock epinephrine
- Food allergy, anaphylaxis, and stock epinephrine in foodservice settings
- Presented by Dr. Susan Waserman and Bethan Dinning (lawyer)
Research and science
- The science of food allergy – Understanding the research
- Presented by Dr. Manel Jordana
- What is oral immunotherapy?
- Presented by Dr. Julia Upton
- Travelling with food allergies
- Presented by Kyle Dine
For kids aged 7-11 years old
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Early introduction of peanut to babies
In March 2017, we hosted a webinar for parents with the Canadian Society of Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI) on the new guidelines for the introduction of peanut to babies.
The webinar was presented by Canadian Allergist Dr. Julia Upton who is on staff at Toronto’s SickKids Hospital in the Immunology and Allergy Department. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto and is the Section Chair of Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis with the CSACI.
For healthcare professionals:
We hosted a webinar tailored to healthcare professionals in June 2017 with the Canadian Society of Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI) on the new guidelines for the introduction of peanut to babies.
This webinar was presented by Canadian Pediatric Allergist Dr. Edmond S. Chan who is the Head of the Division of Allergy & Immunology in the Department of Pediatrics, and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia. He sees patients in the Allergy Clinic at B.C. Children’s Hospital. He is also a Clinical Investigator at the B.C. Children’s Hospital Research Institute, and runs a large research program dedicated to multiple aspects of pediatric food allergy and eosinophilic esophagitis. He is on the Board of Directors at the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI) and he is on the Executive of the Allergy Section within the Canadian Paediatric Society. He is also the co-author for the U.S. NIAID (NIH) Food Allergy Guidelines on Prevention of Peanut Allergy recently published in January 2017.
Food allergy, anaphylaxis, and stock epinephrine in foodservice settings
In May 2017, we hosted a webinar that focused on the benefits and consideration for having stock epinephrine in public settings, particularly in foodservice settings. Stock epinephrine is an epinephrine auto-injector (e.g. EpiPen®) that is not prescribed to a specific person and can be used in an emergency.
The webinar was presented by Dr. Susan Waserman, Allergist & Clinical Immunologist, McMaster University and Bethan Dinning, Lawyer, Labour & Employment and Insurance & Tort Liability, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.
Allergy management in school
Watch our back to school webinar that provides an overview of how to manage food allergy in school settings and reviews the many resources available to you.
For students entering post-secondary school:
Watch our webinar on how to navigate post-secondary school, and live safely on campus with food allergies. The webinar is hosted by a panel of youth with food allergies who are currently attending post-secondary school. They share their experiences, insight, and provide strategies on how youth can identify food allergy risks on campus and how to prepare accordingly.
Milk webinar – learn how to manage this complex allergy
In July 2017, we hosted a webinar that provides fundamental information for managing milk allergy. Find how to read labels and learn where milk can be found in prepackaged and prepared foods. Practical advice will be shared on how to communicate with others, how to manage this allergen in the home, and how to prepare your child for school and other social situations.
The science of food allergy – Understanding the research
In November 2017, we hosted a webinar where Dr. Manel Jordana presented the basic science behind food allergy with a focus on the research for allergy prevention, allergy therapies, and what could potentially lead to a cure.
Nourishing children who have food allergy
In November 2017, we hosted a webinar where registered dietitian Linda Kirste discussed how your child can get the nutrients they need to grow and thrive. She covered topics such as alternate food sources that contain key nutrients, menu/recipe strategies, and how to support healthy eating behaviours.
Travelling with food allergies
In June 2018, we hosted a webinar where Kyle Dine, together with a panel of young adults, discussed travelling safely with food allergies. They covered topics such as planning, what to bring and shared tips from their own experiences.
What is oral immunotherapy?
In September 2018, we hosted a webinar where Dr. Julia Upton spoke about oral immunotherapy (OIT), what’s involved in the therapy, who it may be suited for, how long treatment generally takes, the possible side effects, and the goals of treatment. There was an in-depth review of the pros and cons of this emerging new therapy, and a Q&A at the end of the presentation.
Ask the allergist with Dr. Julia Upton
In December 2018, we hosted a webinar where Dr. Upton answered your questions about food allergies and anaphylaxis. The audience was invited to ask allergy-related questions from anything on allergy diagnostics (blood test, skin prick test, oral food challenges), allergy therapies, to introducing allergenic foods to infants, breastfeeding, how to treat reactions, and what’s new in research. The questions received determined the content of this informative webinar, which covers your common questions on:
- allergy testing
- anaphylaxis – reactions and treatment
- oral food challenges
- introduction of food
- and more!
Updated guidance on the early introduction of allergens to prevent the development of food allergies
In April 2019, we hosted a webinar where Dr. Elissa Abrams spoke about the Canadian Paediatric Society’s updated recommendations on the early introduction of allergenic foods for high-risk infants.
This webinar is presented by Canadian paediatric allergist Dr. Elissa Abrams who is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, Section of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of Manitoba; and a co-author of the newly released Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) practice point on the introduction of allergenic foods. She is also Vice Chair of the Anaphylaxis and Food Allergy Section of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology; and President of the Allergy Section of the CPS.
For healthcare professionals:
In June 2019, we hosted a webinar for healthcare professionals where Dr. Edmond Chan spoke about the Canadian Paediatric Society’s updated recommendations on the early introduction of allergenic foods for high-risk infants.
This webinar is presented by Canadian pediatric allergist Dr. Edmond Chan who is a UBC Clinical Associate Professor and Head of the Division of Allergy & Immunology in the Department of Pediatrics at BC Children’s Hospital; and a co-author of the newly released Canadian Paediatric Society practice point on the introduction of allergenic foods.
The emotional and social challenges experienced by families living with food allergy
In April 2019, we hosted a webinar where Dr. Joanne Gillespie spoke about the emotional and social challenges experienced by families living with food allergy.
This webinar is presented by Canadian psychologist Dr. Joanne Gillespie who is part of the Pediatric Health Psychology Service at the IWK Health Centre, an associate with Dr. Kathy Hubley Carruthers Counselling & Psychological Services, and a Clinical Associate in the Department of Psychology at Dalhousie University. Dr. Gillespie specializes in health psychology, and has expertise working with preschoolers, school age children, adolescents, and families.
Allergy Pals Monthly
Beginning in July 2017, we launched monthly webinars just for kids as a part of our Allergy Pals program. Every other month, kids with food allergies that are between the ages of 7-11 participate in webinars that will cover key educational information on managing food allergies.
Each webinar is led by a trained peer mentor with food allergies where they will highlight a different topic each month, such as birthday parties, friends, school, and bullying. There are also be plenty of interactive games and activities that will have your child glued to the presentation!
Watch the past webinars below or register today for an upcoming session!