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Webinars and events – December 2023

December 1, 2023

Register for our upcoming webinar on immunotherapy on December 12th. 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 tree nuts – one of our more popular sessions and very timely for the holidays!

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

December 12 @ 12-1pm EDT  

What is the webinar 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 the right patient is for it, and where it is headed for the future?  

You’ll also learn 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: Next session is December 6 

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.    

Parents on laptop while dad is holding baby

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, register now to save your spot! Our next session is December 6. 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 on a daily basis.  

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: Going nuts about tree nuts 

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

This month, we’re sharing a past webinar on tree nut allergy, a timely session for the holidays, when there may be many seasonal bowls of mixed nuts at parties and other gatherings. Plus, this webinar was one of the most popular sessions! 

There is a greater understanding of tree nut allergy now than ever before, and this has implications for the way the allergy is managed. Learn from Canadian allergist Dr. Douglas Mack on how tree nut allergy management has changed and what it may mean for affected individuals, like the ability to eat certain tree nuts.  

Plus find resources on navigating tree nut allergy below.

Webinar: Going nuts about tree nuts: Learn what’s changed in tree nut allergy

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