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Webinars and events – February 2023

February 3, 2023

Take our 3-question survey to let us know which webinar topics you want this year. Register for our webinar next week with Dr. Edmond Chan on the development and prevention of cow’s milk allergy, and for our small group webinars on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis. Learn about our support groups and get your tickets now for the “Free To Be Me” Wellness Retreat in Toronto, ON. You get $45 off your tickets by being a Food Allergy Canada member. Plus watch our encore sessions on how to use epinephrine auto-injectors.

Help us determine our webinar topics this year – survey closes Feb. 17th

Take our quick survey to let us know which food allergy-related webinar topics you want to learn more about this year. Our webinars give you access to experts and provide you with the latest insights in food allergy and anaphylaxis. Plus, the recordings are available afterwards so you can re-watch them and share with others.

Your feedback is instrumental in helping us support you better! Please take our 3-question survey before Feb. 17th and visit foodallergycanada.ca/events to register for upcoming webinars throughout the year. Our next webinar is on Feb. 9th with Dr. Edmond Chan on cow’s milk allergy prevention and development.

Webinar next week: Cow’s milk allergy: A closer look at development and prevention in infancy

On February 9th, from 12pm-1pm EST, join us to hear from Dr. Edmond Chan on cow’s milk allergy development and prevention in infancy. This webinar is targeted to expectant and new parents, dietitians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who provide pre-natal and post-natal support. Register now.

The webinar will cover:

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Dr. Edmond Chan
Dr. Edmond Chan
  • Current guidance recommended by the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) and the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI) for preventing food allergy in babies
  • Insight from the latest studies on increased risk of cow’s milk allergy from intermittent supplementation with cow’s milk formula, and on the importance of keeping allergenic foods in the baby’s diet regularly to maintain tolerance
  • Practical strategies for cow’s milk protein introduction

Next session is TOMORROW! Small group webinar (maximum 6 participants): Managing food allergy and anaphylaxis

Get your questions on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis answered while connecting with others! 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. Register now.

These sessions are for parents of children who have been recently diagnosed with a food allergy.

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 sessions are tomorrow, February 4th and Wednesday, February 15th.

If you have already attended one of these webinars, please help us spread the word so others can also benefit. Please share!

Connect with a support group near you!

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Looking for others who can relate to living with food allergy? Our 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.

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

“Free To Be Me” Food Allergy Wellness Retreat 2023 with Amanda Orlando

Join blogger and cookbook author Amanda Orlando for the inaugural “Free to Be Me” Food Allergy Wellness Retreat. The focus of this retreat is self-acceptance and thriving with food allergy.

The retreat includes a series of workshops, speakers, and a panel discussion. Plus, there are separate streams of programming for parents and teens or young adults. You’ll also have an opportunity to hear from our executive director, Jennifer, who will lead a lunch and learn session.

The event is on Friday, April 14th and Saturday, April 15th, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario. Get all the details at freetobeme.ca.

EXCLUSIVE: Food Allergy Canada members get $45 off their ticket. Use the code “FREE45” to get your discount!

Encore presentation series: Using epinephrine auto-injectors

In this series, we feature past online events and webinars. This month, we are featuring our past Facebook Live sessions on epinephrine auto-injectors and teaching children how to to use them.

Facebook Live for families: Using epinephrine auto-injectors for treating anaphylaxis and teaching children to use them

Watch our Facebook Live with Dr. Julia Upton on using #epinephrine auto-injectors for treating #anaphylaxis and teaching children to use them.

Posted by Food Allergy Canada on Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Watch as Dr. Julia Upton covers how to use the different auto-injectors in Canada, including EpiPen®, ALLERJECT® and Emerade™, for treating anaphylaxis. You’ll gain a better understanding of the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, the administration techniques of each device, and how to teach children to use them. This session is also available to watch in French with Dr. Philippe Bégin.

Facebook Live with Dr. Bégin

Le Dr Philippe Bégin nous parle de comment administrer les différents auto-injecteurs d’épinéphrine offerts au Canada pour traiter l’anaphylaxie, ainsi que comment montrer aux enfants comment les utiliser.

Posted by Allergies Alimentaires Canada on Monday, May 30, 2022

Dr. Julia Upton is on staff at the Hospital for Sick Children in the Immunology and Allergy department; and an Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto. She is the past Section Chair of the Anaphylaxis and Food Allergy Section of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Dr. Upton is also a member of our Healthcare Advisory Board.

Dr. Philippe Bégin is a 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). He also teaches allergy and immunology at the Université de Montréal, and is the director of the public oral immunotherapy clinic at the 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.

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