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Webinars and events – February 2024

February 8, 2024

Help us shape our 2024 educational webinar programming and tell us which webinars you want this year. If you are French, register for our March 11th session on the prevention of food allergy and early introduction of allergens. Learn about our small group webinars on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis, and about our support groups across Canada. Plus, watch our encore session on Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES).

Help inform our webinar programming for 2024 – closes next week!

Take our survey by Friday Feb. 16th! Tell us which food allergy-related topics you want to learn more about this year by completing our 3-question survey. Your feedback will inform our 2024 educational webinar programming priorities and help us better support you.

Please take a few minutes to complete our quick survey, it closes next week. And be sure to visit foodallergycanada.ca/events to register for upcoming webinars throughout the year. 

French webinar: Eat Early. Eat Often. – early introduction of allergens and food allergy prevention  

Register now for our March webinar to learn how to help prevent food allergy in babies.

This session will cover current recommendations from the Canadian Pediatric Society and the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, practical ways to feed allergenic foods to babies, what to watch for in terms of an allergic reaction and how to treat them if they happen.

Keep in mind: This session will be in French only, please visit foodallergycanada.ca/earlyintro to watch English sessions on this topic.  

Connect with a support group  

A support group provides a positive and caring environment for you to get help in dealing with the day-to-day stress of managing food allergy and risk of anaphylaxis.

Plus, it’s a great way to keep updated on any new developments in the food allergy community and exchange tips for navigating throughout 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.

Small group webinar on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis: Next session is February 21 

Attend a free 90-minute interactive webinar led by a trained parent mentor to get your questions answered while connecting with others. You’ll learn fundamental information about daily management and living confidently with food allergy and anaphylaxis.

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 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 February 21st. 

Encore series: What is FPIES and how do you manage it?

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

This month, we’re sharing a past webinar on Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome or FPIES, a type of non-IgE-mediated food allergy that typically affects young children. It is sometimes described as a delayed food allergy as reactions usually occur within hours after eating or drinking a particular food.

In this session, you’ll hear from Dr. Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn on the basics of FPIES, including diagnosis, common food triggers, symptoms, dietary management and treatment. You’ll also gain a better understanding of this condition, and how to manage it on a daily basis.

You can watch all our webinars and videos from 2023 at foodallergycanada.ca/recordedwebinars and be sure to check our events calendar for this year’s webinars and events!

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