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Webinars and events – June 2023

June 23, 2023

Sign up for two new webinars: one on allergy management habits and the other on treating anaphylaxis and what you need to know about Benadryl®. Register for our small group webinars and find a support group in your area, plus you can read about our newest support group leader in Montreal. Watch our encore series, this month we focus on our #FAAM events on epinephrine and the treatment of anaphylaxis where you can watch our webinars, listen to a discussion on the future of needle-free epinephrine in our new series Listen & Learn, and watch our fun and short videos.

Webinar: Making allergy management a habit: Tools to help manage more confidently

Are you looking for new ways to make allergy management easier?  Behavioural science can help! By making allergy management a habit, you can free up your mental resources.  

Join us to learn about the science of habits and how to develop ones that can support your family’s food allergy management goals. This is a perfect session for families and youth to help them get ready for the new school year. Register now.

What the webinar is about: Learn how behavioural science can help you form good food allergy management habits and build them into your daily life. You’ll learn:

  • How our thinking supports habits
  • Top habits for food allergy management
  • How to develop habits for you and your family
  • Ways to support your child in their food allergy management
  • Checklists to monitor progress and keep you on track

Please submit your questions about food allergy management upon registration, this helps us know what you’re most interested in learning.

Sarah Nicholl

Who is speaking: Sarah Nicholl, a learning strategist with over 20 years of experience in designing effective learning programs. Through her work in corporate learning, she has consulted with many of the world’s top brands to help them create enterprise learning programs supported by effective learning platforms. Based in Toronto, Sarah holds a Master of Education and is particularly interested in how behavioural science can help people build habits that will support their goals. An allergy mom herself, she brings her expertise in learning and habits to the topic of allergy management, and has presented on it to groups across the GTA.

When is the webinar: Tuesday, August 15, 2023 from 12pm to 1pm EDT.

Webinar: Treating anaphylaxis and what you need to know about Benadryl®

While epinephrine is the first-line treatment for anaphylaxis, the most serious type of allergic reaction, do antihistamines have a role to play? Join us for an informative webinar that may cause you to rethink what you have in your medicine cabinet or first-aid kit. Register now.

What the webinar is about: The importance of using epinephrine to treat anaphylaxis, when antihistamines might be given, and what the safety concerns are with first generation antihistamines, like Benadryl®. This will be followed by a Q&A, where you can ask your questions. Plus, you can submit your questions in advance upon registration. 

Dr. Anne Ellis
Dr. Anne Ellis

Who is speaking: Dr. Anne Ellis, a Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Queen’s University, and the James H. Day Chair in Allergic Diseases and Allergy Research. She is the Director of the Environmental Exposure Unit and the Allergy Research Unit at Kingston General Hospital, the President of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and also serves on the Joint Task for Practice Parameters which represents the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology as well as the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

When is the webinar: Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 12-1 pm EDT. 

Next session on July 5th: Small group webinar (maximum 6 participants) on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis

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.

Small Group webinar series

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 July 5th!

Discover support groups across Canada

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.

Find a support group near you and connect now! If there isn’t one in your community, we’ll help you get one started.

Read about our newest support group member Jessy Ranger, who is now a co-leader of the Montreal Allergy Support Group. 

Encore presentation: Epinephrine and the treatment of anaphylaxis

In this series, we feature past online events and webinars. This month, we’re sharing our #FAAM events on epinephrine and the treatment of anaphylaxis.

Webinar recording: Epinephrine, Benadryl®, and the evolving conversation on treatment of anaphylaxis with Dr. Moshe Ben-Shoshan and Dr. Jennifer Protudjer

In this session, there is a discussion on the importance of epinephrine for treating anaphylaxis, and the latest thinking on treatment guidelines.

Webinar recording: Epinephrine first and the role of Benadryl®  in anaphylaxis with Dr. Wade Watson

This session will help build your confidence around anaphylaxis as Dr. Watson goes deeper into why epinephrine is first-line treatment for anaphylaxis, and what role, if any, antihistamines have during a reaction. Through case studies, you’ll learn to recognize signs and symptoms and when epinephrine should be given.

Listen and Learn audio series: Needle-free epinephrine for treating anaphylaxis with Dr. Harold Kim

Our Listen and Learn audio series covers timely topics related to food allergy. Our inaugural episode with Dr. Kim covers needle-free epinephrine options for treating anaphylaxis. Listen now to this insightful and interesting talk on this emerging topic!

New videos: What is food allergy and what is anaphylaxis with Dr. Philippe Bégin

Dr. Bégin discusses food allergy and anaphylaxis and what happens to the body’s immune system, what mast cells are, and why it’s so important to use epinephrine right away to treat anaphylaxis. These short videos are fun, informative, and highly shareable!

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