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Webinars and events – November 2021

November 5, 2021

Register for this month’s webinars and hear from experts, we’re hosting sessions on cow’s milk protein allergy and the COVID-19 vaccines for kids under 12. Sign up for our upcoming small group webinars on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis. Learn about our support groups across Canada and connect virtually. Plus, watch our encore series on recognizing and treating allergic reactions.

November 17 at 12pm-1pm EST: Webinar on cow’s milk protein allergy webinar – register now!

Dr. Julia Upton and Ahuva Magder
Dr. Julia Upton and Ahuva Magder

Hear from two expert guests, Canadian allergist Dr. Julia Upton and registered dietitian Ahuva Magder, on what cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) is and how it can be managed. Register now.

You’ll gain a better understanding of this medical condition along with practical management strategies that families can follow. A Q&A will follow where you can ask questions, plus, you can submit your questions upon registration. This session is sponsored by Mead Johnson Nutrition (Canada) Co.

Don’t miss out on this informative webinar with experts! Register now and please share with others who may benefit from the information provided in this session.

November 25 at 12pm-1pm EST: Webinar on COVID-19 vaccines and kids with food allergy – what parents need to know 

Close-up of bottles of COVID-19 vaccine

In anticipation of the approval of COVID-19 vaccines for kids 5-11 in the coming weeks, join our discussion with our panel of experts to learn more and get answers to top questions. This session will provide you with the most up-to-date information from three experts to help inform your decisions on this important public health priority. Register now.

Our distinguished panel of experts include: Celia Lourenco, the Director General of the Biologic and Radiopharmaceutical Drugs Directorate (BRDD) of the Health Products and Food Branch of Health Canada, Dr. Zain Chagla, a specialist in infectious diseases, and Dr. Julia Upton, Canadian allergist and past Section Chair of the Anaphylaxis and Food Allergy Section of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Don’t miss out on hearing from these leading experts! Learn more and register now, and please share with others who may benefit from the session. At registration, you can submit your questions in advance of the webinar.

Small group webinar (maximum 6 participants): Managing food allergy and anaphylaxis

Small Group webinar series

Do you have questions on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis? 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. Plus, you’ll connect with others in our community who can relate!

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 to register now to save your spot. Our next sessions are Saturday, November 6th (tomorrow!) and Wednesday, November 17th.

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

Learn about our support groups across Canada and connect with one virtually!

Group video call on laptop

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 and exchange tips with people near you.

Most of our support groups are connecting virtually during this time and have Facebook pages. Visit our support group page to connect with a support group and learn about their leaders. If there isn’t one in your community, we’ll help you get one started.

Encore presentation series: Recognizing and treating reactions

In this series, we feature past online events and webinars. This month, watch our recognizing and treating reactions series. You’ll refresh your knowledge on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction, and learn the importance of using epinephrine at the first sign of anaphylaxis.

Watch the videos below and please share with others so they can also learn how to Know and Treat anaphylaxis.

Learn from Dr. Julia Upton on how to use the different epinephrine auto-injectors in Canada, including EpiPen®, ALLERJECT® and Emerade™, and how these devices are used to treat anaphylaxis.

Learn from Dr. Wade Watson on why epinephrine is the first-line treatment for anaphylaxis, and what role, if any, antihistamines have during a reaction.

Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, the importance of using your epinephrine auto-injector, and hear empowering reaction stories from youth and their lessons learned.

Hear first-hand from Canadians across the country about their anaphylaxis stories and learn from their experiences. Check out our #KnowItTreatIt campaign to get involved.

Learn more

If you missed out on any of our past webinars, you can watch the recordings at any time on our recorded webinars page. You’ll hear from various experts on food allergy, including allergists, dietitians, researchers, and more! Check out the recordings and share your favourites with family and friends.

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