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Webinars and events – April 2023

April 5, 2023

Sign-up for our May 4th webinar to learn the latest on epinephrine, Benadryl®, and the treatment of anaphylaxis. Register for our next session of Allergy Pals/Allies and our small group webinars on the basics of food allergy and anaphylaxis. Get your tickets for next weekend’s “Free To Be Me” Wellness Retreat where Food Allergy Canada members get a special discount. Plus, watch our encore series with our webinar on travelling, which some may be doing over the holidays this month. 

Webinar: Epinephrine, Benadryl®, and the evolving conversation on the treatment of anaphylaxis

What the webinar is about: During this interactive session, with your input provided through polling, our experts will address common concerns about treating anaphylaxis with epinephrine and when antihistamines might be given. As part of this, you’ll gain a better understanding of the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis and when to use epinephrine. Plus, learn from our experts about discussions underway to evaluate the current protocol of going to the hospital after using this life-saving medication and how that may change. Register now.

Who is speaking:

Dr. Jennifer Protudjer & Dr. Moshe Ben-Shoshan
  • Dr. Moshe Ben-Shoshan: Dr. Ben-Shoshan is a physician in the division of Allergy/Immunology at Montreal Children’s Hospital. He has established the largest cross-Canada registries that collect data on the diagnosis and management of food allergy, anaphylaxis, drug allergy, and primary immunodeficiencies; and his research has resulted in more than 100 published manuscripts. Dr. Ben-Shoshan is on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, on Food Allergy Canada’s Healthcare Advisory Board, and on the steering committee for Canada’s National Food Allergy Action Plan.
  • Dr. Jennifer Protudjer: Dr. Protudjer is the Endowed Research Chair in Allergy, Asthma and the Environment, and an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health at the University of Manitoba, an epidemiologist with the Clinical Trials Platform at the George and Fay Yee Center for Healthcare Innovation, and a research scientist at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba.

When is the session: Thursday May 4th, 2023 at 12pm-1pm EDT.

Don’t miss out! Register now and share with others who may benefit from the session. 

Spring session: Allergy Pals/Allies online mentorship

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Sign up your 7-to-15-year-old today for the Spring session of Allergy Pals/Allies. The free, 8-week online mentorship sessions will run from April 30th to June 18th, 2023. These sessions are a great way for youth with food allergy to connect with others managing the condition. 

Kids who participate will: 

  • Build a support network by connecting with other children who have food allergy 
  • Learn strategies for managing their food allergy 
  • Feel more confident managing their food allergy 

Next session is April 20th! 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.  

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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 Thursday, April 20th

“Free To Be Me” Food Allergy Wellness Retreat: Next week! 

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

The retreat includes a series of workshops, speakers, and panel discussions. You’ll also have an opportunity to hear from our executive director, Jennifer, and members of our Youth Advisory Panel.

The event takes place 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: Travelling with food allergy 

In this series, we feature past online events and webinars

This month, we are sharing a webinar on travelling with food allergy. It’s a timely session as many of us may be travelling this month over the various holidays.

You’ll learn the basics on travelling confidently with food allergy, and hear from a panel of young adults who share their experiences and tips on managing their allergies during travel.

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