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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:18 pm 
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I've just found out that Anaphylaxis Canada is hosting a conference which is open to the public this spring in Edmonton, Alberta.
ANAPHYLAXIS IN THE COMMUNITY: Balancing Risk with Expectations
Saturday April 4, 2009 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Registration opens at 8:00 am
KULE HEALTH LECTURE THEATRE
9-323 - Third Floor Grant MacEwan College
City Centre Campus Robbins Health Learning Centre
10910-104 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T5K 2Y9
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This public conference is open to individuals who have an interest in food allergies and anaphylaxis, such as parents of allergic children, patients, caregivers, child care workers, and health care professionals.
The conference will provide delegates with evidence-based, need-to-have information which will help them self-protect and care for people at risk. Health care professionals and other experts will speak about various topics related to food allergies and anaphylaxis. Our distinguished speakers bring a wealth of knowledge and experience regarding anaphylaxis issues and will be to answer delegate’s questions after each presentation.
An exhibit area will also be open during the conference, showcasing various products and services from both local and national vendors.
Registration will be open at 8:00 am. Your registration includes the full day conference, a copy of Anaphylaxis in Schools & Other Settings (national anaphylaxis guidelines), sponsor samples, literature, lunch and refreshments.
For health care professionals, you will receive 7.5 education hours for attending this full day conference. A certificate of participation will be available upon request at the
conference registration table

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:19 pm 
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[PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
b]MORNING[/b]
WELCOME
Beatrice Povolo, Director, Programs & Services, Anaphylaxis Canada
ANAPHYLAXIS 101: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Per Lidman MD FRCPC
Separate fact from fiction and learn the basics about anaphylaxis, including key
recommendations from the national anaphylaxis guidelines – Anaphylaxis in Schools & Other Settings. Understand what situations pose the greatest risks and what you can you do to self-protect. Learn about interesting research initiatives.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OF ALLERGIC REACTIONS
Speaker to be confirmed
Would you know what to do in the event of an allergic reaction? Learn what happens when you call 9-1-1 and what you should do to reduce the response time for emergency medical professionals. Find out who can carry and administer epinephrine.
WHO’S AFRAID OF EPINEPHRINE?
Laura Bantock, Director, Western Region, Anaphylaxis Canada
While epinephrine can be life-saving, many people are uncomfortable using auto-injectors
or don’t know how to use them properly. Check your technique, following live step-by-step demonstrations, and learn how to teach others to use the devices correctly. You could save a life.
AFTERNOONFOOD LABELLING IN CANADA
Samuel Godefroy, Director, Bureau of Chemical Safety Health Canada
Reading food labels is a common practice for people with severe food allergies. Learn what Health Canada is doing to make this process safer for allergic individuals and how the new proposed legislative amendments will help food-allergic consumers make informed choices.
SCHOOL POLICIES & PRACTICES IN ALBERTA
Shawna McGhan, RN, MN, CRE, Alberta Asthma Centre, University of Alberta
With an increasing number of children at risk of anaphylaxis, Canadian schools have made efforts to standardize anaphylaxis policies. Find out what progress has been made in Alberta.
SHIFTING RESPONSIBILITIES: teaching your child to manage
Kyle Dine, Program Coordinator & Samantha Maxson, Youth Advisory Panel Member,
Anaphylaxis Canada
Find out from recent university grads - Kyle and Samantha - what worked well for them as they navigated the school and university years and entered the work force. Learn why it’s so important for parents to “let go”.
MANAGING ANXIETY: balancing risk with expectations
Laurie Harada, Executive Director, Anaphylaxis Canada
Living with anxiety related to anaphylaxis is an ongoing challenge for many. Conquering
the fear factor is critical to getting others on board with protective measures. Explore strategies which may work for you as you learn to ask for accommodations from the wider non-allergic community.
CLOSING COMMENTS
Sara Shannon, Allergy Advocate
*Presentation subject to change based on speaker availability.

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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Was just coming to post about this .... have changed my work schedule, and wil be attending!!


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