Food allergy prevention and anaphylaxis in your baby - 15 June 2021

Preventing food allergy and anaphylaxis in your baby

Join peak allergy organisations increasing awareness of food allergy and anaphylaxis during World Allergy Week.

While early introduction of cooked egg and peanut helps prevent food allergies developing in most babies, some will still develop food allergy. 

Dr Jennifer Koplin will present the research evidence, Dr Merryn Netting will provide practical tips on how to introduce possible allergy causing foods into babies and Dr Preeti Joshi will explain what signs and symptoms to look for and how to manage an allergic reaction.

The webinar facilitator is Assoc Prof Kirsten Perrett.

Webinar Details

Date: Tuesday 15 June 2021

Time: 8.00 - 9.00 pm AEST

Where: Online via Zoom

Cost: Free


This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centre for Food Allergy Research (CFAR), Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA), Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia and the National Allergy Strategy. 

Centre for Food Allergy Research (CFAR), Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA), Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia and the National Allergy Strategy.


Dr Jennifer Koplin Dr Jennifer Koplin

Dr Koplin is co-group leader of the Population Allergy group at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Director of the Centre for Food & Allergy Research, a Centre of Research Excellence funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia.

Dr Koplin is an epidemiologist whose main research focus is on understanding childhood food allergy. She has authored more than 130 peer reviewed publications and her research findings have been incorporated into allergy prevention guidelines in Australia and internationally.

Dr Merryn NettingDr Merryn Netting

Merryn is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and NHMRC Early Career Fellow based at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute. 

Merryn is an experienced paediatric dietitian with over 30 years of clinical experience. Her research is focused on the long-term effects of early life dietary patterns, specifically related to prevention of food allergy. 

Merryn works closely with A&AA through her work on the National Allergy Strategy steering committee.

Dr Preeti JoshiDr Preeti Joshi

Dr Preeti Joshi is a paediatric clinical immunology/allergy specialist. Preeti is a Staff Specialist at the Department of Allergy and Immunology at The Children’s Hospital, Westmead and a Co-chair of the National Allergy Strategy.

Preeti has an active role in teaching and research in addition to running a busy practice in clinical allergy and immunology. Her special interest includes paediatric food allergy, eczema and allergic rhinitis.

Preeti is currently a member of the Australasian Society Allergy and Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) Council and the Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia Medical Advisory Board.

Assoc Prof Kirsten PerrettFacilitator: Assoc Prof Kirsten Perrett

Kirsten is a Paediatric Allergist/Vaccinologist at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and Co-Group Leader of the Population Allergy research group at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

Her clinical trials research program focuses on testing strategies for the prevention, early intervention and treatment of food allergy.

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