Managing your child's food allergies in primary school webinar: Wed 1 June 2022

Managing your child's food allergies in primary school webinar

Do you have a child in a primary school?

Join us to find out what Allergy Aware primary schools should be doing to manage the risk of anaphylaxis.

Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) is partnering with the National Allergy Strategy to hold a webinar about how to manage food allergies and anaphylaxis in primary schools.

The will include a short presentation from Dr Katie Frith, paediatric clinical immunology/allergy specialist and Dr Wendy Freeman from Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia. The presentations are followed by a question and answer session. Ms Briony Tyquin, an experienced clinical nurse consultant in allergy, will also be available to answer questions..

Webinar Details:

When: Wed 1 June | 7:30pm AEST | 5:30pm AWST
Where: Zoom
Cost: Free 

This webinar is one in a series of webinars being held by A&AA in partnership with the National Allergy Strategy. Visit the National Allergy Strategy’s Allergy Aware website for further information about the parent/carer webinar series.

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Presenters

Katie Frith

Dr Katie Frith Katie is a paediatric immunologist and works at Sydney Children’s Hospital (SCH), Randwick. Katie is an active member of ASCIA, the peak professional body for immunologists in Australia and New Zealand. She is the current chair of the ASCIA anaphylaxis committee, chair of the 33rd ASCIA conference and a member of the ASCIA paediatric committee. She has recently been involved in the development of the ACSQHC Acute Anaphylaxis Clinical Care Standard.  

Dr Wendy Freeman

Dr Wendy Freeman

As a general practitioner, Wendy completed post graduate training in allergy through the University of Western Sydney and worked in the allergy department at the Royal Melbourne Hospital until 2021. Wendy has been a volunteer for A&AA for 15 years and since 2021 has been employed as an A&AA Health Management Educator. Wendy is an associate member of ASCIA and a steering committee member of the National Allergy Strategy.

Two of Wendy’s three teenage children are at risk of anaphylaxis to multiple foods (egg, dairy, fish, kiwi fruit, sesame seed, cashew, and pistachio) giving her many years of experience with the daily management of food allergies.

Ms Briony Tyquin

Briony TyquinBriony is a Clinical Nurse Consultant in Allergy and Manager of the NSW Anaphylaxis Education Program based at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, providing education and support to health professionals, registered training organisations, schools, preschools and children’s services across NSW. Briony has over 25 years’ experience as a paediatric nurse and has 15 years’ experience in paediatric allergy.

Briony is passionate about paediatric allergy and works closely with A&AA, the National Allergy Strategy, ASCIA and CFAR. She is an active member of the ASCIA paediatric committee and the ASCIA anaphylaxis committee and is the nurses’ representative on ASCIA Council.

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