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Webinar - Understanding Drug (Medication) Allergy: Wednesday 19 June 2024

Understanding Drug (Medication) Allergy

Join us on Wednesday 19th June for a presentation on drug (medication) allergy.    

Join Associate Professor William Smith who will present on drug (medication) allergy.

The webinar will cover:

  • What is drug (medication) allergy?
  • How is someone with a drug allergy diagnosed? Is there a test that confirms drug allergy?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of drug allergy and how do they differ from an adverse reaction to a drug?
  • What should you do if you suspect you have a drug allergy?
  • What is a drug allergy challenge?
  • How do you share information about your drug allergy with treating health care professionals?
  • What about alternate therapies? Can people be allergic to drops and other treatments suggested by alternate therapists?

The presentation will be followed by a live question and answer session where you can have your general questions answered by Associate Professor William Smith. Please note individual medical advice cannot be given.    

Webinar Details:

What: Understanding Drug (Medication) Allergy

Date: Wednesday 19 June 2024
Time: 8:00pm AEST

Presenter: Associate Professor William Smith
Where: Online on Zoom

About the presenter:

Derek Castles

Associate Professor William Smith

Associate Professor William Smith is a Clinical Immunology and Allergy specialist in private practice at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and AllergySA. He is a clinical doctor and researcher and is Past President of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA), a member of the ASCIA Drug Allergy Working Party, and is currently Project Co-lead – Drug allergy project including the Australian Digital Health Agency (My Health Record) project. Clinical and research interests include food allergy, drug allergy, mast cell biology, angioedema and urticaria.

The webinar will be recorded and placed on the Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia website a few weeks after the event.



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If in doubt, give the Anapen® or EpiPen®.

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