Managing your child’s food allergy in high school webinar
Do you have a child at high school?
Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) partnered with the National Allergy Strategy to hold a webinar about how to manage food allergies and anaphylaxis in high schools.
Emergency Management: Anaphylaxis webinar
This webinar is about recognising allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, and what to do in an emergency.
Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) is partnering with the National Allergy Strategy to present this webinar about how to recognise an allergic reaction, including anaphylaxis and what to do in an emergency.
Managing your child’s food allergy in childcare services webinar
Do you have a child in a children’s education and care service?
Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) partnered with the National Allergy Strategy to hold a webinar about how to manage food allergies and anaphylaxis in children’s education and care (CEC) services such as childcare centres, preschools, and long day care.
Nutrition, Food Allergy & Eczema
Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, affects 1 in 5 children under 2 years of age. Many often wonder whether diet affects their child’s eczema, and if so, what can be done to help with day to day management.
Accredited Practicing Dietitian Ingrid Roche, shares information on dietary management of eczema in babies and children.
Understanding and managing childhood eczema webinar
Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, affects 1 in 5 children under 2 years of age. It can also occur in older children and adults, but usually improves with age. While many know that it is characterised by dry, red skin, intense itching and weeping skin lesions, caused in part by a malfunction in the immune system, very few understand the broader impact it can have on people’s lives.
Leading experts, Dr Roland Brand, Ms Jemma Weidinger and A/Prof Richard Loh share information on childhood eczema.
Adults with Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) Webinar
Eczema is a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin. While many know that it is characterised by dry, red skin, intense itching and weeping skin lesions, caused in part by a malfunction in the immune system, very few understand the broader impact it can have on people’s lives. There is a lot of information on children with eczema, however many adults are also impacted by this disease.
Join leading experts – Dr Corinne Maiolo and Deryn Thompson - as they share information about eczema diagnosis and management and new treatments for adults. We will also have two adults with eczema share their experience of living with this chronic condition.
Adults with EoE Webinar
Eosinophilic Oesophagitis (EoE) is an allergic condition affecting the oesophagus, the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach. In EoE, allergy cells (called eosinophils) cause the lining of the oesophagus to become inflamed and swollen. EoE is estimated to affect around 1 in 1000 people (children and adults) and appears to be becoming more common.
Prof Pete Smith, Dr Hamish Philpott and Amanda Jackson - share information and answer questions to help adults understand and manage their EoE.
Food allergy prevention and anaphylaxis in your baby
Webinar with peak allergy organisations increasing awareness of food allergy and anaphylaxis during World Allergy Week 2021.
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 presents the research evidence, Dr Merryn Netting provides practical tips on how to introduce possible allergy causing foods into babies and Dr Preeti Joshi explains what signs and symptoms to look for and how to manage an allergic reaction. The webinar facilitator is Assoc Prof Kirsten Perrett.
Feeding my child with food allergy
Managing life with cow’s milk and/or egg allergy, or less common allergic conditions such as FPIES and/or EoE can be difficult. A&AA’s Feeding your child with food allergy Webinar Series has been developed with the support of four experienced, dedicated allergy dietitians. The dietitians will help with understanding of these conditions and will share everyday management tips.
What topics will be covered in this series?
- How can I teach my child to eat well? – Dr Merryn Netting - available now
- IgE Cow’s Milk Allergy 1 – Ingrid Roche - available now
- Non-IgE Cow’s Milk Allergy 2 – Ingrid Roche - available now
- Managing Egg Allergy – Dr Merryn Netting - available now
- Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) – Kathy Beck - available now
- Eosinophilic Oesophagitis (EoE) – Dr Vicki McWilliam - available now
Transition from Primary School to High School – Q&A Session
Beginning high school is an exciting time for children aged between 11 and 13 years.
It can also be a little daunting for both the child and their parents as they slowly understand how high school works. Communication, planning and education are three vital steps to a smooth transition to high school.
Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia's CEO Maria Said, and Health Management Educator Jody Aiken hosted an online Q&A session about managing the transition from primary school to high school.
The recording of the webinar session is now available.
Food Allergy Management Q&As
The sessions cover topics ranging from:
- best practice for managing birthday parties and family gatherings,
- making informed decisions when choosing appropriate foods for you/your child,
- allergy prevention in infants, and more...
Watch the webinars here:
Food Allergy Treatments – Where are we at?
What treatments are available to assist with food allergy management?
How effective are they and who can access them?
See Dr Paxton Loke - Paediatric Allergist and Immunologist at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and Melbourne Allergy Centre and Children’s Specialists Medical Group – for a presentation about the latest food allergy treatments, how they work, what risks are involved and how they might improve quality of life.
Eating out with Food Allergies
Eating out with a food allergy doesn't have to be a challenge, with a little planning and some sensible know-how, the risk of an allergic reaction when eating out can be minimised. See Maria Said, CEO, Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia, Alan Edwards, Senior Food Incident Response & Complaints Co-ordinator, NSW Department of Primary Industries, and Justin Wurth, Food Safety Manager from International Convention Centre Sydney in a panel discussion talking all things food service and food allergy.