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Webinar: Oral food challenges: What they are and how you can gain insight into your food allergy
August 24, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Update: Watch the webinar recording here.
What the webinar is about: The focus of this session will be on learning about your food allergy, digging deeper into the role of oral food challenges (OFCs) and what they can tell you. This is particularly important as allergies may change when youth grow up, whether starting school or leaving to go to post-secondary; OFCs can provide more information to help your child manage their food allergy better. The discussion will cover who is the best candidate for an OFC, what they involve, what to ask your allergist when considering one, and more!
Who is speaking: Dr. Edmond Chan, a Pediatric Allergist at the BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) Allergy Clinic, University of British Columbia (UBC) Clinical Professor, Clinical Investigator (BCCH Research Institute), and Head (UBC Division of Allergy & Immunology, BCCH), where he leads a food allergy research program. He has over 160 peer-reviewed publications, primarily on food allergy, and is a co-author of several national/international guidelines on food allergy and eosinophilic esophagitis. Dr. Chan is Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, on the Executive of the Canadian Paediatric Society’s Allergy Section, and on Food Allergy Canada’s Healthcare Advisory Board, and steering committee for Canada’s National Food Allergy Action Plan.
When is the webinar: Wednesday, August 24 from 12pm-1pm EDT
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