Anaphylaxis Canada is very excited to bring the 6th Annual Community Conference on Managing Food Allergies – Ask the Experts on May 4,2013 at Segal School of Business at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.
The goal of the conference is to help participants develop effective management strategies, providing useful tools and resources for keeping individuals at risk safe and educating others within our communities.
Distinguished speakers will share their wealth of knowledge and experience with anaphylaxis and answer delegates’ questions after each presentation. An exhibit area will also be open during the conference showcasing various products and services from both local and national vendors.
Where and When
Saturday, May 4, 2013
9:00 AM – 12:45 PM
Registration opens at 8:00 AM
Segal School of Business. Simon Fraser University
Rooms 1300 & 1500 (First floor)
500 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 1W6
Ask the Allergist
Dr. Donald F. Stark, MD, FRCPC,Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Internal Medicine,Program Director, University of British Columbia
Living with food allergy can be challenging, but with the right information and resources, it can be effectively managed. Learn the facts, be aware of common misconceptions that can lead to heightened anxiety, and find out what you need to do to stay safe.
Understanding and Working with Childhood Anxiety
Dr. David Worling, PhD R. Psychology, B.A Psychology, Director, Westcoast Child Development Group Inc.
This talk will focus on a number of common pathways involved in developing anxiety and specific interventions will be outlined. The focus will be on practical, hand-on suggestions that will include
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Dr. Worling will also be sharing his recent anxiety app project that is in collaboration with other Psychologist’s, University of Victoria’s Computer Department, and the SFU Psychology Department
Labeling for Food Allergen and Gluten Sources and Added Sulphites
Lance Hill,Food Policy Liaison Officer, BC Region, Health Canada.
This session will review the impact of the new labeling regulations for food allergens and gluten sources and sulphites that came into effect on August 4, 2012, providing some examples of the impact of the new regulations on food labels. Lance will also discuss issues leading to Health Canada’s updated policy for use of food allergy precautionary labeling and the one recommended precautionary statement on food labels: “may contain [X]” where X is the name by which the allergen is commonly known. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of allergen-free claims.
Register online at: www.anaphylaxis.ca
All information posted here was taken from http://www.anaphylaxis.ca/files/Vancouver%20Conference%20Brochure_R.pdf from the Anaphylaxis Canada website. You can download the brochure for the Vancouver program for more details about the event.
Follow up information
There will be a upcoming posting a conference recap soon after to share findings and fun facts!