Angela Nace, PharmD, and Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, Chair of KFA's Medical Advisory Team and frequent guest speaker on our webinar series, will answer your questions about epinephrine. Submit your questions in advance on this registration form. They will review what epinephrine is and how it is used to treat anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions), the different brands of auto-injectors available and topics such as:
- What body systems does epinephrine work on and what does it do to each of them? How does it work differently than antihistamines? - Is epinephrine dangerous? - Can the effectiveness of epinephrine wear off if used too much? - Why does it need to be kept at a certain temperature? - Does epi not work sometimes? Why? - Is it okay if my baby/child weighs less than what is recommended on our dose? Is that safe to do?
About Our Speakers
Angela Nace, PharmD, is Field Coordinator for Experiential Education, Department of Pharmacy Practice, at Jefferson University School of Pharmacy. She is also a member of the Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) Board of Directors and Liaison to the KFA Medical Advisory Team.
Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc is a pediatric allergist at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and is an instructor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital. He is the Chair of the Medical Advisory Team for Kids with Food Allergies Foundation and is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology. Dr. Pistiner is the father of a child with food allergies and a passionate food allergy educator and advocate. He is co-creator of AllergyHome.org, a food allergy education site dedicated to providing practical teaching tools to those who care for children with food allergies. He serves as a voluntary consultant for the MA Department of Public Health, School Health Services and volunteers for multiple food allergy organizations including Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, New England Chapter. Additionally, he is the author of Everyday Cool With Food Allergies, a children's book designed to teach basic food allergy management skills to preschool and early school age children.
All speakers for Kids With Food Allergies webinars are doing so without compensation. We appreciate their sharing their time, expertise and insights with us. All webinars presented by Kids With Food Allergies are recorded and archived, so if you cannot attend, please register anyway so we can email you a link to the video to watch at your convenience.
This webinar is made possible through a sponsorship by Mylan Specialty. A watch and win giveaway will be provided by Sunbutter and Enjoy Life Foods.
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