WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015
TIME: 7 PM – 8 PM Eastern time
WHERE: Your computer, iOS or Android device
As winter ends, many families start searching for a summer camp for their children. Camps present wonderful experiences for children with food allergies to build self-esteem and self-confidence while developing lifelong friendships. Join pediatric allergist Dr. Michael Pistiner and school and camp nurse Nancy Polmear-Swendris.
They will answer your questions about finding a camp and preparing for your child’s adventure:
- Accommodations for different types of camps - day camps, sleep away camps, sport camps, tech/academic camps, municipal summer recreation programs, Scouting programs
- Food decisions – working with food service or sending your own
- Storing and carrying epinephrine – dealing with summer temperatures
This webinar will be recorded. If you cannot attend the live event, a link to the recording will be emailed to you a few days after the event.
We thank Mylan Specialty for providing an unrestricted sponsorship for this webinar.
About Our Speakers:
Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc is a pediatric allergist for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and voluntary instructor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital. He is the father of a child with food allergies and has a special interest in food allergy management and education in the school, camp and restaurant settings. He is co-founder and content creator of AllergyHome and serves as a voluntary consultant for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, School Health Services. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology, and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology where he serves on committees for each. He also proudly served as a member of the Medical Advisory Team for Kids With Food Allergy Foundation from 2008-2014 and as an AAFA board member in 2014.
Nancy Polmear-Swendris, MEd, RN is the program coordinator for the University of Michigan's Food Allergy Program and is a Medical Advisor for Kids With Food Allergies. Nancy is also a certified school nurse in the Ann Arbor, MI, school district. She has been a camp nurse for 30 years and advisor of the Free To Be Camp at Camp Westminster on Higgins Lake in Michigan.