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FREE WEBINAR: Epinephrine In Schools: What You Need To Know

Join us to learn why access to epinephrine in schools is important to children who are at risk for anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction). We'll cover the four key issues presented by stocking epinephrine in schools and the major challenges in current state laws. Find out three actions you can take now to promote appropriate use of epinephrine use in schools.

Our guest speakers are Charlotte Collins, JD, AAFA's VP of Public Policy and Michael Pistiner, MD, KFA's Medical Advisory Team Chair.


This free online class is presented by Kids With Food Allergies Foundation as part of our educational outreach program and is made possible from an unrestricted educational grant provided by Mylan. 


MylanRSVP: Reserve your seat by registering
WHEN: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
TIME: 2-3pm Eastern (11am-12pm Pacific)
WHERE: Your computer or iOS device

About The Speakers

Charlotte CollinsCharlotte W. Collins, JD is Vice President of Policy and Programs for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). Before joining AAFA, she was an Associate Professor in the George Washington University's School of Public Health and Health Services, teaching graduate courses in public health, law, policy and management. Ms. Collins received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, and was former counsel in the health care policy practice in the Washington DC office of a national law firm. For over a decade, she worked with advocates to expand health coverage for the uninsured in the State of Tennessee, acted as general counsel, and ran government relations for a safety net hospital system in Memphis. 

Collins directs AAFA's state advocacy promoting access to epinephrine at schools. Currently, she authors AAFA's annual State Honor Roll of Asthma and Allergy Policies for Schools, serves on the Coordinating Committee of the National Institutes of Health's National Asthma Education and Prevention Program and the Public Policy Committee of the American Thoracic Society. In 1995, she won the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. In April 2006, Modern Healthcare magazine named her as one of the nation's Top 25 Minority Healthcare Executives.

Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc
, is a pediatric allergist and a father of children with food allergies. He is the chair of Kids With Food Allergies Foundation's medical advisory team and is a co-founder of

Dr. Pistiner is a medical director of shared medical appointments for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, as well as an instructor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital. He 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 where he is a member of the Council of School Health and the Section of Allergy & Immunology, and is a member of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology where he is a member of the Adverse Reaction to Food Committee. He also serves on the board of Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, New England Chapter. Dr. Pistiner 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.



The mission of Kids With Food Allergies Foundation is to help families keep children with food allergies safe and healthy. One of the unique ways KFA provides that help is through our online webinars. Our webinar series will expand our current education and support services for families and we're happy to announce they are free!


What is a webinar? 
A webinar is an interactive online "meeting" event that allows our members from across the nation to participate together live. Attendees will be able to listen to a speaker, view a slideshow presentation, submit questions and more.

If you wish to attend one of our free webinars, you will need to submit a separate registration to reserve your seat for each webinar. You will receive an email with a link to click when it is time to join the webinar.

The only requirement is an internet connection. Free apps are offered by GoToMeeting for those who wish to join our webinars by iOS devices (iPhone, iPad) or Android devices. A dial-in number will be available for those who wish to have their audio delivered by phone instead of through their computer speakers.

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