This past week, I attended the AAAAI meeting. My teams and I presented research posters on treating early food allergy and on treating and preventing anaphylaxis at schools.
So we were pretty busy!
And, more specifically, we discussed early peanut oral immunotherapy and the heterogeneity of stock epinephrine laws.
Treating Food Allergy with Early Peanut Oral Immunotherapy
On this episode of the podcast, I discussed the following abstract/poster:
Click HERE to read the Abstract #352: A Simplified, Real-World Approach to Safely Inducing Bite-Proof Tolerance in Peanut-Allergic Preschool-Aged Children and Babies
If you are interested in checking out the poster, let me know!
Preventing and Treating Anaphylaxis in Schools
Also on this episode of the podcast, I also discussed the following abstract/poster:
Click here to read the abstract. Abstract #059: The Heterogeneity Of State-Specific Epinephrine Training Program Listing Requirements In The United States
Let me know if you’d like to check out this poster!
Also, I mentioned the Allison Rose Suhy Act that honors Ally Suhy. The bill:
- Requires the state provide schools with a list of programs so that the cost of epinephrine auto-injectors is minimized
- Encourages schools to provide allergist-developed food allergy education for all members of the school community
- Provides continuing education credit so school personnel receive credit for food allergy education
- Indemnifies anaphylaxis educators and device prescribers from liability in providing these good Samaritan service.
Listen now to this podcast about our food allergy research!
What’s your question on treating early food allergy? On preventing anaphylaxis?
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Additional Show Notes
I have talked about a non-profit…
The non-profit is The Teal Schoolhouse, whose primary program is Code Ana. Code Ana equips schools for medical emergencies like anaphylaxis. Our primary program is the Code Ana School Program. This is a comprehensive approach to school-focused medical preparedness, so this program guides schools through the process of creating a medical emergency response plan. This is one of the most important components of a school’s food allergy policy!
A medical emergency response plan is important for all kiddos and for adults at any school! Our primary goal is to share the School Program, and Code Ana’s Online Epinephrine Training Program helps support that goal. Through this program, you will educate yourself while you support this important mission! (BTW although Pam and I serve in leadership roles of Code Ana and The Teal Schoolhouse, our time/effort/work is completely voluntary).
So… does your kiddo’s school have Code Ana?