VIENNA, Va., Aug. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Allergy & Asthma Network, a leading national nonprofit advocacy and patient education organization, invites community members—including school nurses and administrative personnel, healthcare providers, emergency department/EMS staff, pharmacists, patients and caregivers, among others—to participate in the Network's 4th annual USAnaphylaxis Summits. Participants will hear from nationally known experts about today's key anaphylaxis issues and share resources, strategies and experiences to develop a strong community-based anaphylaxis network. This year's summits will take place:
- Friday, September 23rd in St. Louis, MO
- Friday, September 30th in Orlando, FL
- Friday, October 7th in Las Vegas, NV
The USAnaphylaxis Summits provide a unique community-building opportunity:
- Networking time is built into the event to ensure that new relationships and collaboration opportunities are developed. There is also a dinner reception the night before each summit.
- The event is interactive, with group discussions after most presentations. The discussion's purpose is to develop anaphylaxis awareness best practices that will be shared with all participants and to facilitate stronger connections within states or regions.
The 2016 USAnaphylaxis Summit agenda includes a joint presentation by an emergency department physician and an allergist about strategies to improve the diagnosis, treatment and long-term management of anaphylaxis. Other topics include risk-taking behavior in adolescents and college students with life-threatening allergies; anaphylaxis research and legislation updates; and food and latex allergy best practices in restaurants and hotels. To learn more about this year's speakers, visit: http://www.allergyasthmanetwork.org/advocacy/usanaphylaxis-summits/.
The free summits include breakfast and lunch; hotel group rates are available upon registration. Seating is limited, so register today: http://www.allergyasthmanetwork.org/advocacy/usanaphylaxis-summits/.
The 2016 USAnaphylaxis Summits are sponsored by Mylan Specialty L.P.
Feedback About Previous USAnaphylaxis Summits
"The summit was amazing, you and your staff did an excellent job and I so appreciate being a part of the program. It was the best session on the topic of food allergies that I have attended in years," says Allen Lieberman, MD, board-certified allergist at Austin Family Allergy and Asthma (TX) and Anaphylaxis Community Expert (ACE) volunteer.
"It was incredibly beneficial to learn how to identify barriers to a safe school environment for students with food allergies," says Denise DiPrimo Kalman, DO, board-certified allergist and ACE volunteer from Upland, PA. "I now ask patients about their experiences with bullying and peer pressure, and their answers are quite revealing. It allows me to provide a deeper level of support."
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The Anaphylaxis Community Experts (ACE) program is developed by Allergy & Asthma Network in partnership with the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI), National Association of School Nurses and American School Health Association and sponsored by Mylan Specialty L.P. The program goal is to save lives through showing parents, school staff, emergency responders, and others how to recognize and respond immediately to anaphylaxis symptoms.
To learn more about the ACE program or request an ACE team presentation, email Brenda Silvia-Torma, ACE Program Manager at [email protected].
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Allergy & Asthma Network
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