VIENNA, Va., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Allergy & Asthma Network, a leading nonprofit patient education organization, invites you to join its "2015 Stinging Insect Allergy & Anaphylaxis" webinar with David Golden, MD, board-certified allergist from Johns Hopkins University, on July 29, 2015, at 8:00 pm ET.
"Insect stings are often unexpected and can be quite dangerous," says Denise Kalman, DO, board-certified allergist and Anaphylaxis Community Expert (ACE) volunteer from Upland, Pennsylvania. "Since reactions can quickly become life-threatening, it's important for everyone to understand how to protect themselves and their family and what to do if stung. This webinar will benefit anyone who spends time outside."
Venom allergies are caused by five types of insects; hornets, yellow jackets, paper wasps, fire ants, and honey bees. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the percentage of people affected by insect sting allergies is increasing—it now affects up to 5 percent of the U.S. population.
During this 1-hour webinar, participants will learn to avoid exposure to venom insects, recognize signs and symptoms of life-threatening allergic reactions, and be prepared by carrying and administering epinephrine as the first-line treatment. Dr. Golden will also review the key points to consider when responding to anaphylaxis and seeking emergency care.
To participate in the webinar, please register at: http://aanma.site-ym.com/events/event_list.asp. The "2015 Stinging Insect Allergy & Anaphylaxis" webinar is sponsored by Mylan Specialty L.P.
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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 ace@AllergyAsthmaNetwork.org.
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