Food Allergy Parent Workshop

May
12
2018
May 12, 2018 9:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles- Marion and John E. Anderson Pavilion Conference Center (ground floor main hospital building)
4650 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027

We are delighted to announce CHLA’s second biannual Food Allergy Parent Workshop, hosted by the Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy and the Gores Family Allergy Center. All workshops and lectures are free for registered participants. Availability is limited so please RSVP. 

Welcome and Keynote Lecture: “Living with Food Allergy: Promoting Wellness” 
Dr. Jennifer Hershfield (Licensed Psychologist, Gores Family Allergy Center) 

Panel Discussion: “Family and Clinician Considerations for Oral Immunotherapy” 

Participants can attend two of four offered workshops led by our allergy team members: 

Ask the Allergist 

Led by: Dr. Jonathan Tam, Director, Gores Family Allergy Center 
Dr. Tam will be available for your questions during this informal session. 

Why are Allergies Increasing? 

Led by: Dr. Melinda Braskett, Associate Director, Gores Family Allergy Center 
Dr. Braskett will discuss the Hygiene Hypothesis and the findings of the LEAP study. 

Tuning up your Epinephrine Skills 

Led by: Sarah Herr, Nurse Coordinator, Gores Family Allergy Center 
Hands-on workshop to practice and perfect your Epi-pen skills with all three versions on the market - to fine tune your technique and confidence to administer epinephrine. 

Growth: Too Much, Too Little, or Right in the Middle? 

Led by: Jill Madison, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gores Family Allergy Center 
A look at childhood growth patterns and nutritional strategies to optimize proportionality. 

Sign up/RSVP: GoresFamilyAllergyCenter@chla.usc.edu / 323-361-8282 
Note two workshop preferences when you RSVP. 

Registration: Registration will begin promptly at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday May 12th 
Parking: Available in the parking garage. Discounted rate of $8.00 with validation. 

Download the flyer here