The Canadian Paediatric Society recently released a new practice point entitled "Timing of introduction of allergenic solids for infants at high risk" that provides guidance on food allergy prevention, in particular for infants at risk. The intent of this session is to help you incorporate food allergy prevention key messages into your overall assessment and discuss ongoing controversies in the field of food allergy prevention.
Dr. Elissa Abrams will:
- describe recent food allergy prevention guidelines and recommendations with a focus on the CPS guideline
- identify the risk factors for developing a food allergy in infancy
- present evidence for the preventative effect of the early introduction to solids for high-risk and low risk infants, for peanut allergy prevention and general food allergy prevention.
Date of Presentation: July 7, 2020, DC Virtual Conference
Host: Pediatric Network
Speaker: Elissa Abrams MD, FRCPC, MPH
- Video presentation (1 hour 21 min) including CFDR Lightning Round Research Presentation with the presentation slides (pdf)
- Audio file (mp3 file)
BONUS! This presentation comes with a CFDR Lightning Round Research Presentation:
Being challenged and transformed by Community-Based Participatory Research
Purpose: To share my experience as a dietitian and PhD graduate who was transformed by Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) with women facing difficult life circumstances (e.g., low income, recent immigration to Canada, social and geographical isolation).
Summary of content: I started my PhD research under the ENRICH Research Program and its overall goal of promoting healthy weights through healthy eating in pregnancy and postpartum. However, by building meaningful relationships with women, as well as healthcare and service providers in community settings, I realized that weight was not going to be the focus of my research because women facing difficult life circumstances clearly prioritized other aspects of their 'lives and health. As such, I explored women’s perceptions and experiences of health during pregnancy and postpartum.
Speaker: Maira Quintanilha, PhD RD
Cost: $19.95 for members; $24.95 for non-members; $14.95 for students