E-Greetings from the Allergy Advocacy Association

April, 2019

Will April showers bring May flowers? (Do snowflakes count?) Your Allergy Advocacy Association held a very informative learning session led by Dr. Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo, Chief of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at the UR Medical Center, on April 1 at the University of Rochester’s School of Nursing. One interesting takeaway was in regard to children inheriting a severe allergy from a parent. Dr. Jarvinen-Seppo reports that while these children have a greater chance of developing an allergy, it is usually not from the same type of allergen. “A typical example would be a grandmother with asthma, the father with a shellfish allergy and the child with a peanut allergy. It would be difficult to even know what to start testing the child for.”

Thank you to all who attended and we heartily welcome you to our Association!