E-Greetings from the Allergy Advocacy Association

September 2022

Time marches on! Summer is in our rear-view mirrors. Fall is looming on the horizon. And that means our Halloween festivities get under way.

The annual Allergy Action Awards event is fast approaching on Wednesday, October 26th at 7:00 p.m. EST on Zoom.

This year we’ll honor Sandra Glantz MSN FNP with the John J. Condemi MD award. Sandy is our primary volunteer physician presenter for our Epi Near You NY anaphylaxis emergency training seminars. She is a retired nurse practitioner who has personal experience and extensive knowledge about life-threatening food allergies.

The Ruthie T. Cornell award winners are Thomas and Dina Silvera, founders of the Elijah-Alavi Foundation, a memorial to their son Elijah who suffered a fatal attack of anaphylaxis. Sandy and the Silvera family have all performed exemplary acts of service aiding individuals at risk for anaphylaxis

You can register & donate here. (https://secure.qgiv.com/for/alladvassactawa202/ )

In addition to details about our event, in this issue we have articles about deficiencies with emergency medical kits on US airliners; tips on how to avoid foods with sesame; the latest updates for allergen-free snacks just in time for Halloween.

What is anaphylaxis? How would you recognize an anaphylaxis emergency?  And would you know what are the right things to do? For many people, even those that have a life-threatening allergy, the answer is no. 

The Allergy Advocacy Association has a solution: Epi Near You New York, a NYS approved emergency anaphylaxis training program. This life saving program can be delivered via webinar or face-to-face. 

Upon completion you receive:

  • New York State recognized certification, and
  • Assistance for public entities to obtain a non-patient specific prescription for emergency epinephrine

Register for the next session here on Wednesday, October 12th at 1:00 p.m. EST.

Find more information on the importance of this training program.

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Best wishes to one and all!