AFSA News – March 2019
World Allergy Week (7 – 13 April 2019)
AFSA will participate in World Allergy Week 2019, in conjunction with all World Allergy Organisation (WAO) member societies.
We will be encouraging you to wear a “Hat with spot of Red” during World Allergy week 2019, to raise awareness of how to prevent and manage allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). Please send through pics to Facebook and Twitter @SAAllergy
Be sure to listen to our World Allergy Week Public Service Announcements on Cape Talk Radio and our medical professionals will be having many interviews over the various media channels. We will keep you posted. #BridgingTheGap #WorldAllergyWeek
World PI Week (22 – 29th April 2019)
Test, Diagnose and Treat! AFSA and PINSA will be supporting our World Primary Immunodeficiency partners again creating awareness around PID in South Africa. #WorldPIWeek
Hereditary Angioedema SA (HAE) 2019 Meeting
Professors Jonny Peter and Mike Levin will be hosting the HAE annual get together on Thursday 14th March 2019 at 2.30pm for 3pm at the UCT Lung Institute in Cape Town. This will be an opportunity to catch up on all the latest exciting updates from the past year and to share any questions you may have. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org #BridgingTheGap @haesouthafrica
Allergen Baker Competition Winners!
Congratulations to our winners Bongiwe Mavimbela and Lichelle Cook and thank you to all who liked and shared our page to participate in the competition. Be sure to watch our page for more competitions.
Understanding Allergy for Medical Professionals
REGISTER FOR THE AFSA – PRACTICAL ALLERGY IN PRIMARY CARE PRE-CONGRESS WORKSHOP
(Joint ALLSA/SATS/CWIG 2019 Congress)
Early Bird Fee | R1500 until 30 March 2019.
Location CSIR Pretoria.
TO REGISTER PLEASE VISIT WWW.CHALLENGINGBELIEFS.CO.ZA
Misleading label causes allergic reaction in toddler. Please always read labels!
Podcast – A Cape Town mother and medical doctor by profession has a 2-year-old daughter who is allergic to casein (protein found in cows’ milk). The mother purchased an almond milk powder thinking that this would be a suitable alternative to cow’s milk for her daughter. The product label indicated that the almond milk was naturally lactose and soya free which led her to believe that the product would also be free of cow’s milk. As a result, she did not read the ingredient list on the back of the product label which listed casein as an ingredient. Read more here