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Saturday, November 12 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Anaphylactic Emergency: Teaching Adolescents Preparedness

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When it comes to food allergies, preparedness can mean the difference between life and death. This talk will cover ways that medical professionals are using techonology to fill the knowledge gaps for people battling food allergies, both as sufferers and support systems.

Dr. Gallagher will present data about the most effective teaching methods for teenage patients and his plan for using a smartphone training tool to implement those methods. Dr. Eldridge will introduce an app that she created to teach parents, caregivers, and patients how and when to use epinephrine.

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Christina Eldridge, MD

Dr. Eldredge is board-certified in Family Medicine, and has a personal interest in food allergies, stemming from her daughter's diagnosis with a peanut allergy. At the time of diagnosis, she was appalled by the lack of training provided to parents and patients for dealing with food allergy emergencies, which led her to begin development of an app aimed at teaching parents and other caregivers how and when to use epinephrine. Dr. Eldridge... Read More →
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Joel Gallagher, MD

Dr. Gallagher is currently an Asthma/Allergy Fellow at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. He specializes in food allergies and immunodeficiencies. After graduating from medical school at the University of Arkansas, he completed a pediatric residency in Charlotte, North Carolina at Levine Children's Hospital before moving to Milwaukee for fellowship. He is board-certified... Read More →

Saturday November 12, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
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