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The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, New England Chapter is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the control and cure of asthma and allergies. We help people live active, healthy lives with asthma and allergies, including food allergies.

Speaker Series Webinar: Food Allergies: Have a Question? Ask the Allergist!
Presented by Michael, Pistiner, MD, MMSc.

Date: June 12, 2024
Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
*Registration is free*

Register HERE!

Some questions that will be discussed:

  • How are food allergies diagnosed?
  • What Causes the Symptoms of a Food Allergic Reaction?
  • Why is Epinephrine used to Treat Anaphylaxis?
  • What are some “Tips” for Managing Food Allergies?
  • Can all food allergies be outgrown?
  • Are there new Treatments for Food Allergies?

Join us for this informative webinar “conversation” as Dr. Michael Pistiner discusses all things food allergy! Bring your Questions!


Date: November 1st
Time: 6-9:30pm
Location: UMass Club Boston
One Beacon Street, 32nd Floor, Boston
Parking: $8, One Beacon Garage (Special Event Price)

 

Tickets Available for Purchase HERE!

 

We will honor our 2024 Champions of the Asthma & Allergy Community!

 

Hans Oettgen, MD, PhD 
Professor, Pediatric Immunology at Harvard Medical School, Deputy Chief, Department of Pediatrics, Associate Chief, Division of Immunology and Harvard Medical School Dean for Academic Programs at Boston Children’s Hospital.

 

 

Aleena Banerji, MD
Professor, Harvard Medical School and Clinical Director of the Allergy and Clinical Immunology Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.

 

Cindy Guo, CPhT
Certified Pharmacy Technician and Medication Access Coordinator at Boston Medical Center.

 



Take a Breath: Asthma Education Resources:

Download and print!


Run with Team AAFANE in the 2024 ASICS Falmouth Road Race! 


Exciting News! AAFA New England has been selected for the third year in a row as a “Numbers for Nonprofits” charity organization to participate in the 2024 ASICS Falmouth Road Race scheduled for Sunday, August 18, 2024!

More Exciting News: We have a limited number of Bibs left for runners to fill Team AAFANE 2024!

If you are interested in joining Team AAFANE and running in the ASICS Falmouth Road Race on August 18th to support AAFA New England, please contact Team Captain Meghan Neri at meghan.neri26@gmail.com.


Fall Gala 2023 Photos!

To view Fall Gala 2023 photos, including those of our Keynote Speaker and three Champions of the Asthma and Allergy Community and attendees click here.

Click Here to View Photos


AAFA New England is actively engaging in advocacy outreach to help all those affected by Allergies and Asthma by supporting the following bills in both the Massachusetts and Federal Government.


AAFA New England ADVOCACY

MA H.2393: An Act Relative to Improving Asthma in Schools

MA S.293: An Act Ensuring Safe Patient Access to Emergency Care “Laura’s Law”

MA S.1389: An Act to Improve Food Allergy Awareness

MA S.299: An Act to Establish Food Allergy Plans

US Federal Bills:  CDC’s National Asthma Control Act; Elijah J. Cummings Family Asthma Act, S.578 FASTER Act


Resources

Download and print!
AAAAI Food Allergy Stages of Development
College Allergy Resource Document
RSV/Covid/Flu Symptom Comparison


Be Smart and Breathe Easy Asthma Program

In 2018, AAFA New England conducted the “Be Smart and Breathe Easy Asthma Program” in three inner-city Boston schools. Original resource documents were created to help schools manage their students affected by this chronic condition. These resources, written in both English and Spanish, address both disease management and asthma environmental trigger remediation. It is our goal that these resource documents will extend our reach to help improve the quality of life for students with the diagnosis of asthma.

Click here to access these resources for your own information.


Educational Webinar ProgramRegister for our next Event!


Click here to view past Speaker Series events.

Food Allergies: Advances in Treatment
May 14th at 7:00pm

Current Therapies, Clinical Trials in Progress, Future Therapies in the Pipeline

Speaker Series Environmental Allergies and Healthcare Journaling
December 5th at 7:00pm

Role of the environment on asthma (Healthcare journaling section is not included in the recording)

Beyond Tuskegee
October 26 at 4:00pm

Beyond Tuskegee: The Impact of Institutional Trustworthiness and Everyday Racism on Racial Diversity in Research in Allergies and Asthma

Planning for College with Food Allergies

April 18th at 7:00pm

Making the transition to college when you also have food allergies can require extra thought and planning. This webinar featured current college students with food allergies who shared their strategies for making a successful transition from high school to college.

And download our College Allergy Research Document HERE!

Tips for Managing Food Allergies at Each Developmental Stage

November 14th at 7:00pm

This presentation provided age-specific, evidence-based and practical recommendations for managing and coping with food allergies at different developmental stages, provided strategies for gradually involving children in food allergy management over time, and introduced the Food Allergy Stages Educational Handouts created by the AAAAI Adverse Reactions to Foods Committee, a new educational resource for caregivers.

Food Allergies and Restaurants: Strategies for Eating Out Safely

October 13th at 7:00pm

A panel of experts discussed best practices for eating out and traveling with food allergies. As well as information about ongoing advocacy work and how restaurants are working to help people with food allergies enjoy eating out.

Food Allergy Clinical Trials: All Your Questions Answered

June 6th at 7:00pm

Dr. Rima Rachid explains food allergy clinical trials and explores cutting-edge trials currently taking place!

Clear and Effective Patient and Caregiver Conversations – 

Andrea Rodriguez explored how to elevate patient engagement and the importance of health-literate discussions.

April 20th at 12:00 pm

Changes in Health Insurance – Coverage and Costs

November 18th at 7:00pm

Andrea Rodriguez, RN, BSN explores how changes in health insurance may affect your coverage and costs to gain an understanding of Health Insurance Terms, listen to examples of Health Insurance Options, know when you can change Your Health Insurance Plan and learn how to decide between Health Insurance Options.

Disparities in the Healthcare Delivery System: Part II

Tuesday, October 26th, 12:00 pm via Zoom

A panel of three doctors: Dr. Quindelyn Cook, Dr. Margee Louisias: Director of Diversity and Inclusion with the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dr. Lakiea Wright, Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital discussed social determinants of health, structural racism, and implicit bias play major roles in preventing health equity. Over the past decade, there have been some advances in U.S. public policy, health care and research, but racial gaps in asthma and allergy outcomes have not changed. Minority groups continue to bear disproportionate hardship in managing asthma and allergies. A panel of three doctors will have a roundtable discussion on health disparities as they relate to asthma and allergies.

Food Allergy Science Institute (FASI) with Dr.Chris Olsen June 

Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 7:00 – 8:00 pm via Zoom

AAFA New England was proud to host Dr.Chris Olsen, Co-Founder and Executive Chair of The Food Allergy Science Institute (FASI), which brings together experts across disciplines to discover the underlying mechanisms of food allergies with the goal of unlocking the field and bringing new possibilities for diagnostics, prevention and treatment.

Evaluation and Management of Difficult to Control Eczema w/Dr. Jordan Scott

Thursday, May 20, 2021, 7:00 – 8:00 pm via Zoom

Dr. Scott reviewed the multiple triggers of difficult to control eczema and the differential diagnosis including skin barrier problems, infectious triggers, food triggers, environmental and contact allergen triggers, and management strategies.

Health Care Disparities in the Asthma and Allergy Community
Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Online via Zoom.

This program discusses how social determinants of health, structural racism, and implicit bias play major roles in preventing health equity. Over the past decade, there have been some advances in U.S. public policy, health care, and research, but racial gaps in asthma and allergy outcomes have not changed. Minority groups continue to bear disproportionate hardship in managing asthma and allergies. A panel of four doctors will have a roundtable discussion on health disparities as they relate to asthma and allergies. Watch the recording here.

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COVID-19 Resource Information Page

AAFA New England recognizes that the community we serve is particularly concerned about the impact of COVID-19. We too are concerned about the health and safety of people with asthma and allergies and their families. We have compiled some information you may find useful. As always, we recommend you visit reputable websites such as the CDC and WHO to get the most up-to-day and accurate information. COVID-19 Resources>

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Disclaimer:  The information on this website is for informational and educational purposes only. It should not be used as a substitute for responsible professional care to diagnose and treat specific symptoms. Consult a qualified health care provider for advice about your specific situation.  Donations received from our generous sponsors for unrestricted support of AAFA New England educational programs do not imply endorsement of their products.