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A Complete Guide To Caring For Patients With Food Allergies

Join us on Feb. 25th for a FREE webinar event.

Looking to learn how you can better serve patients that suffer from food allergies?

You’re in the right place.

The Food Allergy Treatment Center is offering continuing education through the Medical Association of the State of Alabama. This continuing education virtual webinar is designed to provide physicians and other health care staff with a practical and timely overview of the important developments in food allergy and treatment options. The course will cover a review of food allergy diagnosis, management, including anaphylaxis management, and available treatment options. Adequate time after each session will permit time for questions and discussion.

This educational activity is designed for those who evaluate, diagnose, and manage patients with food allergies. This includes, but is not limited to, those who specialize in family medicine, urgent care, internal medicine, pediatrics, and ENT. Also encouraged to attend are nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and registered nurses. If interested, allied health professionals and industry representatives can also benefit from this course.

 

Session Schedule

Introduction to Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis

6:00 PM – Presented by Dr. Sunena Argo, MD
This session will review IgE-mediated food allergies and their epidemiology and clinical features as well as provide updates on diagnosis and initial management. Acute treatment of food allergy induced anaphylaxis will also be explored.

Early Introduction – Leap Study

6:30 PM – Presented by Dr. Sunena Argo, MD
This session will review the Leap Study and its recommendations for early introduction of peanut in infants. The presenter will discuss best practices for evaluation of these infants as well as safe food introduction.

Sublingual Immunotherapy for Peanut

7:00 PM – Presented by Erin Cuzzort, CRNP
This session will familiarize participants with a treatment option for infants and toddlers in whom it is not safe to introduce peanut or who have had a reaction to peanut after introduction.

Treatment Options – Oral Immunotherapy (OIT)

7:30 PM – Presented by Dr. Sunena Argo, MD
This session will focus on treatment options for patients with IgE-mediated food allergies, including the recently FDA approved peanut treatment Palforzia.

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OUR PRESENTERS

Dr. Carolyn Comer, MD

Dr. Sunena Argo

Dr. Sunena Argo grew up in Birmingham, Alabama where she graduated from Jefferson County IB School, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the University of Alabama School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, AR. She then moved to Kansas City, MO to complete her Allergy and Immunology Fellowship at the University of Missouri Kansas City and Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. After completing her training, she returned home to Birmingham to begin her practice. Dr. Argo is board certified in Pediatrics and Allergy and Immunology. She is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Argo is passionate about the development and natural course of food allergy in children. Her goal is to appropriately identify the food allergen(s) and guide patients through lifestyle modifications at home and school as well as follow their long-term outcomes.

Her other clinical interests include asthma, allergies, immunodeficiency, and chronic urticarial. She strives to build a long-term relationship with her patients by developing a team approach with the patients to manage their disease. This approach includes listening to patient concerns, answering questions, formulating a plan, and educating patients about their disease. She hopes this relationship leads to improvement in her patient’s quality of life. Dr. Argo lives in Pelham with her husband, children, and dog. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, the outdoors, and photography.

Erin Cuzzort, CRNP

Erin Cuzzort, CRNP, is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner, working in collaborative practice with Dr. Weily Soong and Dr. Sunena Argo. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Working at Children’s of Alabama in many nursing positions, Erin gained over a decade of nursing experience with a clinical background in pediatrics. Erin has also served as a preceptor and clinical instructor for undergrad nursing students at UAB and Wallace State Community College. As a nurse practitioner, Erin’s goal is to provide the most up- to–date, evidence based medicine to her patients. She is committed to educating her patients and encourages active involvement from the patient in their own care. She enjoys developing relationships with patients and their families and enjoys seeing the improvement in their quality of life. Erin is from Biloxi, Mississippi, but has resided in Birmingham for over a decade. In her free time Erin enjoys spending time with her husband and pets, winter sports, traveling, and cooking. She is also passionate about fitness and exercise.

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Food Allergy Treatment Center


509 Brookwood Boulevard, Suite 101
Homewood, AL 35209

Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM