The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) launched on June 2012 its Food Allergy Campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness of the sharp increase of anaphylaxis in children, an allergic reaction that is severe and potentially life-threatening. It aims at educating the public to recognise the symptoms and its triggers, and to teach methods of how to react in case of emergency, e.g. by using an adrenaline pen.
The campaign will go from June 2012 – 2013 and thought out the year, the following documents will be launched:
- International Minimum Standards for the Allergic Child at School – on going
- Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Guidelines Public Declaration, during Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Meting, FAAM 2013, in Nice, France
- Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Guidelines, during the EAACI – WAO Congress 2013 in Milan
The Food Allergy Campaign is also supported by the EAACI Patients Organisations Committee, with more than 25 country representatives from across Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, Asia and Oceania.
Anaphylaxis is an allergic reaction that can be severe and potentially life threating. So be ready to react on time, and learn and teach others how to use your adrenaline pen. It can save your life.
Learn to recognise the symptoms and the triggers. Implement them in your daily life to improving your quality of life. And remember, if you are not sure about some food, just do not eat it!
EAACI would like to thank the following supporters for providing an unrestricted educational grant: