Allergy & Asthma Network (AAN) and the American Latex Allergy Association (ALAA) are offering two, patient-centric, free webinars about latex allergies in October.

The latex allergy webinars will be hosted by experts from the two patient advocacy networks and will air on October 6 and 7 and will include information on latex allergies at home, in healthcare, and how some food allergies can interact.

“These webinars will be eye-opening,” says Sandra Gawchik, DO, board-certified allergist with Allergy & Asthma Associates, medical advisory board member of the American Latex Allergy Association, and an Anaphylaxis Community Expert (ACE) in Upland, Pennsylvania. “There are more than 40,000 latex-containing products available worldwide, and the more you are exposed to latex, the greater chance you have of developing an allergy to it. This year’s theme, ‘Be Aware…Latex Can Be Everywhere’ is essential for raising awareness.”

Two classes coinciding with Latex Allergy Awareness Month.

The first Latex Allergy Awareness Month webinar, Be Aware: Latex Allergy Anaphylaxis Is Still Here, will provide an overview of latex allergy, natural rubber latex products, and the importance of avoidance and education. Presented by Dr. Gawchik, it will be held on Tuesday, October 6 at 7 p.m. ET.

The second webinar, The Why Behind Latex Allergy and Cross-Reactive Food, will look at how some fruits and vegetables can trigger an allergic reaction in people with latex allergy. Presented by Thomas Grier, PhD, Senior Research Scientist and Director of Allergen Development at Greer Labs in Lenoir, North Carolina, it will be held on Wednesday, October 7 at 7 p.m. ET.

To register for the webinars and attend online, visit

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