CSACI Podcast – The Allergist

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Episode 14: Demystifying Hives: Autoimmunity, Treatment, and the Journey Forward

Join us in this episode where Dr. Moshe Ben-Shoshan tackles the intriguing world of chronic urticaria; cutting through common misconceptions, and walking us through the latest in diagnostic strategies and management options for hives. From the targeted effectiveness of second-generation antihistamines to the advanced treatment possibilities offered by biologics like omalizumab, and even the role of immunosuppressants such as cyclosporine. 

(April 2, 2024)

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Episode 13: Climate Change and Allergies: Navigating the New not-Normal

In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Adam Byrne, an expert allergist and clinical immunologist, to unravel the complex relationship between climate change and allergic diseases. Dr. Byrne sheds light on how rising global temperatures, increased pollution, and changing ecosystems are not just environmental issues but are directly impacting the prevalence and severity of allergic conditions. (March 19, 2024)

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Episode 12: Food Allergies: Myths, Medicine, and Moving Forward

Dr. David Stukus, a leading pediatric allergist and clinical immunologist from Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, joins us this episode to dive into the critical issues surrounding food allergy diagnostics and the latest  advancements in treatment options, including developments in the field of oral immunotherapy (OIT) and the recent FDA approval of Omalizumab for food allergies. (March 5, 2024)

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Episode 11: Charting the Course: Dr. Abdurrahman’s Prescription for Medical Leadership

On this episode of “The Allergist”, we explore what leadership in medicine actually means with Dr. Zainab Abdurrahman, an accomplished allergist and clinical immunologist. Dr. Abdurrahman, who wears many hats including that of an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at McMaster University and the incoming president-elect of the Ontario Medical Association, shares her insights on what it means to be a leader in the medical field. (February 20, 2024)

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Episode 10: Are Allergy Ladders Baked into Immunotherapy?

On this episode of “The Allergist”, we’re  climbing  the  food  ladder with  Dr. Douglas Mack, a pediatric allergy, asthma, and immunology specialist. Dr. Mack brings his expertise to the table, discussing the nuances of milk and egg allergies in children. Are all allergies created equal? Spoiler alert: they’re not. (February 6, 2024)

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Episode 9: Don't Fear the QI: Embracing Change with Dr. Victoria Cook

Join us in a fast paced conversation with Dr. Victoria Cook, a trailblazer in Quality Improvement, as we discuss how QI is not just reshaping patient care but also revitalizing the healthcare workforce by mitigating burnout. (January 23, 2024)

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Episode 8: A Journey Through Top Articles of 2023 with Dr. Matthew Greenhawt

Join us on this eye-opening episode, where we explore the latest breakthroughs in allergy and immunology with Dr. Matthew Greenhawt as he walks us through the pivotal articles of 2023 that are redefining the field. (January 9, 2024)

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Episode 7: Deep Dive into Allergic Rhinitis Guidelines

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Venture  into  the  realm  of  allergic  rhinitis  as  we welcome   Dr. Anne Ellis, co-author of the latest Canadian guidelines for this common condition, to unravel the complexities of this disease and explore the latest treatment protocols. (December 19, 2023)

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Episode 6: Eosinophilic Esophagitis Untangled

Join us in an enlightening conversation with Dr. Edmond Chan, a leading voice in eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Dive into the ever-evolving landscape of this intriguing condition and explore the latest in medical management. (December 5, 2023)

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Episode 5: Beyond the myth: Unveiling the Reality of Penicillin Allergy

Expert allergy and immunology specialist Dr. Ana-Maria Copaescu joins us on this episode of The Allergist to unravel the intricacies of penicillin allergy, a commonly misunderstood health concern. (November 21, 2023)

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Episode 4: Marvels and Misconceptions of the Immune System

Join us as we delve into the intricate world of immunodeficiency with pediatric immunologist and allergist, Dr. Rae Brager. In a conversation that illuminates the often-overlooked complexities of the immune system, a light is shed on the multifaceted nature of immunodeficiencies, from battling infections to immune dysregulation. (November 7, 2023)

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Episode 3: Your Comprehensive Guide to Atopic Dermatitis

Dive deep into the realm of skin health as we sit down with Dr. Vipul Jain to untangle the intricacies of atopic dermatitis, commonly known as eczema, on this instalment of “The Allergist.” Shed light on the myths, distinguish the reality, and explore the best therapeutic avenues for this prevalent skin condition. (October 24, 2023)

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Episode 2: Home Management of Anaphylaxis: New Understanding and Evolving Perspectives

Venture into the heart of anaphylaxis matters as Dr. Elissa Abrams, a recognized expert on severe allergic reactions, dispels doubts, dismantles misconceptions, and offers an in-depth understanding of anaphylaxis and its evolving treatments. (October 10, 2023)

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At-Home Management of Food-Induced Anaphylaxis Statement

Episode 1: Going Beyond The Blue Inhaler


As we navigate through peak asthma week, we sit down with Dr. Andrew O’Keefe, a renowned allergist and clinical immunologist from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to dive deep into the myths and misunderstandings surrounding asthma and the array of medications available. (September 26, 2023)

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Welcome to your allergy lifeline…”The Allergist.”  A show that separates myth from medicine.

Hosted by Dr. Mariam Hanna, every episode of The Allergist is designed for YOU – the medical professional aiming to stay on the cutting edge of allergy care. In this podcast, we’ll clarify, correct, and, most importantly, contextualize the latest evidence.