When Should I Use Epinephrine? Why Am I Afraid of It?

Speaker: Jonathan Spergel, MD, PhD

Monday, December 12, 2016

Knowing when to use epinephrine is vital, but sometimes fear can get in the way of planning. This webinar will review the symptoms of allergic reaction to food, the indications for using epinephrine, and how epinephrine works in the body. Participants will explore worries that can interfere with the use of epinephrine and learn how fear of epinephrine is not supported by the evidence.

Jonathan Spergel

Jonathan Spergel, MD, PhD, is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and Chief of the Allergy Section and Director of the Center for Pediatric Eosinophilic Disorders at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Spergel is a fellow in the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and the American Association of Pediatrics. An expert in food allergy, atopic dermatitis, and eosinophilic esophagitis, he has published over 130 articles in the field. Funding for this webinar was made possible in part through a 2016 grant from Mylan Specialty, L.P.


The slides from the presentation can be viewed here.