What Food Allergies Mean for Pharmacists
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET
Individuals and families managing food allergy know that knowledge is the key to keeping their families safe while shopping at the grocery store. But learning about how to stay safe at the drug store can be just as important, and pharmacists have a vital role to play. In this webinar, two pharmacists will walk us through food allergy basics and the role of the healthcare provider in keeping parents/caregivers up to date on the latest research. They will highlight hidden allergens in common drug store purchases such as medications and personal care items and will showcase the importance of open communication between the pharmacist and patient/consumer. This presentation is packed with information that you might not know and won’t want to miss!
This webinar is approved for 2.0 hours of live CE credits (0.2 CEU) for pharmacists through ACPE. In order to claim credits, please visit foodallergyacademy.org to complete the pre-test prior to 5:59PM EST on April 15, 2021. If you have any questions or need further assistance, contact Tiffany Leon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Speakers
Wiyanna K. Bruck, PharmD
Wiyanna K. Bruck is a clinical pharmacist as well as an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at a private accelerated pharmacy school. After graduating from pharmacy school in 2009 and completing a pharmacy residency, Wiyanna has worked at several community and large teaching hospitals, including Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Over the years her passion has grown for appropriate patient care in the realms of pediatric and infectious diseases. Her youngest son, who is now four, was diagnosed at two months old with six severe food allergies. This has focused her attention on food allergy awareness in educational and healthcare settings. Wiyanna’s research interests include antimicrobial stewardship and food allergy awareness. She is board certified in pharmacotherapy, infectious diseases and pediatric pharmacotherapy.
Tiffany Davis, PharmD
Tiffany Davis currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Marshall University School of Pharmacy located in Huntington, West Virginia. She began practicing as a community pharmacist immediately after receiving a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy in 2002. Dr. Davis has experience in both long-term care and community pharmacy practice, including more than 10 years as a Pharmacist-In-Charge. Dr. Davis’ research aims are to learn how food allergies impact medication selection and overall patient safety. She intends to use her research to increase awareness and help create relevant practices leading to better patient care. Her research goals grew out of personal necessity after her son was diagnosed with numerous severe food allergies. Dr. Davis is a volunteer food allergy cooking instructor and has organized multiple events designed to benefit children with food allergies, diabetes and other restrictive diets.