SPORTS INJURIES CLINIC
For the fourth year, Novant Health will hold after-hours Black and Blue Clinics from now through Nov. 14, for high school students with sports injuries such as concussions, sprains, cuts and broken bones. The clinics will be at Novant Health Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine in Matthews 10-11 p.m. Fridays and at Novant Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, 19485 Old Jetton Road, Cornelius, 9-10 a.m. Saturdays. Walk-ins welcome; most insurance plans accepted.
For details about the Friday clinics, call 704-384-8441; about the Saturday clinics, 704-316-1830.
FOOD ALLERGY SYMPOSIUM
A free Charlotte Food Allergy Symposium will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at ImaginOn, 300 E. Seventh St. Five speakers will include Drs. Maeve O’Connor and Jennifer Caicedo, Charlotte allergists. Topics will include reading food labels, administering epinephrine to counteract anaphylactic shock and how to deal with “food allergy bullying.” The symposium is sponsored by Food Allergy Research & Education and Allergy Asthma & Immunology Relief. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.aairofcharlotte.com/?page_id=3464 Karen Garloch
The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter will host its 15th annual North Carolina Lupus Summit 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel, 3315 Scott Futrell Drive. Shanelle Gabriel, HBO Def Poet, singer and activist, will be the keynote speaker. She was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus in 2004. The conference cost is $20 per person, including lunch. Register by Oct. 16 at 877-849-8271, ext. 1, or http://www.lupus.org/northcarolina/events/entry/15th-annual-nc-lupus-summit. Karen Garloch