Category: Partner news

Food Allergy Canada promotes improved management of food allergies on campus

On September 15, 2015, the second day of her first year of university, 18-year-old Andrea Mariano died of an anaphylactic reaction after consuming a smoothie that she bought on campus. In response to this tragedy, AllerGen’s legacy partner Food Allergy

CHILD spotlighted at national child & youth health summit

AllerGen’s CHILD Study was in the spotlight at the 2018 Sandbox Summit, held April 12 in downtown Toronto. The Study was held up at the event as a success story in an area of social concern where otherwise Canada has

Graduate Student Awards fund innovative asthma research

Asthma Canada and AllerGen are pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of their partnered Graduate Student Research Awards, granted as part of Asthma Canada’s National Research Program. L to R: Danay Maestre-Batlle (The University of British Columbia), Thomas Mahood (University

AllerGen researchers recognized for excellence by CSACI

Four AllerGen investigators were recently recognized with awards by the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI) at that organization’s 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting. Dr. Susan Waserman was named the inaugural recipient of the Milton Gold Memorial Lectureship, “presented

Allergy Pals going strong

On August 11, 2017, student Benjamin Cruickshank and his mom, Allison, met with AllerGen staff to share how the Allergy Pals program for kids with food allergies has had an impact on their lives. “I love Allergy Pals,” says 11-year-old

Asthma Canada and AllerGen partner for new graduate student research award

Asthma Canada and AllerGen have established a new National Research Program to help young scientists pursue research into early-onset and late-onset asthma. The program will grant two awards to Masters-level (MSc/MScN) student researchers, and two awards to PhD-level student researchers.

Food Allergy Canada takes lead in McDonald’s menu controversy

Changes at one of the country’s oldest fast-food franchises have sparked controversy around food allergens and restaurant policies. McDonald’s Canada recently announced that all food products sold in its restaurants “may contain peanuts, tree nuts or other allergens” as the

Randy Yatscoff wins lifetime achievement award for Canadian entrepreneurship

Dr. Randy Yatscoff, a key member of the AllerGen network since 2010, has been awarded the Startup Canada Adam Chowaniec Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated an “outstanding impact and enduring legacy” in

AllerGen investigators honoured by CSACI

Two AllerGen investigators were honoured at the Awards Dinner of the 2016 Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI) Annual Scientific Meeting held September 29 – October 2, 2016, in Montreal, QC. Dr. Bruce Mazer (McGill University) received the

AllerGen partner launches new anaphylaxis training course

Food Allergy Canada—the community-based advocacy, information, education and research organization and valued AllerGen partner—has launched a new online training course for parents and caregivers entitled: “Anaphylaxis in the Community: What Parents and Others Need to Know.” Developed with Leap Learning Technologies

AllerGen speakers featured at AQIA Annual Meeting

AllerGen Scientific Director Dr. Judah Denburg and research leader Dr. Susan Elliott were among the presenters featured at the 6th Annual Meeting of (AQIA), held 30 September 2015 in Quebec City. The theme of the meeting was “Food Allergen Management:

New report on Canadian anaphylaxis and allergic reactions in the emergency department

How many Canadians visit emergency departments (ED) each year due to allergic reactions and anaphylaxis? Are the numbers growing? Which months are the most common for anaphylactic emergencies? How have prescription patterns for epinephrine auto-injectors changed over time? A new

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