Newsletters

AllerGen’s newsletters provide quarterly updates on the activities and accomplishments of the Network, its investigators, trainees and partners

reAction provides Network participants and national and international partners with the latest news in AllerGen’s research portfolio, partnerships, commercialization, knowledge mobilization and networking activities.

Most recent issue: June 2018

Airways offers investigators and trainees in AllerGen’s HQP program a chance to share news about their successes and to learn about new training and professional development opportunities.

Most recent issue: December 2016

AgendaW14 Agenda provides AllerGen Network members news about their fellow researchers; trainees; partner activities and accomplishments; recent and up-coming events of relevance to the Network; and AllerGen program developments.

Most recent issue: Winter 2014

nn Network News provides Network participants and national and international partners with up-to-the-moment breaking AllerGen news and announcements via concise, timely email alerts.

Most recent release: 17/09/2018

past releases


17/09/2018: Household cleaners may cause obesity in young children


14/09/2018: 2019 Research Conference: Register soon


11/09/2018: Reminder: MHMA deadline


07/09/2018: Epinephrine underused during anaphylaxis outside of hospital


28/08/2018: Instagram promotes positive attitudes towards breastfeeding


22/08/2018: UPDATE: Michelle Harkness Mentorship Award


22/08/2018: Remembering Michelle Harkness, one year later


07/08/2018: CHILD Study: Maternal depression higher among certain ethnic minorities


02/08/2018: CHILD research finds Lung Clearance Index effective at detecting infant lung problems


31/07/2018: Remembering Michelle Harkness, one year later


09/07/2018: CHILD Study finds infants who sleep less may have lower cognitive and language skills by age two


03/07/2018: Breastmilk sugars known as HMOs may help prevent food allergies


12/06/2018: ReAction June 2018


04/06/2018: Infant feeding method influences baby’s gut bacteria, risk of overweight


16/05/2018: Call for Applications: Graduate Student Research Awards


14/05/2018: Call for Abstracts: CSACI-AllerGen Abstract Competition


01/05/2018: Deep, Single-Cell Profiling by Mass Cytometry (CyTOF) Webinar


25/04/2018: Chatelaine shares CHILD food allergy research results


25/04/2018: Call for Applications: Michelle Harkness Mentorship Award (MHMA)


22/03/2018: Call for Applications: AllerGen – CAAIF Emerging Clinician-Scientist Research Fellowship


22/03/2018: Pushing Data Uphill: Overcoming Barriers to Large-scale Biomedical Data Use Webinar


20/03/2018: Blood test to predict asthmatic response; mother’s distress & her baby’s allergy risk


07/03/2018: Exclusive breastfeeding in hospital associated with longer breastfeeding duration


27/02/2018: Graduate Student Research Awards fund innovative asthma research


26/02/2018: NCE funding outcome


22/02/2018: C-sections and gut bacteria increase risk of childhood obesity


12/02/2018:Undergraduate Summer Studentships Application


07/02/2018: Bioinformatics for Discovery & Global Collaborations Webinar


31/01/2018: AllerGen’s 12th Trainee Symposium


26/01/2018: AllerGen’s 2019 Research Conference


23/01/2018: CHILD Study awarded over $9M


22/01/2018: inFLAME 7th Annual Workshop


02/01/2018: Drug allergies mistreated and undiagnosed: new study


22/12/2017: AllerGen investigators contribute to asthma genetics discovery


19/12/2017: Microbial “signatures” in first 100 days of life may protect against asthma


13/12/2017: AllerGen’s first digital annual report


11/12/2017: C-CARE: Anaphylactic kids exposed to food allergens despite adult supervision


05/12/2017: New fellowship & grant opportunities from CAAIF


27/11/2017: Asthma in infant boys may eventually be preventable


15/11/2017: Asthma predictable at age one and stress in pregnancy may affect a baby’s immune system


30/10/2017: Asthma risk lower with direct breastfeeding


11/10/2017: New genetic clue to peanut allergy


2/10/2017: CIC-tested a “game-changing, blockbuster” asthma drug


21/09/2017: Breastmilk hormones may help prevent obesity in infants


12/09/2017: Protecting against peanut allergy in children


07/09/2017: The Asthma Canada/AllerGen Graduate Student Research Award deadline


05/09/2017: A short introduction to CANUE (Webinar)


25/08/2017: Remembering Michelle Harkness


24/08/2017: Canadian allergists/immunologists comment on recent Australian oral immunotherapy study


21/08/2017: ReAction August 2017


02/08/2017: Asthma Canada and AllerGen partnered to co-fund graduate student research awards


31/07/2017: The CHILD Study website


09/05/2017: ReAction May 2017


16/09/2016: Dr. Judah Denburg appointed as Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellow


13/09/2016: Online voting for the 2016 AllerGen HQP Video Competition opens


02/09/2016: Researchers find possible key to fibrosis in mouse model of Crohn’s disease


25/08/2016: Reminder for the CSACI Annual Scientific Meeting in Montréal


09/08/2016: AllerGen experts cited in Globe story, “Let them eat dirt” book, and new federal report on food allergy


04/08/2016: Airways August 2016


14/07/2016: Director of AllerGen’s CHILD Study awarded J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine


30/06/2016: ReAction June 2016


08/06/2016: Success Stories Spring 2016


25/05/2016: Prenatal fruit consumption boosts babies’ cognitive development: CHILD Study data


09/05/2016: Diet soft drinks during pregnancy affect infant BMI, Dr. Param Nair awarded 2016 Bastable-Potts Research Prize


02/05/2016: Three CHILD-related projects awarded CIHR grants


22/04/2016: Tim Caulfield wins 2015 Science in Society Book Award


21/04/2016: Anaphylaxis cases increasing among children: C-CARE


20/04/2016: CIHR highlights gut bacteria research in new online feature


11/04/2016: Planning for Policy Impact (Webinar Reminder)


29/03/2016: Planning for Policy Impact (Webinar Reminder)


22/03/2016ReAction March 2016


16/03/2016: Preliminary Program for AllerGen’s 2016 Research Conference


09/03/2016: Experiences of a Scientific Entrepreneur (Webinar Reminder)


09/03/2016: New Chair appointed to AllerGen’s AETOAC Committee


22/02/2016: Experiences of a Scientific Entrepreneur (Webinar)


11/02/2016: AllerGen 2016 Research Conference deadlines


08/02/2016: Early childhood wheezing increases teen asthma risk


27/01/2016: How to Attract Research Investment Partners (Webinar)


15/01/2016: CHILD video wins first place in CIHR contest


07/01/2016: Microbiome seeding begins in the womb


16/12/2015: Airways December 2015


11/12/2015: Head of AllerGen’s CIC named new Dean of McMaster’s Faculty of Health Sciences


09/12/2015: Best wishes for the 2015 Holiday Season


02/12/2015: 2014-2015 Annual Report now available


19/11/2015: ReAction November 2015


17/11/2015: NCE confirms AllerGen funding to 2019


03/11/2015: CIHR announces launch of two key annual funding opportunities


29/10/2015: New estimates of food allergy prevalence in Canada, Allerject® epinephrine autoinjector recall


15/10/2015: Enhance the Sustainability and Impact of your Research (Webinar)


13/10/2015: Use of antibiotics during childbirth affects infant gut microbiota


30/09/2015: Link discovered between infant gut bacteria and asthma


21/09/2015: Dr. Paul O’Byrne inducted as Fellow of CAHS


11/08/2015: ReAction August 2015


10/07/2015: AllerGen team launches air quality website for PanAm Games


09/07/2015: Introducing the CHILD Study whiteboard video


28/05/2015: ReAction May 2015


27/05/2015: Airways May 2015


22/05/2015: AllerGen HQP Video Competition Results


07/05/2015: CHILD Study shows infant exposure to air pollution increases risk for allergies


01/05/2015: AllerGen HQP research video voting


23/04/2015: Scientific Director speaks at UBC Biomedical Research Centre


14/04/2015: AllerGen Investigators Awarded Canada Research Chairs


06/04/2015: AllerGen’s 2016 Research Conference


01/04/2015: Assessing environmental exposures: a new CHILD Study publication


24/03/2015: Genetic and epigenetic epidemiology findings (Seminar/Webinar)


04/03/2015: Infant gut bacteria and food sensitization: associations in the first year of life


24/02/2015: When is the best time to introduce peanuts?


20/02/2015: CIHR highlights Traffic pollution, Asthma and Genetics (TAG) study


22/12/2014: HQP Video Competition


19/12/2014: SyMBIOTA team wins publication award for paper’s relevance to clinical practice


05/12/2014: $25,000 CAAIF grant supports allergy and immunology research


27/11/2014: NCE Newsletter highlights CHILD Study


05/11/2014: 2013–2014 Annual Report


24/10/2014: AllerGen’s Tim Caulfield on CBC’s Marketplace tonight


03/10/2014: AllerGen awards $250,000 for advanced allergy research


09/09/2014: Fewer food allergies among new immigrants and Canadians with low education


03/09/2014: 2014-2015 ASNPN Leadership Committee


18/08/2014: AllerGen researchers publish papers on early-life antibiotic exposure, gut microbe changes and health outcomes


23/07/2014: CHILD research team awarded five-year CIHR grant


24/06/2014: Press teleconference with Meghan Azad and Anita Kozyrskyj on upcoming Nobel Laureate Meeting


13/06/2014: CHILD Study news to reach 700,000 through Toronto Star


20/05/2014: CIC investigators publish new findings for allergic asthma


08/05/2014: Announcements about Network researchers and partners