National Food Allergy Strategy (NFASt)/Canadian Food Allergy Strategic Team (CanFAST)

Legacy Project

Research Leaders:

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Dr. Ann Clarke, Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary Dr. Susan J. Elliott, Professor, Geography & Environmental Management, Waterloo University Dr. Jean Marshall, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University

Strategic Focus:

This highly innovative, nationally-networked approach to food allergy and anaphylaxis research is contributing to our understanding of the origins, causes, prevalence and treatment of food allergy and informing the development of improved clinical management strategies and public health measures.

CanFAST Publications
CanFAST’s National Food Allergy Strategy (NFASt) initiative
AllerGen Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Refereed Publications
Canadian food allergy prevalence reference: English | French

Projects:

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Cross-Canada Anaphylaxis REgistry (C-CARE) (Success Stories profile)

2010 - 2012

Ben-Shoshan, Moshe; Chad, Zave; Clarke, Ann; Joseph, Lawrence; La Vieille, Sebastien; Rowe, Brian; Waserman, Susan

Disease Management: Canadian peanut thresholds study

2012 - 2016

Jordana, Manel; Marrin, Andrea; Vadas, Peter; Waserman, Susan; Watson, Wade

Disease Modulation Clinical Tolerance Study (Annual Report story: Oral immunotherapy holds promise for milk allergic children)

2012 - 2016

Ben-Shoshan, Moshe; Carr, Stuart; Mazer, Bruce; Piccirillo, Ciriaco; Waserman, Susan; Watson, Wade

Evaluation of the Implementation and Effectiveness of Statutory and Regulatory Based Policies for Anaphylaxis Risk Reduction

2007 - 2009

Butler, Janice; Cicutto, Lisa; Clarke, Ann; Elliott, Susan; Harada, Laurie; McGhan, Shawna; Stark, Don; Van DerLeek, Timothy; Waserman, Susan

Functional consequences of innate immune receptor polymorphisms

2005 - 2006

Gordon, John; Greer, Wenda; Kapur, Sandy; Lacuesta, Gena; Lin, Tong-Jun; Marshall, Jean; Rex, Greg; Watson, Wade

Identification of genetic predictors of peanut allergy (Success Stories profile)

2007 - 2009

Clarke, Ann; Gordon, John; HayGlass, Kent; Jordana, Manel; Lacy, Paige; Laprise, Catherine; Marshall, Jean; McNagny, Kelly; Sandford, Andrew; Simons, Estelle; Waserman, Susan

Is the prevalence of peanut allergy increasing? A five-year follow-up study on the prevalence of peanut allergy in Montreal school children, aged 5-9

2005 - 2006

Clarke, Ann; Elliott, Susan; Joseph, Lawrence; Kagan, Rhoda

Knowledge Mobilization Cafe Scientifique on the top of allergies (food and drug)

2012 - 2013

Mazer, Bruce; Turvey, Stuart

Predicting Peanut Allergy (Success Stories profile)

2005 - 2006

Clarke, Ann; HayGlass, Kent; Jordana, Manel; Simons, Estelle; Waserman, Susan

Preventing Severe reactions – Preclinical Studies

2012 - 2016

Befus, Dean; Cockcroft, Don; Davis, Beth; Gordon, John; Jordana, Manel

SPAACE Surveying Prevalence of food Allergies in All Canadian Environments

Success Stories article
2009 - 2012

Allen, Mary; Clarke, Ann; Dubois, Sheila; Dubord, Diane; Elliott, Susan; Godefroy, Samuel; Harada, Laurie; Joseph, Lawrence; Salminen, John; Sicherer, Scott; Wilson, Kathi

Strategies for enhancing tolerance induction: Preclinical studies and CHILD linked project development

2012 - 2016

Bienenstock, John; Gordon, John; Jordana, Manel; Marshall, Jean; McNagny, Kelly; Scott, Jeremy; Subbarao, Padmaja

Surveying Canadians to Assess the Prevalence of Common Food Allergies and Attitudes towards Food Labelling and Risk (SCAAALAR) (Success Stories profile)

2007 - 2009

Clarke, Ann; Elliott, Susan; Joseph, Lawrence; Sicherer, Scott

Surveying the Prevalence of food Allergy in All Canadian Environments -Trends Over Time (SPAACE to SPAACE)

2012 - 2016

Ben-Shoshan, Moshe; Clarke, Ann; Elliott, Susan; Joseph, Lawrence; La Vieille, Sebastien; Wilson, Kathi

The development, implementation and evaluation of strategies to promote well-being of children and youth with allergies and/or asthma (Part 2 THEME B – Improving Food Labelling for Allergens to Build Consumer Capacity)

2007 - 2009

Allen, Marilyn; Allen, Mary; Cicutto, Lisa; Clarke, Ann; Dufresne, Claire; Elliott, Susan; Harada, Laurie; Joseph, Lawrence; Kagan, Rhoda; Stewart, Miriam; Waserman, Susan

Tolerance induction and threshold studies to peanut allergen: relevance to consumer exposure to baked goods

2010 - 2012

Gordon, John

Tolerance induction and threshold studies to peanut allergen: relevance to consumer exposure to baked goods

2010 - 2012

Marshall, Jean; Webb, John

A Cross-Canada Anaphylaxis Registry (C-CARE) (Success Stories profiles: 2014 & 2016)

2012 - 2016

Becker, Allan; Ben-Shoshan, Moshe; Chan, Edmond; Clarke, Ann; Delaney, Scott; Doan, Quynh; Eisman, Harley; Gravel, Jocelyn; Joseph, Lawrence; La Vieille, Sebastien; Lachaine, Collette; Moisan, Jocelyn; Morris, Judy; Porter, Robert; Waserman, Susan

Canadian Group of Food Allergy Research (CanGoFAR) (Annual Report story)

2007 - 2009

Allen, Mary; Bienenstock, John; Forsythe, Paul; Freitag, Andreas; Gordon, John; Harada, Laurie; Jordana, Manel; Lacy, Paige; Marshall, Jean; McNagny, Kelly; Scott, Jeremy; Vadas, Peter; Vijay, Hari; Waserman, Susan; Watson, Wade; Bienenstock, John; Clarke, Ann; Forsythe, Paul; Freitag, Andreas; Gordon, John; Harada, Laurie; Jordana, Manel; Lacy, Paige; Laprise, Catherine; Marrin, Andrea; Marshall, Jean; McCoy, Kathy; McNagny, Kelly; Scott, Jeremy; Vadas, Peter; Vijay, Hari; Waserman, Susan; Watson, Wade

Causes and Prevention: Identifying the genetic basis of peanut allergy (Success Stories profile)

2012 - 2016

Becker, Allan; Ben-Shoshan, Moshe; Chan, Edmond; Clarke, Ann; Daley, Denise; Greenwood, Celia; Hourihane, Jonathan; Hull, Peter; Irvine, Alan; Koppelman, Gerard; Lee, Young-Ae; Sandford, Andrew