Marking the culmination of 14 years of research, AllerGen held its ninth and final Research Conference from January 27-30, 2019, in Toronto, ON.
Over 220 delegates participated. Nearly half were AllerGen trainees, some of whom have been involved in the Network for over a decade. Many were Network investigators or committee members, many serving since AllerGen’s inception. Stakeholders and partners across sectors were present—and for the first time, among the speakers were children and families from all four CHILD Cohort Study sites across Canada.
The event showcased the many accomplishments and impacts of AllerGen’s partnered research investments. The program included six world-leading keynote speakers; nine discussion panels comprising 38 research presentations; 73 scientific posters and oral presentations by trainees; and a gala evening of awards and recognitions, including the presentation of the inaugural Michelle Harkness Mentorship Awards.