Category: Announcements

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 …

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On July 1, 2017, Dr. Padmaja Subbarao became the Director of the CHILD Study and Dr. Stuart Turvey the Study’s Co-Director. Dr. Subbarao takes over the position from the Study’s Founding Director, Dr. Malcolm Sears. “Without Malcolm, there would be …

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On July 31, 2017, the CHILD Study launched its new website at childstudy.ca . The new website provides easy access to a wealth of information about CHILD’s community of researchers, administrative team, research foci, current projects, and its progress and …

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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. …

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On January 5, 2017, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ (NIAID), part of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), released new clinical guidelines recommending the introduction of peanut-containing foods during infancy to reduce the risk of developing …

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A new CHILD Study video shows how breathing in traffic fumes during infancy can increase the risk of allergies later on. CHILD is following 3,500 Canadian children from pre-birth to school age and beyond to help us understand the causes …

New CHILD video: Link between traffic pollution and allergy risk Read More »

On November 30, 2016, the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (Health & Medicine Division) released a major report on food allergies: Finding a Path to Safety in Food Allergy: Assessment of the Global Burden, Causes, Prevention, Management, …

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AllerGen investigator Dr. Bruce Mazer has been designated Interim Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). His appointment will be effective from October 1, 2016, until a new Executive …

Dr. Bruce Mazer named interim head of RI-MUHC Read More »

The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has issued a report on its “Ministerial Inquiry into Allergies to Peanuts, Nuts and Sesame Seeds in Commercial Air Travel” (June 2016). The Inquiry looked into the issue of passenger allergies to peanuts, nuts and …

New federal report on food allergies and air travel in Canada Read More »

Dr. Kelly McNagny, Professor of Medical Genetics and Co-Director of the Biomedical Research Centre at The University of British Columbia, has been named Associate Scientific Director of AllerGen, effective June 1, 2016, succeeding the inaugural incumbent, Dr. Dean Befus, Professor …

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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 …

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Dr. Howard Bergman, Chair of AllerGen’s Board of Directors, recently led celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University. “When the family medicine program started at McGill University 40 years ago, there was …

AllerGen Board Chair leads celebration of 40 years of Family Medicine at McGill Read More »