Category: Partner news

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

AllerGen researchers appointed to Hydra Biosciences Advisory Board

AllerGen research leader Dr. Paul O’Byrne has been appointed to the newly created Pulmonary Medical Advisory Board of Hydra Biosciences, a Massachusetts-based biopharmaceutical company that develops drugs to treat pain, inflammation, renal disease, anxiety and pulmonary disease. Dr. O’Byrne, a

AllerGen researcher Dr. Kelly McNagny named Co-Scientific Director of CDRD

Dr. Kelly McNagny has been named a Co-Scientific Director of the Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD)—a national not-for-profit that speeds the development and commercialization of new drugs and health technologies emerging from Canada’s universities and research hospitals. Dr.

Canadian allergists recommend early peanut introduction for “high risk” infants

A new consensus communication—issued jointly by Canadian, American and European allergists and the World Allergy Organization—recommends introducing peanut-containing products into the diet of “high risk” infants between four and 11 months of age. The Canadian Society of Allergy & Clinical

“Clearing the Air” on World Asthma Day

AllerGen partner organization the Asthma Society of Canada is holding the event “Clearing the Air: Asthma and Allergies in a Time of Climate Change” on May 4 and 5, 2015, in Toronto, ON, to coincide with World Asthma Day. Motivated

Food allergy pioneer to head new research centre

Dr. Kari Nadeau, one of North America’s foremost experts in adult and pediatric allergy, will lead the new Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy Research to be established at Stanford University in California. A US $24 million grant from technology

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos supports food allergy research

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos and his wife have established a $2.24 million grant to support Dr. Kari Nadeau’s groundbreaking research at Stanford University to treat children with severe food allergies. The grant, which aims to raise matching funds through private

Rx&D bestows health research and innovation awards

Dr. Brett Finlay, a professor in the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Microbiology and Immunology at The University of British Columbia (UBC), has been awarded the 2014 Prix Galien Canada Research Award. The Prix Galien recognizes outstanding contributions

New online course helps educators to keep allergic kids safe at school

Anaphylaxis Canada has launched a new online course to help teachers, administrators and educational staff to keep allergic students safe at school. Anaphylaxis in Schools: What Educators Need to Know is a free, bilingual resource available to schools across the

AllerGen investigator, partner organization help launch epinephrine auto-injector pilot project in Hamilton

A pilot project, led by the City of Hamilton and involving McMaster University and AllerGen partner Anaphylaxis Canada, is being launched today (September 8, 2014) in Hamilton. The project will analyze the effects of stocking epinephrine auto-injectors at Jackson Square

AllerGen and Canadian Respiratory Research Network (CRRN) partner to invest in grants for early career investigators

AllerGen will partner in the Emerging Research Leaders Initiative (ERLI)—an establishment grant program for researchers at the transition stage from post-doctoral fellow to early career professional in the areas of cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and/or respiratory health research. This multi-partnered initiative is

Global TV spotlights “Allergy Pals” program

Anaphylaxis Canada’s “Allergy Pals,” an online peer support and mentorship program for children with severe food allergies, was recently profiled by Global TV News (Edmonton). Dr. Miriam Stewart and a team from the University of Alberta developed the mentoring program