Dr. Edmond S. Chan receives Robyn Allen Leadership Award

AllerGen investigator and pediatric allergist Dr. Edmond S. Chan (The University of British Columbia & BC Children’s Hospital) is the winner of the 2019 Robyn Allen Leadership Award. The award is presented by AllerGen Legacy Partner Food Allergy Canada (FAC)

“Gold standard” food allergy test faces implementation barriers that targeted educational strategies may address

A new Canadian study concludes that the procedure known as an oral food challenge (OFC), considered the “gold standard” of food allergy testing, faces several barriers preventing its widespread implementation. The study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical

Call for Applications & Nominations: 2019-2020 Michelle Harkness Mentorship Awards

AllerGen proudly announces the second Call for Nominations and Applications to the Michelle Harkness Mentorship Award (MHMA) program. NEW: These awards are no longer restricted to members of the AllerGen Network. Any Canadian citizen or landed immigrant working in the

Guidelines for managing anaphylaxis in children need an update

A new study led by AllerGen researcher Dr. Moshe Ben-Shoshan suggests that treatment guidelines for managing anaphylaxis in children should be reassessed, and shows that pre-hospital treatment with epinephrine has the greatest protective effect against uncontrolled allergic reactions. The research,

NEW VIDEO: The CHILD Cohort Study and a baby’s microbiome

Join us on a journey into the world of a baby’s gut microbiome. Meet some microbial superheroes and learn about how discoveries from the CHILD Cohort Study are helping us to understand allergies, asthma, obesity, and everyday health and wellbeing,

New blood test may let food allergy suspect off the hook

AllerGen researchers, together with collaborators at Harvard Medical School, have demonstrated that an immune cell previously thought to be involved in maintaining lifelong food allergies is likely not the culprit after all. The research, published in the Journal of Allergy

Mobile app helps those with hayfever & asthma

AllerGen investigators contributed to a new interactive app that is helping people with allergic rhinitis (hayfever) and asthma to monitor, understand and better manage their conditions. MASK-air is a free app, available on Android and iOS, that assists patients to

Allergic to peanuts? Avoidance is safest: new study

New research co-authored by researchers out of McMaster University suggests that the risks of oral immunotherapy (OIT) as a treatment for peanut allergy are greater than the risks associated with avoiding peanuts. Dr. Derek Chu, a fellow in clinical immunology

CHILD Cohort Study profiled in Wave magazine

Ilsa Buchholz is one of the almost 3,500 kids participating in the CHILD Cohort Study. Hear about what being a part of CHILD means to Ilsa and her parents, what tests Ilsa undergoes every few years during her clinical visit,

Screen time associated with behavioural problems in preschoolers

Research from the CHILD Cohort Study suggests that among preschoolers, spending two hours or more of screen time per day may be linked to clinically significant behavioural problems. “We found that screen time had a significant impact on behaviour at

AllerGen’s CEO & CHILD’s Founding Director honoured by CTS

On April 11, 2019, at the annual Canadian Respiratory Conference held in Ottawa, ON, both Dr. Diana Royce, AllerGen’s President and CEO, and AllerGen investigator Dr. Malcolm Sears, the Founding Director of the CHILD Cohort Study, were recognized by the

Filtered diesel exhaust worse for allergy-affected lungs than unfiltered

Diesel exhaust from which tiny particles have been filtered out may be more harmful to the lung function of people with allergies than unfiltered exhaust. This may be due to the fact that some particle-depletion technologies, such as diesel exhaust