AllerGen investigators share clinical expertise at food allergy fair

Drs Ben-Shoshan and Asai answer questions at AQAA Food Allergy Fair

Allergy experts Dr. Moshe Ben-Shoshan and Dr. Yuka Asai gave free public lectures in front of a standing-room only crowd at a food allergy fair on Saturday, November 9, 2013, in Montréal.

Drs Ben-Shoshan and Asai, both AllerGen investigators from McGill University, discussed the genetic links to peanut allergy, the mechanisms of food allergies and the development of a new pan-Canadian database to track cases of anaphylaxis.

The event was hosted by the Quebec Food Allergy Association (AQAA) to promote awareness and understanding of food allergies and featured expert speakers, interactive workshops, kiosks and recipe demonstrations.