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 …

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Dr. Bruce Mazer has been named the Deputy Executive Director/Deputy Chief Scientific Officer of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and Head of Child Health Research at the Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH) of the McGill University …

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced the creation of the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF)—a $1.5 billion investment in university research over 10 years starting in the 2015‒2016 academic year. The Fund will be available to post-secondary institutions on …

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The Stanford Alliance for Food Allergy Research (SAFAR)/AllerGen Research Fellowship will co-fund a $50,000 award for a Canadian investigator (PhD or MD) with an interest in the prevention and treatment of severe food allergies to pursue academic research training with …

Call for Applications for AllerGen-Stanford Fellowship in food allergy extended Read more »

AllerGen’s Allergy and Asthma Portal (AAP)—a unique, web-accessible database that houses over 900 biomolecular interactions relevant to allergy and asthma—is now open to the public. The AAP is the first resource of its kind and is available for use by allergy and …

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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 …

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