An Impactful Past ~ A Formidable Future

AllerGen’s 9th & final Research Conference—Innovation from Cell to Society9

AllerGen's 2019 Research Conference

Innovation from Cell to Society9 : An Impactful Past ~ A Formidable Future

will highlight the discoveries, accomplishments and impacts of AllerGen researchers, Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP), partners and collaborators over the past 14 years, and feature the latest AllerGen research breakthroughs, innovations and advancements that will continue to contribute to global progress in allergic disease interception, diagnosis, treatment, and management.

World Class Research

Hear about cutting-edge research from expert panels. Engage with Canada’s next generation of research leaders in the Trainee Poster Competition.

Internationally Renowned Experts

Be inspired by our keynote speakers—thought leaders in their respective fields—whose presentations are guaranteed to stimulate discussion.

Gala Dinner and Awards

Celebrate 14 years of AllerGen accomplishments on the evening of Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at the Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

The conference will feature keynote addresses by these internationally renowned experts:

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David Bates

Harvard Medical School

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Timothy Caulfield

University of Alberta

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James Gern

University of Wisconsin

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Leroy Hood

Institute for Systems Biology

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Kari Nadeau

Stanford University

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Sally Wenzel

University of Pittsburgh

SESSION SPEAKERS

Session presenters and panelists include the following AllerGen investigators, collaborators, partner organization representatives and other stakeholders (more to be added as program details are confirmed):

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Darryl Adamko

University of Saskatchewan

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Yuka Asai

Queen's University

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Meghan Azad

University of Manitoba

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Allan Becker

University of Manitoba

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Dean Befus

University of Alberta

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Moshe Ben-Shoshan

McGill University

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Jeffrey R. Brook

University of Toronto

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Ann Clarke

University of Calgary

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Judah Denburg

McMaster University

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Susan Elliott

University of Waterloo

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Gail Gauvreau

McMaster University

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Samuel Godefroy

Université Laval

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John Gordon

University of Saskatchewan

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Michael Kobor

University of British Columbia

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Piush Mandhane

University of Alberta

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Jean Marshall

Dalhousie University

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Kelly McNagny

University of British Columbia

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Theo Moraes

University of Toronto

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Parameswaran Nair

McMaster University

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Paul O’Byrne

McMaster University

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Padmaja Subbarao

Hospital for Sick Children

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Scott Tebbutt

University of British Columbia

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Stuart Turvey

University of British Columbia

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Darryl Adamko

University of Saskatchewan

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Yuka Asai

Queen's University

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Meghan Azad

University of Manitoba

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Allan Becker

University of Manitoba

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Dean Befus

University of Alberta

<!--Ben-Shoshan-->Moshe Ben-Shoshan
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Moshe Ben-Shoshan

McGill University

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Jeffrey R. Brook

University of Toronto

<!--Clarke-->Ann Clarke
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Ann Clarke

University of Calgary

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Judah Denburg

McMaster University

<!--Elliott-->Susan Elliott
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Susan Elliott

University of Waterloo

<!--Gauvreau-->Gail Gauvreau
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Gail Gauvreau

McMaster University

<!--Godefroy-->Samuel Godefroy
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Samuel Godefroy

Université Laval

<!--Gordon-->John Gordon
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John Gordon

University of Saskatchewan

<!--Kobor-->Michael Kobor
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Michael Kobor

University of British Columbia

<!--Mandhane-->Piush Mandhane
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Piush Mandhane

University of Alberta

<!--Marshall-->Jean Marshall
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Jean Marshall

Dalhousie University

<!--McNagny-->Kelly McNagny
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Kelly McNagny

University of British Columbia

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Theo Moraes

University of Toronto

<!--Nair-->Parameswaran Nair
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Parameswaran Nair

McMaster University

<!--O'Byrne-->Paul O’Byrne
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Paul O’Byrne

McMaster University

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Padmaja Subbarao

Hospital for Sick Children

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Scott Tebbutt

University of British Columbia

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Stuart Turvey

University of British Columbia

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

Keynote addresses, networking activities, a gala dinner and awards ceremony, a poster exhibition, trainee research presentations, and expert panel discussions featuring AllerGen researchers, trainees and partner organizations, as well as leading international experts, industry and government representatives. Details to be confirmed in up-coming months.

Registration opens

Registration will be open on Sunday, January 27, from 2:00 pm through to the commencement of the Opening Keynote, at 5:30 pm. It will re-open Monday, January 28, at 8:00 am.

180min

Base Foyer

Opening Reception

Network with AllerGen clinician-scientists, basic researchers, trainees, research partners, board members and renowned international researchers.

60min

Grand Ballroom Foyer

Opening Remarks

Welcoming remarks and comments from AllerGen's Board Chair Dr. Pieter Cullis, AllerGen's Scientific Director Dr. Judah Denburg, and invited dignitaries.

30min

Grand Ballroom

Pieter Cullis

Dr. Pieter Cullis, PhD, FRSC, is a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the Faculty of Medicine of The University of British Columbia (UBC). He is also the Director of the Life Sciences Institute and of the NanoMedicines Research Group, and Chair of the Personalized Medicine Initiative at UBC. He Chairs the Board of […]

https://nanomedicine.ubc.ca/people/pieter-cullis
Judah Denburg

Dr. Judah Denburg, MD, FRCPC, Professor and William J. Walsh Chair in Medicine at McMaster University, received his MD from McGill University Medical School (Canada) and Hebrew University (Israel) followed by Fellowship Certification (FRCPC) in Internal Medicine and Hematology. Dr. Denburg is active as a physician with one of the largest academic group practices in […]

https://fhs.mcmaster.ca/medicine/Immunology_Allergy/faculty_member_denburg.htm
Laura Feldman

Laura Feldman, MPH, is a Research Analyst working with Dr. Teresa To at the Hospital for Sick Children, and President of the AllerGen Students & New Professionals Network (ASNPN). Ms. Feldman is a recent graduate of the Masters of Public Health: Epidemiology program at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. In […]

https://www.linkedin.com/in/laura-yin-feldman/
Jean Saint-Vil

Jean Saint-Vil is the Associate Vice President of the Networks of Centres of Excellence at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. Mr. Saint-Vil has over 23 years of experience working with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Since September 2010, in his capacity as Director of Policy and International Relations, […]

Opening Keynote: Dr. Leroy Hood (Institute for Systems Biology)

Dr. Leroy Hood will speak.

90min

Grand Ballroom

Leroy Hood

Dr. Leroy Hood, MD, PhD, is Senior Vice-President and Chief Science Officer, Providence St. Joseph Health, and is Chief Strategy Officer, Co-founder and Professor for the Institute for Systems Biology. Dr. Hood’s outstanding contributions have had a resounding effect on the advancement of science since the 1960s. He was involved in the development of six […]

https://www.systemsbiology.org/bio/leroy-hood/

Free Evening

No conference activities are programmed. Delegates can enjoy their free time in whatever way they choose!

Breakfast

Breakfast buffet

60min

Trinity Ballroom

Welcome

Welcoming words from Dr. Norman Rosenblum, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Nutrition Metabolism & Diabetes.

15min

Grand Ballroom

Norman Rosenblum

Dr. Norman Rosenblum was named Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes effective January 1, 2018. He is a professor of pediatrics, physiology, and laboratory medicine and pathobiology at the University of Toronto, and a pediatric nephrologist and senior scientist at the Research Institute of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). […]

http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/50884.html

Keynote: Dr. James Gern (University of Wisconsin)—Deciphering the Equations for Childhood Asthma(s)

Deciphering the Equations for Childhood Asthma(s)

A number of factors contribute to the risk of childhood asthma. These include genetics, viral infections and illnesses, microbial composition of the stool and airway, nutrition and exposure to allergen, stress and pollutants. This complex array of contributing factors is accompanied by a growing understanding that there are several forms (phenotypes) of childhood asthma. The current challenge is to be able to integrate exposures together with genetics and lifestyle factors, and then determine whether there are linkages to childhood asthma that differ by specific phenotype. This process is likely to lead to greater clarity in understanding causal pathways of asthma, and ultimately to new insights for prevention of wheezing illnesses and childhood asthma.

Dr. James Gern, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin.

60min

Grand Ballroom

James Gern

Dr. James E. Gern, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin. He is board-certified in Allergy and Immunology and Pediatrics, and his areas of interest include childhood allergies, asthma, food allergies, and immune deficiency. Dr. Gern leads several NIH-funded studies to define the role of viral infections in […]

https://www.pediatrics.wisc.edu/research/research-groups/gern

Session 1: CHILD Study Overview & Impacts

A survey of the accomplishments and current status of AllerGen's CHILD Study birth cohort. Speakers will include CHILD Study Director Dr. Padmaja Subbarao.

45min

Grand Ballroom

Padmaja Subbarao

Dr. Padmaja Subbarao, MD, M.Sc., FRCP(C), FAAP, LMCC, is Staff Respirologist at The Hospital for Sick Children; a Scientist in Physiology & Experimental Medicine at the SickKids Research Institute; an Associate Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto; and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Respirology at McMaster University. She is also the Director of […]

http://childstudy.ca/people-partners/researchers/subbarao-pj/

Break

Break for coffee and networking.

30mins

Trinity Ballroom

Trainee Oral Presentations #1

The first round of one-minute, one-slide presentations by trainees, spanning the full spectrum of research within the AllerGen network.

30mins

Grand Ballroom

Session 2: CHILD Study Sites & Participants

Site leaders for the CHILD Study will discuss what's unique about each site, including sub-studies that are site-specific, and families participating in the Study will speak of their experiences as the on-the-ground heroes of this invaluable longitudinal birth cohort study.

45mins

Grand Ballroom

Allan Becker

Dr. Allan Becker, MD, FRCPC, is Professor and Head of Allergy & Clinical Immunology in the Department of Pediatrics & Child Health at the University of Manitoba. He is also a consultant allergist with the Children’s Hospital of Winnipeg and Manitoba Site Leader for the CHILD Study. Dr. Becker’s primary research interest is the interrelationship […]

http://chrim.ca/researcher/allan-becker/
Meghan Azad

Dr. Meghan Azad, PhD, is Assistant Professor in Pediatrics & Child Health at the University of Manitoba; Research Scientist at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba; Population Health Pillar co-Lead for the Manitoba Developmental Origins of Chronic Diseases in Children Network (DEVOTION). She is also co-leader of the Manitoba site of the CHILD Study […]

http://www.azadlab.ca/
Theo Moraes

Dr. Theo Moraes, MD, PhD, FRCPC, is Staff Respirologist at The Hospital for Sick Children,  Scientist-Track Investigator in Physiology & Experimental Medicine in the SickKids Research Institute, and Assistant Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto. He is also the Toronto site leader for the CHILD Study. Dr. Moraes is interested in viral inflammation in […]

http://www.lmp.utoronto.ca/research/faculty-research-database/moraes-theo
Piush Mandhane

Piush Mandhane, MD, PhD, FRCPC is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry – Pediatrics Department in University of Alberta. His research focuses on pediatric health, child development and epidemiology. Dr. Mandhane is the principal investigator of the CIHR-funded projects such as “SLEEP-E: Neurodevelopment at 2 years of age” and “Sleep, Learning, […]

https://www.wchri.org/researcher/piush-mandhane

Lunch

Buffet lunch and networking in the Trinity Ballroom.

75mins

Trinity Ballroom

Trainee Oral Presentations #2

The second round of one-minute, one-slide presentations by AllerGen trainees, covering the full spectrum of network research.

30mins

Grand Ballroom

Session 3: CHILD Study: Gene-environment, Epigenetics & Microbiome

Research leaders in these vital areas of ground-breaking CHILD research will share key findings and future plans.

60mins

Grand Ballroom

Stuart Turvey

Dr. Stuart Turvey, MBBS, DPhil, FRCPC, is Aubrey J. Tingle Professor of Pediatric Immunology at The University of British Columbia. He is also a Pediatric Immunologist and the Director of Clinical Research at the BC Children’s Hospital, as well as Co-Director and Vancouver Site Leader of AllerGen’s CHILD Study. Dr Turvey’s research program focuses on […]

http://bcchr.ca/our-research/researchers/results/details/stuart-turvey
Michael Kobor

Dr. Michael S. Kobor, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Dr. Kobor has received many distinctions, including a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Social Epigenetics, the Sunny Hill BC Leadership Chair in Child Development, and an appointment as Senior Fellow of the Canadian […]

http://medgen.med.ubc.ca/person/michael-kobor/
Jeffrey R. Brook

Dr. Jeffrey R. Brook, PhD, M.Sc., is Assistant Professor in the Occupational & Environmental Health Division of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. He is also a Senior Research Scientist in the Air Quality Research Division of Environment Canada, and a Research Leader of AllerGen’s Gene-Environment Interactions Enabling Platform. […]

http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/faculty-profile/brook-jeffrey-r/

Break

Break for coffee and networking.

30mins

Trinity Ballroom

Session 4: CHILD Study & the Future: Patient & Partner Engagement – Answering the Important Questions

As the CHILD Study continues following its young subjects at age 8 and beyond, lead investigators will discuss new areas of research within the Study, including neurodevelopment and food allergy, and the Study's increasing relevance to our broader understanding of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD).

30mins

Grand Ballroom

Session 5: CHILD Study & the Future: Translating Epidemiology into Clinical Practice & Trials

Lead investigators in the CHILD Study will discuss emerging initiatives to: use bioinformatic techniques and technologies to leverage the Study's massive datasets for biomedical/health research with personalized health applications; develop a clinical test to predict asthma; and harness early associative studies for clinical trials.

30mins

Grand Ballroom

Keynote: Dr. David Bates (Harvard Medical School)—Electronic Health Records and How Big Data Can Offer New Insights

Electronic Health Records and how big data can offer new insights

Electronic health records (EHRs) are becoming ever more widely used, in Canada even more than in the U.S.

Dr. Bates will talk about how the U.S. has achieved nearly universal adoption, and what the strengths and weaknesses are with current forms of implementation. He will then discuss the role of big data, including how EHRs represent an important new data source. He will talk about big data techniques, and how understanding their potential and limitations will be a key skill going forward. Finally, he will present several studies from his group in this area on allergy and asthma, and discuss how they have leveraged large datasets and data from EHRs.

Dr. David W. Bates, MD, MS, is an internationally renowned expert in patient safety, using information technology to improve care, quality-of-care, cost-effectiveness, and outcomes assessment in medical practice.

60mins

Grand Ballroom

David Bates

Dr. David W. Bates, MD, MS,  is an internationally renowned expert in patient safety, using information technology to improve care, quality-of-care, cost-effectiveness, and outcomes assessment in medical practice. He is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he co-directs the […]

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/ecpe/faculty/david-w-bates/

HQP Networking Dinner (HQP only)

A networking dinner for AllerGen HQP only.

120mins

York A-B

Free Evening

No conference activities are programmed (except the Networking Dinner for HQP only, from 19:00 to 21:00). Other delegates can enjoy their free time in whatever way they choose!

Breakfast

Breakfast buffet.

45min

Trinity Ballroom

Welcome

Dr. Patrick Deane, President and Vice-Chancellor of AllerGen's host institution, McMaster University, offers welcoming words.

15min

Grand Ballroom

Patrick Deane

Dr. Patrick Deane, PhD, is the seventh President and Vice-Chancellor of McMaster University, a position he has held since 2010. As President, Dr. Deane is focused on promoting and supporting research, strengthening the connections between the University and the local and global communities that it serves and ensuring an engaging experience for its students. Dr. […]

https://president.mcmaster.ca/

Keynote: Dr. Sally Wenzel (University of Pittsburgh)—Precision medicine in asthma: from biology to biologics

Precision medicine in asthma: from biology to biologics

Only recently has the intersection of pathobiology and targeted biologic therapies begun to unveil the differing yet overlapping phenotypes which make up asthma, and in particular severe asthma.

For many years, asthma, as defined by bronchodilator responsiveness and appropriate symptoms, was considered a disease of childhood onset with allergic reactions contributing heavily to disease. However, clinical-pathologic (and ‘omics-based) clustering analyses, complemented by studies of targeted biologic therapies, are now beginning to define molecular, as opposed to clinical, phenotypes. While “T2-molecular phenotypes” are now readily identifiable, further study is required to dissect additional heterogeneity of these patients, and to determine whether a single underlying pathobiology is definable in all asthma patients.

Dr. Wenzel’s talk will identify new avenues of research and clinical inquiry that leverage “omics” technologies with targeted therapeutics to enable further personalization of severe asthma diagnosis and treatments.

Dr. Sally E. Wenzel, MD, is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Pathology of the University of Pittsburgh, and Director of the University of Pittsburgh Asthma Institute.

60min

Grand Ballroom

Sally Wenzel

Dr. Sally E. Wenzel, MD, is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Pathology of the University of Pittsburgh, and Director of the University of Pittsburgh Asthma Institute. Dr. Wenzel is considered a global expert in severe asthma. She has pioneered the concept of asthma phenotypes, including the progression to molecular phenotyping. Dr. Wenzel […]

http://path.upmc.edu/personnel/Faculty/Wenzel.htm

Trainee Oral Presentations #3

The third round of one-minute, one-slide presentations by AllerGen trainees, covering the full spectrum of network research.

30min

Grand Ballroom

Session 6: CIC Overview & Impacts, New Initiatives, Partner Perspectives

Research leaders for AllerGen's clinical trial consortium for allergic and severe asthma, the Clinical Investigator Collaborative (CIC), will provide a survey of the accomplishments and current status of the CIC, and discuss emerging initiatives, including the development of new challenge models. Representatives of a pharmaceutical industry partner and of a community-based patient advocacy partner will both present on their experiences with the CIC, and share their stakeholder perspectives regarding priorities that might shape the CIC's future plans.

90mins

Grand Ballroom

Paul O’Byrne

Dr. Paul O’Byrne, MB, FRCPI, FRCPC, FRCPE, FRCP(Glasg), FAPC, FCCP, FERS, FRSC, is Dean and Vice-President for the Faculty of Health Sciences, Dean of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, and a Professor of Respirology at McMaster University, where he also holds the title of Distinguished University Professor. He is Director of AllerGen’s Clinical […]

https://fhs.mcmaster.ca/medicine/respirology/faculty_member_obyrne.htm
Gail Gauvreau

Dr. Gail Gauvreau, PhD, is a Professor of Respirology at McMaster University and Co-Director of AllerGen’s Clinical Investigator Collaborative, a multi-centred, Canadian-based, Phase II clinical trials group that fast-tracks potential drug candidates for the treatment of asthma. Dr. Gauvreau completed her BSc/MSc at the University of Guelph, her PhD at McMaster University and a Postdoctoral […]

https://fhs.mcmaster.ca/medsci/faculty/gauvreau_gail.html
Parameswaran Nair

Dr. Parameswaran Nair, MD, PhD, FRCP, FRCPC, is the Frederick E. Hargreave Teva Innovation Chair in Airway Diseases, a Professor of Respirology at McMaster University, and Staff Respirologist at the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at McGill University. He leads the Severe Asthma component of AllerGen’s Clinical […]

https://fhs.mcmaster.ca/medicine/respirology/faculty_member_nair.htm
Scott Tebbutt

Dr. Scott Tebbutt, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of British Columbia, and Principal Investigator at the James Hogg Research Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, Institute for Heart + Lung Health, St. Paul’s Hospital. Since 2006, he has served as Co-Director of the Molecular Phenotyping and Genotyping […]

https://www.hli.ubc.ca/profile/tebbutt/scott

HQP Mentoring Lunch

Lunch buffet, with mentorship advice for HQP. Everyone welcome.

75mins

Trinity Ballroom

Session 7: Biomarker Discovery Overview & Impacts

AllerGen research leaders in biomarker discovery will provide a survey of the accomplishments and current status of their research.

75mins

Grand Ballroom

Kelly McNagny

Dr. Kelly McNagny, PhD, is a Professor of Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia, a Member of the Stem Cell Network of Canada, and Associate Director of AllerGen NCE Inc. He is also a Research Leader of AllerGen’s Biomarkers & Bioinformatics Enabling Platform. Dr. McNagny’s laboratory is interested in two aspects of hematopoietic […]

http://brc.ubc.ca/research/hematopoietic-cell-development-k-mcnagny/
John Gordon

Dr. John R. Gordon, PhD, is a Professor of Respirology at the University of Saskatchewan, and a Research Leader of AllerGen’s Biomarkers & Bioinformatics Enabling Platform. Dr. Gordon’s laboratory focuses on immunotherapeutics in the context of allergic and other inflammatory diseases. His team has developed regulatory dendritic cell protocols to reverse asthma and food allergen […]

https://medicine.usask.ca/profiles/department-of-medicine/respirology-critical-care-and-sleep-medicine/john-r.-gordon.php
Dean Befus

Dr. Dean Befus, PhD, is a Professor of Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Alberta and Director of the Alberta Respiratory Centre. He is a Research Leader of AllerGen’s Biomarkers and Bioinformatics Enabling Platform. Dr. Befus focuses on finding new therapeutic treatments for asthma patients when their airways become inflamed by an asthma trigger, such […]

http://www.prg.ualberta.ca/en/faculty-members/dean-befus.aspx%22
Judah Denburg

Dr. Judah Denburg, MD, FRCPC, Professor and William J. Walsh Chair in Medicine at McMaster University, received his MD from McGill University Medical School (Canada) and Hebrew University (Israel) followed by Fellowship Certification (FRCPC) in Internal Medicine and Hematology. Dr. Denburg is active as a physician with one of the largest academic group practices in […]

https://fhs.mcmaster.ca/medicine/Immunology_Allergy/faculty_member_denburg.htm
Darryl Adamko

Dr. Darryl Adamko, MD, FRCPC, is a pediatric respirologist and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Adamko’s research focuses primarily on asthma. He has studied the mechanisms of virus-induced asthma attacks and those underlying the development of asthma from infancy, using in vitro and in vivo models in humans and animals. […]

https://medicine.usask.ca/profiles/pediatric-divisions/respirology/darryl-adamko.php

Trainee Oral Presentations #4

The fourth round of one-minute, one-slide presentations by AllerGen trainees, covering the full spectrum of network research.

30mins

Grand Ballroom

Poster Viewing & Judging, Networking Wine & Cheese

Judges and other delegates will have the opportunity to review the trainee posters on Network research and to discuss them with their authors. Delegates can mingle with wine and cheese and conversation.

120 mins

Grand Ballroom Foyer

Free Time

No conference activities are programmed. Delegates can enjoy their free time in whatever way they choose!

60 mins

Gala Event Opening

AllerGen's Scientific Director offers welcoming remarks to open the evening's gala event.

15 mins

Grand Ballroom Foyer

Judah Denburg

Dr. Judah Denburg, MD, FRCPC, Professor and William J. Walsh Chair in Medicine at McMaster University, received his MD from McGill University Medical School (Canada) and Hebrew University (Israel) followed by Fellowship Certification (FRCPC) in Internal Medicine and Hematology. Dr. Denburg is active as a physician with one of the largest academic group practices in […]

https://fhs.mcmaster.ca/medicine/Immunology_Allergy/faculty_member_denburg.htm

Gala Dinner & Keynote: Prof. Timothy Caulfield (University of Alberta)

Prof. Timothy Caulfield will speak.

45 mins

Trinity Ballroom

Timothy Caulfield

Timothy Caulfield, LL.B., LL.M., is a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, a Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta. His interdisciplinary research on topics like stem cells, genetics, research ethics, and the public representations […]

http://www.hli.ualberta.ca/People/TimothyCaulfield.aspx

Celebration of the AllerGen Network & Awards

Speakers will reflect on AllerGen's 14-year trajectory. Various awards and recognitions will be presented, including Poster Competition awards and the inaugural Michelle Harkness Mentorship Awards.

120 mins

Trinity Ballroom

Breakfast

Breakfast buffet.

60 min

Trinity Ballroom

Welcome

Welcoming words from Karen McIntyre, the Director General of the Food Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch, of Health Canada.

15 mins

Grand Ballroom

Karen McIntyre

Karen McIntyre, M.Sc., is the director general, Food Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada. She manages a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and regulators to develop standards, policies and regulations to support the safety and nutritional value of the Canadian food supply. She works closely with federal, provincial and territorial partners and key stakeholders, […]

http://www.goc411.ca/en/73794/Karen-McIntyre

Session 8: CanGoFar to CANFASt: How AllerGen changed the global landscape of food allergy research

AllerGen research leaders in food allergy, anaphylaxis and their social and policy dimensions will provide a survey of the accomplishments and current status of their research and of their multi-stakeholder National Food Allergy Strategy (NFASt) knowledge mobilization initiative.

60 mins

Grand Ballroom

Susan Elliott

Dr. Susan Elliott, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo and an Adjunct Professor with the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), a partner in much of the global water and sanitation research that she undertakes. She is a health geographer […]

https://uwaterloo.ca/geographies-of-health-in-place/
Jean Marshall

Dr. Jean Marshall, PhD, is a Professor of Microbiology & Immunology at Dalhousie University, and a Research Leader of AllerGen’s Canadian Food Allergy Startegic Team (CanFAST) Legacy Project and its National Food Allergy Strategy (NFASt) Legacy Initiative. Dr. Marshall has a long term interest in the biology and function of mast cells in host defence […]

https://medicine.dal.ca/departments/department-sites/microbiology/people/our-faculty/jean-marshall.html
Ann Clarke

Dr. Ann Clarke, MD, is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Calgary. She is an established investigator in the epidemiology, economics, and outcomes of chronic atopic and autoimmune diseases, specifically food allergy and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). She is a Research Leader of AllerGen’s Canadian Food Allergy Strategic Team (CanFAST) Legacy Project and […]

https://research4kids.ucalgary.ca/profiles/ann-clarke
Moshe Ben-Shoshan

Moshe Ben-Shoshan MD, M.Sc. is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at McGill University and a Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Specialist at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. He received a special distinction award for his service as the head of air-force medical team, Special Research Fellowship Award, and Allergists for Israel. […]

https://www.mcgill.ca/expmed/dr-moshe-ben-shoshan
Yuka Asai

Yuka Asai, MSC, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Queen’s University. She also provides consultation service to the Kingston General Hospital and outpatient service at the Hotel Dieu Hospital. Dr. Asai’s research interest includes allergy, genetics, and epidemology. She analyzes how skin interacts with other systems and its possibility […]

http://deptmed.queensu.ca/faculty/yuka_asai

Session 9: CanGoFar to CANFASt: Continued

Representatives of partner organizations co-leading AllerGen's National Food Allergy Strategy (NFASt) initiative will present on their involvement to date in the development of NFASt, and their vision, priorities and plans for the future of the initiative.

60 mins

Grand Ballroom

Susan Elliott

Dr. Susan Elliott, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo and an Adjunct Professor with the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), a partner in much of the global water and sanitation research that she undertakes. She is a health geographer […]

https://uwaterloo.ca/geographies-of-health-in-place/
Samuel Godefroy

Dr. Samuel Godefroy, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Food Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences/Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF), at Université Laval. Dr. Godefroy does research in Food Science, Analytical Chemistry, Risk Analysis and Food Regulatory Policies. His current research projects are related to the management of emerging issues: […]

https://www.linkedin.com/in/samgodefroy/

Break

Break for coffee and networking.

30 mins

Trinity Ballroom

Session 10: CanGoFar to CANFASt: Facilitated discussion

Panel discussion.

60 mins

Grand Ballroom

Lunch

Lunch buffet.

60 mins

Trinity Ballroom

Keynote: Dr. Kari Nadeau (Stanford University)—The Future of Food Allergy

The Future of Food Allergy

Dr. Kari Nadeau will discuss the state of the art in patient-oriented food allergy research; recent results from mechanistic studies and clinical trials at the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University and other institutions; emerging therapeutics; and the need to propel basic, clinical, and policy research in the food allergy field.

Dr. Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, FAAAAI, is the Director of the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University and an endowed professor under the Naddisy Family Foundation. She is one of the foremost experts in adult and pediatric allergy and asthma.

45 mins

Grand Ballroom

Kari Nadeau

Dr. Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, FAAAAI, is the Director of the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University and is an endowed professor under the Naddisy Family Foundation. She is one of the foremost experts in adult and pediatric allergy and asthma. Dr. Nadeau studies the mechanisms involved in allergies and asthma […]

http://med.stanford.edu/allergyandasthma/about-us/nadeau.html

Closing Remarks

Parting words from Scientific Director and Managing Director of AllerGen.

25 mins

Grand Ballroom

Diana Royce

Dr. Diana Royce, EdD, is Managing Director & COO of AllerGen NCE Inc. She has been involved with AllerGen since its conceptual origins in 2002. Dr. Royce has over 30 years of experience in the post-secondary and health sectors related to public consultation and research, program implementation, strategic and operational planning, network administration, national/international partnership […]

https://www.linkedin.com/in/diana-royce-6a31162/
Judah Denburg

Dr. Judah Denburg, MD, FRCPC, Professor and William J. Walsh Chair in Medicine at McMaster University, received his MD from McGill University Medical School (Canada) and Hebrew University (Israel) followed by Fellowship Certification (FRCPC) in Internal Medicine and Hematology. Dr. Denburg is active as a physician with one of the largest academic group practices in […]

https://fhs.mcmaster.ca/medicine/Immunology_Allergy/faculty_member_denburg.htm

Adjournment

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University of Waterloo

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McMaster University

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University of Saskatchewan

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Christine Hampson

The Sandbox Project

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Richard Hegele

University of Toronto

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Thelma Horwitz

Sick Kids

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Michael Kobor

University of British Columbia

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Jean Marshall

Dalhousie University

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Bruce Mazer

McGill University

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Kelly McNagny

University of British Columbia

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Padmaja Subbarao

Hospital for Sick Children

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Pieter Cullis

University of British Columbia

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Patrick Deane

McMaster University

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McMaster University

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Hospital for Sick Children

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Food Directorate, Health Canada

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AllerGen NCE Inc.

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AllerGen gratefully acknowledges the support of its 2019 Research Conference sponsors.

Invitation to sponsor

If your organization shares AllerGen’s goal of advancing international efforts to tackle the rising burden of asthma, allergies and anaphylaxis, we invite you to partner with us as an event sponsor.

Please read the 2019 AllerGen Research Conference prospectus, which includes a list of available sponsorship opportunities.

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