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

AllerGen’s food allergy research team will provide a survey of the accomplishments and current status of their research.

Is the Prevalence of Food Allergy Increasing in Canada?

Speaker: Dr. Ann Clarke

Dr. Clarke will present the results of a nationwide survey, conducted in 2016, on the prevalence of food allergy and compare these with the results of an identical survey conducted five years prior.

Anaphylaxis in Canada: Lessons Learned from the Cross-Canada Anaphylaxis Registry (C-CARE)

Speaker: Dr. Moshe Ben-Shoshan

Dr. Ben-Shoshan will describe findings from the largest anaphylaxis registry in the world, initiated in Canada in 2011 with the support of AllerGen and Health Canada. These findings have revealed increased rates of anaphylaxis, and highlighted gaps related to the diagnosis and management of life-threatening allergic reactions.

Food allergy genetics – past, present, and future

Speaker: Dr. Yuka Asai

This presentation will summarize the genetic findings in recent peanut allergy and food allergy studies, and discuss future opportunities for research.

New insights into the development of Tolerance

Speaker: Dr. Jean Marshall

Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy: What can we learn from the Biomarkers?

Speaker: Dr. Bruce Mazer

Dr. Mazer and colleagues have conducted an extensive clinical trial in Oral Immunotherapy for milk allergy. He will present the humoral and cellular changes that are associated with OIT and describe how these findings can help improve therapeutic outcomes.