Session 1: CHILD Study Overview & Impacts

A survey of the accomplishments and current status of AllerGen’s CHILD Study birth cohort.

Charting CHILD’s journey: From fetus to first grade


Speaker: Dr. Malcolm Sears

Dr. Sears will provide a review of asthma birth cohorts and why CHILD was established.


CHILD’s greatest hits (Volume 1)


Speaker (and session moderator): Dr. Padmaja Subbarao

Dr. Subbarao will review important findings to date from the CHILD Study, and will discuss the gaps in knowledge that the Study will seek to answer in the future.


It takes a village: Engaging stakeholders to raise CHILD

Speaker: Dr. Meghan Azad

Dr. Azad will describe the CHID Study’s stakeholder engagement strategy, and will moderate a panel discussion with stakeholder representatives regarding their experiences with and perceptions of the Study.

The panelists are the following members of the CHILD Study Knowledge Mobilization Stakeholder Advisory Committee:

  • Zak Bhamani, Director, Products & Services, TELUS Health
  • Mary-Ellen Rayner, Chief Partnerships and Communications Officer, The Sandbox Project
  • Lisa Wolff, Director, Policy & Education, UNICEF Canada