An end-user driven food allergy research agenda through Knowledge Translation

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Welcome to the Knowledge Translation site of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funded project known as GET-FACTS (Genetics, Environment and Therapies: Food Allergy Clinical Tolerance Studies). This multi-university, multi-disciplinary project is investigating genetic and environmental components of, and novel treatments for food allergies in Canada.

This site represents a branch of the larger GET-FACTS project. We focus our attention on the Knowledge Translation questions: How can we ensure that the insights from the clinical/basic science of the GET-FACTS project are useable? How can we ensure that the findings translate into action to help those with food allergies?

To answer these questions we have created a Steering Committee of food allergy stakeholders to guide the research and ensure the findings are relevant. We are also researching this exciting new Knowledge Translation model as the project unfolds. Read more in the about us section.

For more information on the science of the food allergy project visit the GET-FACTS site.

  1. Jan. 5, 2017GET-FACTS member speaks to Globe on the need for early introduction of peanuts

    GET-FACTS member Dr. Edmond Chan (UBC) reflects on the need for better communication with the public about the timing of introducing peanuts to infants. While previous guidelines had told parents to hold off until after 1 year of age, significant movement in the science has led many experts to conclude that introduction should be timed much earlier in life.

     
     

    "...it may take time to change the public mindset about feeding peanut to infants because 'there’s been this fear factor...'"

  2. Aug. 14, 2016Susan Elliott speaks to CBC, Globe about food allergy knowledge translation
     

    After a recent incident in which a Quebec man went into anaphylactic shock and had to be hospitalized from eating at a restaurant, Susan Elliott speaks to CBC Radio and The Globe and Mail about the need for food allergy knowledge translation in Canada.

     
     

    "So there's a lot of knowledge translation we can do —  taking the science that we know, and making that science useful for the people who need to know those things" - Elliott, CBC Radio. 

  3. May 6, 2016The 5th Annual World's Largest Sandbox

    The World’s Largest Sandbox is The Sandbox Project’s signature annual event to raise awareness of the importance of collaborating and investing in the health and wellbeing of Canada's children.

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