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