Welcome to the Irish Food Allergy Network


This site is intended as a guide to assist those who, through their work, encounter children and families affected by food allergy.

The site content is intended for use by regulated healthcare professionals.  Its aim is to help in diagnosing and managing suspected food allergy by regulated health care staff in community and hospital settings.  Reproduction of content or referencing IFAN outside of this context requires advance permission, please contact us.

We welcome your feedback and comments.  This site is a work in progress, it will be modified according to feedback received by you-its users.

 

Statement of disclosure

IFAN acknowledges that financial support in the form of unrestricted educational grant aid is required in order for its educational and professional aims and objectives to be achieved.

IFAN is grateful for the generous support that has been provided to date by members of the pharmaceutical and infant feeding industries as listed in the contributors’ section, whose disclosure statements are published alongside.

IFAN declares that its officers’ and members’ independence of judgement is the basis of its advocacy and educational roles and is not influenced by the financial support received.  Any views expressed in IFAN’s literature, website or presentations are sincerely held.  If any person identifies any conflict or ambiguity IFAN will address the issue immediately, and will publish any clarifications or alterations required.


Recent News & Articles


Excluded because of allergy?

Ever excluded from school, sports or leisure activities because of food allergy? Ever get special treatment because of food allergy? IFAN are trying to advocate on behalf of all those affected by food allergy in Ireland. Our aim is to promote inclusion an

Allergy & Eczema

We at IFAN were delighted to collaborate with the Irish Skin Foundation to produce a practical factual information leaflet for parents and patients addressing 20 common issues and correcting misinformation and myths about allergy and eczema.  We hope you

Travel Bursary

A limited number of travel grants are now being offered by IFAN to members presenting original work, relevant to the field of Food Allergy at an International meeting in 2017 To be eligible for a grant, the applicant must be: The first author of a

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The information, algorithms and care pathways contained on this site represent the view of IFAN, which was arrived at after careful consideration of the extensive evidence available.

It is the individual responsibility of healthcare professionals to make decisions appropriate to the circumstances of the individual patient.

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