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.


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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.

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March 25 - Practical Allergy Study Day, Tallaght Hospital

Calling Doctors, Dietitian's and Nurses with Paediatric Allergy interest. Join us at a first of its kind "Practical Allergy study day" in Tallaght Hospital Education Centre on Saturday March 25th 2017. It's being run in partnership between IFAN,

IgE interpretation: a framework is published

Graham Roberts is the chief author of this detailed review available to view in full online by citing doi: 10.1111/all.12939 or by clicking here.

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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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