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 and a balanced factual understanding about different types of food allergy. We need… Read more »
Posts By: Ruth Charles
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’ll find it useful and encourage you to print it for patient and staff use. You can… Read more »
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 an abstract (in the field of food allergy) accepted to an… Read more »
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.
The Regulation of Lobbying legislation is designed to provide information to the public about who is lobbying whom about what. The Register of Lobbying is maintained by the Standards in Public Office Commission (Standards Commission). In compliance with The Regulation of Lobbying Act, IFAN registered in November 2015. We have submitted nil returns to date. www.lobbying.ie
Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has signed new laws allowing more life-saving rescue medicines to be administered by trained members of the public in life-saving situations, such adrenaline for severe allergic reactions. Read further details here
All three devices currently available in Ireland at the present time have unique elements to their delivery. Patients and carers all have to be trained in advance, in delivery technique. IFAN believes that merely ensuring that there are enough devices in the country is no longer an acceptable standard. We are a small market and… Read more »
The UK Anaphylaxis Campaign has created a film that highlights the severity and associated risks of anaphylaxis and the preventable nature of anaphylaxis deaths. Please watch and share.
Jerry Buttimer T.D. asked the Minister for Health if he would provide an update on the public consultation commenced regarding easier access to rescue drugs in emergencies (including adrenaline); when consultation will be complete; when actions will be taken following the consultation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. Read the full… Read more »
Nine international professional allergy organisations today e-published a consensus post LEAP study. Its purpose is to “highlight emerging evidence to existing allergy prevention guidelines regarding potential benefits of supporting early, rather than delayed, peanut introduction during the period of complementary food introduction in infants”. The communication summarises new evidence, comments on how this evidence might affect present guidance… Read more »