Food Allergy Immunotherapy (FAIT) Program News
On May 16, 2022 the FAIT program hosted an event entitled, “Food Allergy Immunotherapy - Dr. Chan talks about Infant OIT.”
Dr. Edmond Chan kicked off the event by sharing some of the latest research and clinical insights on the importance of offering OIT as early as possible after food allergy diagnosis. In the second segment, Dr. Lianne Soller, FAIT Program Manager, told the story of the FAIT Program at BC Children’s Hospital: Past, Present and Future. The event wrapped up with a series of engaging questions from the audience, moderated by Lisa Buckley, a parent volunteer.
If you missed the event, you can watch it below.
Food Allergy Awareness Week
To celebrate Food Allergy Awareness Week, Dr. Chan was interviewed on CBC Radio One BC on Monday, May 9 with Michell Elliot, talking about the Food Allergy and Immunotherapy Program. Lisa Buckley, parent of a teen in the FAIT program, is also featured.
Click on the button below to listen to the interview on the CBC website.
The segment begins just after the 27-minute mark.
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