School hit with €3.5 thousand penalty for discrimination due to nut allergy

IFAN welcomes the judgement of November 11th 2019 by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) that a pupil with food allergies was discriminated against by a school’s failure to provide reasonable accommodations to attend a school trip and that other options were not explored to assist travel and partake in an exchange programme. This is the second […]

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Adrenaline training.

The Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council are responsible under law for approving and accrediting providers of training courses in Ireland for emergency cardiac first response (CFR) including giving adrenaline (Epinephrine). If you are in need of training please visit this link which will bring you to the PHECC website. In the second search box “Course Name […]

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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. 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 international meeting. […]

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Peanut immunotherapy trial results: desensitisation in peanut allergic children

A trial of oral immunotherapy in children and adolescents highly allergic to peanut, treated with AR101 resulted in higher doses of peanut protein that could be ingested without dose-limiting symptoms according to research published yesterday. To see the RTE news clip featuring an Irish participant and commentary from Professor Hourihane, Paediatric Allergist at Cork University Hospital […]

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Advisory notice: Emerade Adrenaline Autoinjector devices.

The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) wishes to inform users and healthcare professionals of the following potential quality defect for the Emerade range of treatments There is a possibility that a small percentage (0.015%) of Emerade pens on the Irish market may not deliver a dose of adrenaline. This is due to the potential for […]

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