October 10th, 2017

// The Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting – October 11 to 15, 2017 – Beanfield Convention Centre – Toronto

The Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting - October 11 to 15, 2017 - Beanfield Convention Centre – Toronto

TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology will be hosting their 72nd meeting at the Beanfield Convention Centre. This year brings together an outstanding faculty of Canadian and international speakers who will share their expertise and insights as they cover the wide spectrum of clinical and basic sciences.

As the primary Canadian gathering for the allergy community, it will provide an excellent opportunity for specialists, researchers as well as allied health professionals from Canada and around the world to meet and share their knowledge in an atmosphere conducive to medical, scientific and social interaction.

"We are excited that this year's CSACI Annual Scientific Meeting has now attracted a record-breaking number of attendees," said CSACI President, Dr. David Fischer. "This meeting is the premier forum for presenting innovative research in the allergy, asthma and immunology community. I look forward to seeing the Pro/Con debate on how to assess/treat siblings of children who are peanut allergic."

On Friday, sessions will include Food Allergy & Air Travel and compare and contrast current US and Canadian policy regarding flying with a peanut allergy; Early Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) and OIT: Clinical Experience.

This year's Keynote speaker is Dr. Derek Puddester, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa, will discuss practical tips and strategies to promote resiliency of busy health professionals:  lessons learned from physician health.

Later on Friday, plenary speakers will delve into Food Allergy and discuss the development of a new guideline on food allergy management in schools; Epinephrine auto-injectors and clinical modifications to address dose and needle length, followed by a panel discussion on LEAP (Learning Early About Peanut) implementation in Canada.

We are pleased to welcome at this year's meeting speakers from Denmark, the United States and Canada where they will review perioperative allergic reactions; discuss the role of Biologics in Asthma and review updates on Insect Sting Allergy.

The CSACI meeting will include the presentation of abstracts.  Get first-hand access to the latest discoveries and research in the field of allergy, asthma and clinical immunology where authors will present their research in clinical or basic science and case reports.

Other symposia during the conference will include hands-on sessions on Conflict Management, motivational interviewing and so much more.

About the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI)
The CSACI is the largest national professional medical specialty organization in Canada representing allergists, physicians, allied health professionals and scientists with special expertise in the management of allergic and immunologic diseases. The Society is also dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with allergies through research, and continuing professional development and public education


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