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The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Program (FAAP) at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Program (FAAP) at
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)


The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Program (FAAP) at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is leading the development of breakthrough research and management for the growing number of people impacted by food allergy and anaphylaxis. Launched in 2013, FAAP has taken a twopronged approach to addressing food allergy. The first is basic science research, conducting studies to generate new knowledge about the causes of food allergy. For example, our scientists use less invasive methods like tissues and cells from donors to uncover the mechanics of food allergy as well as to develop potential treatments. The second is clinical trials, testing innovative immunotherapies to translate our discoveries into impact, including variations that make treatments easier and safer to implement. Through transformative research, cuttingedge clinical trials and allergy education, the FAAP is helping improve quality of life for children and their families and informing the future of allergy care provided at SickKids and beyond.


Our Vision

One allergy treatment is unlikely to be a perfect fit for everyone. Our goal is to match each unique individual with the most personalized treatment for their condition. Our research and clinical streams encompass many approaches for addressing food allergies, including:

  • Studying better diagnostic tests to confirm allergies
  • Improving our ability to predict how severe an allergy may be so that we can tailor our advice and treatments
  • Studying anaphylaxis to understand risk factors and patterns
  • Investigating multiple treatments, which include single foods, multiple foods and dosing regimens
  • Studying medications for food allergy treatment
  • Studying various immunotherapy approaches to help increase the amount of an allergen that can be safely ingested and to find safer and less medically intensive approaches
  • Providing education about food allergy prevention, diagnosis and management
  • Collaborating with experts around Canada and the world and helping to lead national and international allergy organizations and societies.


Recent Research Highlights

Education and Training

Our Team

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