Food allergies affect a growing number of Canadian families. Oral immunotherapies can work for food allergies, but they are fraught with complications, from the potential for serious adverse events to their laborious nature. This talk addresses the clinical strategies used for food allergies including their advantage and disadvantages and how they work. Our speaker also addresses cutting edge approaches to allergic disease, including a novel therapy - regulatory dendritic cell (DCreg) therapy. This talk addresses the studies and development of additional human DCreg for use in allergic and autoimmune diseases, using in vitro and in vivo approaches in humanized mouse models.
Hosted by: Saskatchewan Nutrition Research Day in Saskatoon, SK.
John Gordon, PhD. is a Professor in the Division of Respirology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, SK.
May 15, 2019