Dr. Edmond S. Chan, UBC medical affiliate professor and head of the division of allergy & immunology within the division of pediatrics at UBC, is the winner of the 2019 Robyn Allen Management Award.
The award acknowledges a person who has made a novel contribution to the lives of Canadians with meals allergy by their efforts in training, advocacy, neighborhood constructing, management or fundraising.
Dr. Chan created the UBC Pediatric Scientific Immunology and Allergy fellowship coaching program and was its first program director. He’s additionally a medical investigator on the BC Kids’s Hospital Analysis Institute.
“There are few issues I discover extra rewarding than being within the medical setting, seeing my sufferers and their mother and father, and sharing how my analysis work interprets to what we’re going to do for the care of their youngster,” mentioned Dr. Chan. “It’s additionally gratifying when mother and father in clinic touch upon how they’re very appreciative of all of the analysis we’re engaged on, in order that the entire affected person neighborhood can profit from it. These moments make all of it worthwhile, ‘join the dots,’ and validate the time that’s wanted to do this kind of work when it comes to advocacy, coverage adjustments, analysis, fundraising, concurrently persevering with to see sufferers in clinic.”
There are few issues I discover extra rewarding than being within the medical setting… and sharing how my analysis work interprets to what we’re going to do for the care of their youngster.
Dr. Chan is on the board of administrators of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Scientific Immunology (CSACI), on the manager of the allergy part of the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS), a member of Meals Allergy Canada’s Healthcare Advisory Board and is concerned within the Nationwide Meals Allergy Motion Plan.
At the moment, Dr. Chan is co-leading the staff growing Canadian medical observe tips on the therapy of meals allergy with oral immunotherapy. He’s a co-author of the CPS observe level on the introduction of allergenic meals, a co-author for the Nationwide Institute of Allergy and Infectious Ailments (NIAID) tips on the prevention of peanut allergy and the principal writer of the CPS/CSACI meals allergy prevention place assertion.
Dr. Chan demonstrates his ardour for pediatric allergy by the care he gives his sufferers, and his want to make enhancements within the discipline of meals allergy by analysis in allergy prevention and therapy.
The Robyn Allen Management Award is in reminiscence of Robyn Allen, who handed away from an anaphylactic response in 1990, simply months earlier than her 16th birthday. A lack of expertise of the severity of anaphylaxis contributed to her demise and her mother and father, Marilyn and Bob Allen, have made it their mission to make sure that Robyn’s story continues to be a beacon of consciousness, encouraging others to try to higher the lives of these with probably life-threatening allergy. The award is offered by the Allens and Meals Allergy Canada.