Recall of one lot (batch) of Epipen 300mcg Pre-filled Pens

We have been informed  that the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) have issued a Press Release on their website  regarding the recall of one lot (batch) of Epipen 300mcg Pre-filled Pens. 

Click here to download HPRA Recall Notice

Can you help? – Volunteers required

As part of the requirements for a Master’s in Applied Psychology degree at UCC, Cynthia Ebere Anaba, Katherine Lickey and Jennifer Whyte are each carrying out a research study in collaboration with The Cork Food Allergy Research Group in UCC and CUH.  If you are able to help, please see details of the studies being conducted  below:

Research into food allergies effect on identity, with particular focus on the transition from second to third level education  -  Study 1 Jennifer Whyte

Perception of the severity of symptoms in food allergy: Preliminary Development of an international standardised scoring system  -  Study 2 Katherine Lickey

Parent perspectives on a new method of diagnosing food allergy  -  Study 3 Cynthia Ebere Anaba

 

Oiche Oscair an Spideal

The 7th annual Oíche Oscair An Spidéil will take place on Saturday 1 April 2017 in The Park Lodge Hotel An Spidéal, Co Galway. The aim of this spectacular night is to raise awareness & much needed funds for Anaphylaxis Ireland and the Chernobyl Children’s charity Another Journey of Hope.

Guests are invited to don their most fabulous frocks and tuxes or dress up as their favourite stars from the silver screen. The evening begins at 7:30pm with a walk on the red carpet where guests will have their photo taken with the Star Wars characters from the fantastic Emerald Garrison. They will then be escorted by our glamourous hostess to a wine & cheese reception where they can mingle with other Hollywood stars! A two course dinner in the ballroom is followed by an award ceremony where ‘Oscairs’ will be presented for various categories such as best dressed, best costume & much more. And then it’s time to dance the night away to the tunes of our DJ.

Tickets for this amazing event are just €30 per person and are selling fast!  Tickets are on sale at O’Donnell’s Texaco & Mac Phronnsias Spar An Spidéal or they can be reserved & collected on the night by contacting the organisers through the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/oicheoscairanspideil

Your views on ‘may contain’

As part of our ongoing involvement with the iFAAM (European Intergrated Approaches to Food Allergy & Allergy Management) project which we have asked you to participate in in the past, we would be grateful for your input in the following survey which is looking for your views on precautionary “may contain” labelling. Here is the link, it only takes about 10 minutes to complete and your opinions are very much appreciated
The Anaphylaxis Ireland Team

November 2016 – Adult Volunteers Required For iFAAM Research Project

Looking for Volunteers with Food Allergies

Are you an adult diagnosed with a food allergy?

Are you interested in participating in a study investigating incidence and circumstances of allergic reactions to food in the community?

This study is being conducted by researchers of the Integrated Approaches to Food Allergen and Allergy Risk Management (iFAAM) research project. IFAAM is an EU-funded project aiming at reducing a burden of food allergies across Europe (http://www.inflammation-repair.manchester.ac.uk/iFAAM

You will be asked to report accidental reactions to food via an online tool (an average completion time – 10 minutes) over a period of three months. You will not have to visit a clinic or consume any food for the purpose of this study.You will be paid for the costs of travel (if applicable).

This study has been approved by the Clinical Research Ethics Committee in 2014 [ECM 4 (s) 01/07/14]

If you wish to participate please fill in this brief screening questionnaire:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AlleRiSC_Screen