Food Allergies - Airline Comparison
Survey for parents of Primary School aged children in NSW
Do you have a child with a diagnosed food allergy?
Does your child attend a primary school in NSW?
Has your child been prescribed an EpiPen or Anapen?
If you answered yes to these three questions, you are invited to participate in a study on parents' views of food
allergy management in NSW primary schools.
This study is conducted by Dr. Prathyusha Sanagavarapu, University of Western Sydney and Maria Said,
President, Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia. It aims to understand your perspectives of food allergy
management in NSW primary schools. The study findings will help to promote safer environments for
children in NSW schools. Your participation involves you filling in a survey and it should take about 20-25 minutes.
Your participation in the survey is voluntary and highly confidential. You can stop filling the survey at any
time without any penalties. If you are interested in participating , please click on the link below and complete
Thank you for your interest and participation in the study.
PS: This survey is limited to families and children in NSW only.
Click here for more information
Research study in Melbourne
Participants sought: Hay fever treatment with oral tablet
Rye grass is a common allergen
The Alfred Allergy Clinic is conducting a study of oral tablet treatment for hay fever. This new oral tablet dissolves in the mouth before swallowing, and the study will investigate it as an alternative to “allergy shots”. Researchers are seeking 40 patients of both Chinese and non-Chinese background. This treatment could pave the way to relief for the large number of Chinese people who develop grass pollen hay fever in Australia. See more about the Department of Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory medicine's research.
To participate you need to:
• suffer from Spring hay fever
• be at least 16 years old
• be of Chinese or non-Chinese background
• Visit The Alfred in Prahran 5 times during the course of 15 months
Discuss with your GP if you are interested in a referral and then contact our research nurses on +61 3 9076 3710 or +61 3 9076 2239
Alfred Hospital Ethics Project#: 514/13
Can Egg Allergic Kids Eat Baked Egg? The CAKE Study.
You are invited to participate in a study that aims to find out if eating products that contain baked egg
(eg cake, biscuits or muffins) helps raw egg allergic children outgrow their allergy to raw egg.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THIS STUDY?
• Children between 6 months and 5 years of age with;
- A known egg allergy because they have eaten egg and had an immediate reaction or
- Suspected egg allergy because they have had a documented positive skin test or blood test to egg, but have not eaten egg yet.
• All children need to be on an egg free diet and need to be able to have food challenges to egg.
This research project is being run by the Allergy Unit at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and the Women’s and Children’s Health Research Institute, Adelaide.
If you would like to find out more about this study, contact Merryn Netting (Allergy Dietitian)
, phone 08 8161 7443
New International study released about in-flight food allergies
Do you have a child starting kindergarten in 2013 with a food allergy? If so, would you like to be part of a new study?
The University of Western Sydney, in collaboration with Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, and Campbelltown Hospital in NSW, Australia is investigating families’ and children’s issues, coping strategies, and their support needs when starting school with a food allergy.
If you are interested in participating in the study and live in metropolitan Sydney, Australia,
please contact Dr. Prathyusha Sanagavarapu on email:
or phone: (02) 97726651 to receive information package.
THIS STUDY HAS CEASED RECRUITMENT OF FAMILIES. (March 2013)
“STEP” (Starting Time for Egg Protein) Egg Allergy Prevention study
This study is being run in hospital in Adelaide, Perth and Sweden
For more information and to take part in this study. CLICK HERE
Beating Egg Allergy Trial (BEAT)
The effect of early introduction of egg into the diet of infants at high risk for atopy and subsequent egg allergy: A double blind randomised control study.
Are you pregnant or have just given birth to a child? Do you or anyone in your family have allergies?
The Department of Allergy at The Children's Hospital at Westmead are investigating whether early introduction of egg into a baby's diet affects later development of allergies. If your baby has a sibling or parent with an allergy, then please contact us for further information:
T: (02) 9845 1055 | E:
Study participants will be offered a full allergy assessment. This study is supported by The Ilhan Food Allergy Foundation. This study has been approved by The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Ethics Committee with approval number 10/CHW/4.
Victorian Peanut Oral Immunotherapy Study
The Royal Children’s Hospital and MCRI are no longer requiring recruits for a study evaluating a possible new treatment for peanut allergy.
Thank you to everyone who has participated in this study. Results can be expected towards the end of 2012.
Allergy and Immune Disorders Group
Tel: 03 9345 6774 or email
for more information.