The Anaphylaxis Interest Section aims to further the understanding of Anaphylaxis and Adverse reactions. We critically evaluate issues surrounding severe food, medication and insect sting allergy as well as other less common diseases including idiopathic anaphylaxis and mast cell disorders. Currently, the Section is undertaking a systematic review of the management of anaphylaxis in schools including the use of school bans and stock epinephrine. This is being performed in concert with the Pediatric Interest Section. The goal is to develop a document with international endorsement and applicability. Other ongoing projects include assessment of oral food immunotherapy and mast cell disorders.
Julia Upton MD, FRCPC, MPH (Harvard TH Chan) Candidate 2018
Section Chair – Anaphylaxis and Food Allergy – Julia Upton MD, FRCPC, MPH (Harvard TH Chan) Candidate 2018
Julia Upton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Division of Allergy & Immunology at the University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children with a cross appointment to Saint Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. She completed her fellowship training in Clinical Immunology and Allergy at the University of Toronto. Her interests include food desensitisation therapies, allergy diagnostics and advancing the recognition and treatment of immunodeficiencies.