Allied Health represents a diverse group of health professionals who support patients with allergies in realizing successful atopic disease self-management. Registered nurses, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists, Asthma Educators, Registered Dietitians and Clinical Research Assistants are all involved in helping allergic patients achieve optimal symptom control and health-related quality of life.
Each Allied Health discipline embodies a unique set of training and expertise. Allied Health staff often work in teams together with allergists and other related medical specialists. Care is centred on education and counselling to support patient self-care knowledge, skills and confidence.
CSACI supports its Allied Health members by providing information and continuing education opportunities based on the most recent research and practice guidelines.
Please visit the CSACI Newsletter for any updates
The Children’s Allergy and Asthma Centre has recently launched this brief video, available on Youtube. The video briefly reviews the role of controller and reliever medications for asthma management.
Other patient education videos can be found on our Youtube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCab1mZXrqmGAZCEbHThVDlQ
Co-Section Advisor – Allied Health -Jennifer Protudjer, PhD
Dr. Jennifer Protudjer is the Endowed Research Chair in Allergy, Asthma and the Environment; and, an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba; a research scientist at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba; and, an epidemiologist with the Clinical Trials Platform at the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation. She also holds an adjunct professorship in the Department of Foods and Human Nutritional Sciences, University of Manitoba; and, and is an affiliated researcher at the Karolinska Institute, where she completed her post-doctoral training. Her primary research interests include environmental risk factors for, and societal consequences of allergic disease, using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Dr Protudjer has a passion for patient engagement and knowledge translation of allergic disease research with families, schools and other stakeholders, and for academic teaching.