McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

A translational view of:
Teaching tolerance to the immune system

  • Seminar Information
  • Video with Dr. Helen Neighbour
  • Video with Dr. Mark Larché


Monday, February 10, 2014


  • Dr. Helen Neighbour, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Dr. Mark Larché, Professor, Department of Medicine; Associate Member, Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences; Canada Research Chair in Immune Tolerance; and McMaster University / GlaxoSmithKline Chair in Lung Immunology at St. Joseph’s Healthcare

Learning Objectives:

  • To appreciate the clinical effects of allergic disease
  • To understand the need for new treatments for allergic disease
  • To understand how the immune system tolerates some proteins, but reacts to others, leading to allergic disease
  • To appreciate how we can re-establish long-lasting tolerance to allergen proteins, thus "curing" allergic disease

Contact Info:

Dr. Kjetil Ask

Sara Sellers
Phone: 905-525-9140 Ext. 76706