Dear Family Physician / Pediatrician / Allergist,

We are Paediatric Allergists in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Manitoba and the University of British Columbia, as well as a Family Physician at the University of Manitoba. We are interested in evaluating the beliefs and practices of physicians on the timing of complementary food introduction in order to prevent the occurrence of allergic disease. Your opinions are very important to this study.

We would greatly appreciate it if you would please complete this brief survey. It should take no more than five minutes of your time. The return of the completed survey constitutes assumed consent for taking part in this study. Your confidentiality will be respected. No information that discloses your identity will be released or published without your specific consent to the disclosure. Data from this study will be stored for five years. REB approval has been obtained

Please return the completed survey at your earliest convenience. If you would like further information, or an aggregate summary of results, please contact us at

Thank you in advance for your participation.


Dr. Elissa M. Abrams, MD, FRCPC
Lecturer, University of Manitoba
Division of Allergy, Department of Paediatrics

Dr. Alexander G. Singer, MB BAO Bch.CCFP
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine,
University of Manitoba

Dr. Edmond S. Chan MD, FRCPC, FAAAAI
Head, Division of Allergy & Immunology, Department of Pediatrics                                                              
Clinical Associate Professor, University of British Columbia                                                
Clinical Investigator, Child and Family Research Institute