About this event

  • Date and time Mon 24 Feb 2020 from 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Clinical Immunology and Allergy

There have been several high profile cases of fatal anaphylactic reactions in the last three years. In order to prevent these from happening we need to learn from these tragic events, increase awareness of the risk factors for fatal anaphylaxis and optimise treatment strategies. The RSM Allergy and Clinical Immunology Section is bringing together leading experts in the management of anaphylaxis in both adults and children to provide a comprehensive overview of this topic.

Topics include: 

  • To understand the epidemiology and risk factors for fatal allergic reactions in children and adults 
  • To learn about the mechanism of anaphylaxis and best practice in the management of anaphylaxis 
  • To understand difference between anaphylactic reactions to venom, drug and food 

Clinical Immunology and Allergy: Presidents Prize

1st prize: £300

2nd prize: two prizes of £100

Submissions close: Submissions have now closed

Open to: Training grade doctors, young scientists and medical students (not above Specialist Registrar, Grade B Clinical Scientist or equivalent grade) with an immunological or allergy component of their clinical research.

Submission process: The work to be presented must be original and substantially the candidate's own. Abstracts (not exceeding 250 words) should be submitted along with a supporting letter from a supervisor. The entrant who submits the winning abstract will be asked to prepare a 10 minute presentation.

Regulation: Candidates will be expected to present their work at the 'AGM Presidential prize meeting and state of the art lecture'. 

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Standard pricing available until 23 February 2020.


RSM Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Retired Fellow RSM Associate RSM Student
£100.00 £85.00 £85.00 £85.00 £35.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£140.00 £119.00 £119.00 £49.00


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Registration, tea and coffee

Symposium 1: Epidemiology and novel insights into mechanisms of anaphylaxis

New discoveries in genetic predisposition towards anaphylaxis

Veronica Varney, Consultant in respiratory medicine, allergy and Immunology, St Helier Hospital

What happens during anaphylaxis and how do treatments work?

Paul Turner, Clinician Scientist and Hon Consultant in Paediatric Allergy an Immunology, Imperial College London

Epidemiology of fatal anaphylactic reactions in children - what are the risk factors

Graham Roberts

Tea and coffee break

Symposium 2: Risk factors for fatal food anaphylaxis

Cofactors in anaphylaxis - what can we tell patients?

Andrew Clark

Lessons learned from fatal food anaphylactic reactions

Adam Fox, Consultant Paediatric Allergist, Evelina London Children’s Hospital

What is being done to protect children in schools?

Lynne Regent, Chief Executive Officer, Anaphylaxis Campaign, 


Symposium 3: overview of fatal anaphylaxis in Adults

Overview of food anaphylaxis in adults

Isabel Skypala

Overview of fatal drug and venom anaphylaxis - how this differ from food

Chris Rutkowski, Consultant Allergist and Clinical Lead for Adult Allergy, Department of Allergy, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital; Difficult Urticaria Clinic, St John’s Institute of Dermatology

Tea and coffee break

Symposium 4: Perioperative anaphylaxis

Perioperative anaphylaxis: how to prevent fatalities

Sophie Farooque

What can we learn from perioperative anaphylaxis (NAP6) registries?

Amena Warner

Presidents prize

Tabi Leslie, President, Clinical Immunology and Allergy Section at the Royal Society of Medicine


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom