About this event

  • Date and time Thu 13 Jul 2023 from 8:45am to 5:15pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Clinical Immunology and Allergy

Join this event with a group of multidisciplinary team experts on eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE) to provide a review of the most up-to-date scientific evidence and best clinical practice for the diagnosis and management of EoE, specifically in children and young adults.

During this event, we will review the current data for prevalence, risk factors and different presentation features of eosinophilic oesophagitis in children and young adults; the diagnostic approach for EoE and the importance of accurate diagnosis; the current treatment options for its management and the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach; the future developments in diagnosis and management recognizing areas of uncertainty and the potential areas for research; and the place and relevance of EoE within the allergic multi-morbidity spectrum in childhood.

By attending this event, participants will learn:

  • The incidence and prevalence globally and in the UK, risk factors, and different forms of presentation of EoE in children and young people
  • The diagnostic approach to children and young adults with feeding difficulties, dysphagia, and/or suspected EoE disease, including the role of endoscopy and significant endoscopic findings in the diagnosis of EoE
  • The current treatment options and algorithm proposed in the new evidence-based guideline for the management of patients with EoE, recognise the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach
  • Future developments in the diagnosis and medical therapies for patients with EoE
  • The role and association of EoE with other allergic diseases or atopic manifestations through childhood

If you are a member of the British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN) or the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI), please discuss with your respective organisations about how you can receive a discount to attend this event.

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We would like to thank our sponsors Dr Falk Pharma UK and Pentax Medical for their support of this event. Please note that the main scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsors.


View the programme 13 July 2023

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Constantinos Kotsapas, Consultant in Paediatric Allergy, Leeds Children Hospital, Dr Leanne Goh, Paediatric Allergist, Imperial College Healthcare Trust and Dr Edward Gaynor, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children NHS Foundation Trust

What every paediatrician needs to know about eosinophilic esophagitis

Dr Edward Gaynor and Dr Leanne Goh

Eosinophilic esophagitis guideline update

Dr Jenny Epstein, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Demystifying eosinophils and mast cells in the diagnosis of allergic diseases

Speaker to be confirmed

Tea and coffee break
Understanding feeding difficulties: The role of the gastrointestinal allergy multi-disciplinary team

Ms Annemarie Sims, Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist, Complex Feeding Clinic, Evelina London Children’s Hospital, and Dr Eleanor Wells, Principal Clinical Psychologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children NHS Foundation Trust

Investigating dysphagia in atopic children and young people

Dr Kornilia Nikaki, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children NHS Foundation Trust 

Panel Discussion: Is there a role for shared decision making in the management of eosinophilic esophagitis

Speaker to be confirmed

Where does eosinophilic esophagitis fit in the evolution of allergy across early childhood?

Professor Adnan Custovic, Professor of Paediatric Allergy, Imperial College London

Tea and coffee break
Immunotherapy and eosinophilic esophagitis

Dr Noam Zevit, Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Schneider Children's Medical Centre of Israel and Dr Nandinee Patel, Consultant, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


Parallel sessions
Clinicians: Future developments in eosinophilic esophagitis

Dr Edward Gaynor and Dr Leanne Goh

Allied health professionals: Dietetic priorities and advancements in eosinophilic esophagitis

Ms Kerryn Moolenschot, Specialist Paediatric Dietitian in Gastroenterology and Surgery, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Closing remarks
Close of meeting


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


Registration for this event will close on 12 July 2023 at 1:00am (BST). Late registrations will not be accepted. 

The agenda is subject to change at any time  

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