About this event

  • Date and time Mon 20 May 2024 from 9:15am to 6:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Clinical Immunology and Allergy

Join this in-person event with a practical clinical focus aiming to disseminate effective approaches and resources to improve transition care for adolescents and young adults with asthma and allergies. It will be delivered by a range of multidisciplinary experts in asthma, allergies, atopic eczema, allergic gastrointestinal disease and immunodeficiencies with specific interest and expertise in this age group.

This course will provide attendees with the tools to understand and address the challenges faced by adolescents and young adults living with asthma and/or allergies and their families, as well as healthcare professionals dealing with this age group. A range of strategies and resources aiming to improve communication, adherence and self-management skills will be presented and discussed. Case scenarios and role play will be used to illustrate common difficulties and needs identified in clinical practice.   

By attending this event, participants will learn:

  • The challenges faced by adolescents and young adults living with asthma and/or allergies, their families and wider network
  • The challenges and barriers faced by healthcare professionals to improve transition care in asthma and allergy
  • To communicate effectively with adolescents and young adults to work in partnership with them throughout the transition
  • Practical approaches to improve adherence and self-management skills in adolescents and young adults living with asthma and/or allergies
  • Signpost adolescents and young adults living with asthma and/or allergies, their families and wider network to available high-quality resources to support their transition process

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We would like to thank our sponsors ALK Abello Ltd, Bio-Diagnostics LTD, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Europe and Thermo Fisher Scientific for their support of this meeting.
Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsors.


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Session 1: The challenges of transition

Why transition matters and challenges for healthcare professionals

Graham Roberts

Question and answer session
The adolescent brain: why do they behave the way they do?

Audrey Dunn Galvin - Pre-recorded

Question and answer session
The impact of living with asthma and allergies as an adolescent and young adult

Rebecca Knibb

Question and answer session
The AYP and parent voice: Interview

Claudia Gore and Marta Vazquez-Ortiz

Question and answer session
Tea and coffee break

Session 2: How to approach transition

Key principles of transition

Claudia Gore

Question and answer session
Asthma and allergy specific transition

Graham Roberts

Question and answer session
Learning from the psychologists: Strategies to support transition

Rebecca Knibb

Question and answer session
Lunch break

Session 3: Addressing key challenges in disease-specific areas (supported by cases)

Asthma (adherence, psychosocial and environmental factors, new risks e.g. vaping)

Graham Roberts and Pippa Hall

Food allergy (food avoidance, reaction identification and management, balanced adaptation)

Marta Vazquez-Ortiz

Eczema in adolescents – Improving care

Tess McPherson

Eosinophilic esophagitis and other gastrointestinal food allergies

Edward Gaynor

Transition of Care in Adolescents with Inborn Errors of Immunity

Winnie Ip

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session 4: Putting skills into practice - Workshops

Participants will attend all three workshops on a rotation basis

Improving communication

Aida Semic-Jusufagic, Rebecca Knibb and Maria Birchall

Improving adherence

Graham Roberts and Kate Khaleva

Improving self-management

Marta Vazquez-Ortis and Sarita Fenton

Travel back to auditorium

Session 5: Wrapping up: key practical tips

How to set up a transition clinic

Aida Semic-Jusufagic

Key resources

Marta Vazquez-Ortiz

The adult end

Florentina Dumitru

Panel discussion
Closing remarks
Close of meeting



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


Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on 19 May 2024 (BST). Late registrations will not be accepted. 

The agenda is subject to change at any time  

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations. 

We are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. This is at the presenter and the RSM’s discretion. 

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 


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