Allergy Academy: 12th food allergy study day


Monday 21 May 2018


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
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Clinical Immunology & Allergy Section , Allergy Academy


4 CPD Points

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This exciting course marks the 10 year anniversary since the foundation of the Allergy Academy. Join us to celebrate at our hugely popular annual food allergy study day as we bring you a fantastic programme of lectures delivered by experts in the field.  

Book your place to review recent food allergy research and it's implications for clinical practice, with speakers covering a range of related topics from how to manage early exposures to reduce patients’ allergies to how to manage allergen dangers.


Topics include:

  • The basics of current theories of prevention and immunotherapy in the field of food allergy
  • Effective interventions during pregnancy and infancy to prevent development of food allergy
  • The role of immunotherapy in the management of food allergy
  • Current research in the prediction, diagnosis, prevention and management of food allergy.


Key Speakers

  • Professor Susanne Halken, Clinical Professor in Paediatrics, University of Southern Denmark
  • Dr Adam Fox, Consultant Children's Allergist and Clinical Led, Evelina London Children's Hospital 
  • Dr Johnathan Hourihane, Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, University College Cork


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8.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.15 am

Welcome and introduction

Dr Tom Marrs, Consultant in Paediatric Allergy, Children’s Allergies Department, St Thomas' Hospital

Session 1: Optimising origins

9.30 am

Optimising the early introduction of food allergens in the real world

Dr Michael Perkin, Consultant in Paediatric Allergy, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

10.10 am

Managing early exposures to reduce patients’ allergies

Professor Susanne Halken, Consultant , Hans Christian Andersen Children’s Hospital, Odense University Hospital, Denmark

10.50 am

Tea and coffee break

Session 2: Bringing non-IgE into the 21st Century

11.20 am

Milk allergy management guidelines: Can the NHS actually deliver them?

Dr Trevor Brown, Consultant Paediatric Allergist, Ulster Hospital, Belfast

12.00 pm

FPIES controversies: What did not make it into the AAAI FPIES guideline

Dr Jean-Christophe Caubet, Division of Paediatrics, University of Geneva

12.40 pm


Session 3: Managing allergen dangers

1.40 pm

Delineating risk: What determines the threshold of an allergic reaction?

Dr Shelley Dua, Senior Allergy Trainee and Chief Resident, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

2.20 pm

Juggling risk and quality of life in peanut allergy

Professor Johnathan Hourihane, Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, University College Cork

3.00 pm

Tea and coffee break

3.30 pm

If you only read five papers this year

Dr Adam Fox, Consultant and Reader in Paediatric Allergy, Evelina London Children’s Hospital

4.00 pm

Close of meeting

Aimmune sponsored session

4.05 pm

A patient perspective of the last 10 years

Ms Hazel Gowland, Food Adviser, Anaphylaxis Campaign

4.20 pm

A look back over the last 10 years in the clinic

Dr Vibha Sharma, Consultant in Paediatric Allergy, Manchester Children’s Hospital

4.35 pm

Research today and for the future

Professor Jonathan Hourihane, Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, University College Cork

4.55 pm

Panel discussion

5.10 pm

Close of sponsored meeting

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