About this event

  • Date and time Sat 22 Apr 2023 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Paediatrics and Child Health

Join this LSP study day to enhance your knowledge and understanding on common allergic conditions encountered by Paediatric trainees both in acute and outpatient setting. We will be covering a wide variety of allergy topics that a general paediatrician may encounter in their clinical practice.

By attending, you will:

  • Have increased confidence in taking a comprehensive allergy history and understanding the role of investigative tests in supporting a diagnosis   
  • Understand the role of dieticians in food allergy, dietary alternatives in food allergies including milk substitutes and the milk ladder for reintroduction of mild- moderate cow’s milk protein allergy
  • Be able to recognise and manage anaphylaxis in children and understand the pathophysiology of this life-threatening reaction
  • Understand and appreciate the spectrum of allergic disease including atopic dermatitis, GI allergy and allergic rhinosinusitis
  • Know how to effectively communicate and support patients and their families with allergic disease  
  • Appreciate how research is contributing to current clinical practice and the way it may shape the future of the field of paediatric allergy  
  • Understand the trainee pathway for Paediatric Allergy GRID and SPIN 

Please not that the breakout sessions will not be recorded.

The event recording will be available for registered event participants up to 60 days after the day via Zoom.

This event is also available to attend in person on Wednesday 19 April 2023. Please click here to book the in-person event 

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Welcome and introduction

Dr Parisut Kimkool, Paediatric Allergy ST6 Registrar, St Mary’s Hospital; Dr Georgina Giazla, Paediatrics ST4 Registrar, St Mary’s Hospital; Dr Erika Harnik, Consultant in Paediatric Allergy, St Mary’s Hospital

Allergy history taking

Dr Sophie Vaughan, Consultant Paediatrician and Associate Director of Medical Education, St George’s Hospital

Allergy investigations

Dr Rosy Wells, Paediatric Allergy Consultant, St George’s Hospital

Allergic respiratory and ENT

Dr Emily Derrick, Consultant in General Paediatrics and Paediatric Allergy, University Hospital Lewisham 

Comfort break
Allergic dermatology

Dr Kathy Sim, Consultant, Paediatric Allergy, Royal London Hospital

Allergic GI and CMPA

Dr Leanne Goh, Consultant in Paediatric Allergy, St Mary’s Hospital, and Dr Edward Gaynor, Consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology, Great Ormond Street Hospital

GRID/SPIN questions and answered

Dr Parisut Kimkool, Dr Ian Gregory and Dr Sarah Johnson

Lunch break
Breakout sessions - not available on-demand
Adrenaline autoinjector

Sarita Fenton, Paediatric Allergy Clinical Nurse Specialist, St George's University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Louise Pattenden, Paediatric Allergy Clinical Nurse Specialist, St George's Hospital

2. Emollients and topical steroids

Dr Erika Harnik, Consultant, Paediatric Allergy, St Mary’s Hospital, and Dr Rhiannon Nancarrow-Lei, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Inhalers and nasal sprays

Dr Ian Gregory, Consultant Paediatrician with a special interest in Paediatric Allergy, North Middlesex Hospital, and Adele Durge, Paediatric Allergy Clinical Nurse Specialist, North Middlesex Hospital

Comfort break
Patient voice

Avleen Gill and Krishna Gill

Adolescent - not available on-demand

Dr Claudia Gore, Consultant in Paediatric Allergy, St Mary’s Hospital

Anaphylaxis - not available on-demand

Dr Robert Boyle, Consultant in Paediatric Allergy and Clinical Reader in Paediatric Allergy, St Mary’s Hospital

Closing remarks
Close of meeting



Registration for this event will close 1 hour prior to the start time. Late registrations will not be accepted.


  • The agenda is subject to change at any time
  • If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenter’s and RSM discretion.
  • All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.
  • 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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