This one day conference is for GPs and Practice Nurses.
We are delighted to welcome two key speakers from London plus our local Allergy Consultant and local Allergy Nurse Specialist:
Dr Adam Fox, Consultant Paediatric Allergist.
Adam chaired the UK Department of Health National Care Pathway for Food Allergy in Childhood and was a member of the National Institute of Healthcare and Clinical Excellence (NICE) clinical guideline development group for the assessment and diagnosis of food allergy in children. He is also the senior author of the IMAP (International Milk Allergy in Primary Care) guideline, which was awarded the Allergy UK Innovation award in 2018. He previously chaired the Paediatric Committee of the British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology and was elected as President from October 2018.
Adam was awarded ‘Paediatric Allergist of the Year’ from Allergy UK in 2007. His doctoral thesis on peanut allergy received the Raymond Horton Smith prize from Cambridge University in 2012 and he was included in The Times ‘Britain’s 100 Best Children’s Doctor’s’ (2012). Adam received the William Frankland Award for Outstanding contribution to Allergy from the British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology in 2015 and a National Clinical Excellence award from the UK Department of Health in 2016.
Professor Stephen Till, Consultant Allergist
Stephen is a Professor of Allergy at King’s College London and Consultant Allergist (Adults) at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals, where he was appointed in 2011. He initially graduated with a degree in Biochemistry from Oxford University before pursuing a PhD in the immunological mechanisms of allergy at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. In order to pursue a career as a clinical academic combining translational research with clinical practice he then studied medicine at UCL, graduating in 2002. After core medical training at various London hospitals he obtained an Academy of Medical Sciences Clinician Scientist Fellowship to combine 5 years of post-graduate Adult Allergy training at the Royal Brompton Hospital with research into allergen desensitisation (immunotherapy) and received his CCST in 2011. In 2009 he received the World Allergy Organization Henning Lowenstein Award for Allergy Research. At Guy’s Hospital, he leads the Adult Food Allergy service, overseeing complex food allergy cases and around 250 oral food challenges per year in addition to seeing general allergy patients. He supervises several doctoral students and is an external examiner for the Imperial College MSc in Allergy. His research interests continue to be centered around immunotherapy and novel approaches. He is currently chief investigator of an NIHR funded clinical trial of peanut immunotherapy in young adults. He also has research interests in the immune mechanisms that drive chronic urticaria and nasal polyps, both of which share features with allergic inflammation. He was secretary of the British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology from 2015 until 2018.
Dr Huw Jenkins, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Broomfield Hospital
Dr Huw Jenkins specialises in clinical allergy including allergic rhinitis, asthma, food allergy, anaphylaxis, drug allergy, urticaria/angioedema, asthma, and respiratory infection.
Julia Marriott – Paediatric Dietician
Kathryn Powrie – Allergy Nurse Specialist
- Paediatric Food Allergy
- Paediatric Milk for CMPA (cows milk intolerance), weaning milk ladder and referral pathway
- Urticaria & Angioedema
- Drug Allergy & Food Allergy
- Guidelines for Referral to the Allergy Clinic – What to refer and what to manage locally
- Adrenalin Auto-Injectors, Nasal Sprays, Inhalers