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13 - 14 March 2019

Course details

  • Duration: 2 days (plus online learning) 
  • Fees:
    - £395 per module
    - 10% discount for ICHNT staff
  • Venue: St Mary's Campus
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This course will review recent advances across the developmental spectrum on the mechanisms underlying allergic airways diseases, including the role of genetic and environmental factors, the microbiome, and how this will impact future practice. There will be talks on assessing pulmonary physiology and other diagnostic tests. A rational evidence-based approach to the differential diagnosis, diagnostic work-up and management will be discussed. Challenging areas such as difficult asthma, adolescence and poor concordance will be addressed.

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Course aims

By the end of this short course, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate the interaction between genetics and environmental factors in the pathogenesis of allergic airway disease based on most recent evidence
  • Articulate a rational evidence-based approach to the differential diagnosis, diagnostic work-up and management plan of allergic airways diseases in the context of medical history
  • Appraise the new research findings in allergic airways disease and apply them to improve patient care in clinical practice
  • Assess the risks and benefits of allergen-specific immunotherapy for the treatment of asthma in children and adults in clinical practice

Who should attend?

The course is suitable for doctors (GPs, specialist trainees and consultants in Allergy, Paediatrics, Respiratory Medicine or ENT), as well as nurses and other healthcare professionals wishing to improve their ability to manage patients with allergic airways disease in daily practice.

Course structure

Allergy short courses are delivered in a blended format through a mixture of face-to-face and online teaching.  You will attend 2 days teaching at Imperial College London where leading experts will deliver lectures and interactive sessions with question & answer elements, quizzes and case-based discussions. For a limited time after the course, you will have access online to all lecture notes and presentations, lecture recordings and other e-resources to enable flexible learning.

Optional assessment

Participants have the option of completing an assessment component and on completion will be provided with an official Imperial College London transcript of results. Details of the assessment and deadline for submission will be given during the course. Please note that there is an additional assessment fee payable in full prior to submission date. Please contact us for further information.

Comments from past participants

"Excellent course and content"

"Informative, interesting, inspiring and relevant"

"Presenters were highly competent and excellent"