9 - 10 June 2021

Course details

  • Duration: 2 days - plus 8 weeks online learning  
  • Fees:
    - £395 per module
    - 10% discount for ICHNT staff
  • Venue: TBC
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COVID-19 update: During the current outbreak, we are considering options for the delivery of Allergy short courses. We are monitoring the situation as it evolves but will continue to run the programmes either remotely or on campus - when it is safe to do so. Please contact us if you would like to be kept informed about this course.

This course will cover advanced aspects of allergic diseases in childhood, from the mechanisms underlying the ‘atopic march’ to difficult clinical scenarios such as multisystem allergic disease, immunodeficiency, adolescent transition and psychological or safeguarding issues. Practical workshops on infant weaning, food challenges and immunotherapy will be available.

This course forms part of a range of short courses in Allergy which are available both to students who are enrolled on the MSc in allergy programme, and as stand-alone CPD programmes for GPs, specialist trainees and consultants, nurses, dietitians and other healthcare professionals wishing to improve their ability to manage allergic patients in daily practice.

This is an advanced course and not suitable for those with little or no knowledge of paediatric allergy. For an introduction to the subject, please see Principles of paediatric allergy.

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Course aims

By the end of the course you will be better able to:

  • Evaluate the pathophysiology underlying multisystem allergic disease                                      
  • Design diagnostic and management strategies to address both common and difficult/uncommon scenarios in paediatric practice
  • Reflect on the usefulness of a multidisciplinary team to the care of children with complex multisystem allergic disease, and involve allied healthcare professionals when required
  • Assess the psychosocial impact of allergic diseases in children and their families and formulate initiatives to address this issue
  • Plan the required steps for an optimal transition of allergic adolescents into adult care

Who should attend?

The course is suitable for doctors (GPs, specialist trainees and consultants in Allergy, Paediatrics, Gastroenterology, Dermatology), as well as nurses, dietitians, health visitors and other healthcare professionals wishing to improve their ability to manage children with allergies in daily practice.

This is an advanced course and not suitable for those with little or no knowledge of paediatric allergy. For a preliminary course please see Principles of paediatric allergy.

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. Please note that there is an additional assessment fee payable in full prior to submission date.

The assessment will take place usually 2-4 weeks after the course dates and it consists of the preparation of a 'Grand Round’ type oral presentation using slides, plus an accompanying document containing an abstract and academic referencing.

You will be asked to give a 10 minute presentation using slides in an online webinar platform. This should cover a somehow complex clinical allergy case in a child with more than one allergic condition. Challenging aspects in the diagnosis or management, and/or how to tackle them (involving the multi-disciplinary team), should be discussed. For instance, aspects like impact on quality of life or diet/nutrition, safeguarding concerns or transition needs. How this case fits into the classical concept of the allergic march and our current understanding of allergy pathophysiology should be discussed. The presentation will be followed by 5 minutes of questions from the examiners.

Full details of the assessment and deadline for submission will be given during the course. Please contact us for further information.