9 - 10 March 2020

Course details

  • Duration: 2 days (plus 8 weeks online learning) 
  • Fees:
    - £395 per module
    - 10% discount for ICHNT staff
  • Venue: St Mary's Campus
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This course will cover the mechanisms, clinical presentation and advanced diagnostic and management strategies for allergic rhinitis and rhinosinusitis in adults and children. It includes hands-on demonstrations on diagnostic procedures such as rhinoscopy, nasendoscopy and nasal challenges, as well as interactive differential diagnosis sessions using nasal imaging. Key aspects of allergen-specific immunotherapy will be reviewed, including efficacy biomarkers, clinical risks and benefits, as well as case-based discussions. 

This course forms part of  a range of two-day face-to-face 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.

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Course aims

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

  • Relate the most up-to-date knowledge on the pathophysiology of allergic rhinitis and rhinosinusitis to the evaluation of new disease biomarkers and therapeutic strategies, such as biological drugs
  • Appraise diagnostic procedures such as nasal examination, rhinoscopy and imaging techniques for the diagnosis of rhinitis and rhinosinusitis in the context of the medical history
  • Understand the complementary roles of medical and surgical treatment in chronic rhinosinusitis
  • Appreciate the relationship between upper and lower airway allergic disease
  • Compare the underlying immune mechanisms, efficacy biomarkers and indications of sublingual versus subcutaneous immunotherapy for allergic rhinitis
  • Estimate the benefits and risks of allergen-specific immunotherapy for the treatment of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis 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 rhinitis 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

"A very good course for ENT Surgeons/Rhinologists. Would recommend the registrars/trainees to go on the courses"

"A very well organised course – well done to all!"

"Excellent review of knowledge"