Professor Stephen Durham
Stephen R Durham is Head of Section for Allergy and Clinical Immunology at NHLI, Imperial College and Professor of Allergy and Respiratory Medicine at Royal Brompton Hospital London. He has studied basic mechanisms of allergic rhinitis and asthma and the influence of treatment. This has involved the development of pharmacodynamic models of allergen challenge in the skin, nose and lung and studies of seasonal hayfever. From the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology he has been awarded the Jack Pepys Lectureship and William Frankland Medal for o utstanding services to clinical allergy. He has written over 350 peer-reviewed articles and chapters and edited 3 books, including the popular BMJ ABC of Allergies.
Mr Hesham Saleh
Mr Hesham Saleh has been appointed in 2001 as a Consultant ENT Surgeon in Charing Cross and Royal Brompton Hospitals in London. Also appointed as an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Im perial Scho ol of Medicine. Areas of special interest are in Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery. He runs the Rhinology clinic in Charing Cross Hospital and the combined Nose clinic in the Royal Brompton Hospital. Areas of interest include allergy, endoscopic sinus surgery, anterior skull base surgery and lacrimal surgery. Facial Plastic Surgery expertise is in Rhinoplasty in addition to Nasal Reconstruction and Chin Augmentation.
Lectures nationally and internationally on rhinology and facial plastic surgery and is a regular contributor to courses in the UK and abroad. Has published widely in rhinology.
Dr Guy Scadding
Guy Scadding is a specialist registrar in Allergy medicine at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London. He studied at Oxford University and Imperial College School of Medicine before working as a junior doctor at Central Middlesex, St Mary's and Northwick Park Hospitals. He has been a regular member of the medical team in a joint medical/surgical Nose clinic at the Brompton over the last 2 years. He has given talks on rhinitis/rhinosinusitis to Allergy registrars and ENT surgeons. His research interests include sublingual immunotherapy; he has written, lectured and conducted research in this field.
Dr Deborah Jarvis
Dr Deborah Jarvis MBBS MRCP MD FFPH is Reader in Public Health in the Department of Respiratory Epidemiology and Public Health at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. She has conducted large scale international epidemiological studies in adults looking at the prevalence of and risk factors for asthma, hayfever, eczema and sensitisation to common allergens.
Harsha Kariyawasam trained at St. Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College and completed his training in allergy and respiratory medicine at the Royal Brompton Hospital and the National Heart Lung Institute (NHLI), Imperial College over a 7 year period. He undertook research into the mechanisms of allergen-induced airway injury and repair in relation to growth factor signalling under Prof. Douglas Robinson and Prof. Barry Kay. He was awarded the NHLI PhD thesis prize for this work. He then further subspecialised in rhinology and upper airway allergy. He is currently Consultant in Allergy, Rhinology and Respiratory Medicine at the Royal National Throat Nose Ear Hospital.
Dr Moises A. Calderon
Moises A. Calderon obtained his MD in Internal Medicine in the University of Costa Rica and then, a PhD in Allergy an d Clinical Immunology at London University. He worked as Consultant Allergist in Costa Rica before returning to London eight year s ago. He is now a Visi ting Consultant in Allergy and Direct or of the Clinical Tr ials Group within the Allergy and Clinical I mmunology Division at Imperial C ollege London, NHLI and the Royal Brompton Hospital. He is the current secretary of the Immunotherapy Interest Group of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Dr Calderon has considerable expertise in the designing and supervision of trials of allergen immunotherapy. He has conducted a highly-cited Cochrane review of subcutaneous immunotherapy for hay fever. He is the author of a long list of peer-reviewed publications in international journals on research topics in allergy - and continuously acts as reviewer on scientific publications. He has participated as a key opinion leader on specific immunotherapy at many international meetings.