November 2018 (date to be confirmed)
This course will cover the mechanisms, clinical presentation as well as advanced diagnostic and management strategies for the wide range of allergic reactions to foods. Innovative preventive and therapeutic approaches for food allergy will be discussed. Complex areas such as highly restrictive diets, feeding difficulties, molecular tests and high-risk food challenges will be covered.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Explain the mechanisms underlying food allergies and relate this to evaluate the most up-to-date diagnostic tests and treatments for this condition
- Take an advanced medical and dietary history in children and adults with food allergy, propose the differential diagnosis, diagnostic work-up and management plan
- Design strategies to address difficult scenarios in practice such as highly restrictive diets, poor patient concordance, adolescent transition into adult care or high psychosocial burden in food allergic patients
- Analyse current controversies in preventive strategies for food allergy in pregnancy and early infancy, as well as in advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as molecular tests, food challenges or immunotherapy
Who should attend?
The course is suitable for doctors (GPs, specialist trainees and consultants in Allergy, Paediatrics, Gastroenterology), as well as nurses, dietitians, nutritionists and other healthcare professionals wishing to improve their ability to manage food allergic patients in daily practice.
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.
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. Met my requirements"
"Provides factual knowledge and practical skills "