19 - 22 April 2021

Course details

  • Duration: 4 days (plus 8 weeks online learning) 
  • Fees:
    - £790
    - 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 the epidemiology, mechanisms, clinical presentation as well as advanced diagnostic and management strategies for the wide range of manifestations of food hypersensitivity, from immediate allergies to allergic gastrointestinal diseases, such as eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders. Innovative preventive and therapeutic approaches will be discussed. Complex areas such as highly restrictive diets, feeding difficulties, functional and protracted symptoms, molecular tests and high-risk food challenges will be covered.

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.

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Course aims

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

  • Illustrate the mechanisms involved in the development of food hypersensitivity and relate this to evaluate the most up-to-date diagnostic methods and treatments for this condition
  • Take an advanced medical and dietary history in children and adults with complex food allergy, propose the differential diagnosis, diagnostic work-up and optimal 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 and their families both independently and as a team
  • Analyse current controversies and recommend preventive strategies for food allergy (such as pregnancy and early infancy interventions), as well as in advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in food allergic patients (such as molecular tests, oral food challenges or food 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.

Course structure

Allergy short courses are delivered in a blended format through a mixture of face-to-face and online teaching.  You will attend 4 days teaching at Imperial College London where leading experts will deliver lectures and interactive sessions with question & answer elements, quizzes, workshops, group work 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.