8 - 9 February 2021 (Online)
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Course details

  • Duration: 2 days (plus 8 weeks online learning) 
  • Fees:
    - £395 per module
    - 10% discount for ICHNT staff
  • Venue: Online
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COVID-19 update: Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, this course will be delivered remotely. 

In this course you will learn and gain an advanced understanding of the importance of upper airway diseases in the allergy clinic, respiratory clinics and primary care. You will learn to differentiate between rhinitis and rhinosinusitis, understanding their pathophysiology and managing them accordingly. You will explore the mechanisms and clinical use of allergen immunotherapy, enabling you to identify appropriate patients and initiate treatment/refer accordingly. 

A range of Imperial and international expert speakers will cover an exciting programme of pre-recorded materials and live interactive sessions.

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:

  • Analyse up to date research regarding the pathophysiology of allergic rhinitis to the evaluation of new disease biomarkers and therapeutic strategies
  • 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
  • Select suitable patients for allergen immunotherapy in clinical practice, taking into account the resources required to safely administer this therapy in practice

Course structure & delivery

Live online sessions - 8 & 9 February 2021
The live online sessions will take place on 8 & 9 February 2021 between 13.00 -  17.00. Please note these timings may be subject to change.

You are advised to book 2 full days leave if possible to go through the pre-recorded resources and prepare for the live sessions. Pre-recorded materials will be released before the live teaching days to allow more flexibility in accessing these resources. Registered participants will be invited to a launch webinar where further details of the course will be presented and access to the content given. 

Planned sessions (provisional):

  • Epidemiology of Rhinitis
  • Differential Diagnosis of Rhinitis
  • Rhinitis in Children
  • Chronic Rhinosinusitis with/without nasal polyps – an overview
  • Demonstration of Examination of Nose/Endoscopy
  • Radiology of the Nose and Paranasal Sinuses
  • Medical Management of Rhinitis and Use of Guidelines
  • Interactive cases in rhinitis and rhinosinusitis
  • Rhinology cases – case-based discussion including bring your own cases
  • Allergic eye and eyelid disease
  • Relationship Between Asthma and Rhinitis
  • Venom anaphylaxis and immunotherapy
  • Immunotherapy for Seasonal and perennial rhinitis
  • Mechanisms of Rhinitis and allergen Immunotherapy
  • Immunotherapy Cases, including bring your own cases
  • Practical immunotherapy workshop


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. 

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.