Course details

  • Duration: 20 hours live teaching (over 5 non-consecutive days)
  • Plus 10 weeks access to online resources
  • Fees:
    - £790
    - 10% discount for ICHNT staff
  • Venue: Online (MS Teams) / St Mary's campus
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Dr Isabel Skypala
Dr Isabel Skypala is a consultant allergy dietitian and clinical lead for food allergy in the asthma and allergy group at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust. She is also an honorary teaching fellow at Imperial College, and honorary research dietitian at Guy's Hospital, London.

Dr Skypala set up a dedicated food allergy clinic in 2010. It was intended as a one-stop shop to diagnose food allergies in patients whose history and previous tests have been inconclusive.

In 2014, Dr Skypala became the first non-medical practitioner to be awarded the William Franklin award, by the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI), for her work in the clinical allergy field.

Dr Rosan Meyer
Rosan Meyer completed her degree in Dietetics (1995) as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics (1996) in South Africa. She specialised in paediatric nutrition in the United Kingdom, focusing on paediatric intensive care, nutritional support including enteral and parenteral nutrition, growth faltering, feeding behaviour and allergy.

She started working at St.Mary’s Hospital in 1998 and managed the paediatric dietetic team until 2005. She was also the dietetic lead for the feeding clinic in the hospital, addressing feeding problems related to medical conditions, inappropriate weaning, poor growth and feeding practices.  In 2004 she finished her Masters in Paediatric Nutrition and in 2008 completed her PhD in energy expenditure in critically ill children at Imperial College London and completed 2 years of post-doctorate work there. From 2010 to 2012 she worked as consultant dietitian in Switzerland, Basel at the Kinderspital and was responsible for changing the parenteral nutrition system used and supported the gastro service there for complex gastro patients as well as starting a paediatric allergy service at the University Hospital Basel.

In addition she continues to lead the MSc Module on Food Hypersensitivity for Imperial College London, where she is a honorary senior lecturer.  She is also Chair of the Food Allergy Specialist Group of the British Dietetic Association and European chair of INDANA. She has many peer reviewed publications in the field of paediatric nutrition, which can be viewed on PubMed.

Dr Jenny Epstein
Dr Jenny Epstein has been a Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London since 2009. She has special expertise in gut mucosal immunology, including inflammatory bowel disease, complex allergic gut disease and coeliac disease. Her other sub-specialties include intestinal rehabilitation and paediatric endoscopy and colonoscopy, in which she holds ‘Train the Trainer’ qualifications. She is research active, particularly within the fields of dietary management of Crohn’s disease, the gut microbiome and eosinophilic oesophagitis. She leads the supra-regional multi-disciplinary service for children with complex allergic gut disease.