Paediatrics: Allergy

This recording originally took place on 9 November 2017.
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Audience: GPs (all grades)

What will this session cover?

Food allergy effects around 5-6% of children and this session will explore how the management of food allergy is changing. There have been key developments in our understanding of food allergy prevention.  There is also a move towards a more proactive way of approaching common food allergens, considering tolerance induction rather than just passive avoidance. There is also an emerging role for probiotics, resulting from our improved understanding of the microbiome and its effect on allergic outcomes. This is already translating into changes in the clinic in terms of choice of hypoallergenic formula for milk allergic infants. The emerging role of food desensitisation will also be discussed.

Learning outcomes

  • Understanding of the science behind changes in allergy prevention guidelines
  • Understanding of the changes to hypoallergenic formula and their possible impact
  • Awareness of the emerging role of food desensitisation


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Dr Adam Fox

Dr Adam Fox

Consultant Paediatric Allergist, St Thomas’ Hospital, London

Adam is a consultant Paediatric Allergist and past clinical lead of Allergy at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals, London, where he is now Clinical Director. He chaired the RCPCH National Care Pathway for Food Allergy in Childhood and was a member of the National Institute of Healthcare and Clinical Excellence (NICE) clinical guideline development group for the assessment and diagnosis of food allergy in children. He is currently an Expert Advisor to NICE on Allergy and President Elect of the British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology. Adam was awarded ‘Paediatric Allergist of the Year’ by Allergy UK in 2007 & listed in the Times ‘100 Best Children’s Doctors’.

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