• Great Ormond Street Hospital (map)
  • Great Ormond St
  • London, WC1N
  • United Kingdom

Course Description

The estimated prevalence of cow’s milk allergy (CMA) worldwide is 2-5% with most estimates of prevalence at around 3%. Diagnosis is delayed, tests are generally unhelpful and symptoms are often poorly recognised and treated. Many bodies have tried to address this problem and numerous guidelines exist recommending hypoallergenic formulas which are often unpalatable, variable in their efficiency in controlling symptoms and are costly.  

In 2011, NICE produced the guidelines Diagnosis and Assessment of Food Allergy in Children and Young People which were a partial response to recognition and assessment of food allergies. However, this was a woefully inadequate document to deal with the hidden and more complex diagnostically delayed allergies that present as gastrointestinal symptoms. This study day will try to redress this problem with presentations from UK experts’ in the field of food allergy.

You should attend if you are a:

  • Consultant/Trainee in Paediatric Gastroenterology
  • Consultant/Trainee in General Paediatrics
  • Dietitian
  • Nurse
  • GP

RCPCH has approved this activity for up to 6 CPD credits, in accordance with the current RCPCH CPD Guidelines.

Programme

Time

Lecture

09.30 - 09.40

Welcome and Introduction
Dr Neil Shah
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

09.40 - 09.50

Classification of Food Allergy: The difference between an allergy and an intolerance
Dr Neil Shah
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

09.50 - 10.10

What is the Scale of the Problem of Cow's Milk Allergy?
Dr Trevor Brown
Consultant Paediatrician
Ulster Hospital, Belfast

10.10 - 10.40

Tests in Cow's Milk Allergy: Patch, skin prick tests and complimentary testing?
Dr Louise Michaelis
Consultant in Paediatric Allergy
Royal Victoria Infirmary Hospital, Newcastle

10.40-11.00

Coffee/Tea Break and Visit to Exhibition

11.00 - 11.30

Guidelines, Guidelines, Guidelines in Cow's Milk Allergy
Dr Carina Venter
Senior Research Dietitian
University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth 

11.30 - 12.15

Case: First Contact - Improving GP Identification in Primary Care
Dr Joanne Walsh
GP
Norwich

12.15 - 13.00

Lunch and Visit to Exhibition

13.00 - 13.45

Case Studies in Severe Cow's Milk Allergy
Case: How to Manage Severe IgE-mediated Cow's Milk Allergy

Dr Adam Fox
Consultant Paediatric Allergist
Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital, London

Case: How to Manage Severe Non-IgE-mediated Cow's Milk Allergy
Dr Neil Shah
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

13.45 - 14.30

Case Studies in Mild Cow's Milk Allergy
Case: How to Manage Mild IgE-mediated Cow's Milk Allergy

Dr Helen Brough
Consultant in Paediatric Allergy
St Thomas' Hospital, London

Case: How to Manage Mild Non-IgE-mediated Cow's Milk Allergy
Dr Gloria Dominquez-Ortega
Paediatric Gastrointestinal Food Allergy Specialist
Nino Jesus University Children's Hospital, Madrid

14.30 - 14.50

Coffee/Tea Break and Visit to Exhibition

14.50 - 15.35

Case Studies in Dietary Treatments
Case: IgE-mediated Cow's Milk Allergy 

Dr Carina Venter
Senior Research Dietitian
University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth

Case: Non-IgE-mediated Cow's Milk Allergy
Ms Ana-Kristina Skrapac
Specialist Paediatric Dietitian
Great Ormond Street Hospital,London

15.35 - 16.00

What About the Comorbidities in Treating Cow's Milk Allergy: Asthma, Eczema and Rhinitis? 
Dr Helen Brough
Consultant in Paediatric Allergy
St Thomas' Hospital, London

16.00 - 16.30

What About the GI Child who does not Respond to Dietary Elimination?
Dr Gloria Dominquez-Ortega
Paediatric Gastrointestinal Food Allergy Specialist
Nino Jesus University Children's Hospital, Madrid

16.30 - 17.00

How to Manage Silent Reflux
Dr Neil Shah
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

17.00

Close of Course