Allergy Academy Allergy in Practice Course (2022)

Thursday 12th May 2022 to Thursday 16th June 2022

Programme

Day 1 (12.05.2021)

Introduction to allergic disease (Virtual)

Time

Title

Outcome

09.00 – 0930

Welcome and introduction

 

Set learning objectives, introduce the faculty, get to know other students, introduction to the syllabus. Preparation for the assessment.  Rationale behind assessment methods and expectations. Introduction to work based module at KCL

0930-1030

Basic immunology of allergy and Epidemiology

 

Understand the basic immunological mechanisms of allergic disease.  The process of initial sensitisation and the allergic response in the presence of an allergen. Allergic March. Discuss the difference between IgE and Non-IgE reactions.

1030-1045

Break

 

1045-1115

History taking – the cornerstone of diagnosis

Understand the importance of an allergy focused history.  Gain an awareness of frameworks available to inform practice.

Students will explore their history taking skills

1115-1200

Diagnostic techniques

Gain an overview of the various diagnostic techniques available in the diagnosis of allergic disease.  Understand how to perform SPT safely.  Look at environment, equipment, when SPT is not appropriate.  Gain an understanding of when SpIgE testing may be appropriate.  Understand how SpIgE is performed and how to interpret results.  Gain an understanding of how CRD for certain allergens can enhance diagnosis and inform management.

1200-1245

Lunch

 

1245-1330

Recognition and management of IgE mediated allergic reactions

Management of allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis. Recognition and management will be discussed.

1330-1415

Pharmacological management of allergic disease

 Students will develop an understanding of the pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of medication send in the management of allergic disease.

1415-1500

Psychological impact of allergic disease

This session will explore the impact of allergic disease on an individual and give tools to help identify and support patients.

1500

Break

 

1515-1600

Case studies

 

1600-1615

Close of the day

 


Day 2 13.05.21

Common conditions seen in allergy (Virtual) 

Time

Title

Outcome

0855-0900

Introduction and welcome

 

0900-0945

Allergic rhinitis

Common triggers, avoidance and treatment

0945-1030

Immunotherapy

Criteria, SCIT and SLIT

BSACI guidance

1030

Break

 

1045-1130

FPIES

 

1130-1215

Drug allergy

An overview- to include presentation, testing and management

1215-1300

Lunch

 

1300-1345

Asthma (including biologics)

Diagnosis, management, treatment options and current issues for patients with asthma

1345-1415

Venom  (joint with adults)

This session will explore the rationale for testing for suspected venom allergy and evaluates management.

1415-1430

Break

 

1430-1515

Urticaria (including biologics)

Students will gain understanding of the pathophysiology of urticaria and management of the condition.

1515-1600

Allergy Research

Update in area of allergy research

1600-1630

Case Studies

Rebecca Batt and Katherine Knight

1630

Q&A close of the day

Rebeca Batt and Katherine Knight


Day 3 (15.06.21)

Food Allergy (Virtual)

Time

Title

Outcome

0900-0910

Introduction and welcome

 Ruth Chalmers

0910-0945

Introduction to eczema

Danielle Greenblatt

(Paediatric Dermatology Consultant)


0945-1015 
Pregnancy, infant feeding, early introduction (PR)

Tom Marrs

Paediatric Allergy Consultant

1015-1030

Tea break

 

1030-1115

Practical dietetics in early introduction  (PR)

-           Video 1: Introducing allergens (peanut, sesame, egg) into an infant’s diet (TBC)

-          Case studies

 Cathy Hunt

 

(Specialist Paediatric Allergy Dietitian)

1115–1130

Questions

 
1130-1200

Cow’s milk allergy

-          breastfeeding, formulas, milk/dairy alternatives, micronutrients, ladders/baked milk

-          Case studies (EHF/AA/OTC)

-           Video 1 Calcium contents of foods  (TBC)

Video 2: Differences in shop bought milk alternatives (TBC)

 

1200-1300
Lunch

 
1300-1345
Food immunotherapy

Anna Conrad and Katherine knight

1345-1400


Selective nut eating

 TBC

 

(Specialist Paediatric Allergy Dietitian)


1400-1430

Living with food allergy

-          Food labelling, PA’s, travel, school, free from foods

-          How can technology help

TBC

 (Specialist Paediatric Allergy Dietitian)


1430-1445

Tea break 

1445-1530

Adult allergy 

-          Lipid transfer protein allergy LTP

-          PFS

-          Exercise induced anaphylaxis

-          Case studies


Hannah Hunter

(Specialist Adult Allergy Dietitian)

 

1530–1615









1615-1630

Oral food challenges

-Protocols

-Pitfalls

-Blinding

- Difference between adults and paeds 

Close and questions

Nursing and Dietetics - TBC

 (Specialist Paediatric Allergy Dietitian)

 

 

 

Ruth & Rachel

 

Day 4 (16.06.21)

Practical day (F2F)
Group A Practical Session AM SIM PM
Group B SIM AM Practical Session PM

 

Time

Title

Outcomes

0830-0900

Welcome to the practical day

 

0900-0930

Practical Skin Prick Testing

A practical session, giving students the opportunity to practice SPT.

0930-1000

Practical management of allergic reactions

AAI device administration training using the different devices. Students will become familiar with the BSACI management plans

1000-1015

Break

 

1015-1100

Practical management of food allergy

Workshops in small groups

  1. Dairy alternatives
  2. Egg replacers
  3. Wheat alternatives

1100-1145

Practical management of respiratory illness

Workshop session – students practice using the various devices

1.           Spirometer station

2.           FEN0 station

3.           Inhaler devices

4.           Nasal devices

1145-12.30

Eczema practical management

 This session will give students the opportunity to practice and get to know the different emollients and topical treatments in the management of eczema

1230-1315

Lunch

 

1315-1615

SAIL centre for practical management of allergic reactions –

Sophisticated mannequins simulators will enable students to immerse themselves in a lifelike anaphylaxis situation. 

SAIL centre for practical management of allergic reactions -Sophisticated mannequins simulators will enable students to immerse themselves in a lifelike anaphylaxis situation.