Invited Speakers for 2017

The 2017 programme includes leading figures in clinical and basic science from the UK and around the world. More importantly, they are all engaging and exciting speakers, and promise to make the meeting interesting and informative.

As more speakers are confirmed they will be listed below, so check back regularly to see who will be presenting at the 2017 meeting.

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2017 BSACI Meeting Speakers

Dr Elisabeth Angier

Dr Elisabeth Angier

GP & Clinical Assistant in Allergy & Immunology

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

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Dr Elisabeth Angier

Dr Elisabeth Angier (GP & Clinical Assistant in Allergy & Immunology)

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Liz is a portfolio GP from Sheffield. working across boundaries in both the hospital and community. She is committed to improving the experience of allergy patients across the system, starting with primary care.

Liz has worked as part of the multidisciplinary Adult Allergy team in Sheffield since 2006. She has an interest in service improvement and system design and is currently a Clinical Associate with the New Care Models team Vanguard Programme. She is also currently an Improvement Fellow with the Bradford Improvement Academy.

Previously she was a Clinical Fellow with the National Leadership Academy and a GP facilitator with the NHS Improving Quality Team for service transformation working with CCGs. Liz is Secretary of the EAACI Primary Care Group; previously she was Chair of the BSACI Primary Care Group and a RCGP Faculty Chair.She is on the Gp steering group at the Faculty of Medical leadership and Management.

Liz has interests in guidelines, policy and pathways. She is currently on the Committee for Quality Standards with NICE on Anaphylaxis. She has lectured both nationally and internationally.

Professor S Hasan Arshad

Chair in Allergy and Clinical Immunogy & Honorary Consultant Physician

Southampton General Hospital

Mrs Janette Bartle

Mrs Janette Bartle

Janette Bartle MSc BSc(Hons) RN Nurse Prescriber Allergy Nurse Specialist (ENT)

Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

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Mrs Janette Bartle

Mrs Janette Bartle (Janette Bartle MSc BSc(Hons) RN Nurse Prescriber Allergy Nurse Specialist (ENT))

Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

Janette Bartle works within the ENT department at Ipswich Hospital as an Allergy Nurse Specialist. She has special interest in nasal allergy and is keen to ensure that topical medications and nasal douching procedures are used. Understanding rhinitis and correct application of a steroid nasal spray is an essential part of patient care to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life.

In addition to her NHS work, she has maintained a pollen monitoring station on the roof of the Ipswich Hospital since 2005. For six months of the year she takes air samples and using a light microscope, identifies and counts the specific pollen grains seen. Ipswich data sent to the Met Office, contributes to the national UK pollen forecast. Janette is joint secretary for the BSACI Nurses in Allergy Group. She has developed SOP's on how to apply a nasal spray and how to nasal douche and published several articles on hayfever. In 2015 she won a Barry Kay award at BSACI conference and in 2016 gave an oral poster presentation at EAACI in Vienna, for posters relating to her pollen counting data.

Dr Kim Blyth

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

Dr Robert Boyle

Dr Robert Boyle

Paediatric Allergy Consultant

St Marys HospitalSt Marys Hospital

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Dr Robert Boyle

Dr Robert Boyle (Paediatric Allergy Consultant)

St Marys HospitalSt Marys Hospital

Dr Boyle was appointed to Imperial College London as NIHR Clinical Lecturer in 2007, Clinical Senior Lecturer in 2009, and Director of the Paediatric Research Unit from 2013. Prior to this he trained in Paediatric Allergy and Immunology at the Royal Children's Hospital and Melbourne University, Australia where his PhD investigated the mechanisms through which dietary interventions may prevent eczema.

His main research focus is the development of new diagnostic tests for use in food allergy. Dr Boyle's Paediatric Research Unit is a specialist Clinical Research Facility for studies of Children and Young People, with a primary focus on the development of new diagnostic tests for use in these age groups. Other work includes randomised controlled trials of different approaches to primary prevention of allergic disease, using both nutritional and non-nutritional interventions (www.beepstudy.org). Dr Boyle has been commissioned by the UK Food Standards Agency to undertake a comprehensive review of the evidence that dietary exposures during pregnancy or infancy are linked to allergic or autoimmune diseases.

Dr Boyle is Clinical Editor for the Cochrane Skin Group, Associate Editor for Clinical and Experimental Allergy, and was a member of the World Allergy Organization Special Committee on Probiotics. He has been awarded over £1 million of research funding during his time at Imperial College London, is Deputy Director of the Imperial College London Allergy MSc and is regularly invited to speak at international conferences.

Dr Helen Brough

Dr Helen Brough

Clinical Lead for Paediatric Allergy; Consultant in Paediatric Allergy

Guy's and St. Thomas’ Hospital

Professor Mike Cork

Professor of Dermatology, Churchill Hospital; MRC Programme Leader, MRC Human Immunology Unit

University of Sheffield

Professor Paul Cullinan

Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Consultant Physician

Imperial College

Mrs Sujata De

Consultant Paediatric ENT Surgeon

Alder Hey Children's Hospital

Professor Derk-Jan Dijk

Professor of Sleep and Physiology, Director Surrey Sleep Research Centre

University of Surrey

Dr Shelley Dua

Clinical Fellow in Allergy

Addenbrooke's Hospital

Professor Stephen Durham

Professor Stephen Durham

Professor of Allergy & Respiratory Medicine

Imperial College NHLI

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Professor Stephen Durham

Professor Stephen Durham (Professor of Allergy & Respiratory Medicine)

Imperial College NHLI

Stephen Durham is Head of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London and Professor of Allergy and Respiratory Medicine at Royal Brompton Hospital London. He has studied basic mechanisms of allergic rhinitis and asthma and has a particular focus on translational studies of allergen immunotherapy. He is Past President of BSACI and Head of the Allergy Consortium of the International Immune Tolerance NIAID USA and External Advisor to the NIH Inner City Asthma Consortium.

Dr Michael Farquhar

Consultant in Children's Sleep Medicine

Guys & St Thomas' Hospital

Mrs Roisin Fitzsimons

Mrs Roisin Fitzsimons

(Consultant Nurse)

St Thomas Hospital, Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, London.

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Mrs Roisin Fitzsimons

Mrs Roisin Fitzsimons ((Consultant Nurse))

St Thomas Hospital, Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, London.

Roisin Fitzsimons is the Allergy Consultant Nurse at the Allergy Service Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, where she has worked since 2006. Roisin has been instrumental in developing the nurse-led service, which includes the food and drug challenge service. Roisin’s particular areas of interest include drug allergy and sublingual immunotherapy. Roisin has successfully completed the MSc in Allergy at Southampton University and is privileged to now lecture on the course. Roisin is also an honourary lecturer at The University of Hertfordshire and is a committee member of the BSACI Nurses in Allergy group. Roisin has pioneered nursing involvement within the KCL Allergy Academy, speaking at events and is the course director of the nursing study days.

Dr Adam Fox

Dr Adam Fox

Consultant Paediatric Allergist

Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Adam Fox

Dr Adam Fox (Consultant Paediatric Allergist)

Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Adam read Medicine and Neuroscience at Cambridge University before completing his clinical training at University College, London. Having completed specialist training in Paediatric Allergy in 2006, he spent 9 years as clinical lead of Adult & Paediatric Allergy at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals, He Is now Clinical Director for Specialist Ambulatory Medicine and a Reader in Paediatric Allergy at King’s College London.

Adam chaired the UK Department of Health 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 also an author of the Milk Allergy in Primary Care guideline. Adam was awarded ‘Paediatric Allergist of the Year’ from Allergy UK in 2007. His doctoral thesis on peanut allergy received the Raymond Horton Smith prize from Cambridge University in 2012 and he was included in The Times ‘Britain’s 100 Best Children’s Doctor’s’ (2012).  Adam received the William Frankland Award for Outstanding contribution to Allergy by the BSACI in 2015 and a National Clinical Excellence award from the UK Department of Health in 2016. Adam’s particular interests are food allergy, gastrointestinal allergy, immunotherapy and medical education.

Mrs Jackie Gaventa

Health Visitor, Lead in Paediatric Allergy

Whittington Health

Dr Kimberly Gilmour

Conultant Immunologist

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Dr Claudia Gore

Dr Claudia Gore

Consultant in Paediatric Allergy and Immunology

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Dr Clive Grattan

Dr Clive Grattan

Consultant Dermatologist

Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

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Dr Clive Grattan

Dr Clive Grattan (Consultant Dermatologist)

Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

I am a Consultant Dermatologist at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, London, with a special interest in Allergy. I lead tertiary clinics in Urticaria and Mastocytosis. I am a council member of the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. I am joint editor in chief of Clinical and Translational Allergy, the open access journal of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Dr Richard Hansen

Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist

Glasgow Children's Hospital

Dr Jamal Hayat

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer

St George's Hospital

Dr Melanie Hingorani

Dr Melanie Hingorani

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Moorfields Eye Hospital

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Dr Melanie Hingorani

Dr Melanie Hingorani (Consultant Ophthalmologist)

Moorfields Eye Hospital

Mrs Hingorani is a consultant ophthalmologist specialising in paediatric ophthalmology and ocular motility at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon. She qualified from Oxford University and Guy’s Hospital Medical Schools. She obtained an MD (research in pathophysiology and treatment of severe allergic eye disease) at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and trained in North London particularly at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Western Eye Hospital. She has a particular interest in paediatric external eye disease and corneal disorders and also in clinical governance and safety in ophthalmic care. She was Clinical Director for Quality and Safety at Moorfields for six years and now leads Moorfields Vanguard Programme. She is Chair of the College Quality and Safety Group and sits on the College Scientific and Professional Standards Committee and the National Ophthalmic Audit Steering Group.

Claire Hopkins

Consultant ENT Surgeon

Guys & St Thomas' Hospital

Dr Polly James

Dr Polly James

Clinical Psychologist, Paediatric Psychology Service

Evelina London Children’s Hospital, St Thomas' Hospital

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Dr Polly James

Dr Polly James (Clinical Psychologist, Paediatric Psychology Service)

Evelina London Children’s Hospital, St Thomas' Hospital

Polly is a Paediatric Clinical Psychologist at St Thomas’ Hospital and has created and developed a new psychology service for the children’s allergy service. Polly provides specialist individual and group therapy for children and their families and helps them cope with difficulties that can arise from having food allergies.

Professor Sebastian L Johnston

Professor Sebastian L Johnston

Respiratory Medicine & Allergy at the National Heart and Lung Institute

Imperial College London

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Professor Sebastian L Johnston

Professor Sebastian L Johnston (Respiratory Medicine & Allergy at the National Heart and Lung Institute)

Imperial College London

He is Director of the MRC & Asthma UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma, is the Asthma UK Clinical Professor and is a UK National Institute of Health Research Senior Investigator. He Edited Thorax from 2002-2010 and serves as Associate Editor or on the Editorial Boards of several other Respiratory and Allergy Journals. He has published >400 scholarly manuscripts and 18 patents. Notable achievements include establishing the viral aetiology of the majority of asthma and COPD exacerbations, discovering novel mechanisms of susceptibility to virus infection in asthma and COPD, and developing novel treatment approaches for acute exacerbations of these diseases.

Dr Yousuf Karim

Consultant Immunologist

Frimley Park, Royal Surrey County & St Peter's Hospitals

Dr M. Thirumala Krishna

Dr M. Thirumala Krishna

Consultant Immunologist & Allergist

Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

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Dr M. Thirumala Krishna

Dr M. Thirumala Krishna (Consultant Immunologist & Allergist)

Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

Dr Thirumala Krishna (TK) is Consultant Allergist and Immunologist and lead physician for the Allergy service at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Reader in Medicine at Aston Medical School, Birmingham. His main clinical and research interests include epidemiology and risk factors for anaphylaxis, educational tools for long term care in anaphylaxis, venom allergy, penicillin allergy, peri-operative anaphylaxis during general anaesthesia, in vitro diagnostic tests in allergy, telemedicine and safety aspects of allergen-specific immunotherapy. He has national roles including clinical lead for IQAS, member of Standards of Care Committee & lead for national audits for BSACI and member of national CRG for specialised services in Allergy and Immunology.

Analou Louw

Speech and Language Therapist

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

Dr Joanna Lukawska

SpR in Allergy

King's College London

Dr Deborah Marriage

Dr Deborah Marriage

Lead Paediatric Allergy & Respiratory Nurse Specialist

Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, UK

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Dr Deborah Marriage

Dr Deborah Marriage (Lead Paediatric Allergy & Respiratory Nurse Specialist)

Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, UK

Deb Marriage DHealth RN (Child), BA, MSc is the lead paediatric allergy and respiratory nurse specialist at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, UK. She has over twenty years experience as a clinical nurse specialist, working at St Mary’s Hospital, London before joining Bristol Children’s Hospital in 2002.

She manages the Paediatric Allergy Service and is involved in local training programmes for GPs and practice nurses, and asthma and allergy teaching in schools and primary care. She is an advocate for nurse-led services and in promoting the extended role of nurses. She enjoys research and her particular interests are in egg and peanut allergy. Deb is currently Chair of the BSACI Nurses in Allergy Group.

Dr Rosan Meyer

Paediatric Allergy Specialist

Imperial College

Dr Siraj Misbah

Consultant Immunologist

Oxford University Hospital

Dr Ian Mudway

MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health

King’s College London

Professor Graham Ogg

Professor Graham Ogg

Professor of Dermatology, Churchill Hospital; MRC Programme Leader, MRC Human Immunology Unit

"Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine University of Oxford"

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Professor Graham Ogg

Professor Graham Ogg (Professor of Dermatology, Churchill Hospital; MRC Programme Leader, MRC Human Immunology Unit)

"Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine University of Oxford"

Graham Ogg is a dermatologist with an interest in the interactions between the cellular immune response and the epidermis. His research and clinical work is based on the investigations of mechanisms underlying inflammatory skin disease. Particular areas of focus are the roles of unconventional CD1a-restricted T cells and innate lymphoid cells.

Kelly Parker

Kelly Parker

Clinical Nurse Specialist

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

Dr Deepti Radia

Consultant Haematologist

Guys & St Thomas' Hospital

Professor Harald Renz

Professor Harald Renz

Director and Chairman

Philipps-University, University Hosptial Giessen and Marburg gmbH, Germany

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Professor Harald Renz

Professor Harald Renz (Director and Chairman)

Philipps-University, University Hosptial Giessen and Marburg gmbH, Germany

Prof. Harald Renz is director and chairman of the Institute of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiochemistry of the Philipps-University Marburg, Germany. He holds this position since 1999. From 2005 up until now he coordinates the inter-regional Research Consortium of Allergies and Asthma, which is funded by the German Research Council; since 2010 he serves as vice-speaker of the Universities of Giessen and Marburg Lung Center (UGMLC), which is one out of 5 sites of the German Lung Center, founded 2012 by the Federal Government. His research interest is the pathogenesis of allergies and asthma. He has made major contributions in the field of the origin of asthma, with regard to the pre- and postnatal environment. 2012/13 he was Visiting Professor and Fulbright Scholar at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Since 2015 he is Medical Director and CMO of the University Hospital Giessen and Marburg GmbH, Campus Marburg. Also since 2015 he is Vice President of the German Society for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (DGKL).

Dr Glenis Scadding

Dr Glenis Scadding

Honorary Consultant Physician in Allergy and Rhinology

Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

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Dr Glenis Scadding

Dr Glenis Scadding (Honorary Consultant Physician in Allergy and Rhinology )

Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

Dr Glenis Scadding is an Honorary Consultant Physician in Allergy and Rhinology at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, and Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London.

She is currently President of the UK Semiochemistry Society and Chair of the Rhinology and Laryngology Research Fund. In the past she has held positions including the President of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) 2009-12, President of the Royal Society of Medicine’s Section of Clinical Immunology and Allergy from 2001 to 2003 and European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology ENT Section President in 2007-9.

In 2006, she won the BSACI William Frankland Award for outstanding contribution to clinical allergy in the UK. In 2012 she received for research in ENT the Clemens von Pirquet award from the European Academy and the Walter Jobson Horne award from the British Medical Association.

Dr Scadding’s research interests include rhinitis and its co-morbidities, including rhinosinusitis; aspirin hypersensitvity and sublingual immunotherapy. She is the author of over 288 peer- reviewed publications,plus many others, including textbooks on Investigative Rhinology, Paediatric ENT and Fast Facts in Rhinitis. Glenis instigated the BSACI UK Rhinitis guidelines, and is also a member of the WHO’s Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma, and Sublingual Immunotherapy committees, European Paediatric Rhinosinusitis, European Paediatric Rhinitis and European Rhinosinusitis and Nasal Polyps ( EPOS) guidelines committees, and has written sections in each of these.

Dr Priya Sellaturay

Specialist Registrar

Addenbrooke's Hospital

Dr Isabel Skypala

Dr Isabel Skypala

Consultant Allergy Dietician & Clinical Lead for Food Allergy

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust

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Dr Isabel Skypala

Dr Isabel Skypala (Consultant Allergy Dietician & Clinical Lead for Food Allergy)

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust

Dr Isabel Skypala is a consultant allergy dietitian and clinical lead for food allergy at the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. She established the award-winning adult food allergy service, which now includes a unique joint allergy/gastroenterology clinic. As an acknowledged expert on food allergy, Isabel undertakes many national and international speaking engagements, in addition to her role as honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College, co-leading the food allergy module of the MSc in Allergy. Following the completion of her PhD at Kings College, Isabel has continued to pursue research interests in the field of plant food allergy and the validation of diet and clinical history. She was also involved in the development of recently published NICE quality standards for food allergy. Isabel co-founded both the Food Allergy Specialist Group of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and the International Network of Diet and Nutrition in Allergy (INDANA). She is currently the Interest Group representative on the executive committee of the European Academy of Allergy & Clinical Immunology. Isabel was awarded a fellowship of the BDA in 2009 for her contribution to the profession, and in 2014 she was the first non-medical recipient of the William Frankland award given by the British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology in recognition of her services to clinical allergy.

Charlotte Stedman

Charlotte Stedman

Paediatric Allergy Dietitian

Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital

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Charlotte Stedman

Charlotte Stedman (Paediatric Allergy Dietitian)

Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital

Charlotte completed a master’s degree in Nutrition at Kings College London and went on to qualify as a dietitian from London Metropolitan University in 2006. Her first dietetic posts were at Poole and Bournemouth hospitals where she worked with adult inpatients. She went on to work at St Mary’s Hospital on the Isle of Wight where she developed an interest in food allergy and research while working with both adults and children at the David Hide Asthma and Allergy Research Centre. In 2009 she joined the paediatric allergy team at St Thomas’ Hospital where she has since worked as both a clinical and research dietitian on the LEAP and EAT Studies. In 2015 she also helped set up a community allergy service for the Whittington NHS Trust where she had a part time clinical post for 18 months. She is now a fulltime allergy research dietitian for the paediatric allergy research department at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust. She has been Treasurer of the Food Allergy Group of the British Dietetic Association and is a member of INDANA, EAACI and BSACI.

Dr Gary Stiefel

Consultant in Paediatric Allergy

Leicester Royal Infirmary

Dr Paul Turner

Dr Paul Turner

Clinician Scientist in Paediatric Alllergy & Immunology

Imperial College

Dr Carina Venter

Dr Carina Venter

Research associate and dietician

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA

Dr Beatrice Vickers

Consultant Psychiatrist

St George's Mental Health NHS Trust

Dr Christian Virchow

Department of Pulmonary/Intensive Care Medicine

University of Rostock, Germany

Professor Andrew Wardlaw

Professor of Respiratory Medicine

"Glenfield Hospital University of Leicester"

Professor John Warner

"Professor & Head Dept of Paediatrics "

Imperial College

Dr Paul	Whitaker

Dr Paul Whitaker

Consultant Respiratory Physician

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust