Invited Speakers for 2020

Speakers are required to give details of potential conflicts of interest, with specific reference to the talk they are giving, on their introductory slide and these will also be included on the online biographies given below.

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BSACI - Improving Allery Care

Dr Runa Ali

Consultant Allergist and Respiratory Physician

St Bartholemew's Hospital

Ms Heidi Ball

University Hospitals of Leicester

Professor Domingo Barber Hernandez

Professor of the Faculty of Medicine & Director of the Institute of Applied Molecular Medicine

Universidad San Pablo-CEU

Dr Susannah Baron

Paediatric Dermatologist

St John's Institute of Dermatology, Guy's Hospital

Professor Carsten Bindslev-Jensen

Head of Odense Research Centre for Anaphylaxis

Odense University Hospital

Dr Nicola Brathwaite

Consultant Paediatric Allergist

King's Collge Hospital

Ms Lydia Collins-Hussey

Paediatric Allergy Dietitian

Ovivia UK Ltd

Dr Lavanya Diwaker

Consultant Immunologist

Royal Stoke Hospital

Dr Isobel El Shanawanay


Dr Lene Garvey

Dr Lene Garvey

Associate Professor

Copenhagen University Hospital

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Dr Lene Garvey

Dr Lene Garvey (Associate Professor )

Copenhagen University Hospital

Lene Heise Garvey graduated in medicine from the University of Bristol in 1994, specialized in Anaesthesiology in Denmark in 2006 and defended her PhD on “Allergic reactions during anaesthesia and surgery” in 2010. In 2012 she obtained a Subspecialization in Allergology. She is co-founder and head of the Danish Anaesthesia Allergy Centre, the National Reference Centre for investigation of perioperative hypersensitivity in Denmark established in 1999. She shares her time between a position as Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen and working as a consultant in the Allergy Clinic, where she sees patients in both general allergy and perioperative allergy clinics. She is a Board Member of the Danish Society of Allergology and the Drug Allergy Interest Group in EAACI and an active member of several EAACI task forces currently including Drug Provocation testing and Anaphylaxis guidelines. Her research interests include diagnosis, treatment and mechanisms of anaphylaxis, all aspects of perioperative hypersensitivity, allergy to chlorhexidine and other rare allergens, and drug allergy in general, with a special focus on risk stratification in penicillin allergy.

Conflict of Interest: None to declare

Dr Hazel Gowland

Visiting Fellow, School of Medicine

University of Southampton

Dr Clive Grattan


St John's Institute of Dermatology, Guy's Hospital

Dr Rubaiyat Haque

Consultant Allergist

Guy's & St Thomas'

Dr Graham Johnston

Consultant Dermatologist

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

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Dr Graham Johnston (Consultant Dermatologist )

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Dr Johnston is a Consultant Dermatologist and Honorary Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology at the University of Leicester where he holds an MRC grant. He worked on the British Occupational Health Research Foundation (BOHRF) systematic review of the treatment of occupational dermatitis. He was the advisor for NICE on the use of alitretinoin in hand eczema and is lead author of the latest British Association of Dermatologists’ Contact Dermatitis guidelines. In 2011 he was guest editor for a Contact Dermatitis edition of Clinics in Dermatology and has published over 120 papers and abstracts in peer reviewed journals and chapters in two of the major dermatology reference books. He is co-author of the best-selling Lecture Notes in Dermatology.

Conflict of Interest: None to declare

Dr Susan Leech

Consultant / Clinical Lead Paediatric Allergy

Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Clare Lloyd

Professor of Medicine and Vice Dean for Institutional Affairs

Imperial College

Professor Mika Makela

Professor, Department of Dermatology, Allergology and Venereology

University of Helsinki

Dr Anna Murphy

Consultant Respiratory Pharmacist

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Dr Claire Murray

Clinical Senior Lecturer

University of Manchester

Dr Shuaib Nasser

Consultant Allergist

"Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust"

Dr Christopher Rutkowski

Clinical Lead and Consultant Allergist

Guy's & St Thomas'

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Dr Christopher Rutkowski (Clinical Lead and Consultant Allergist)

Guy's & St Thomas'

Dr Rutkowski’s special clinical and research interests include difficult urticaria and drug allergy. He works alongside his dermatology colleagues in the first UK joint allergy/ dermatology Difficult Urticaria Clinic at St John’s Institute of Dermatology which recently became an internationally-recognised GA²LEN Urticaria Centre of Reference and Excellence (UCARE). Chris developed the largest anti-IgE (omalizumab) service for chronic spontaneous urticaria in the UK. He is a member of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology taskforce on paediatric urticaria and Steering Committee of the GA²LEN/UCARE ‘CU-Life’ project. He is a published author in the field of drug allergy and contributes increasingly to the education and training of allergists, dermatologists, immunologist, GPs, general physicians and students at a national and international level. In addition to his clinical duties he is President-Elect and Treasurer of the Clinical Immunology and Allergy Section of the Royal Society of Medicine and member of the Allergy Specialist Advisory Committee of the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board. He is the UK Specialist Training Recruitment Lead for adult allergy.

Conflict of Interest: Lectures for Novartis

Dr Glenis Scadding

Honorary Consultant Physician in Allergy and Rhinology

Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

Dr Isabel Skypala

Consultant Allergy Dietitian

Royal Brompton Hospital

Dr Paul Turner

Clinical Senior Lecturer

Imperial College

Dr Marta Vazquez-Ortiz

Paediatric Allergy

Imperial College London Healthcare NHS Trust

Dr Deepan Vyas

Consultant Paediatrician

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Professor John Warner

Emeritus Professor in Paediatrics

Imperial College