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 Domingo Barber Hernandez

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

Universidad San Pablo-CEU

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Professor Domingo Barber Hernandez

Professor Domingo Barber Hernandez (Professor of the Faculty of Medicine & Director of the Institute of Applied Molecular Medicine)

Universidad San Pablo-CEU

Domingo Barber has been Director of the Institute of Applied Molecular Medicine (IMMA) at San Pablo CEU University Medical School since 2013; upon taking up the role he started a Research Program in Allergy and Inflammation which to date has five different funded projects with four different Principal Investigators. He also coordinates a multicentre research project involving 15 different hospitals. He participates as Group Leader in a collaborative research Network (RETIC ARAYDAL) and is part of the Director's Board of the RETIC and Coordinator of Program 3, Severe allergic phenotypes: Understanding and predicting interventions. In January 2019, he began a JPI European Project on food allergy intervention (Principal Investigator of the MINECO element) together with German, French and Spanish partners. Before joining academia, Professor Barber held a range of positions at the pharmaceutical company ALK-Abello A/S. During his time there he contributed to the discovery, development and commercialization of different products, including fast dissolving tablets for sublingual Immunotherapy and new in vivo and vitro diagnosis strategies. He also collaborated with multiple clinical groups, promoting the implementation of new clinical protocols in allergy. Professor Barber is currently part of the International Working Committees and Task Force Groups in EACCI. In 2019 he was awarded the Paul Ehrlich Award for Experimental Research by the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EACCI). In November 2019 he was appointed Scientific Programme Committee Chair of the EAACI, responsible for the organisation of the scientific programme for 2021 and 2022.

Conflict of interest: None to declare

Dr Susannah Baron

Paediatric Dermatologist

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

Ms Janette Bartle

Ms Janette Bartle

Nurse

The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

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Ms Janette Bartle

Ms Janette Bartle (Nurse)

The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

Janette Bartle works in the ENT department at Ipswich Hospital now part of ESNEFT (East Suffolk North Essex Foundation Trust). She is keen to promote best practice in allergy care particularly when it comes to the treatment of rhinitis. Education on nasal douching and correct application of topical corticosteroid nasal sprays is an essential part of her role. Having developed SOP’s for these procedures when on the BSACI nurses’ group committee, she now uses them in her patient workshops at Ipswich. These educational sessions develop the user understanding to gain concordance and compliance to continue using their topical nasal treatments which are often required long-term. Janette is also a pollen monitor collecting air samples from a trap on the roof of the Ipswich Hospital between March and September. She counts the number of pollen grains for each day and sends this data to the Met Office enabling them to compile the national UK pollen forecast.

Conflict of interest: None to declare

Professor Carsten Bindslev-Jensen

Head of Odense Research Centre for Anaphylaxis

Odense University Hospital

Dr Nicola Brathwaite

Consultant Paediatric Allergist

King's Collge Hospital

Dr James Calvert

Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

North Bristol NHS Trust

Dr Joanne Chalmers

Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

University of Nottingham

Ms Lydia Collins-Hussey

Paediatric Allergy Dietitian

Ovivia UK Ltd

Dr Lavanya Diwaker

Consultant Immunologist

Royal Stoke Hospital

Dr Sarah El Heis

NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Dermatology

University of Southampton

Dr Isobel El Shanawanay

GP

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

Consultant

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

Ms Rachel Griffin

Children's Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Integrated Care

Imperial College London

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

Professor Allen Kaplan

Clinical Professor of Medicine

Medical University of South Carolina

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

Dr David Luyt

Consultant Paediatrician

Leicester Royal Infirmary

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"

Ms Lynne Regent

CEO

Anaphylaxis Campaign

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 Guy Scadding

SpR in Allergy

Royal Brompton Hospital

Ms Anne-Marie Sims

Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist

Guy's & St Thomas'

Dr Isabel Skypala

Consultant Allergy Dietitian

Royal Brompton Hospital

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Dr Isabel Skypala (Consultant Allergy Dietitian)

Royal Brompton Hospital

Isabel is a Consultant Allergy Dietitian at the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College, co-leading the Food Allergy module of the Allergy MSc. She specialises in the diagnosis and management of adult food allergy, and her research is primarily focused on plant food allergy, and allergic gastrointestinal disorders. Isabel lectures at international level, and has authored many peer-reviewed papers and books. She was the founder and first chair of the Food Allergy Specialist Group of the Brutish Dietetic Association (BDA) and first dietetic representative on the Council of the British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology (BSACI). She was also a founder member and past chair of the International Network for Diet and Nutrition in Allergy (INDANA), and the Allied Health Interest Group of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI). Isabel is a current member of the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology, EAACI and the BSACI. For the last 4 years, she has served on the Executive Committee of EAACI and actively promotes the role of allied health professionals in the specialty of allergy and immunology.

Conflict of interest: None to declare

Dr Miriam Tarkin

Paediatric Allergy Dietitian

Whittington Hospital

Dr Stephen Till

Consultant in Adult Allergy

King's College

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

Dr Sarah Wakelin

Consultant Dermatologist

St Mary's Hospital

Professor John Warner

Emeritus Professor in Paediatrics

Imperial College

Dr Jason Williams

Consultant Dermatologist

Salford Royal NHS Foundation