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Professor Fox led a talk to GPs discussing the Advances in the Management of Food Allergy

Professor Fox led a talk to GPs discussing the Advances in the Management of Food Allergy

Professor Adam Fox, Allergy London’s Professor of Paediatric Allergy, was delighted to lead a talk on the topic of “Advances in the Management of Food Allergy” for General Practitioners (GPs) at their primary care study day this week.

Reflecting on the event and its objectives, Professor Adam Fox shared:

“I enjoyed the opportunity to speak to a large group of GPs on Thursday 4th July at a primary care study day. GPs have a really tough job and have very few learning opportunities around allergy. It took a lot of hard work from the National Allergy Strategy Group, under the leadership of my predecessor as Chair, Dr Pam Ewan, to get allergy formally on to the RCGP training programme but even with this, many have little chance for updates.

“My talk centred on the changing management of food allergy over the past 20 years – how we have moved away from a simple, passive diagnostic approach and now can have a much more active, interventional approach.

“This includes early allergen introduction as a prevention strategy as well as safe introduction of baked egg and baked milk into the diets of those kids who can tolerate it despite being milk and egg allergic. I also covered the evolving science of food OIT, as there is virtually no awareness of this in primary care as well as a bit of horizon scanning. I got lots of questions, which is always a good sign, but as a result, only through about half the slides!

The PDF of the presentation be viewed here.

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