For healthcare professionals only

For healthcare professionals only

For healthcare professionals only

Food allergies in infants pose a serious diagnostic challenge. In this video, Dr Dinkar Bakshi (Consultant Paediatric Allergist, London) focuses on how you can confidently make that diagnosis: the signs and symptoms of allergy, best practice in utilising diagnostic tests, red flags and reasons for referral.

You can download an FAQ document here, which contains some of the questions asked during the live Q&A sessions in the webinar series, along with detailed responses from Dr Dinkar Bakshi.

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Speakers

Dr Dinkar Bakshi

Lead Consultant Allergist, Harley Street Specialist Hospital, London; Lead Paediatrician and Allergist, BMI Healthcare The Park Nottingham and The Priory Birmingham

Dinkar Bakshi qualified in medicine in 1996 and completed his specialist training in Paediatrics in the London Deanery. He is one of the few formally trained paediatric allergists in the UK.

Dr Bakshi has worked in some of the best teaching hospitals in the UK, including the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, Great Ormond Street Hospital for children in London, St Mary’s Hospital Paddington and The Royal London Hospital.

Dr Bakshi has previously held the post of Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Allergy at Imperial College London. He is an expert in interpreting skin prick tests for allergic disorders in children, and offers sublingual immunotherapy for severe hay fever, cat and house dust mite allergy.

Dr Bakshi has participated in many clinical trials, published extensively in peer-reviewed indexed journals, and presented in many national and international conferences. He is the editor of The Online Journal of Clinical Audits, www.clinicalaudits.com.

Dr Bakshi is frequently invited to deliver talks to GPs and other health professionals.

Chair: Dr Bruce McLain

Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, North Teesside

Bruce McLain trained in paediatric gastroenterology in Melbourne, Australia and Vancouver, Canada. Upon returning to the UK, he established his practice in Teesside, where he is still working. Dr McLain’s main areas of clinical practice are inflammatory bowel disease, eosinophilic oesophagitis, and gut allergy and coeliac disease. In his role as overseas examination lead for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), he has helped to deliver a new exam in 12 countries outside the UK.

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