What is active allergy management, and what does it mean in everyday practice? This module covers key information on practical steps for aiding tolerance acquisition and giving infants the best chance of growing out of their allergies.
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.
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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