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For healthcare professionals only

For healthcare professionals only

Module:

Dietary management of cow’s milk allergy: Weaning and beyond

As our young patients with cow’s milk allergy grow up and their needs and appetites change, how can we best continue supporting them and their families? This module explores best practice in weaning, ensuring a nutritionally complete diet, and the milk reintroduction process.

Speaker

Rachel Wood

Specialist Paediatric Dietitian in Allergy and Gastroenterology, Manchester

Rachel qualified from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2006. She worked in adult dietetics for almost 5 years, covering a variety of specialities, before taking a change in direction and moving into paediatric dietetics. She gained a wide range of experience in her first paediatric role at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, a tertiary paediatric centre, before choosing to focus on allergy and gastroenterology.

For almost 6 years, Rachel has led the allergy and gastroenterology service at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. As part of the North West allergy network, she has been involved in developing allergy services, pathways and resources in the area. She is heavily involved in training other health professionals on managing milk allergy and on the importance of nutrients such as vitamin D and iodine, and recently authored the chapter on nutrition for the ‘Learning to Care’ guide for nursing associates. She has lectured for the Royal College of GP’s, sits on the Faculty for the Royal College of Paediatric Child Health, and is the representative dietitian on the British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN) Intestinal Failure Nutrition working group.

Chair: 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.

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