Allergy

16 Oct 2013, 14:15 - 16:00

Attlee Suite, Portcullis House

Tel: 01252 893 850

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Allergy is a heightened response of the immune system to normally innocuous substances, such as pollen, dust mites, food or chemicals. It is estimated that one in four people in the UK has an allergy. The number of people with allergies is increasing and up to half those affected are children. Expert speakers discussed trends in the prevalence of allergic disease and the underlying causes, provision of clinical allergy services and commented on progress made since the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee’s report on the topic in 2007. POST was delighted to collaborate on this event with the All Party Parliamentary Group for Allergy.

Programme

Chair’s Welcome

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, Member of the House of Lords and Vice-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Allergy Chair, Lords Science & Technology Sub-Committee on Allergy (2006-07)

Presentations

The Allergy Epidemic - Dr Adam Fox, Consultant Paediatric Allergist, Guys’ & St Thomas’ Hospitals Audio of Dr Fox's presentation is available to listen to here.

Allergy: The Primary Solution - Dr Matthew Doyle, General Practitioner, Cambridge Audio of Dr Doyle's presentation is available to listen to here.

Living with Multiple Allergies – Finding Answers - Ruth Holroyd, Speaking in a personal capacity Audio of Ms Holroyd's presentation is available to listen to here.