EAACI Food Allergy Training Course
“Prevention and Treatment of Food Allergy”
14 -16 September 2017
Manchester, UK

Organisers: Interest Group Food Allergy in collaboration with the Allied Health Interest Group and the Pediatric Section

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Educational aims
This Allergy Training Course aims to provide a comprehensive overview of current state-of-the-art methods in preventing and treating food allergy. It seeks to provide training for health care professionals involved in diagnosing and treating those with food allergies to enable them to deliver improved preventive and treatment strategies to the benefit of food allergic patients. It is set in the context of rapid developments in the field, including numerous studies on the importance of early introduction of allergenic foods for the prevention of allergy later in life and on the new treatments going through clinical trials with the prospect of regulatory approved products in the next few years. The Training Course builds on the EAACI Food Allergy Guidelines and the shortly to be finalized Allergen Immunotherapy guidelines.

It will provide:
  • An overview on current understanding of the immunobiology of prevention and immunotherapy of food allergy;
  • Sessions on the molecules and foods used for prevention and immunotherapy, together with the role of nutrition and the microbiome in prevention;
  • Training in the practical aspects of diagnosis of food allergies from taking a clinical history, to interpreting specific IgE results and undertaking oral food challenges;
  •  Interactive workshops on the practicalities of preventing food allergy at the population level, food avoidance and what to watch out for regarding side-effects during treatment.

The course will provide a forum to meet experts from across Europe, providing opportunities for learning in an interactive manner with the course faculty and attendees.

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Target Audience
The Training Course is aimed at fellows in training, EAACI junior members, pediatric and non-pediatric allergists. In order to achieve an intimate and collegial atmosphere, to leave plenty of space for discussion and obtain optimum conditions for practical aspects, the number of participants will be limited to 120.

CME Accreditation

The EAACI Food Allergy Training Course “Prevention and Treatment of Food Allergy”, Manchester, United Kingdom, 14/09/2017-16/09/2017 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 14 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

EACCME® credits
Each participant can only receive the number of credits he/she is entitled to according to his/her actual participation at the event once he/she has completed the feedback form. Cf. criteria 9 and 23 of UEMS 2016.20. In order to help you issue individual certificates to each participants, please find below the breakdown of ECMEC®s per day:

14.09.2017 - 3,00
15.09.2017 - 8,00
16.09.2017 - 3,00

The EACCME® awards ECMEC®s on the basis of 1 ECMEC® for one hour of CME with a maximum of 8 ECMEC®s per day. Cf. Chapter X of UEMS 2016.20.

Abstract Submission
The Organising Committee welcomes the submission of abstracts for Posters and Free Paper presentations at Food Allergy Training Course 2017.

Abstract submission is closed now.

Submission of abstracts is not mandatory but encouraged. Accepted abstracts will be presented as posters and oral abstracts. Only abstracts in the field of food allergy will be considered; they can be original presentations regarding the outcomes of clinical and/or laboratory works. Extraordinary case-reports will also be considered. Applicants should submit original abstracts, not presented before.

Abstract Notification
A notification letter to inform you whether your abstract has been accepted or not will be sent by the middle of July 2017. If your abstract is accepted, you must confirm your participation to this meeting, register and pay before 25 July 2017.

Training Course Venue
The Training Course will take place at the Renold Building, University of Manchester.

Renold Building, University of Manchester
Altrincham St
Manchester M1 7JA
United Kingdom

The Renold Building, University of Manchester is located about 5-10 minutes walking form the Manchester Piccadilly station and about 10 minutes walking form the Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre.
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Accommodation for the Training Course will be booked at the Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre, participants will stay in shared twin rooms. Please referee to the section “Registration Fees” for further information with regards to the accommodation.

Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre
25 Aytoun Street
Manchester, M1 3DT
United Kingdom

How to get there
Airport to Venue
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Airport to Hotel
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Venue to Hotel
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The EAACI Food Allergy Training Course has reached the maximum capacity and registration is now closed.
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Registration Fees
EAACI Junior Member                      EUR 250.00
EAACI Member*                                 EUR 350.00
Non Member                                      EUR 500.00

* Please note that your EAACI Membership must be paid up in order to benefit from the member registration fee.
If you select the accommodation opt-out version, the amount of EUR 80.00 will be deducted from your registration fee. Please note, that if you have selected this option, EAACI will not be responsible for the booking or payment of your accommodation.

Should you change your mind and require shared accommodation after registration, EAACI cannot guarantee availability.

Registration for the Training Course includes:
  • Accommodation in a shared twin room (two nights, 14 – 16 September 2017) if you select the accommodation opt-out version, NO accommodation will be booked for you.
  • Welcome reception on Thursday evening, dinner and social event on Friday
  • Lunch on Friday, coffee breaks on all days
  • Handouts from the Training Course
  • The registration fee does not include travel costs.

Travel Grants
A limited number of travel grants will be provided to EAACI Junior Members who are the presenting authors of an accepted abstract. Upon submission your abstract will be automatically considered if you are an EAACI Junior Member (JM). In order to receive a travel grant you must be registered for the Training Course and your registration fee must be paid.

Those who are awarded a travel grant will receive travel costs refunded up to EUR 250.00 and will be reimbursed after the Training Course. Please note that a travel grant does not include the registration fee. The winners of a travel grant will be informed shortly after their abstract notification by the end of July 2017.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Manchester.

Organising Committee

Clare Mills
Local Organising Chair

Alexandra Santos
Local Organising Secretary

Kate Grimshaw
IG Allied Health & Primary Care Chair

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Please note: The purpose of a Training Course is to allow a maximum amount of time for interaction between participants and speakers. For this reason we do not encourage accompanying persons. Should you wish to bring an accompanying person, EAACI cannot organise extra accommodation. Only registered participants are invited to social events. If you wish to extend your stay at the hotel or arrive earlier we ask you to liaise with the hotel directly.

Potential Conflict of Interest Declaration
The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) takes pride in offering scientific educational events of the highest standard. In accordance with UEMS criteria EAACI dutifully request all committee and faculty members to declare any interests they may have which could influence, or might be perceived to influence their judgement or behaviour.

Please click on the following links to view the respective Conflict of Interest forms.
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Last updated 15 September 2017