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JUN12_allergyDO YOU have an allergy that’s hard to live with? If so you’ll be delighted to learn that more than 70 of the UK’s top clinicians are in Liverpool on Wednesday (April 30) trying to come up with better treatments.

The Anaphylaxis Campaign’s Healthcare Professional Conference, taking place at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, will focus on providing a full and comprehensive round up of past, present and emerging themes and trends in allergy, care and management.

Lynne Regent, CEO of the Anaphylaxis Campaign, said: “We have a packed agenda which will provide our delegates with a detailed update on key clinical research and also on our recent campaigns and work.”

Professor Clare Mills, Professor of Molecular Allergology at the Institute of Inflammation and Repair and Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, who is speaking at the conference, added: “I am delighted to be involved in this meeting which highlights the close partnership between the Anaphylaxis Campaign, the healthcare professionals and researchers like myself as we all work together to improve the quality of life for those who suffer from allergies.”

Speakers include:
Professor Ian Kimber – Professor of Toxicology, University of Manchester
Dr Tina Dixon – Consultant Allergist at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital
Hazel Gowland – Anaphylaxis Campaign Food Adviser, expert in allergy risks, researcher and trainer at ‘Allergy Action’
Dr Paul Turner – MRC Clinician Scientist, Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Allergy and Immunology, Imperial College London
Dr P D Arkwright – Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Allergy & Immunology, University of Manchester and Consultant Paediatric Allergist and Immunologist, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
Professor Clare Mills – Professor of Molecular Allergology at the Institute of Inflammation and Repair and Manchester Institute of Biotechnology
Lynne Regent – Anaphylaxis Campaign, CEO

Dr Bill Frankland, the 102 year-old world renowned allergist and Honorary President of the Anaphylaxis Campaign, is also expected to attend.

The Anaphylaxis Campaign is the only UK wide charity to exclusively meet the needs of the growing numbers of people at risk from severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) by providing information and support relating to foods and other triggers such as latex, drugs and insect stings. The charity’s ultimate aim is to create a safe environment for all people with allergies by educating the food industry, schools, pre-schools, colleges, health professionals and other key audiences.
Helpline: 01252 542029
www.anaphylaxis.org.uk