PRACTICAL COURSES

As a complement to the formal symposia and workshops, a series of Practical Courses will be available. Each session will have two experts, who are actively involved in the topic.  The experts are expected to give a practical overview of the topic. The aim is that the sessions are highly interactive.

There will be a limited number of seats for each session. Pre-registration is required for the Practical Courses. 


Thursday 13 October
17:15 -18:30


Practical Course 1 - How to Tackle Allergies at School 
Learning objectives:
i.  To know how to prepare a child with allergy for school
ii. To be aware of approaches to dealing with challenging situations at school 
iii. To understand how to successfully communicate with teachers

Karin Lødrup Carlsen, Norway
Hazel Gowlad, United Kingdom


Practical Course 2 - Interpretation and Clinical Implications of Lung Function Tests
Learning objectives:
i.  To know which lung function test is most appropriate in which age group and presentation.
ii. To understand the physiological basis of spirometry
iii. To be able interpret spirometry data to drive clinical management

Luis Miguel Borrego, Portugal
Kai-Håkon Carlsen, Norway


Practical Course 3 - Evaluation of a Child with Recurrent Infections 
Learning objectives:
i.  To understand the relationship between underlying immune deficiency and presention.
ii. To know when to investigate a child with recurrent infections
iii. To be able to interpret common immunological investigations

Roger Lauener, Switzerland
Christoph Grüber, Germany


Friday 14 October
16:00 - 17:15


Practical Course 4 - How to Manage a Child with Chronic Urticaria
Learning objectives:
i.  To understand the differential diagnosis of urticaria
ii.  To know when and how to investigate a child with chronic urticaria
iii. To understand how to manage chronic urticaria, including poorly responsive cases

Carsten Bindslev-Jensen, Denmark
Clive Grattan, United Kingdom


Practical Course 5 - How to Manage a Child with Chronic Cough
Learning objectives:
i. To understand the pathophysiology of cough
ii. To know when and how to investigate a child with chronic cough
iii. To understand how to manage chronic cough, including poorly responsive cases

Aline Sprikkelman, The Netherlands
Susanne Lau, Germany


Practical Course 6 - Performing a Food Challenge
Learning objectives:
i.  To know which type of challenge to use for different clinical questions
ii. To know how to manage reactions during a food challenge 
iii. Know how to interpret the results of a challenge

Berber Vlieg, The Netherlands
TBA


Practical Course in Spanish 1 - Allergic child: Coordination between Primary and Specialised Care Physicians
Learning objectives
i. To know how to assess the child with suspect allergic symptoms
ii. To know how to follow up the child with confirmed allergy
iii. To know when and why to refer a child with suspect or proven allergy

Curso práctico en español 1 - El niño con alergia: coordinación entre Atención Primaria y especializada
Objetivos docentes
i. Saber cómo valorar al niño con síntomas sospechosos de alergia
ii. Saber cómo seguir al niño con alergia ya confirmada
iii. Saber cuándo y por qué derivar al niño con posible o confirmada alergia

Anunciacion Martin-Mateos, Spain
TBA

Friday 14 October
17:30 - 18:45



Practical Course 7 - How to Diagnose and Manage Children with Suspected Cow's Milk Protein Allergy
Learning objectives:
i.  To know the different presentations of cow's milk protein allergy
ii.  To understand how to diagnose cow's milk protein allergy
iii. To know how to manage cow's milk protein allergy

Sibylle Koletzko, Germany
Christina Pascual, Spain


Practical Course 8 - How to Tackle Problems with Compliance with Management
Learning objectives:
i.   To know how to assess compliance
ii.  To understand the approaches to improving compliance
iii.  To improve your ability to communicate with teenagers

Audrey Dunn-Galvin, Ireland
Anthony Dubois, The Netherlands


Practical Course 9 - How to Manage Atopic Dermatitis in Infants and Older Children
Learning objectives:
i. To be able to manage barrier dysfunction in atopic dermatitis
ii. To understand how to choose the most appropriate anti-inflammatory therapy
iii. To know how and when to treat skin infections in atopic dermatitis

Charlotte Mörtz, Denmark
Odilija Rudzeviciene, Lithuania


Practical course in Spanish 2 - Food allergy in the Primary Care
Learning objectives
i. To know when to suspect food allergy in a child
ii. To know how to proceed until an allergologic study is done
iii. To know how to follow a child with proven food allergy

Curso práctico en español 2 - Alergia alimentaria en Atención Primaria
Objetivos docentes
i. Saber cuándo sospechar alergia a alimentos en un niño
ii. Saber cómo proceder hasta que se haga un estudio alergológico
iii. Conocer el seguimiento del niño con alergia alimentaria conocida

Maria Teresa Giner Muñoz, Spain
Antonio Martorell, Spain

To register, please click here. If you have already registered for the Meeting, but also want to register for a Practical Course, please send an e-mail to registration@eaaci-paam2011.com