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  • 22 mins of CPD

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What you'll learn in this expert session

Allergies affect one in two Australian children, led by food allergies, with peak prevalence in early life. The most common of these food allergies – cows milk protein allergies – affect 2 to 4 per cent of the population. In this practical presentation from Paediatric Gastroenterologist Dr Jeremy Rajanayagam, you will understand what gives rise to this allergy, including a journey through the microbiome, how to distinguish between allergy and intolerance, and some management strategies.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to distinguish allergy from intolerance
  • The difference between food allergy (IgE and non IgE) and intolerance
  • What shapes our microbiome – maternal and post-natal, and how this relates to the risk for allergy
  • Screening questions for parents about symptoms – respiratory/circulatory, dermatological and gastrointestinal
  • What symptoms warrant referral to a specialist
  • Ongoing management including maternal and infant nutrition, elimination, challenge, and testing
  • Prebiotics and probiotics – the future of milk formulation

About the Expert

Dr Jeremy Rajanayagam

Dr Jeremy Rajanayagam is a paediatric Gastroenterologist. He currently holds appointments at Melbourne's Royal Children’s Hospital, Monash Children’s Hospital and Offspring Child Health Specialists. He is active researcher on a number of steering committees and holds grants from the European Association for the Study of Liver (EASL) and European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN)

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Video Lecture

    • A Practical Update on Cow's Milk Protein Allergy (22 mins of CPD)

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