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Lecture Overview

Allergy testing can confirm suspected allergies to foods, insects, and some medicines. However, their results must be considered holistically alongside a person’s clinical history. With a range of costly and often unproven methods available, it is essential that health professionals are well-informed. This session highlights reliable diagnostic approaches to identify and confirm an allergy.

Educators

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Dean Tey

Dean graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2001. He then pursued his passion in paediatrics, training at the Royal Children’s Hospital, where he subsequently subspecialised in the field of allergy and immunology. He is the editor of the current eighth edition of the Paediatric Handbook, a popular text used by many medical students and healthcare professionals. As a consultant at the Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Dean enjoys an active role in teaching medical students, junior training doctors, and general practitioners. He has research involvement with the probiotic and peanut oral immunotherapy (PPOIT) study and is an honorary fellow with the Gastro & Food Allergy Group (HealthNuts) at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. He is a member of the Centre for Food & Allergy Research (CFAR) and also a member of the Care Working Group for the National Allergy Strategy. Dean is passionate about delivering the best possible care for children with allergic disease. He believes in empowering patients and families through education. Dean has an interest in the areas of anaphylaxis, urticaria (hives), food allergies, eczema, asthma, allergic rhinitis (hayfever), insect sting allergy, antibiotic-allergy, and immunotherapy (desensitisation). When not at work, Dean enjoys spending time with friends and his family of three young energetic boys. He also enjoys travelling, walking his Pomeranian Tigger, photography, wine tasting, going to the gym, and playing basketball.

Reviews

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8 Total Rating(s)

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Kelly Whiffen
21 Feb 2019

Great lecturer, informative and clear. Would recommend.

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Heather Dawson
07 Feb 2019

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Maria Millar
01 Feb 2019

I really enjoyed this presentation and felt that the lecturer was very engaging and easy to understand. The supporting slides were easy to read and helpful. Definitely recommend this to those who are wanting a better understand of diagnosing allergies.

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mary susan delos reyes
29 Jan 2019

informative

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mary susan delos reyes
29 Jan 2019

very informative

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Carol Gaik cheng
26 Jan 2019

More Understanding of difference between allergy and intolerance, specific tests and management of symptoms.

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Lyndall Bird
26 Jan 2019

The speaker Dr Dean Tey, was engaging, and provided relevant practical information and guidelines.

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suzanne roslyn mason
25 Jan 2019

the speaker was very knowlgeable.

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Lucy Soto
23 Jan 2019

easy to listen to and informative.

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Brooke noske
23 Jan 2019

What a great resource!