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The University of Cape Town, Division of Paediatric Allergy at the Red Cross Children’s War Memorial Hospital in Cape Town runs a series of talks the Allergy in Africa series. These talks cover issues relating to allergy and asthma, with a special focus on allergy practice in developing countries. We offer these talks via zoom to all on our mailing list as well as anyone able to access the zoom link, so feel free to pass it on.

Individuals, or a group of interested parties in your hospital, university or community can arrange to meet around one computer or screen to access the talks. The webinars will take place at 8:00 am South African time and are thus suited for people in Africa, Europe, and the Indian subcontinent. Participants who would like to join but cannot make the sessions live due to time zone differences will be able to view the recorded webinars below.

To sign up for future correspondence and to receive the invitations containing the Zoom links to the talks, or to ask any questions please email Heidi Facey-Thomas at Heidi.facey-thomas@uct.ac.za

Remember that all our past webinars have been recorded and are available below

We look forward to seeing you online!

The Allergy in Africa team  

The Division of Allergy in the Department of Paediatrics strives to achieve world class allergy service, education and research which is relevant and useful in the context of the Developing World.


Never Too Late To Stop Benzoate: Zooming In And Out On This Lesser Known E… Dr Cath Wiseman
Choosing Asthma Medication For The Pre-schooler and Adolescence Dr Hilary Andoh
Biomarkers of Allergic Inflammation: Relevance in Asthma, Urticaria, Eczema and Others Dr Daria Levina
Advances in the diagnosis and management of radiocontrast media reactions Dr Hilary Andoh


Food Allergy Prevention in 2023: Early introduction of solids Dr Marinda McDonald
Recurrent Angioedema without Urticaria Dr Cascia Day
Nasal Cytology: When and how to do it in your rooms Dr Cath Wiseman
Dermatology differentials Of Eczema for the Allergist Prof Rannakoe Lehloenya
Covid 19 Associated Dermatitis: Making Rash Decisions Dr Shaunagh Emanuel
Fighting Incorrect Penicillin Allergy Labels Prof Jonny Peter
Non-Allergic Rhinitis, NAR: Why’s The Horizon Still So Far Dr Cath Wiseman
Advances in Rhino-conjunctivitis Dr C Royal
Inborn Errors of Immunity & Autoimmunity Prof A van Niekerk
Environmental influences in childhood asthma Ashley Jeevarathnum
High risk periods for children with allergic conditions Dr S Naidoo
Atopic Dermatitis Biomarkers Prof J Martell
Systemic Manifestations of Allergic Rhinitis Prof Yoon-Seok Chang
Basophil Activation Test in Food Allergy: Fact or Fiction? Prof Alexandra Santos


Who is teaching who? Cathy Wiseman
Manipulating the microbiome in Atopic Dermatitis Prof M Levin
Chronic Cough Dr Adelaide Masu
Update on advances in Management of Atopic Dermatitis Cascia Day
Oral Immunotherapy for food Allergy Emeritus Prof John Warner
Allergenicity of Novel Food Emeritus Prof John Warner
Asthma in pregnancy Dr Kassim Mapondella
Component Resolved Diagnostics and the Oral Allergy Syndrome Dr K Browde
An Allergists perspective on Allergic Rhinitis Prof M Levin
Pathways to Urticaria Dr K Browde


Solid Food I van Zyl
Ethics in Allergy A/Prof S Kling
Ethical Considerations During Covid 19 A/Prof S Kling
Latex Allergy Dr J-N van der Westhuizen
Mimics of Angioedema A/Prof J Peter
Pathogenesis of Asthma Dr K Mapondela
Spice Allergy Dr E Ng'ang'a
Structural and Functional Skin Barrier Dr C Hlela
Update on Penicillin Allergy Dr C Day
Vaccine Induced Anaphylaxis A/Prof J Peter


Allergic Rhinitis Medications Dr M Mapani
Allergies with an Immunological Twist Prof C Gray
Climate Change, Pollution and Allergic Disease Dr K Browde
Delayed Cutaneous and Systemic Drug Reactions Dr W Dicks, Dr C Wiseman
Eosinophilic Esophagitis Dr K Mapondela
Epidemiology and the Early Life Origins of Health and Disease Dr M Kampengele
New Treatments on the Horizon for Atopic Dermatitis Dr A Yassin
United Airway Prof J Warner
Vaccinations in Egg Allergy Dr K Masikara
Venom Allergy Across The World Dr K Browde


A snapshop of allergies in urban and rural settings Prof M Levin
Beta Lactam Allergy A/Prof J Peter
Cutaneous Non IgE Mediated Drug Reactions Dr Jvd Watt, A/Prof J Peter
Eosinophilic Gastroenteropathy Dr MEC Deetlefs
Food Allergy and Intolerance in all its guises Prof J Warner
Human Microbiome in Allergy Prof B Martin
Lung Function Testing and Interpretation Dr D Gray


Advances in Alpha-Gal Allergy Prof M Levin
Approach to Severe Atopic Dermatitis Dr N Washaya
Ocular Allergic Disorders Dr D Marangu
Sulphite Sensitivity Dr PJ de Waal
Vaccination in Food Allergy Dr R Vosloo


Antibody Deficiency Syndrome A/Prof J Peter
CSU and HAE Dr J Holtzhausen
Hyper FIgE Syndrome Dr K Browde
Food Immunotherapy Dr A Nowak-Wegrzyn
Hyper IgE Syndrome Dr K Browde
Non-Pharmacological Management of Atopic Eczema Dr N De Villiers
Pencillin Allergy Dr T Mabelane
Seafood Allergy Dr L Wong
When it's not simply Allergic Rhinitis Dr O Awotedu


Allergy during Anaesthesia Dr E Kiragu
Early Origins of Asthma Prof J Warner
Eosinophilic Oesephatis Prof M Levin
Food Allergens and your School Community Prof M Levin
Hand Eczema Dr C Hlela
Infant feeding and Allergy S Watkins
Peanut Allergy Dr T Trikamjee
Problems making Antibodies A/Prof J Peter
Role of IgE anti-IgF in Asthma Prof M Levin
Shelfish Allergy and Contrast Media Dr T Mabelane
Urbanisation and environmental factors influencing Allergy Dr M Botha


Hereditary Angioedema Dr E Kiragu
Milk allergy: How Much Do We Know Dr T Trikamjee
Ocular Allergy and the VKC Study Dr S Naidoo
Primary immunodeficiencies A/Prof J Peter
Skin Protection Prof W Visser
Urticaria Dr S Emanuel


Allergy ImmunologyDelete Table Dr F Kirstein
Asthma in the PICU Prof A Argent
Bacterial bronchitis An Old Diagnosis Back In vogue Prof E Weinberg
Fish Reactions Dr A McAlpine
Food Allergy in Africa Dr M Botha
Food Allergy - Components  and Cross-Reactions  Dr T F van der Watt
IgA Deficiency Dr M Esser
Insect Allergy Dr L Hendricks
Mast cell activation syndrome Dr L Afrin
Mimics of Asthma Dr T van der Watt
Reactions to Chemotherapeutics Dr T Kerbelker


Allergies and Asthma in South Africa A/Prof M Levin
Atopic Dermatitis Dr C Hlela
Atopic Dermatitis: Role of Food Dr C Gray
Biologic Therapies Dr T Kerbelker
Chronic Rhino-Sinusitis Dr J Fraser
Efficacy of Environ Controls-Asthma Dr J Holtzhausen
Food Challenge Testing and Microbiome influences Dr M Botha
Functional Asthma Assessment Dr D Gray
Indoor Allergens Dr S Kling
Managing Severe Allergies in Schools A/Prof M Levin
Mastocytosis Dr D Hawarden
Milk Allergy S Watkins
Perioperative Anaphylaxis Prof j Thomas
Urticaria and Angioedema Dr C Gray