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Demoly Pascal

Professor Pascal Demoly
Professor of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Head of Department, University of Montpelier

Pascal Demoly, MD, PhD is a respiratory physician and allergist, Professor of Pulmonology and Head of Department at the University Hospital of Montpellier. He is the director of the INSERM research unit IDESP focusing on epidemiology and public health of chronic non communicable diseases, massive health and environmental data, and modern mathematics. Professor Demoly is president of the French Allergy Society (2010-2012 and again 2022-2024); he is chairing (2019- 2021) the French National Council for Allergology. In addition, he is a member of several national and international editorial boards of allergy journals and a full member of the French National Academy of Medicine. In the last few years, his research interest has focused mainly on allergy (rhinitis, asthma diagnosis and treatment, allergen immunotherapy, anaphylaxis, and drug allergy) where he has extensive experience of lecturing. Professor Demoly has published more than 900 articles including more than 600 in international peer-reviewed journals (H factor over 100 and citations over 58000, 2018 and 2021 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher, category immunology) and is co-chair of the WHO Collaborating Center on Scientific Classification Support at the University Hospital of Montpellier.
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Scadding Glenis

Dr Glenis Scadding
Hon Consultant Allergist & Rhinologist and Hon Associate Professor, Royal National ENT Hospital and University College, London

Glenis Scadding is currently EUFOREA Board Member and Lead for Rhinitis, Scientific Chief Editor for Rhinology Section of the free to access online journal, Frontiers in Allergy and Chair of the Trustees of Rhinology and Laryngology Research Fund. Previously she has been BSACI President and President of the UK Semiochemistry Network. She is a Past Chair of the European Academy of Allergy & Clinical Immunology Ethics Committee.

Glenis has received several awards: Allergy UK-Allergist of the Year in 2011, the Clemens von Pirquet award for research from the European Academy of Allergy and Immunology, the British Medical Association -Walter Jobson Horne Award and Outstanding Clinician from the World Allergy Organization. In 2020 Glenis gave the BSACI Jack Pepys Lecture, making her one otf the few member s to have received that plus the BSACI William Frankland medal for outstanding services to UK Clinical Allergy. Her research interests include rhinitis and its co-morbidities, including asthma and rhinosinusitis; aspirin hypersensitivity and sublingual immunotherapy. She is the author of over 300 peer- reviewed publications (h index 76) and of 2 novels, proceeds from which go to dementia research.

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Vickery Brian

Dr Brian Vickery
Chief of Allergy/Immunology, Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Dr. Brian Vickery is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and the Marcus Professor of Pediatric Immunology at Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. He currently serves as Chief of the Division of Allergy/Immunology at Emory and Children’s, Medical Director for the Allergy/Immunology clinic, and the founding Director of the Food Allergy Center, a FARE Clinical Research Center of Distinction. He currently chairs the Adverse Reactions to Foods Committee at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. His clinical and scientific interests focus on improving outcomes for children with allergic disease, especially food allergy and anaphylaxis, through the development of innovative technologies. Dr. Vickery has a 14-year track record of sustained extramural funding, national service, and scholarship in food allergy, work that has led to over 75 publications in leading journals and numerous clinical and research awards. He is committed to developing the careers of the next generation of clinicians/researchers in allergy, and has mentored 14 fellows, 4 residents, and 3 medical students, 13 of whom are currently in the academic or public sector after completing their training.
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Bird Andrew

Dr. J. Andrew Bird
Professor of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

Dr. Drew Bird is Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine in the Division of Allergy and Immunology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and the director of the Food Allergy Center at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. His clinical and research interests are in food allergy diagnosis and in understanding and treating life-threatening reactions to foods, and he is currently working with colleagues in several ongoing clinical trials using food proteins for immunotherapy.
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Gore Claudia

Dr Claudia Gore
Consultant in Paediatric Allergy, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, UK

Claudia Gore is a consultant in paediatric allergy and lead for the adolescent allergy service at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London.

Clinically, she has specific expertise in caring for children and young people with complex multisystem allergic disease and severe eczema and in providing as well as expanding services for allergic adolescents.

Her research background includes the role of probiotics and the gut microbiota in infant eczema, quality of life in allergic diseases, nutrition in allergic disease, allergen avoidance measures, eczema treatments and diagnostics.

Claudia is an active contributor to the EAACI Adolescent Taskforce and is the Paediatric Chair of the BSACI Transition Working Group – all aimed at improving healthcare transition for adolescents and young adults with allergic conditions.

These activities support the improvement of allergy as well as adolescent care through innovative ways of engaging patients, families, educators, health and care staff.

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