How to manage allergies with confidence

Specialists within the field of allergy will be there to answer questions in panel discussions, workshops and presentations.


What to expect and who is attending

  • Leading Paediatric Doctors from London will be there to answer your questions.
  • The Allergy Badge will be there to give families awareness and training on keeping your child safe in school.
  • Key speakers will be giving advice on keeping airborne allergies to a minimum in your home.
  • Allergy UK will be there to support and share with you what our Nation needs and how they are striving to achieve it ‘The Patient Charter’.
  • Psychologists will be there to give advice on how to cope with anxiety.

We are very excited to welcome

Full list to follow.

This event is aimed at parents and families in fact anyone who has a child in their care.

If you are an education provider, a children’s centre, a playgroup, a foster parent with an allergic child, an after-school club or Brownie/Scout leader, this event will help you manage and support those children in your care.


Allergies affect 1 in 10 children, this is set to increase year on year.

The WHO has said allergies are an epidemic, services are a postcode lottery

More training needs to be provided and more jobs created so our children can get the best chance in life.. to not feel excluded, to not feel isolated and not to be bullied.

Sadie Bristow Foundation

Sadie Bristow Foundation: Chair and Co-founder Clare Bristow will be there. A family having lost a child to anaphylaxis and still living with a child with severe allergies.

The Sadie Bristow Foundation was set up after their daughter Sadie died of an anaphylactic reaction in 2018. Sadie was the UK’s no1 tennis player at the age of 9. Their aim is to help other families on their journey with allergies whilst spreading awareness and one day be able to say we now have a full service within Kent.

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We would love to see you at our conference in 2024. Please support this incredible day of knowledge sharing and learning about allergy, anaphylaxis, asthma, dermatology, diet and the journeys of families living with allergy.


Understanding Allergies Conference 2022

On 24th September 2022, we were delighted to host the first ever in person allergy conference for parents and carers.

We were extremely proud of the day and grateful to host such incredible Allergy specialists in the fields of Dermatology, Dietetics and Psychology, as well as two allergy consultants.

The event was such a success that we are hosting the conference again in February 2024.

If you’d like to see some of the talks from last year, please click below.

View talks from 2022

Our 2022 conference speakers

Dr Helen Cox

Consultant in Paediatric Allergy and Immunology at Imperial College NHS Trust, London warmly shared her knowledge and expertise on Allergies, anaphylaxis and the bodies response to food allergies and asthma.

Dr Ola Smith

Specialist Paediatric Consultant at The William Harvey Hospital in Ashford gave an insightful presentation on Allergies, anaphylaxis and the bodies response to food allergies and asthma.

Dr Helen Evans-Howells

GP With Specialist Interest in Allergy and the Owner of Dorset Allergy. Dr Evans-Howell gave a fantastic presentation on her journey as a GP and mother of a son who had been diagnosed with allergies. She is also a trustee for Anaphylaxis campaign.

Heulwen Wyatt

Heulwen Wyatt RGN, RSCN, MSc a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Paediatric Dermatology.

Dr Leah Kugelmass

Special thank you to Dr Leah Kugelmass, Clinical Psychologist for her wonderful talk about facing the challenges of living with allergy.

Misbha Primett

Paediatric Allergy Dietitian, Founder of ‘Little People Dietitian’, nutritionist and a registered Children’s Dietitian (RD) who has specialised in Allergy.

Natalie Hopkins

Founder and lead trainer at the Allergy Badge. An accredited allergy training provider.

Jay Dhanjal

Allergy Life Coach and founder of AshFriendly, dedicated to supporting parents with their children and those living with food allergies. Jay is passionate about encouraging and empowering families living with Allergy to lead full and happy lives.

Catherine Sutton

Catherine Sutton is the Founder of Airborne Allergy Action CIC which raises awareness of the benefits of inhaled allergen avoidance and improved indoor air quality (alongside prescribed medication), for asthma and other allergic illnesses.

Simone Miles, Allergy UK

Operations Director, Allergy UK, shared an insightful presentation and was dedicated to bringing her expertise to parents and carers.

Odile Scherrer

Assistant Psychologist at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, working across the Paediatric Allergy Psychology and the Complex Feeding Services.

Sponsor our 2024 conference

If you would like to sponsor our next event please get in contact with Clare Bristow.

Sponsorship enquiry

Conference resources

View the talks and resources that were shared at our 2022 conference

Allergy resources