Drug Allergy – from Basics to Current Updates with focus on Antibiotic Allergy

Sat, 25 May, 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (GMT+8)
Hall 1, Level 2, Ng Teng Fong Centre for Healthcare Innovation (NTFCHI) 18 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore

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Course Fees

- Academy Members, Residents and Senior Residents - $100.00
- Non-Academy Members - $120.00

Co-organised by:
 
Section of Clinical Immunologists and Allergists, College of Physicians Singapore
College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Singapore
 
Supported by:

Chapter of Infectious Disease Physicians, College of Physicians Singapore
 
Aims of the program:

Participants will learn about:

1. The different types of drug reactions.

2. The principles in the evaluation and management of drug allergy:
  • How to use history as the first key tool to differentiate allergic from non-allergic reactions to drugs as well as rule out other possible co-incidental disorders.
  • What are the useful investigations to confirm or rule out the different types of allergic drug reactions.
  • The management of an acute reaction and when to refer to a specialist or to the Emergency Department for urgent hospital care.
  • What is drug desensitisation and when is it useful.

3. Antibiotic allergy:
  • Differentials of fever and rash besides drug allergy.
  • What to do if patient is allergic to the antibiotic of choice.
  • Update on penicillin and beta-lactam allergy including cross-reactivity.

4. Application of knowledge gained:
  • Discussion using case scenarios to enable participants to practice application of information presented in the general lectures.

5. Perspectives from both adult and paediatric allergists for each section, highlighting the pitfalls and pearls.

Faculty:

A/Prof Bernard Thong Yu Hor, Senior Consultant, Department of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, TTSH

Dr Justina Tan Wei Lynn, Senior Consultant, Department of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, TTSH

Dr Grace Chan Yin Lai, Senior Consultant, Department of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, TTSH

Dr Tan Sze-Chin, Consultant, Department of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, TTSH

Dr Liew Woei Kang, Senior Consultant Paediatrician, SBCC Baby and Child Clinic, Gleneagles Medical Centre, Visiting Consultant Paediatrician, KKH

Dr Soh Jian Yi, Consultant, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology, Department of Paediatrics, NUH


Program Schedule
 
TimeEvent Speakers
0800 - 0830Registration 
0830 - 0850Welcome address and Pre-CME QuizProf Chng Hiok Hee, Chairman, Section of Clinical Immunologists and Allergists
0850 - 0915Classification of adverse drug reactionsA/Prof Bernard Thong Y H
0915 - 1000How to take a history in patients with suspected drug allergyDr Grace Chan Y L and Dr Soh Jian Yi 
1000 - 1015Questions and Answers 
1015 - 1045Tea Break 
1045 - 1130Investigations in drug allergyDr Justina Tan W L and Dr Soh Jian Yi
1130 - 1215Management of drug allergyDr Tan Sze-Chin and Dr Soh Jian Yi
1215 - 1230Questions and Answers 
1230 - 1330Lunch 
1330 - 1400Update on penicillin and beta-lactam allergyDr Grace Chan Y L
1400 - 1415Questions and Answers 
1415 - 1500Case scenarios (Adult cases)Dr Justina Tan W L
1500 - 1530Tea Break 
1530 - 1615Case scenarios (Paediatric cases)Dr Liew Woei Kang
1615 - 1630Post-CME Quiz 
1630 - 1645Closing remarksDr Liew Woei Kang, President, College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Drug Allergy – from Basics to Current Updates with focus on Antibiotic Allergy

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