Join Medical Chronicle for a free, one-hour, CPD webinar on Asthma: inflammation is central and We are one: Allergic rhinitis and the United airway. The webinar is sponsored by Organon in collaboration with AFSA. Dr Candice Royal and Prof Claudia Gray will present. 

Join us for a CPD-accredited allergy webinar presented by two experts in this field

Date: 8 June 2022 

Time: 6-7pm

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Associate Professor Claudia Gray 

Paediatrician and Allergologist 

MBChB (UCT , summa cum laude); FRCPCH (London); MSc (Clin Pharm) (Univ Surrey, distinction); Diploma Paed Nutrition (London ), Diploma in Allergy (Southampton) , PhD (Paediatric allergy), FAAAAI  (USA)  

Prof Claudia Gray is a paediatrician with subspecialist accreditation in allergology and subspecialty training in paediatric pharmacology. She undertook her medical degree at the University of Cape Town, specialised in in London, and subsequently returned to South African soil to work in the field of allergology.  

Claudia has a private paediatric and allergology clinic at Vincent Pallotti Hospital in Cape Town. She is also a part time consultant at the Allergy and Asthma clinic at Red Cross Children’s Hospital, and an Associate Professor in Paediatrics at the University of Cape Town. Her research interests are in allergy pharmacology, and in food allergies in eczema patients, on which she based her PhD.  

Claudia thoroughly enjoys teaching and presents regularly at local and international conferences. She has over 100 publications in local as well as international high-impact international journals. She is on the editorial team of the journal “Current Allergy and Clinical Immunology”  and co-editor/co-author of the new 2017 South African Allergy Handbook and, more recently, the book “Food Allergies in a Nutshell.”  Claudia is a regular examiner at the postgraduate Diploma in Allergy and Allergy Fellowship exams, and is Honorary Secretary of the Allergy Society of South Africa.  She is also the author of several children’s books, and has a passion for educating/enlightening the young.  

Claudia has been heavily involved in South Africa’s World Allergy Week campaign in 2021 and 2022.  


Dr Candice Royal 

Paediatrician and Allergologist 

MBChB (UCT); FCPaed (SA); MMed Paed (UKZN); Diploma in Allergy (SA) , Cert Allergy (SA) 

Candice works as a paediatrician and allergist in private practice at Kidsallergy, Paediatric and Allergy Centre.  She is additionally a part-time consultant in the Allergy Department at Red Cross where she has been project co-ordinator in a training program which seeks to equip healthcare practitioners (nurses, pharmacists and doctors) across Cape Town to manage allergic disorders with knowledge and evidence-based management tools.  

Candice has a special interest in food allergy in the South African setting and is passionate about managing long-term health conditions in a holistic, family centred manner. She has spent much of her time in the public sector providing training that seeks to empower effective management of allergic disorders, with a focus on effective patient/ caregiver education.