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Prof Claudia Grey takes us through:
1. Quick Refresher: What Is Allergic Rhinitis?
2. Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis: What are the causes in SA?
3. Let’s Spring Clean:
- what can be discarded?
- what can stay?
- what new stuff do we need to know about?
Prof Claudia Gray 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 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.
Prof Gray 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.
Prof Gray 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.
She has been heavily involved in South Africa’s World Allergy Week campaign in 2021 and 2022.